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Video: Kicker DS car speakers and DX amplifiers

Video: Kicker DS car speakers and DX amplifiers

by Video Guest

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.

 
Video: JVC KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers

Video: JVC KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers

by Video Guest

JVC's KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers integrate seamlessly with most smartphones and bring a big, bright touchscreen to your dash. You can cutomize the touchscreen interface to your liking, and make calls hands-free.

 
Video: 2014 JVC digital media receivers

Video: 2014 JVC digital media receivers

by Video Guest

JVC's 2014 digital media receivers are great for everyone who uses their smartphone as their main source of music. These receivers don't play CDs, but they work great with popular music apps.

 
What is 4K Ultra High Definition TV?

What is 4K Ultra High Definition TV?

by Steve Kindig

Ultra High Definition TVs, often referred to as "4K" TVs, can display four times the detail of typical HDTVs. How noticeable is the improvement? Is there any 4K content available? We'll tackle these questions and more.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC KD-R950BT CD receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC KD-R950BT CD receiver

by Ken Nail

JVC's KD-R950BT CD receiver lets you customize the illumination color in three different areas of the faceplate for any combinations you can think of. Combine that with super-clean CD playback, a USB input for charging devices and playing your music files, and Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, and you've got a solid receiver to go along with the visually-stunning display. Take a look at in action in this demo video.

 
Video: Bluetooth Vs. AirPlay

Video: Bluetooth Vs. AirPlay

by Ken Nail

Wonder what the differences are between Bluetooth and Apple Airplay? The Crutchfield Labs takes a look at the basics in this animated explainer video.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT858U CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT858U CD receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood designed their KDC-BT858U CD receiver to be a simple, elegant control center for entertainment in your vehicle. A multi-function control knob and a few buttons give you quick access to this receiver's long list of features, including hands-free calling, music streaming, Internet radio access, and more. Take a closer look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC KD-R750 CD receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC KD-R750 CD receiver

by Ken Nail

JVC's KD-R750 CD receiver offers the capability of selecting colors for three separate zones on the face, so you can personalize the receiver's looks to match your style. And you've got great music choices too, with iPod/iPhone controls, plus Pandora and iHeartRadio options. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Video: Kicker PowerSports weatherproof speakers

Video: Kicker PowerSports weatherproof speakers

by Video Guest

Kicker's Powersports line of speakers is built for the elements. Their weatherproof design makes them great for motorcycles, ATVs, and other vehicles that are exposed to the weather.

 
Setting up a powered-speaker PA system

Setting up a powered-speaker PA system

by Bob Bihlmayer

This article describes how to set up a powered-speaker PA system, including setup, soundchecking, and teardown tips.

 
2011-up Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited

2011-up Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited

by Jon Paulette

The latest Jeep Wranglers prove that it's possible to combine the rugged, go-anywhere capability Jeep enthusiasts demand with the comfort mainstream audiences expect. In 2011, Jeep rolled out some improvements that made the Wrangler's interior a much nicer place for an aftermarket stereo.

 
Morgan D's 2003 Honda Civic gets a new stereo

Morgan D's 2003 Honda Civic gets a new stereo

by Matt Freeman

Crutchfield Advisor Morgan walks us through installing a receiver in a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid

 
A quick analysis of three compact powered subwoofers

A quick analysis of three compact powered subwoofers

by Matt Freeman

We take three compact subs to the Crutchfield Labs for some comparative listening.

 
Why won't a double-DIN receiver fit in my car?

Why won't a double-DIN receiver fit in my car?

by Jon Paulette

When you're looking at a good-sized receiver nestled in an expansive dashboard, it's only natural to assume that a touchscreen DVD/nav receiver will fit right in. Alas, that's not always the case.

 
Introduction to Dash Cams

Introduction to Dash Cams

by Alexander Hrabe

Dash-mounted cameras offer more fun than simply being in-car security cams. These top-quality HD cams are versatile, and best of all, they're affordable. Find out why they're quickly becoming a popular high-tech toy.

 
Point and shoot cameras guide

Point and shoot cameras guide

by Eric Angevine

Use a digital point-and-shoot camera to take photos your cell phone can't.

 
Compact System Cameras guide

Compact System Cameras guide

by Eric Angevine

Learn what a compact system camera is, how it differs from other types of camera, and what to look for when you're researching your options.

 
Digital cameras buying guide

Digital cameras buying guide

by Eric Angevine

Shopping for a digital camera? Find out which digital camera style and what features are most important before you choose.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AR555 CD receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AR555 CD receiver

by Ken Nail

If you're into music, JVC's Arsenal Series KD-AR555 CD receiver can ramp your car's audio performance up to a much higher level. Its built-in amp generates some pretty serious power, and you'll enjoy some options you may not have now, including a USB port, an auxiliary input, and a 3-band parametric equalizer. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Intro to high-resolution audio

Intro to high-resolution audio

by Steve Kindig

Thanks to faster Internet speeds and cheap data storage, music files no longer have to be compressed into lifelessness. High-resolution music downloads that sound as good as or better than CDs are available for thousands of titles. Find out what makes high-res audio sound better, and how you can experience it.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC KD-R650 CD receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC KD-R650 CD receiver

by Ken Nail

JVC's KD-R650 CD receiver puts you in command of your music with a handy front-panel USB port to access and control your iPod or iPhone playlists. You can even play music from many Android phones through the USB port using JVC's Music Control app. Streaming music fans are in luck - when you connect your iPhone, you can control Pandora® or iHeartRadio from the receiver. Check it out in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT758HD CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT758HD CD receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's KDC-BT758HD CD receiver adds an elegant look to your dash with its simple control panel, plus it offers an HD Radio tuner and built-in Bluetooth. You can select display and illumination colors that match your car's dash or your mood -- your choice. And you'll enjoy iPod/iPhone, plus Pandora and iHeartRadio functions. Take a look in this demo video.

 
A tale of two Mustangs

A tale of two Mustangs

by Jon Paulette

A stock Ford Mustang is a beautiful thing, but for many owners, a stock model is just a starting point. A Mustang can always be made to go faster, look wilder, or, of course, sound better. Whether you own a classic or a contemporary model, we can help you build a stereo that's as legendary as the car you drive.

 
2004-08 Chrysler Crossfire

2004-08 Chrysler Crossfire

by Jon Paulette

With two seats, precious little luggage space and submarine-quality rear visibility, the Chrysler Crossfire is about as practical as a disco ball in a duck blind. But so what? A car like this isn't meant to be practical; it's meant to be sporty, stylish, and fun - which by all accounts, it is.

 
Video: Kenwood HDMI connectivity

Video: Kenwood HDMI connectivity

by Video Guest

The HDMI input in certain Kenwood receivers lets you view your phone's screen right in your dash, and even control certain apps from Kenwood's touchscreen.

 
Security camera buying guide

Security camera buying guide

by Eric Angevine

Keep your home and business safe with surveillance and monitoring gear. This article will help you figure out which type of security camera will best suit your needs.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X598 CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X598 CD receiver

by Ken Nail, Eric Angevine

The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X598 CD receiver uses built-in Bluetooth to bring hands-free calling and audio streaming to your vehicle. And you'll find USB and aux inputs, along with built-in Pandora controls. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X498 CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X498 CD receiver

by Ken Nail

The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X498 CD receiver features a built-in HD Radio tuner that allows you to haul in local participating stations with dramatically improved sound quality. And you'll find USB and aux inputs, plus Pandora control. Check it out in this demo video.

 
Video: Polk Camden Square Bluetooth speaker

Video: Polk Camden Square Bluetooth speaker

by Video Guest

Polk's Camden Square Bluetooth speaker is a party in a box - combined with a free smartphone app, it lets up to four people create a group playlist. And everyone else at the party can vote on songs to change the order.

 
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