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Pioneer's stamped the DEH-150MP CD receiver with a sleek new look that's designed for user-friendly operation. And the 12-character display that makes it easier to read song info from music files or the RDS information from your favorite radio stations. Take a look in this demo video.

Kenwood's DNX772BH navigation receiver boasts built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, Garmin GPS, and an impressive 6.95" display that'll turn your dash into a multimedia command center. Take a look at it in action in this demo video.

Rear-view cameras buying guide
by Alexander Hrabe

Rear-view video systems simply make backing up safer, but finding the right system for your vehicle can feel daunting. This introduction to rear-view cameras and monitors will help you narrow down your choices, so that you can shop with confidence.

Bowers & Wilkins is known for making compact speakers with big, clear sound. Does their first portable Bluetooth® speaker live up to their stellar reputation? I took it home to find out.

The Kenwood Excelon DNN992 navigation receiver offers easy-to-use access to a wealth of information and entertainment sources in addition to great guidance, stellar sound, and more features than you can shake a stick at. Take a look in this demo video.

AudioQuest is well known for making high-quality audio cables. Will they be known for making great headphones, too? Our writer took a listen to find out.

Video: How to install a car stereo
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The installation shown in this video is only one example - the actual steps involved vary from car to car.

The Kenwood Excelon DNX692 navigation receiver gives you plenty of options for integrating your smartphone, taking in your favorite audio/video content, and staying on the right track to your destination. It also offers a major sonic upgrade over your factory stereo, and it looks great to boot. Take a closer look in our demo video.

When it comes to headphones, sound quality and comfort are key - but Bang & Olufsen realize that style matters, too. Their BeoPlay H8 Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones give you a stylish, comfortable set of 'phones that'll block out ambient noise, sound great...and look fantastic, too.

Kenwood's DNX572BH navigation receiver packs a lot of features into its double DIN (4" tall) chassis, but the real story is its versatility - it'll keep you both connected and informed, and allow you to enjoy most of your media and add accessories to enhance your travels. See it in action in this demo video.

Professional car audio installers use a few specialized tools. Most of these tools are easy to find if you don't already have them, and the rest are available from Crutchfield. All can be extremely useful, and not just for stereo swaps.

Ultra HD Blu-ray players are coming to a living room near you. We can't wait to see how brilliant and detailed movies will look playing from 4K discs.

The Nest Protect is a smarter smoke alarm. It connects to your home network and can send alerts to your smartphone if the alarm is triggered by either smoke or carbon monoxide, and it's available in a battery-powered or wired version.

The Nest Learning Thermostat connects to your home network and immediately begins learning your energy habits. Over time, it takes over the tasks you used to do manually on your old thermostat, like changing the temperature at different times of day. By remembering what you like and reacting proactively to it, the thermostat helps save on energy costs over time.

Marine stereo buying guide
by Tim Sprinkle

From punishing sunlight to driving rain to extreme temperatures, a marine audio system has to endure a lot of abuse. And that's just when the boat is tied up at the marina. This article will help you choose the marine stereo that's right for you.

Supercharge your TV sound with a sound bar. They're easy to install, fit into any entertainment system, and they'll blow away your TV's built-in speakers. With a sound bar in place, you'll experience the full impact of your favorite shows, movies, and games.

Sound bars are a great way to get better sound from your TV. In this short video, we'll help you sort out your sound bar options so you can find the one that's best for you.

Kicker's DS car speakers help you get better sound in your car, even if space is tight in your doors. Their thin profile helps them fit where other speakers can't. And of course, Kicker designed them to sound great like all their other gear.

Video: JBL GX speakers
by Video Team

JBL's GX speakers let you get better sound in your car without blowing up your car audio budget. Their low-impedance design helps draw extra power from your head unit or amps for extra punch.

Miss your favorite records? Converting them to MP3 or another digital format can make them easier to enjoy more often and in more places.

Once you've mastered the basic box construction techniques, it's time to kick your creativity into gear and add some finishing touches.

Kenwood's DPX791BH CD receiver includes Bluetooth with aptX® processing for crystal-clear wireless audio streaming, Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet Radio integration for your smartphone, a built-in HD Radio™ tuner for superb AM/FM sound quality, and controls for an optional SiriusXM satellite radio tuner. See more in this demo video.

The sharp-looking Clarion CX505 CD receiver comes loaded with a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, built-in Bluetooth® with aptX® for ultra-clear wireless sound, Pandora® Internet Radio controls for an iPhone® or Android™, and a brilliant 2-line, variable-color display. See it in action in this demo video.

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