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Kicker DS car speakers and DX amplifiers

Kicker DS car speakers and DX amplifiers

Kicker's DS car speakers and DX amplifiers give you the serious performance you'd expect from Kicker, at a price that won't break your budget.

Car Speakers Installation Video

Car Speakers Installation Video

This brief video will introduce you to the basics of do-it-yourself car speaker installation.

It Came From Your Door Panel

It Came From Your Door Panel

Factory speakers are the bane of every music lover's existence. They're just not built to withstand the conditions inside your car over time. Fortunately, we carry all kinds of aftermarket speakers that are built to survive - and thrive - in these harsh conditions.

What's Wrong with Factory Speakers?

What's Wrong with Factory Speakers?

There's a reason you should replace your factory speakers if you want good sound in your car. In this video, we'll show you why factory-installed speakers usually deliver sub-par sound.

Alpine Type-S Car Speakers

Alpine Type-S Car Speakers

Learn about some of the features that make Alpine Type-S car speakers an excellent choice if you're looking for great sound at an affordable price.

Kicker Yellow Series Car Audio Gear

Kicker Yellow Series Car Audio Gear

Kicker's Yellow Series of amps, speakers and subs gives you the performance you expect from Kicker at a more affordable price. And this year's models are better than ever.

Focal Access Speakers

Focal Access Speakers

Focal offers some of the best speakers on the market. This brief video discusses some of the benefits of Focal Access speakers.

Sound Ordnance Speakers

Sound Ordnance Speakers

Sound Ordnance car speakers are your best option for replacing your factory speakers on a tight budget. Watch this quick video to learn more about them.

Upgrading Your Factory Stereo, Part 1

Upgrading Your Factory Stereo, Part 1

Replacing your vehicle's factory speakers is usually one of the easiest ways to dramatically improve your car stereo's sound quality. In this short video, Crutchfield experts discuss how and why to change your factory speakers.

Introduction to Focal Car Audio

Introduction to Focal Car Audio

Crutchfield's car audio experts Ken and Zak present an overview of Focal car audio products. Focal is a leading name in high-quality sound and Crutchfield is proud to have them in our lineup.

Infinity Kappa Car Speakers

Infinity Kappa Car Speakers

Infinity Kappa is Infinity's high-performance line of car speakers. They're designed and built to give you excellent sound, especially in an amplified system. Watch as our experts show you why Infinity Kappa Series car speakers are such a popular choice when building a car audio system.

Crutchfield Labs  Getting Perfect Sound in the Car

Crutchfield Labs Getting Perfect Sound in the Car

In Part 3 of our series: Jeff upgraded his speakers again, ran higher-quality wire, and added a processor to sculpt the sound. He had to modify the F-150's door a little to get the speakers to fit — but when you want the best, there's no need to let a little modification get in the way.

Kenwood Excelon XR-1800 Car Speakers

Kenwood Excelon XR-1800 Car Speakers

Kenwood's Excelon XR-1800P speakers feature a huge 7" cone, packed into a frame that will still fit into the factory openings of many Dodge, GM, and Toyota vehicles. A bigger cone moves more air, so your music can have the fullness and punch you don't get with most factory speakers.

Focal Component Speaker Integration Kit for VW

Focal Component Speaker Integration Kit for VW

Focal's IFVW Golf 6 system provides you with a huge improvement in sound quality by letting you replace the VW's front door tweeters and woofers with a set of custom speakers that fit right into the factory locations and plug into the existing wiring.

Factory vs. Aftermarket Car Speakers Listening Test

Factory vs. Aftermarket Car Speakers Listening Test

Factory speakers are not built to last, so over time they'll deteriorate to the point where they sound truly awful. We set up a blind listening test in our Labs and invited some of our most critical listeners to drop by and see if they could tell a difference in the sound.

Polk Car and Marine Speaker Testing

Polk Car and Marine Speaker Testing

Our video team traveled to Polk Audio to check out the extreme tests that their car speakers and marine speakers undergo.

Jo's Awesome Kicker Car Audio Upgrade

Jo's Awesome Kicker Car Audio Upgrade

Crutchfield writer Jo knew her factory audio system wasn't cutting it...she needed a car audio intervention. So she decided to replace her factory speakers with Kicker, and power them with a Kicker amp. Check out Jo's new gear, and ride along with her as she talks about the huge difference Kicker made in her sound.

Focal Polyglass Speakers

Focal Polyglass Speakers

This brief Crutchfield video takes a quick look at Focal Polyglass series speakers.

Factory vs. Aftermarket Speakers

Factory vs. Aftermarket Speakers

OK, so we finally got the video formatting worked out. It's very informal; Matt sat in the back seat with the Canon XSi camera capturing our back-to-front-and-back-again fading demo by moving...

Infinity Reference Car Speakers

Infinity Reference Car Speakers

Crutchfield experts discuss some of the features that make Infinity Reference Series car speakers a great choice if you're shopping for car audio speakers on a budget.

Polk Audio db Car Speakers

Polk Audio db Car Speakers

Learn about the features that make Polk Audio db series car speakers a popular choice for improved sound.

Component Speakers Installation Video

Component Speakers Installation Video

A 5-minute video that shows the basics of installing a component speaker system in a car.