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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.

Nyne Aqua review
by Jeff Miller

I wanted to check out how tough this portable speaker is. So I took it places I wouldn't dare take most electronics.

Car audio for the first-time buyer
by Charlie Pastorfield

Buying car audio gear for the first time? Here are some tips to help you find the right stereo equipment for your car or truck.

Helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for designing and building your own custom car subwoofer box.

Jensen's VX7022 navigation receiver boasts a 6.2" LCD touchscreen and iGO primo GPS technology, so you'll have no problem following along with its maps or pulling up your favorite songs from a number of different sources. And you can bring your phone into the mix, thanks to the receiver's built-in Bluetooth® connectivity and streaming audio capabilities.Take a look in this demo video.

Jensen's VX7012 navigation receiver puts a beautiful 7" screen within reach for drivers with single-DIN (2" tall) dash openings. The receiver's fold-out display gives you accurate directions across the U.S. and beyond, plus playback of disc-based and digital media alike. See it in action in this demo video.

The UE MEGABOOM portable Bluetooth speaker lets you bring your tunes anywhere. It's even waterproof so you can take it camping, or to the pool or the beach. You can stream tunes wirelessly from your phone or tablet, and with the free UE MEGABOOM app you can stream to two speakers at once for nearly double the volume.

Android Auto takes the most important apps from your Android phone and ports them to your Pioneer in-dash touchscreen. Once the app is running, you can stash your phone and use voice commands to navigate, send messages, listen to music, and more.

The Sony MEX-XB100BT CD receiver includes a small hideaway amp that delivers 40 watts RMS per channel, which is double the power output of similar receivers. With more power you get more clarity at any volume, and the amp can even be bridged to drive a small subwoofer. Take a look at some of the features of this amazing receiver in this short video.

The Sound Ordnance B-8PTD compact powered subwoofer lets you add bass to your car audio system with minimum fuss. Its slim chassis fits in places larger subs won't, and its built-in amp helps simplify your installation. Check out this short video to learn more about this great little powered sub.

A set of WeatherTech floor mats is a sound investment. We carry three varieties, from versatile AVM universal-fit mats to custom-designed DigitalFit® FloorLiners. This quick guide will help you choose the right mats for your vehicle and your lifestyle.

The Automatic Car Adapter monitors and analyzes your driving habits. I plugged it into my car for my summer road trips, and...I learned a few things. I share me experiences in this review, but this is just a tiny piece of what the Automatic Car Adapter can do.

Speaker wire guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Most home speakers don't include wire. Let us help you choose the right kind for your home audio system.

What is a connected car?
by Dominic Devito

We explore some of the many ways the Automatic Car Adapter and similar devices can connect your car to the outside world, making your life easier.

1973-1985 Jeep CJ5 and CJ7
by Jon Paulette

When you're climbing desert dunes or fording mountain streams in your vintage Jeep, you're probably too busy to worry about sound and music. But when you're driving around town, a quality stereo is a nice thing to have. If you're looking for great-sounding gear that's tough enough for Jeep duty, you've come to the right place.

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