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When you are shopping for a remote car starter look no further than SoundFX! We have over 25 different
models to suit everyone's requirements. We have been installing remote car starters since their inception
in the early 1990s and things have sure changed. Today's vehicles are more complex and it takes a great
deal of expertise to make sure the installation is correct.
Our staff is fully trained and stays informed
of all of the latest technology to give our customers the best experience possible. Both SoundFX locations
are factory direct with all of our product lines ensuring you of great pricing and the best warranty
coverage there is. Whether you are looking for yourself, or getting one for a special someone, make
SoundFx your place!
Compustar Remote Starters
SoundFX is a proud Factory Authorized Compustar Pro Dealer. They offer the most complete range of remote car starters and security systems all with a lifetime warranty. Compustar and parent company Firstech manufactures the highest quality remote starter equipment in the industry. With world class product and tech support it is no wonder they are voted #1 in the Top Vendor category by Mobile Electronics Magazine for 2014 and 2015. Be sure to check out the full lineup today!
SLICE JR. 1 WAY
The Compustar Slice Jr. 1 way (RF-1W1B-SP) is a mid-level 1-button remote start system. It has quickly become a customer favorite and is our bestselling system that we offer. The Slice Jr. is the perfect choice for those who have all-in one keys where the remote is built into their keys.
The unit has up to 2500ft. range. The remotes are very thin and lightweight, extremely durable and are water and impact resistant. The 3 second push and hold feature will prevent accidental starting. Drone compatible. Call for latest vehicle specific pricing.
SLICE JR. 2 WAY
The Slice Jr. 2 way (RF-2W1B-SP) has become a big favorite with our clients. It utilizes 2-way LED confirmation. When sending lock or start commands to your vehicle, the remote’s LED lights will blink and sound a chime to display confirmation of successful transmission, and will also tell you that the engine is on.
You will never have to look out your window to see if the car started. Imagine being at the restaurant on a cold winter day and being able to remote start your vehicle while you pay your bill. The 2-way communication will take the guess work out of you knowing if your vehicle started. The RF-2W1B is the perfect choice for those who have all-in one keys. The remotes are very thin and lightweight, extremely durable and are water and impact resistant. The unit has up to 2500ft range, optional keyless unlock and a lifetime warranty. Drone compatible. See below for more important details*. Call for latest vehicle specific pricing.
The future of remote starters is here! Start your car from virtually anywhere with Drone Mobile from Compustar. With Drone, there is no need to carry an additional transmitter for remote start or locking and unlocking your vehicle! Start and unlock your car with your smart phone! Drone can be sold as a standalone system, or added to any Compustar remote start or security system.
Drone offers two different plans. One provides basic functionality which includes remote start and keyless entry. The premium plan also adds a GPS feature which track the vehicle if it is ever stolen, and provide Geo-fencing options such as to receive notifications if the vehicle leaves or enters a defined area, or even alert you if the vehicle goes over a preselected speed! Compustar Drone requires a low cost monthly subscription. Call for more details and specials. See video below for more information.
Introducing the newest addition to the Compustar family, the 3 mile range RF-2WT11SS Pro. The new design of the Compustar T11 is built to endure a tough environment allowing you to enjoy any activity without worrying about damages to the controller. The heavy duty design will protect the remote if you run it over or accidentally jump into the pool with it.
The remote has the longest range of any product on the market with a maximum distance of up to 3 miles! This model is available as a remote starter, or as a remote start/alarm combination. The LCD readout is bright and easy to read in any conditions. Drone compatible. When you have to have the very best, look no further that the Compustar T11. Call for vehicle specific pricing and info.
The PRO 902 (RF-P2W902-SP) is a 2-way remote start system which features up to 3000 feet of extended range. The Pro 902 also gives instant LED confirmation whenever you lock or start your vehicle. It uses extra-large buttons for those with big hands! Easy to feel the lock and unlock buttons and great when you are wearing gloves.
It also uses a convention AAA battery so changing it is super easy. The unit can be sold as a remote starter, an alarm system, or a combination system. It uses extra-large buttons for those with big hands! Drone compatible. Call for latest vehicle specific pricing.
The Compustar Prime RF-1WG6 is their entry level 4-button remote start system. Perfect for those who would like all functions on a single remote. The remote has up to 1000ft of range and a water resistant case. The system includes keyless entry and optional trunk release.
The unit can be sold as a remote starter, an alarm system, or a combination system. Call for latest vehicle specific pricing.
ARCTIC EDGE 2X
The new Arctic Start Edge 2X premium remote start system uses a bright LCD display for status. The Edge’ 2-way system will confirm to you that your vehicle is running after you have remote started it, as well as let you know if the vehicle is locked or unlocked.
It has up 1 mile of range and can be configured as an alarm system in addition to the remote start to protect your valuables and will alert you to an intrusion. Drone Compatible. Call for latest vehicle specific pricing.
The Compustar FTX2400-SS is a premium remote start system. The remote is by far one of the nicest remotes you will ever lay your hands on. It uses LED indicators for status and the 2-way system will confirm to you that your vehicle is running after you have remote started it, as well as let you know if the vehicle is locked or unlocked.
It has up 4000’ of range. Drone compatible. Call for latest vehicle specific pricing.
The Arctic Bolt 1 button system is a basic 1-button remote start system with up 800’ range. Perfect for those with all in one keys. The 3 second push and hold feature will prevent accidental starting. Includes 2 remotes. Includes optional keyless unlock. Drone compatible.
Viper Remote Starters
The Viper 4115V is a popular 1 button system. Perfect for those with existing remotes, this compact single button transmitter does up to 1500ft of range, carries Viper's best lifetime warranty and comes with two remotes. Available with keyless unlock for vehicles such as Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia. Smart Start compatible. Call for vehicle specific pricing. See below for more information.
The Viper 4105V is a popular 4 button remote start system. A nice system for those looking to have all features in one new remote. It has 2 remotes, up to 1500ft of range, keyless entry and optional trunk release. Lifetime labor and product warranty. Smart Start compatible. Call for vehicle specific pricing. See below for more information.
The MESA 4415M is one of our most popular cost effective remote start systems. MESA is our own private label brand and is very similar to the Viper 4115V. Perfect for those with existing remotes, this compact single button transmitter does up to 1000ft of range and has a lifetime warranty and comes with two remotes. Available with keyless unlock for vehicles such as select Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia. Viper Smart Start compatible. Call for specific vehicle pricing. See below for more information.
The MESA 4405M is a cost effective remote start system. MESA is our own private label brand and is very similar to the Viper 4105V. It’s perfect for those who want additional options like keyless entry in an all-in-one remote. This remote does up to 1000ft of range and has a lifetime warranty. Available with optional trunk release. Viper Smart Start compatible. Call for specific vehicle pricing. Call for specific vehicle pricing. See below for more information.
The Ultimate Christmas or birthday gift! The Viper Smart Start. The Smart Start can work with any Smart Phone. The basic system comes with remote start and an option for keyless entry. This unit can be combined with an existing Viper remote starter, or the system can be purchased complete. Smart Start can also give the option for GPS tracking. Smart Start requires a monthly service plan. See below for more important information. See below for a product demonstration.
The top of the line 1 button system is the Viper 4816V. It is two way system, allowing the user to know that the unit received confirmation that you want it to start. Perfect if you can't see the vehicle such as in an apartment or restaurant. The extra small remote is great to save space in your pocket or purse. It has up to 1 mile range, 2 remotes, keyless unlock, and a lifetime product/labor warranty. Smart Start compatible. Call for vehicle specific pricing. See below for more information.
The 4806V is a premium remote starter. It has 2-Way communication with up to 1 mile range. A visual and audible confirmation is given when you start your car. Perfect for those who need extra distance and for those who cannot see their car from where they are standing. It comes with keyless entry, optional trunk release, lifetime product/labor warranty, and installation. The Viper 5806V is the alarm/remote start version of this model which adds full vehicle security and theft protection. Call for vehicle specific pricing. See below for more information.*
For those who want Viper’s best, 4706V is a premium remote starter with LCD technology. With the LCD remote, you are in complete control. A screen tells you the status of your system by displaying not only if your car is running, but how much longer it will run for! It can also show you if your doors are locked. It’s perfect for when you are in the store and can't remember if you 'Hit the button'. It has up to a mile of range, trunk release, keyless entry, lifetime product and labor warranty, and installation. The 5706V is the alarm/remote start version of this model which adds full vehicle security and theft protection. Call for vehicle specific pricing. See below for more important information.*
Remote Start Interfaces
Sound FX uses only professional grade remote start interfaces. Most vehicles produced today have an immobilizer (microchip) built into the key. In order to install a remote starter in an expensive vehicle a key must be installed into the remote starter or a special interface must be installed. These devices from iDatalink allow a remote start to be installed into the vehicle without sacrificing a key. They are the most reliable and secure method to install a remote start. Most of these devices use special firmware designed specifically for your vehicle. Call for more info.
Viper Smart Start
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does having a remote start void my factory warranty?
A: It absolutely does not. Consumers are protected by Federal Law called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1974 which says that a manufacturer cannot void a customer’s warranty unless the part causes a malfunction of the problem in question. For example if U-Haul installs a trailer hitch to your vehicle and they wire the part into the brake lights which causes the lights to fail, then the manufacturer is not responsible for the repair. However, if you have a remote start installed, and an unrelated item fails, the manufacturer must honor the vehicle warranty.
Q: Can the systems be removed and reinstalled into a new car?
A: Yes in some cases they can. Remote starters can be installed in about 95% of vehicles on the road today. You can save anywhere from $50 and up as compared to buying a new system by transferring the system. Keep in mind that since it is a new vehicle, that different parts may be required, and additional labor may be required to complete the installation. There are certain situations where the remote start is specific to the car itself where it will only be able to be fitted in that application.
Q: Why should I purchase a remote starter from SoundFX?
A: We take remote start installation very seriously at SoundFX. We begin our preparation in August for the upcoming season. From training, to ordering, to advertising, we are putting together all of the pieces that it takes to have a serve our customers better. No other mobile electronics dealer in RI installs more remote starters than SoundFX. Our staff routinely stays abreast of new installation techniques and emerging technologies associated with today's vehicles. Our sales staff is also well trained and qualifies their customers to make sure that they purchase the correct product that best meets their needs. Our selection is second to none as we offer and stock over 30 different varieties of remote start packages.
Q: What separates your installation from everyone else's?
A: We follow strict installation practices. Every remote start unit is prepped before it is installed into each vehicle, and it is integrated to look like a factory harness. Each SoundFX technician perform their installations in the same manner. We also use expensive aviation grade connectors to ensure reliability. There is no mistaking a SoundFX installation....clean, neat, and professional. Many customers never see what lurks under the dashboard of their car. We know that if you ever get a chance to see our workmanship, you will be pleased with the integrity.
Q: Shouldn't I just get a remote start from the dealer?
A: Most dealers do not install remote starters themselves, in fact, they have an outside company do it for them. The installation often takes place in the parking lot of the dealer, and by someone whom you have never met. Also, in the event that the remote start may need servicing, you often need to make an all-day appointment just to have it looked at. Even just for a remote battery, your car may be tied up for an entire day. At SoundFX we are always here ready to serve you. Recently manufacturers have started offering remote starters as original equipment. Often these starters perform poorly, offering low range and no choices of remote transmitters. An aftermarket remote start can go much further and give you greater performance at a much lower price.
Q. I do not see any pricing on your website…why is that?
A. Each vehicle is uniquely different. For example, vehicles with microchips built into the keys or cars with push button ignition systems require more parts and labor to complete. And, certain vehicle platforms such as Mercedes Benz or BMW may need a specifically engineered system for remote start integration.
Q: What are the additional parts that I may need?
A: Most vehicles today come with some type of immobilizer security device that is built into the key or ignition system. Car manufacturers have them in their vehicles to prevent theft. An additional interface is required to properly integrate a remote start into this type of system.
Q: How long does it take to have a remote start installed?
A: The average length of time is 2-4 hours, however we ask our customers to leave the car as long as possible. Winter is our busiest time of year and we may have 30 appointments in a single day. The longer we have your car, the more efficient we can be in delivering everyone's car in a timely manner.
Q: What is the warranty of a remote start?
A: Most of our systems carry a lifetime manufacturer warranty. Remote transmitters typically have 1 or 2 years of coverage not due to physical damage.
Q: Do you offer gift certificates? And can I shop from home?
A: Yes. We have pre-printed remote start specific gift certificates available at all times. You select the system and we do the rest. If you would to purchase one from the convenience of home or office we can certainly accommodate you. Call the store and a salesperson will go over your options. Once you select the right system, payments can be made over the phone, or securely through PayPal. Then we will ship the gift certificate to you.
*Call for latest vehicle specific pricing on models. Vehicles equipped with ignition security devices(Immobilizers) may require additional parts to make remote start function. Keyless entry is installed on available models in which vehicles have functioning power lock solenoids. Trunk release is available with vehicles with functioning electric trunk solenoids. Call sales staff for more detailed information.