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Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X3700S CD receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X3700S CD receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X3700S CD receiver is SiriusXM-ready - so you can add an optional tuner to access satellite radio's impressive entertainment lineup with the Pioneer's controls. Check out some of the other features of this great-looking CD receiver in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X3700UI CD receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X3700UI CD receiver

Pioneer's DEH-3700UI CD receiver features a multi-color, dual-zone display that lets you choose from thousands of colors — you can even set up one color for the display and another for the buttons. For some added excitement, Pioneer's unique MIXTRAX feature syncs the audio from many of your sources, adding transitions between songs along with a light show that pulses and changes color with the beat of the music. Take a look at that and more in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X4700BT CD receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X4700BT CD receiver

Bluetooth provides some great connectivity options, and Pioneer's DEH-X4700BT CD receiver offers a great way to add them to your vehicle. And once you connect your iPod® or iPhone® to the front-panel USB input, you'll be able to access your playlists from the receiver's controls. You'll also enjoy control over your favorite Pandora® stations with your iPhone or Android™. Take a look at the DEH-X4700BT in this demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood DDX371 DVD receiver

Demo of the Kenwood DDX371 DVD receiver

Kenwood's DDX371 sets a high mark for in-dash DVD receivers, offering compatibility with many iPhone® apps, comprehensive iPod® controls, and built-in Bluetooth. Its bright 6.1" touchscreen and simple menu interface make it easy to use. Take a look in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer FH-X720BT CD receiver

Demo of the Pioneer FH-X720BT CD receiver

Pioneer has created a dynamic addition to your dash with their FH-X720BT CD receiver. You can choose from over 210,000 colors with 10 brightness levels to match the Pioneer's display to your vehicle's dash illumination, or you can set separate colors for controls and display to create the look that makes you happy. Add in Bluetooth® and Pandora® control and you've got a lot to like. Take a look in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KD-HDR71BT CD receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-HDR71BT CD receiver

JVC's KD-HDR71BT CD receiver kicks it up a notch with a built-in HD Radio™ tuner that pumps up the sound quality to near-CD level, while making AM broadcasts sound like traditional FM. You'll also find Bluetooth® and iPod®/iPhone® controls. Take a look at the KD-HDR71BT in this short demo video.

Clarion Intelligent  VOICE

Clarion Intelligent VOICE

Clarion's Intelligent VOICE software, found in their NX604 navigation receiver, delivers relevant results quickly and with less input information than most other voice-recognition platforms on the road, thanks to incorporated Google Voice technology.

Voice control and in-dash receivers

Voice control and in-dash receivers

With a smartphone connected, more and more in-dash receivers let you control certain functions just by speaking commands. This lets you keep your eyes on the road while you access certain receiver functions.

Demo of the JVC KW-R710 CD receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-R710 CD receiver

With JVC's KW-R710 CD receiver, you get big everything. Big buttons and a big display give you easy access to the controls on this big double-DIN stereo. A big palette of customizable colors in three different zones of the faceplate let you match your interior lighting or just highlight the controls and inputs you use most often. Take a closer look in this demo video.

JVC 2014 DVD receiver lineup

JVC 2014 DVD receiver lineup

In this product video we take a look at the 2014 JVC DVD receivers lineup, including the KW-V10, KW-V20BT, KW-V30BT, KW-V40BT and the KW-V50BT. Learn more about these and other JVC DVD receivers at this link.

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AR755 CD receiver

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AR755 CD receiver

With JVC's KD-AR755 CD receiver, plug your Android into receiver's USB input and use JVC's Smart Music Control app to access the media you've stored on your Android. And there's also iPod and iPhone controls, with built-in Pandora control, too. Check out that and more in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KD-X310BT digital media receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-X310BT digital media receiver

Ditch the discs and go digital with JVC's KD-X310BT. This digital media receiver handles all your music devices, plus it gives you built-in Bluetooth® so you can enjoy hands-free calling and wireless streaming audio. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KD-X210 digital media receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-X210 digital media receiver

If you're ready to toss that bulky album full of scratched-up CDs and go digital, JVC's KD-X210 digital media receiver offers an impressive array of features for its price range, along with plenty of connections for all your devices.Take a look in this demo video.

Demo of the Clarion NX404 navigation receiver

Demo of the Clarion NX404 navigation receiver

Clarion's NX404 navigation receiver delivers accurate guidance and a wealth of entertainment options, along with safe ways to integrate your phone so you and your passengers can stay connected on the go. Check out some of what it can do in this demo video.

Demo of the Clarion NX603 navigation receiver

Demo of the Clarion NX603 navigation receiver

Clarion's NX603 navigation receiver provides directions, plays your media, and let you access your phone on the go - it also puts you in touch with a wealth of road-friendly apps through Clarion's Smart Access platform, which utilizes the cloud to keep you in touch with the world outside. All you need is a smartphone and the Smart Access app to enjoy real-time connectivity to social media, news, your calendar, and more. See this and more in this demo video.

Android smartphone control on the JVC KW-V50BT

Android smartphone control on the JVC KW-V50BT

JVC has made it a lot easier to link your phone with your DVD receiver with the KW-V50BT. This DVD receiver boasts an HDMI MHL input so you can see and control your apps from the receiver. Let's take a look at how it works in this Crutchfield video.

Demo of the Clarion VZ401 DVD receiver

Demo of the Clarion VZ401 DVD receiver

If you crave a big screen in the dash, install the Clarion VZ401 DVD receiver and its motorized 7" touchscreen. Combined with its slick interface and numerous bells and whistles, you'll have a touchscreen command center that powers out at the touch of a button. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.

2014 Pioneer DVD receivers lineup

2014 Pioneer DVD receivers lineup

Crutchfield takes a look at the 2014 Pioneer DVD receivers line up, including the AVH-X1600DVD, AVH-X2600BT, AVH-X3600BHS, AVH-X4600BT, AVH-X5600BHS, and the AVH-4000NEX. Learn more about them at www.crutchfield.com.

Demo of the JVC KW-V40BT DVD receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-V40BT DVD receiver

JVC's KW-V40BT DVD receiver boasts a large 7" touchscreen display with variable-color illumination. You can pick different colors for the background, text information, and the touchscreen and hard-key controls, so you can truly design the right look for your dash. Take a look at it in action in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KW-V20BT DVD receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-V20BT DVD receiver

JVC's KW-V20BT DVD receiver features an easy-to-read, variable-color, 6.1" touchscreen display to let you locate the music you want fast, along with Bluetooth® for hands-free calls and music streaming. With an included DVD player, a USB input, and audio/video inputs, you've got a complete entertainment hub for short or long journeys. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KW-V10 DVD receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-V10 DVD receiver

JVC's KW-V10 DVD receiver combines an easy-to-read, variable-color display with a DVD player, a USB input, and dual audio/video inputs. The 6.1" touchscreen display enables you to control all audio, video, and source functions, often with just a swipe of the finger. Check it out in this short demo video.

Demo of the JVC KW-V50BT DVD receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-V50BT DVD receiver

JVC's KW-V50BT DVD receiver offers an eye-catching 7" variable-color touchscreen display, a built-in DVD/CD player, USB port, built-in Bluetooth®, and lots of settings you can tweak. Plus it works with your iPhone® or AndroidT to control Pandora, and other select apps. Take a look at some of the features in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KW-V30BT DVD receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-V30BT DVD receiver

JVC's KW-V30BT DVD receiver offers an eye-catching 6.1" variable-color touchscreen display, a built-in DVD/CD player, USB port, built-in Bluetooth®, and lots of settings you can tweak. And you can enjoy apps like Pandora® too. Take a look at some of its features in this demo video.

Demo of the Boss Audio 812UAB digital media receiver

Demo of the Boss Audio 812UAB digital media receiver

]If you're ready to ditch that album full of scratched-up CDs and go digital, Boss Audio's 812UAB digital media receiver offers an impressive array of features for its price range, plus a variety of connections for your devices. Take a look at its features in this demo video.

Demo of the Boss Audio BV6824B DVD receiver

Demo of the Boss Audio BV6824B DVD receiver

Boss Audio's BV6824B DVD receiver offers a great solution if you're not interested in having a touchscreen display in the dash, but want to keep the troops entertained during a long road trip. This receiver uses its two video outputs to send movies and other content to your backseat screens, as you control the entertainment with its simple control panel. Look at some of its features in this demo video.

Demo of the Jensen VM9126 DVD receiver

Demo of the Jensen VM9126 DVD receiver

Jensen's VM9126 DVD receiver sports a bright 6.2" touchscreen display that gives you easy access to the receiver's functions, and its stylish looks will be a welcome change to any dashboard that's cursed with a bland-looking factory radio. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD_AR959BS CD receiver

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD_AR959BS CD receiver

JVC's KD-AR959BS 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 complete entertainment console for your car. Check out some of the features in this demo video.

JVC KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers

JVC KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers

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.

2014 JVC digital media receivers

2014 JVC digital media receivers

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.

Demo of the JVC KD-R950BT CD receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-R950BT CD receiver

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.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT858U CD receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT858U CD receiver

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.

Demo of the JVC KD-R750 CD receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-R750 CD receiver

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.

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AR555 CD receiver

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AR555 CD receiver

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.

Demo of the JVC KD-R650 CD receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-R650 CD receiver

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.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT758HD CD receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT758HD CD receiver

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.

Kenwood HDMI connectivity

Kenwood HDMI connectivity

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.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X598 CD receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X598 CD receiver

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.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X498 CD receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X498 CD receiver

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.

Pioneer NEX in-dash receivers

Pioneer NEX in-dash receivers

Pioneer's 2014 NEX receivers give you a touchscreen command center in your dash. You'll get the sound quality you expect from a Pioneer, plus a whole lot more.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT318U CD receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT318U CD receiver

Kenwood's KDC-BT318U CD receiver gives you Bluetooth for hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. A USB input lets you hook up your iPhone or compatible Android phone. Take a look at some of what it offers in this demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-358U CD receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-358U CD receiver

Kenwood's KDC-358U CD receiver will impress you with its looks. It boasts a bright 13-digit display, logical controls, variable color illumination, and a CD slot cover for a sleek appearance in your dash. But this budget-friendly car stereo isn't just about appearance. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-258U CD receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-258U CD receiver

Kenwood's KDC-258U CD receiver delivers solid performance and plenty of features at a pretty nice price. You can adjust the variable color display so this Kenwood looks right at home in your dash, while the aux input and USB port give you plenty of options for hooking up your gear. Take a look in this demo video.

Demo of the Sony DSX-A40UI digital media receiver

Demo of the Sony DSX-A40UI digital media receiver

Ditching the discs and going digital doesn't have to break the bank. Sony's DSX-A40UI digital media receiver offers an impressive list of features for its price range, along with USB and aux connections for your devices. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Blaupunkt Toronto 420 BT CD receiver

Demo of the Blaupunkt Toronto 420 BT CD receiver

Blaupunkt'sToronto 420 BT CD receiver really catches the eye with its classic lines and traditional two-knob layout. But its old school looks won't keep you in the dark when you're driving - the bright white 15-digit scrolling display keeps you in the loop on song and system information, while the simple controls allow you to access an extensive list of features. Take a look at it in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X360BT digital media receiver

Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X360BT digital media receiver

Pioneer's MVH-X360BT digital media receiver lets you enjoy music from your iPhone or iPod, select Android phones, or a USB thumb drive. You also get built-in Bluetooth technology and Pioneer performance — all at a surprisingly nice price. Plus, you can still check out the news or a ballgame on good old-fashioned AM/FM radio. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X560BT Digital Media Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X560BT Digital Media Receiver

If you're done with discs and ready for an all-digital entertainment experience, Pioneer's MVH-X560BT digital media receiver (there's no CD player) lets you enjoy music from your iPhone or iPod, select Android phones, or a USB thumb drive when you're on the road. You'll also get Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a look in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X2600BT DVD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X2600BT DVD Receiver

Once you've driven with a Bluetooth receiver, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Pioneer's AVH-X2600BT DVD receiver brings all the advantages of a touchscreen receiver to your vehicle, along with the convenience and safety of Bluetooth®. You'll enjoy hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus the ability to wirelessly stream and control music from compatible phones and other Bluetooth devices. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS DVD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS DVD Receiver

Pioneer's AVH-X5600BHS offers the biggest screen and the most features available in the Pioneer DVD receiver lineup, including Bluetooth®, an HD Radio™ tuner, and the ability to add an optional SiriusXM tuner. Take a closer look in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS DVD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS DVD Receiver

Pioneer's AVH-X3600BHS combines a 6.1" touchscreen with Bluetooth, HD Radio, and an optional SiriusXM tuner. This capable receiver also has great smartphone compatibility. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X4600BT DVD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X4600BT DVD Receiver

Pioneer's AVH-X4600BT DVD receiver's 7" touchscreen display shows your system info, song titles, and videos in sharp detail. Motorized angle adjustments let you set the angle for perfect viewing in your car. Built-in Bluetooth provides hands-free calling and audio streaming.

Demo of the Blaupunkt Helsinki 220 BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Blaupunkt Helsinki 220 BT CD Receiver

Blaupunkt's Helsinki 220 BT CD receiver is a winning proposition when it comes to replacing your old radio. You'll enjoy the benefits of hands-free calling as you keep your attention on the road, while wireless audio streaming means you won't have to plug in whenever you want to listen to your music. Take a look in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X1600DVD DVD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X1600DVD DVD Receiver

Pioneer's AVH-X1600DVD DVD receiver has put the spotlight on smartphone compatibility with features like Advanced App Mode and MirrorLink™ functionality. Its 6.1" display offers intuitive touchscreen controls that allow you to make changes by tapping, swiping, or dragging your finger, plus user-friendly menus that you can customize to your liking. Check out this receiver in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X9600BHS CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X9600BHS CD Receiver

Pioneer designed the impressive DEH-X9600BHS CD receiver with all the convenient features you want in a modern car stereo: Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, an HD Radio tuner for improved AM/FM, Pandora Internet radio control, and dual USB inputs. You'll find sophisticated sound controls and a variable-color display, along with the crowd-pleasing MIXTRAX feature. Check out some of its moves in this display and controls demo.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BS CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BS CD Receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X8600BS lets you tune into the wide variety of SiriusXM satellite radio with the addition of an optional tuner. But it does a lot more too. There are iPod®/iPhone® controls, Android™ music file playback via USB, plus built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming with compatible devices. Check it our in action in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BH CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BH CD Receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X8600BH lets you tune into the smooth sound of HD Radio™ broadcasts, and does a lot more too. There are iPod®/iPhone® controls, Android™ music file playback via USB, plus built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming with compatible devices. Check it our in action in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X7600S CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X7600S CD Receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X7600S CD receiver offers almost everything you could want in a car stereo - powerful sound, multi-color display, iPod®/iPhone® controls, Pandora® control with your iPhone®, and Android™ music file playback. Add an optional satellite radio tuner and you've got a great system. Check it out in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X7600HD CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X7600HD CD Receiver

If you're a local radio fan, Pioneer's DEH-X7600HD CD receiver can tune into HD Radio™ stations that offer the best sound you'll hear coming over the airwaves - FM that rivals CDs, and AM that's clear and static-free. And this receiver also sports a multi-color display, plus a suite of connectivity options. Check it out in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X4600BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X4600BT CD Receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X4600BT adds the capabilities of Bluetooth® to your car's stereo system, so you can enjoy both hands-free calling and audio streaming with compatible devices. And you'll enjoy other cool perks, like iPod®/iPhone® control and Pandora® with your iPhone or Android™. Check it out in this demo video.

2014 Pioneer CD Receivers

2014 Pioneer CD Receivers

Crutchfield takes a look at the 2014 Pioneer CD receivers line up, including the DEH-X2600UI, the DEH-X3600UI and DEH-X3600S, the DEH-X5600HD, and the DEH-X6600BT and DEH-X6600BS. Learn the differences between the models in this video.

Demo of the Sony XAV-602BT DVD Receiver

Demo of the Sony XAV-602BT DVD Receiver

Sony's XAV-602BT DVD receiver offers some cool smartphone connectivity options for select Android and iOS® phones with MirrorLink and AppRemote. And this comprehensive receiver also features Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming along with Pandora® controls. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.

Demo of the Jensen VM9726BT Navigation Receiver

Demo of the Jensen VM9726BT Navigation Receiver

Jensen's VM9726BT navigation receiver offers a full suite of in-dash delights at a very compelling price. You'll have a 6.2" high-gloss touchsreen at your command, plus control over your audio and video sources from the driver's seat. Hands-free calling and music streaming? Yep, that too. Take a closer look in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X5600HD CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X5600HD CD Receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X5600HD CD receiver boasts a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, along with a front-panel USB input. You can enjoy the best-sounding radio around, plus plug in your iPhone® for access to your music files and Pandora®. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KW-NT810HDT Navigation Receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-NT810HDT Navigation Receiver

JVC's KW-NT810HDT navigation receiver features intuitive guidance and a 7" display. And you can tune in great-sounding HD Radio™ broadcasts and control select smartphone apps and functions on the go. Check it out in our demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer FH-X500UI CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer FH-X500UI CD Receiver

The Pioneer FH-X500UI has iPhone controls, plays music files from Android devices and plays Pandora. For some extra visual excitement, MIXTRAX syncs the audio from many of your sources, adding transitions between songs along with a light show. Take a look in this demo video. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Boss Audio BV7335B DVD Receiver

Demo of the Boss Audio BV7335B DVD Receiver

Boss Audio's compact BV7335B DVD receiver fits in most car dashes and features a 3.2" LCD screen that lets you view pictures and DVD videos when you're parked. Plus, it adds a bold splash of color to your car with a choice of five background display images. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Boss Audio 752UAB CD Receiver

Demo of the Boss Audio 752UAB CD Receiver

Boss packs some pretty cool features into their 752UAB CD receiver. They included a front-panel auxiliary input and a USB port.It'll even play music files from select Android™ devices, too. Check it out in this short demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X3600UI CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X3600UI CD Receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X3600UI CD receiver stretches the color spectrum with a multi-color, dual-zone display that lets you choose from thousands of colors - you can even set up one color for the display and another for the buttons. Plus there's iPhone® and Android™ connectivity, and Pandora® control with your iPhone. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X2600UI CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X2600UI CD Receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X2600UI CD receiver provides plenty of bang for the buck. It boasts iPhone® and Android™ connectivity, Pandora® control with your iPhone, plus some sophisticated sound controls. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X6600BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X6600BT CD Receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X6600BT features built-in Bluetooth®, iPhone® and Android™ connectivity, Pandora® control and the audio/visual blast of MIXTRAX. Take a look at this sharp-looking Pioneer in this short demo video.

Demo of the JVC KW-NT510HDT Navigation Receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-NT510HDT Navigation Receiver

JVC's KW-NT510HDT navigation receiver features rapid traffic updates and other alerts through its dedicated HD Radio™ tuner, so you'll be able to see congestion developing along your route and find a way around potential pitfalls. This handy travel companion also features Bluetooth®, HD Radio reception, and smartphone compatibility to make your drive more convenient. Check it out in this short demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DDX790 DVD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DDX790 DVD Receiver

The Kenwood Excelon DDX790 DVD receiver comes with a 2-year warranty and is loaded with cool features. You'll find Bluetooth®, plus iPod® controls, while Kenwood's app control lets you access select navigation, video, and music apps when your iPhone® is connected. If you're a Pandora® Internet radio fan, you'll enjoy control of it from the receiver with the iPhone®, Android™, and Blackberry devices.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597 CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597 CD Receiver

Kenwood's Excelon KDC-X597 CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming. And this sharp-looking car stereo sports variable color illumination for the buttons and controls, so you can match it up to your car. It'll control your iPod® or iPhone® and you can play music from your Android™ via the USB when you use Kenwood's Music Control app. Take a closer look in this Crutchfield demo video.

Demo of the Alpine CDE-147BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Alpine CDE-147BT CD Receiver

Alpine's CDE-147BT CD receiver is Bluetooth® equipped, so you can make and take calls hands-free when you're in the car. And you can stream audio from your Bluetooth devices too. Alpine's Quad illumination lets you choose from four different colors for the receiver's control buttons for a style that'll work in your car. Pandora control for your iPhone® or Android™ is built in. Take a look at the CDE-147BT in this demo video.

Sony Tune Tray receivers, USB, and the iPhone® 5

Sony Tune Tray receivers, USB, and the iPhone® 5

Crutchfield Car A/V writer Ken takes a trip to the Crutchfield Labs to talk about USB and iPhone 5 use with Sony Tune Tray car stereos. He examines the issues involved when you attempt to use the Tune Tray while employing the adapters necessary for use of iPods and iPhones with the Lightning connector.

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X2500BT DVD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X2500BT DVD Receiver

Pioneer's AVH-X2500BT DVD receiver brings all the advantages of a touchscreen receiver to your vehicle, along with the convenience and safety of Bluetooth® connectivity. Take a closer look at this DVD receiver in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Alpine CDE-134HD CD Receiver

Demo of the Alpine CDE-134HD CD Receiver

Alpine designed the CDE-134HD CD receiver for all you AM/FM radio lovers. Its built-in HD Radio™ tuner lets you dial in digital HD Radio broadcasts to get FM that sounds almost as good as a CD, and AM that sounds like traditional FM — a huge leap forward in sound quality.

Demo of the Clarion CZ702 CD Receiver

Demo of the Clarion CZ702 CD Receiver

Clarion lets you tap into the power of Pandora® in your car with their CZ702 CD receiver. And when a call comes in, the receiver mutes the music while you talk to your caller over your car's speakers. Take a look at the CZ702 in this demo video.

Demo of the Axxera XDMA7200 CD Receiver

Demo of the Axxera XDMA7200 CD Receiver

With features like Bluetooth® connectivity and a sharp-looking display, Axxera's XDMA7200 CD receiver steps outside the bounds of bland to put a whole new set of capabilities in your dash. Take a look in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KD-X80BT Digital Media Receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-X80BT Digital Media Receiver

With JVC's knockout KD-X80BT digital media receiver in your dash, you'll see plenty of song info, caller info, and Pandora® station info. And JVC gives you complete control over the look — you can choose from over 30,000 different colors. Take a closer look in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KW-NT310 Navigation Receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-NT310 Navigation Receiver

Whether you're hitting the road for a family vacation or braving the daily commute to work, you want a trustworthy guide leading the way. JVC's KW-NT310 navigation receiver features a beautiful 6.1" touchscreen that gives you quick access to its maps and 8 million points of interest. And the it's loaded with features that'll come in handy.

Demo of the JVC KD-X250BT Digital Media Receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-X250BT Digital Media Receiver

JVC designed their KD-X250BT digital media receiver to handle all your music devices, as well as give you a significant upgrade in power over your factory radio. Plus, the convenience of built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling and streaming audio.

Demo of the Alpine CDE-143BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Alpine CDE-143BT CD Receiver

Alpine's CDE-143BT CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, and has controls for your iPod® and iPhone®. Alpine's App Mode lets you tap into music streaming apps, too. Check out the CDE-145BT in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Clarion CX201 CD Receiver

Demo of the Clarion CX201 CD Receiver

If you've got a 4" double-DIN opening in your dash, add some style and flash with Clarion's CX201. But it's not just a pretty face — check it out in this short video demo.

JVC In-dash Receivers and MirrorLink™

JVC In-dash Receivers and MirrorLink™

If your smartphone is a big part of your life, it's only natural that you'd want to tap into it when you're on the road. Select JVC receivers work with the MirrorLink system to provide unparalleled in-dash control over an ever-growing list of smartphones. With MirrorLink, you'll enjoy touchscreen control over your music, phone contacts, and select apps - a seamless experience.

Demo of the Kenwood DDX770 DVD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood DDX770 DVD Receiver

Kenwood's DDX770 DVD receiver is a multimedia car stereo that's loaded with cool features. You'll find Bluetooth®, plus iPod® controls, while Kenwood's app control lets you access select navigation, video, and music apps when your iPhone® is connected. If you're a Pandora® Internet radio fan, you'll enjoy control of it from the receiver with the iPhone®, Android™, and Blackberry devices.

Kenwood KMM-100U Digital Media Receiver

Kenwood KMM-100U Digital Media Receiver

If you use an iPod® or iPhone® for your music, the Kenwood KMM-100U digital media receiver makes it easy and safe to use your player in your car. Just plug into the convenient front-panel USB input, and you'll enjoy outstanding control over your playlists right from the receiver. Plus, the KMM-100U will give digital music aficionados what they've been clamoring for: FLAC support.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-2500UI CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-2500UI CD Receiver

Pioneer offers a fresh take on the lower-priced end of their car stereo lineup, and their DEH-2500UI CD receiver is strong on style and performance. Pioneer made the 12-character LCD display much larger so you can scope out song and artist info with a quick glance. The prominent buttons make it easy to access the intuitive menus and controls so you can get to the songs you want quickly. Take a look at in action in this demo video.

Demo of the Sony CDX-GS500R CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony CDX-GS500R CD Receiver

Sony's App Remote feature allows your iPhone® and Sony's CDX-GS500R CD receiver to work together. With your iPhone's touchscreen, you can do things like selecting sources, picking radio stations, and launching apps. Check it out, and more, in this demo video.

Tour of the Mobile Audio Listening Lab

Tour of the Mobile Audio Listening Lab

We're passionate about car audio. Crutchfield's Mobile Audio Listening Lab lets us get hands-on experience with all kinds of car audio gear, from speakers and subs to amplifiers and receivers.

Demo of the Sony XAV-64BT DVD Receiver

Demo of the Sony XAV-64BT DVD Receiver

Sony's XAV-64BT DVD receiver has Bluetooth® for audio streaming and hands-free calling. If you're a Pandora® fan with an Android or Blackberry device, that means you can pair your phone to the XAV-64BT for complete Pandora® control without ever connecting a wire. Take a closer look at the XAV-64BT in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Alpine IVE-W530 DVD Receiver

Demo of the Alpine IVE-W530 DVD Receiver

Alpine designed their IVE-W530 DVD receiver for anyone who doesn't need in-dash navigation but wants a nice audio/video setup in the car. It's got everything you want in a system controller, including a sharp, clear 6.1" VGA touchscreen, powerful audio performance, and plenty of great A/V options. Take a look in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Alpine CDE-W235BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Alpine CDE-W235BT CD Receiver

It's like getting twice the Alpine for your dash — the CDE-W235BT CD receiver fills your vehicle's double-DIN (4" tall") opening, giving you an easy-to-read two-line display and easy-to-reach controls. You'll also enjoy that legendary Alpine sound quality, and a stereo that looks pretty handsome in your dash. See it in action in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT700HD CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT700HD CD Receiver

The Sony Xplod CDX-GT700HD CD receiver combines the ability to play all your favorite media with a built-in HD Radio™ tuner that'll take you to the cutting edge of radio. Plus, you can connect and control your iPod® without having to buy an optional adapter, and you'll even find convenient front panel USB and auxiliary inputs for your portables. Check it out in this display and controls demo.

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT660UP CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT660UP CD Receiver

Sony's CDX-GT660UP CD receiver puts an impressive set of visual and audio delights at your fingertips. It'll match its display and button colors to your dash or the beat of your music, and gives you a variety of musical options — including in-dash control of PANDORA® Internet radio. Take a look in this short control and displays demo video.

Demo of the Sony DSX-S210X Digital Media Receiver

Demo of the Sony DSX-S210X Digital Media Receiver

On the outside, Sony's DSX-210X looks a lot like your typical in-dash receiver. But it's what's behind the faceplate that counts on this neat design — flip the face forward, and out pops what Sony calls the "Tune Tray," a custom-made pocket for your iPod®. Take a look at that, and more, in this demo video.

Demo of the Sony XAV-601BT DVD Receiver

Demo of the Sony XAV-601BT DVD Receiver

Sony's XAV-601BT is the first aftermarket receiver that works with the MirrorLink system, which makes it the easiest way to get in-dash control over select smartphones, such as some Android™ and Nokia Symbian models. And this Sony has the other features you expect from a full-featured DVD receiver, including Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a closer look in this display and controls demo video.

Add Garmin Navigation to Kenwood DVD Receivers

Add Garmin Navigation to Kenwood DVD Receivers

Watch this video to find out how to add Garmin navigation to new Kenwood DVD receivers. Hint: purchase a Garmin app for your iPhone® and the Kenwood receiver becomes the navigation display.

Alpine Perfect Fit Installation Kits

Alpine Perfect Fit Installation Kits

Alpine's Perfect Fit installation kits make it easy to add Alpine navigation to complicated factory dashes. They are molded to be an exact match for the contours of your dash, and you'll find all climate controls are an exact match as well. All wiring harnesses are also included.

Inside Crutchfield's Product Research Team

Inside Crutchfield's Product Research Team

Our Product Research team examines one of every product that we have in our warehouse. Check out the steps involved in databasing a product, and where to find the info when you're shopping at crutchfield.com.

2013 DVD Receiver Roundup

2013 DVD Receiver Roundup

Crutchfield car audio expert Dominic takes a look at five popular in-dash DVD receivers in this roundup. DVD receivers give you a nice touchscreen for your dash, along with a slew of fun and useful features. Find out which DVD receivers fit your car and shop Crutchfield's wide selection of DVD receivers by clicking here.

Kenwood 2013 Double-DIN CD Receivers

Kenwood 2013 Double-DIN CD Receivers

Kenwood's 2013 double-DIN sized CD receivers let you replace your factory stereo without creating a pocket in your dash. They're stylish, sound great, and give you some handy features not found in your factory deck.

Newbies Install a Kenwood System

Newbies Install a Kenwood System

Crutchfield's Marketing team decided to give their outgoing manager a parting gift: a new sound system for his 1998 Jeep Wrangler. Only one thing stood in their way - this would be the first time they had installed audio gear in a car. Watch them install a receiver and two sets of speakers, proving once and for all that with Crutchfield's help, you CAN install it yourself - and save a lot of money in the process.

Demo of the Jensen VM9116 DVD Receiver

Demo of the Jensen VM9116 DVD Receiver

Jensen's VM9116 DVD receiver puts a big 7" display into your single-DIN (2" tall) dash opening. Press a button and the screen motors out, giving you touchscreen controls with easy access to all functions. You can select from five different graphic backgrounds to suit your taste, and adjust the screen angle so the picture looks its best. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Jensen VM9216BT DVD Receiver

Demo of the Jensen VM9216BT DVD Receiver

Jensen's VM9216BT DVD receiver offers Bluetooth® for a safer drive and more entertainment options. Press a button and the retractable 7" screen motors out, giving you touchscreen controls with easy access to all functions. You can select from five different graphic backgrounds to customize the look, and adjust the screen angle so the picture looks its best. Take a closer look in this display and controls demo video.

A Look Inside the Crutchfield MasterSheet™

A Look Inside the Crutchfield MasterSheet™

The Crutchfield MasterSheet™ is a vehicle-specific set of instructions that shows you how to install a receiver and speakers in your vehicle. In this video, we give you a look at all of the work that goes into creating these instructions. What's more, this same research is used to fuel our massive vehicle database. When we tell you we know what fits, we really do.

Four Important Car Stereo Accessories

Four Important Car Stereo Accessories

In this short video, we present four of the most common accessories you should consider when purchasing a new car stereo. Everyone who installs a new stereo is likely to need at least one of these items.

Demo of the Sony XAV-701HD DVD Receiver

Demo of the Sony XAV-701HD DVD Receiver

Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity sets up a wireless link between the Sony XAV-701HD DVD receiver and your mobile device. You'll enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling and music streaming. Take a look at the XAV-701HD in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KW-ADV65BT DVD Receiver

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KW-ADV65BT DVD Receiver

JVC's Arsenal Series KW-ADV65BT DVD receiver does a lot more than play discs. First, it features built-in Bluetooth®, so you'll be able to talk hands-free, place outgoing calls, and even stream music from your phone or other Bluetooth device. Then it offers a detachable 6.1" touchscreen that gives you thousands of color and display options. Last of all, JVC goes the extra mile to provide an incredible level of smartphone and app integration. Take a look in this display and controls demo vide

Demo of the Alpine ICS-X7HD Digital Media Receiver

Demo of the Alpine ICS-X7HD Digital Media Receiver

Alpine's ICS-X7HD digital media receiver speaks your language. Not only will it connect to your iPhone® or Android® phone to take advantage of apps you've loaded, it also comes with built-in Bluetooth® that lets you make hands-free calls and stream music wirelessly. To top it off, its built-in HD Radio™ tuner allows you to enjoy vastly-improved sound quality from participating local AM and FM stations. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Clarion NZ503 Navigation Receiver

Demo of the Clarion NZ503 Navigation Receiver

Your single-DIN (2" tall) dash opening shouldn't stop you from taking advantage of in-dash navigation and DVD compatibility. Clarion's NZ503 navigation receiver sports a retractable 7" color touchscreen display that gives you access to detailed maps and a whole lot more. Check out the NZ503 in this demo video.

iPhone 5 Video Compatibility with Car Stereos

iPhone 5 Video Compatibility with Car Stereos

Apple's new Lightning connector causes some temporary compatibility issues in the car, but as Crutchfield expert Buddy explains, all is not lost while we wait for in-dash receiver manufacturers to catch up to the new technology.

Double-DIN CD Receiver Roundup

Double-DIN CD Receiver Roundup

Lots of vehicles have dashes that can accommodate double-DIN (4" tall) receivers. However, many owners of these vehicles aren't necessarily looking for a touchscreen or video receiver. Double-DIN CD receivers keep things simple, yet still take advantage of all that dash real estate. We hit the Crutchfield Labs to compare six of our most popular models.

Demo of the Sony WX-GT90BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony WX-GT90BT CD Receiver

Sony's WX-GT90BT CD receiver begins its impressive list of features with built-in Bluetooth®. You can pair up your mobile phone and talk hands-free when you get a call, plus you can stream the music stored on your mobile device wirelessly to this Sony receiver — it adds a new level of convenience and capability to your car's audio system. Even cooler, you can choose from over 35,000 colors to customize the big display on this receiver. No matter the model or make of your car, it'll lo

Pioneer AppRadio 3 Smartphone Receiver

Pioneer AppRadio 3 Smartphone Receiver

Pioneer's AppRadio 3 receiver lets you view smartphone apps on its big 7" screen so it's easier to control them while you're on the road. You can check out your favorite apps on a simplified menu that's designed for use in the car, so you can keep your eyes on the road instead of fumbling around with your phone.

Three ways to get GPS in your car

Three ways to get GPS in your car

Most smartphones offer some kind of GPS app right out of the box. So why would you want to buy a dedicated navigation device like a receiver or a portable? To investigate, we installed a nav receiver, secured a portable GPS device to the windshield, and uploaded a GPS app on an iPhone® 5. Then we hit the road for some performance tests.

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-A95BT CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-A95BT CD Receiver

The JVC Arsenal KD-A95BT CD receiver features a 4-line display that makes it easy to read song info no matter which source you choose. So you'll know what's playing at a glance. The KD-A95BT also has Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Check out this slick-looking receiver's moves in our Crutchfield display and control demo video.

Demo of the Sony MEX-BT4100P CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony MEX-BT4100P CD Receiver

The MEX-BT4100P CD receiver offers built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, plus Sony's App Remote feature — it displays your smartphone apps along with your audio sources, so you can launch apps with the receiver's controls. Even cooler, you can use your Smartphone as a remote control, choosing sources, changing radio stations, and viewing song and artist info. Take a look at this Sony in our display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Alpine CDE-SXM145BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Alpine CDE-SXM145BT CD Receiver

The CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver gives you the great sound you expect from Alpine, plus SiriusXM satellite radio's amazing variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment.The SiriusXM programming (subscription required) comes through the SXV200 SiriusXM tuner that's included with this receiver. Take a look at some of the CDE-SXM145BT's features in this display and controls video.

JVC KW-NSX1 In-Dash DVD Receiver

JVC KW-NSX1 In-Dash DVD Receiver

JVC's KW-NSX1 DVD receiver works with the MirrorLink system to provide unparalleled in-dash control over an ever-growing list of smartphones. And you can view and control a wide variety of iPhone apps on the KW-NSX1's screen. You'll get basic control over audio apps like Mog and Tunein Radio for simple functions.

How does Pioneer MIXTRAX Work?

How does Pioneer MIXTRAX Work?

Pioneer is a worldwide leader in professional DJ gear, and they've developed their MIXTRAX technology to bring a DJ-inspired experience to your car. In this video, we get a quick explanation of how it works.

Kenwood Excelon 2013 In-dash CD Receivers

Kenwood Excelon 2013 In-dash CD Receivers

Watch this video for a quick overview of the 2013 line of Kenwood Excelon CD receivers at Crutchfield. A Kenwood Excelon receiver gives you outstanding sound, whether your music is stored on your phone or thumb drive, or streamed through your phone from the Internet.

Kenwood 2013 In-dash Navigation Receivers

Kenwood 2013 In-dash Navigation Receivers

Kenwood's 2013 in-dash navigation receivers give you snappy GPS navigation, including free traffic updates. You can listen to Internet radio through your smartphone, talk hands-free, and play music from all kinds of sources. They're the perfect in-dash command center for your ride.

Clarion NZ503 In-Dash Navigation Receiver

Clarion NZ503 In-Dash Navigation Receiver

Clarion's NZ503 navigation receiver sports a retractable 7" color touchscreen display that gives you access to detailed maps and a whole lot more. You control the action just by flicking your finger across the screen, like you'd do with your smartphone. You'll also have DVD playback, hands-free calling through your compatible phone, and a plethora of sound source options right at your fingers.

Demo of the Alpine CDE-HD149BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Alpine CDE-HD149BT CD Receiver

Alpine's CDE-HD149BT CD receiver packs a serious sonic punch and includes features like an HD Radio® tuner, built-in Bluetooth®, and Pandora® Internet radio control, too. Alpine's user-friendly controls round out the package, with the innovative new TuneIt™ smartphone-based app for tuning your system. Take a look at it in action in this demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X897 CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X897 CD Receiver

The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X897 CD receiver not only plays music from your CDs, iPod®, and more, but it also comes with built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. You'll enjoy great sound, remarkable versatility, and the peace of mind that comes with Kenwood Excelon's two-year warranty.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-X997 CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-X997 CD Receiver

The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X997 lets you enjoy HD RadioT broadcasts, and features built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Audiophiles will appreciate added features like digital time alignment, a 13-band equalizer, and a full complement of 4-volt preamp outputs, complete with onboard high-pass and low-pass filtering.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT855U CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT855U CD Receiver

You'll enjoy great sound and remarkable versatility with Kenwood's KDC-BT855U CD receiver. It not only plays music from your CDs, iPod®, and more, but it also comes with built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. This Kenwood's crystal-clear display gives you all the info you want, and you can switch the 3-line display to a 2-line format with a larger font that makes it easier to read phone numbers, song titles, and source data.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X797 CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X797 CD Receiver

The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X797 CD receiver offers some of the latest smartphone integration features for your car, plus the security of a remarkable 2-year warranty. You'll be knocked out by the improved reception provided by the built-in HD Radio tuner, with FM that sounds more like a CD, plus sharp and clear AM. Built-in Bluetooth frees up your hands and keeps your attention on the road when you take a call. And it makes a pretty strong impression with its looks too — you can adjust the co

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT755HD CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT755HD CD Receiver

Kenwood's loaded the KDC-BT755HD CD receiver with a lot of great features. This car stereo has built-in Bluetooth®, an HD Radio™ tuner, and it's compatible with some popular music apps when connected to your iPhonereg; or Android™. All these features are contained in a slick package that features variable color button illumination and a bright white display.

JVC 5-Zone Variable-Color Illumination

JVC 5-Zone Variable-Color Illumination

JVC makes it easy to dial in just the right look for your in-dash receiver - their new 5-zone variable-color illumination puts thousands of color combinations at your fingertips. Certain JVC receivers let you adjust any of the five distinct zones on the face to your liking, for a custom look that'll match your car's interior or your sense of style. And you can even have selected zones change color with your volume adjustments.

Alpine CDE-SXM145BT Receiver and SiriusXM Tuner Package

Alpine CDE-SXM145BT Receiver and SiriusXM Tuner Package

The CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver gives you the great sound you expect from Alpine, plus SiriusXM satellite radio's amazing variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment (subscription required).

Demo of the Kenwood DDX470 DVD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood DDX470 DVD Receiver

Kenwood's DDX470 raises the bar for in-dash DVD receivers, offering compatibility with many iPhone® apps, comprehensive iPod® controls, and built-in Bluetooth®. Its bright 6.1" touchscreen and simple menu interface make it easy to use, so you can spend your time enjoying its many features and less time reading the manual.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X697 CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X697 CD Receiver

The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X697 CD receiver is a real head-turner, with a selectable two- or three-line display and variable color illumination that you can match to your dash or taste. But there's plenty to appreciate under the skin too, including an array of entertainment options and outstanding audio performance, including iPod® and iPhone® control, Pandora® control with your iPhone, plus two USB inputs and an aux input. Check it out in this Crutchfield display and controls demo vid

Retrosound Car Audio Gear for Classic Vehicles

Retrosound Car Audio Gear for Classic Vehicles

Retrosound helps you bring the sound in your classic ride into the modern age while staying true to the look and feel of your interior. Their receivers fit into the small and odd-size dash openings found in classic cars and trucks, and they also make speakers designed to get the most out of their receivers.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DNX690HD Navigation Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DNX690HD Navigation Receiver

The Kenwood Excelon DNX690HD navigation receiver offers the lastest in Garmin navigation, combined with cool features like Bluetooth®, an HD Radio™ tuner, and Pandora® control with iPhone® and Android™. Take a look at it action in this Crutchfield display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood DDX370 DVD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood DDX370 DVD Receiver

Kenwood's DDX370 receiver offers compatibility with many of your iPhone®® apps, extensive built-in iPod® controls, a bright 6.1" touchscreen, variable color illumination, and an easy-to-use menu interface. Another big plus —if you've got Garmin's impressive Street Pilot app loaded, you can display maps and directions on the DDX370's screen while you drive.

Kenwood LZ-T700 Touchscreen Display for DNN Receivers

Kenwood LZ-T700 Touchscreen Display for DNN Receivers

Made to link wirelessly to a Kenwood DNN990HD or DNN770HD navigation receiver, the LZ-T700 acts like a backseat tablet, providing your passengers with all the audio and video content available through the in-car network that you set up through your Kenwood DNN receiver, your compatible smart phone or other Wi-Fi® source, and the LZ-T700 7" touchscreen.

Alpine High-End 2013 CD Receivers

Alpine High-End 2013 CD Receivers

The top end of Alpine's 2013 CD receiver line gives you some exciting features, like Bluetooth, App Direct mode, and the ability to tune your sound using your smartphone.

Alpine TuneIt Car Audio Tuning App

Alpine TuneIt Car Audio Tuning App

Alpine puts pro-level audio tuning in the palm of your hand with TuneIt, an award-winning smartphone app designed exclusively for select Alpine receivers. Download the free app onto your iPhone® or Android smartphone, and you can create a user profile with information specific to you, your vehicle, and your Alpine system.

Demo of the JVC KD-A645 CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-A645 CD Receiver

This little gem of a CD receiver gives you a lots of flexibility in a small package. The JVC Arsenal KD-A645 has a front-panel auxiliary input handy for plugging in your phone, a game console, or a Dock & Play satellite radio. You can plug your iPhone® iPod®, or USB drive into the front USB port and use the receiver's driver-friendly controls to access and enjoy your playlists.

Pioneer 2013 DVD Receivers

Pioneer 2013 DVD Receivers

Pioneer's 2013 line of DVD receivers gives you much more than movie playback. Advanced App Mode allows you to launch and control compatible iPhone apps from the face of your receiver, putting a variety of music, navigation, and social media apps at your command. Pioneer's intuitive touchscreen controls allow you to make changes by tapping, swiping, or dragging your finger, along with user-friendly menus that you can customize to your liking.

Pioneer 2013 Navigation Receivers

Pioneer 2013 Navigation Receivers

Smartphone lovers have a friend in Pioneer. The 2013 line of Pioneer receivers features unparalleled connectivity to your iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 (with separate adapters), and you can connect your Android phone through the Bluetooth connection. Plus you'll get all the other things Pioneer brings to the table: sweet sound, snappy navigation, and reliability.

Kenwood Excelon DNN990HD Navigation Receiver

Kenwood Excelon DNN990HD Navigation Receiver

Kenwood's DNN990HD digital media receiver has its head in the Cloud - it works with Wi-Fi hotspots, like ones you can create in your car with your smartphone or a mobile hotspot device. From there, you can take advantage of access to web-based content, including music you've stored online.

Clarion 2013 CD and Digital Media Receivers

Clarion 2013 CD and Digital Media Receivers

Clarion's 2013 line of CD and digital media receivers combines great sound, good looks, and modern functionality. So no matter what you're looking for in a car audio system, you'll likely find it. Get the lowdown from the Clarion booth at CES 2013.

Smartphones and Car Receivers

Smartphones and Car Receivers

With so many smartphone-controlling receivers out there, it can be tricky to sort them out. To help you understand how some of the latest options work, we spent some time with them in the Crutchfield Labs.

Demo of the JVC KD-R640 CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-R640 CD Receiver

JVC's KD-R640 CD receiver offers the choice of over 30,000 different colors for the display and controls on this receiver. You can assign different colors to the display and controls, and even set the receiver to cycle through all colors for constant variety. And this versatile CD car stereo receiver controls your iPod® too. Take a closer look in this display and control demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS DVD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS DVD Receiver

Pioneer has equipped the AVH-X5500BHS DVD receiver with their largest screen plus an impressive set of features — features that improve not only the sound in your car, but your mobile experience too. Features like built-in Bluetooth®, HD Radio™, and optional SiriusXM radio. You can control Pandora® with your iPhone® or Android™, plus enjoy compatibility with many iPhone apps for navigation, music, and video. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AHD57 CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AHD57 CD Receiver

The JVC Arsenal KD-AHD57 CD receiver lets you tune into the superior sound quality of digital HD Radio™ broadcasts, including multicasting, so you have more listening choices. JVC's radio timer ensures you'll never miss your favorite drive-time radio programs — you can program it to automatically switch the receiver to your favorite stations at the times you want. Visit crutchfield.com for detailed information and to find out if this stereo fits your car.

Kenwood 2013 CD Receivers

Kenwood 2013 CD Receivers

Kenwood's 2013 CD receivers are better than ever, bringing smartphone connectivity and great Kenwood sound quality to your dash. Check them out from the Kenwood booth at CES 2013.

JVC 2013 Navigation Receivers

JVC 2013 Navigation Receivers

JVC's navigation receivers give you quick access to its maps of the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 8 million points of interest. And they're loaded with features that'll come in handy, like Bluetooth®, voice guidance, smartphone compatibility, and more.

JVC App Link Mode

JVC App Link Mode

JVC's App Link mode lets you add some cool functionality, like GPS navigation and streaming music, to your compatible JVC DVD receiver by connecting your iPhone 4 or 4S. Android users can control Pandora Internet Radio through the Bluetooth connection in the Bluetooth-enabled models.

Demo of the JVC KD-R540 CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-R540 CD Receiver

Pandora® is one of the most popular streaming music sources around, and JVC's KD-R540 CD receiver makes it easy to tune in. Connect your iPhone® to this JVC's USB input, and you'll be able to access your favorite stations through the receiver's controls. You'll enjoy quick access to all your stations and you'll be able to check out song, artist, and album information on the receiver's screen while you're listening.That's not all this versatile car stereo can do — check it out in th

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-HD455U CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-HD455U CD Receiver

Kenwood built an HD Radio™ tuner into their KDC-HD455U CD receiver, so you can join the ranks of radio fans who are stepping up their listening experience. You'll find participating stations all across the nation, broadcasting FM programs that approach CD quality and AM programs that are close to today's FM in sound quality, free of charge to listeners with the right gear. And this full-featured car stereo offers iPod® and Pandora® Internet radio controls too. Take a look in this C

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT555U CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT555U CD Receiver

Kenwood's KDC-BT555U CD receiver gives you more choices in streaming music. Once you plug your iPhone® into the front USB input or connect your Android™ or Blackberry via Bluetooth®, you'll enjoy easy access to the musical resources of Pandora® Internet radio and iHeart Radio. You'll also be able to tap into Aha Radio, with its personalized on-demand stations that run the gamut from news to talk to music. Check out this car stereo in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X497 CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X497 CD Receiver

Kenwood's Excelon KDC-X497 CD receiver features a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, plus controls for your iPhone® or iPod®. Kenwood's Music Control App also lets you plug in your Android via the front-panel USB input. Take a look at this stylish car stereo in this short demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-355U CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-355U CD Receiver

The first thing you'll notice about Kenwood's KDC-355U CD receiver is its looks. The controls are well laid out, the display is easy to read, and the eye-catching variable color illumination lets you adjust the button color to match your dash. Take a look at it in action in this demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X397 CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X397 CD Receiver

The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X397 CD receiver will expand your sonic boundaries with a nice blend of audio features and sophisticated styling. Thanks to its selectable color feature, you can pick a button color that matches your vehicle's illumination so the receiver will look perfect in your dash. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS CD Receiver

Pioneer designed the DEH-X9500BHS CD receiver with all the convenient features you want in a modern car stereo: Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, an HD Radio™ tuner for improved AM/FM, Pandora® Internet radio control, and dual USB inputs. You'll also find sophisticated sound controls and a variable-color display, along with the crowd-pleasing MIXTRAX feature, in this impressive car stereo. Take a look at it in action in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X4500BT DVD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X4500BT DVD Receiver

Screen size matters — with a larger touchscreen, controls are easier to use and video content has more impact. Pioneer's AVH-X4500BT DVD receiver sports an expansive 7" screen with some pretty cool features. You can browse video files through thumbnail images - just touch them to check out a sneak preview. This car stereo also sports built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling. Take a look at in this demo video.

Alpine ICS-X7HD Digital Media Receiver Android Features

Alpine ICS-X7HD Digital Media Receiver Android Features

Not only does the Alpine ICS-X7HD connect to your iPhone or Android phone to take advantage of apps you've loaded, it also comes with built-in Bluetooth that lets you make hands-free calls and stream music wirelessly.

Demo of the Sony MEX-GS600BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony MEX-GS600BT CD Receiver

Sony's smart-looking MEX-GS600BT CD receiver offers built-in Bluetooth®, variable color display, and plenty of cool audio controls. And its App Remote feature turns smartphone interactivity into a two-way street. With your phone's touchscreen, you can do things like selecting sources, picking radio stations, and launching apps. On the other side of the App Remote's two-way street, you can select apps using the stereo's source button, the same way you'd choose the CD player or radio as your s

Demo of the Alpine CDE-141 CD Receiver

Demo of the Alpine CDE-141 CD Receiver

If you've got an iPhone®, you know that the music you've stored on it is only part of the story — streaming apps let you tune into a plethora of music and other programs. Alpine's CDE-141 CD receiver features App Direct Mode, giving you access to select music apps, so you can tune in and enjoy this content. Add some comprehensive sound controls, plus iPod® controls and you've got a great addition to your car. Take a look in this demo video.

CES Spotlight: Alpine INE-W927HD Navigation Receiver

CES Spotlight: Alpine INE-W927HD Navigation Receiver

Alpine's INE-W927HD navigation receiver gives you a high-res touchscreen, accurate maps, plus advanced smartphone connectivity. Throw in Bluetooth, HD Radio, and nice tuning features and you've got a worthy road trip copilot in your dash.

Alpine ICS-X7HD Digital Media Receiver iPhone Features

Alpine ICS-X7HD Digital Media Receiver iPhone Features

Not only does the Alpine ICS-X7HD connect to your iPhone or Android phone to take advantage of apps you've loaded, it also comes with built-in Bluetooth that lets you make hands-free calls and stream music wirelessly.

CES Spotlight: Parrot ASTEROID Smart Digital Media Receiver

CES Spotlight: Parrot ASTEROID Smart Digital Media Receiver

Parrot's multi-talented ASTEROID Smart digital media receiver keeps you connected on the road, runs your mobile audio show, and even gets you where you need to go with built-in GPS navigation.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8500BH CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8500BH CD Receiver

Whatever you look for in a CD receiver, you'll probably find it in Pioneer's DEH-X8500BH. It's got plenty of media options, sharp styling, a great-looking display, plus plenty of power and expansion options. And Pioneer also built Bluetooth® and HD Radio™ into this receiver. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8500BS CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8500BS CD Receiver

Pioneer loaded their DEH-X8500BS CD receiver with plenty of great features, like built-in Bluetooth® and Pandora® Internet radio control. It also gives you the option of adding a SiriusXM tuner — so you'll always be in touch with your favorite team, breaking news, or a wide variety of commercial-free music channels. Take a closer look in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-255U CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-255U CD Receiver

Kenwood's KDC-255U CD receiver delivers solid performance and plenty of features at a pretty nice price.You get variable color illumination for the buttons so you can set the color to match your dash lighting perfectly. The front USB port allows you to control the music on your iPhone&#reg; or Android&#trade; phone too. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Sony MEX-BT3100P CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony MEX-BT3100P CD Receiver

Sony's MEX-BT3100P CD receiver makes it easier than ever to use a smartphone in your car. Its App Remote feature lets you launch smartphone apps from the receiver, while your smartphone acts as a remote control and a second display for apps and song info. Check this smart-looking receiver out in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT570UP CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT570UP CD Receiver

Sony built the CDX-GT570UP CD receiver around the same Digital Reality amp you'll find in their higher-priced car stereos. This unique amp design delivers surprising power combined with an accurate, deep soundstage so music sounds more natural inside your vehicle. And this powerful receiver will look great in your car. Check it out in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT575UP CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT575UP CD Receiver

You take pride in your car, and you want your new car stereo to look good in the dash. Sony's CDX-GT575UP CD receiver offers sharp styling and user-friendly controls, and you can choose from over 35,000 color choices for the display and button illumination to create the right look for your vehicle. And this receiver has the sonic punch to match its good looks. give the CDX-GT575UP a closer look in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT270MP CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT270MP CD Receiver

Sony's CDX-GT270MP CD receiver combines a user-friendly front-panel design with some nice options that'll keep you entertained. Designed with a sleek face that's detachable for security, this receiver features red button illumination that makes for maximum visibility at night. But it's more than just a pretty face — take a look in this demo video.

A look at the Soundstream VR-931NB DVD Receiver

A look at the Soundstream VR-931NB DVD Receiver

Soundstream's VR-931NB DVD receiver isn't cut from the same cloth as most in-dash multimedia units. Most are built to be installed in a double-DIN (4" tall) dash opening, so the screen size is by necessity limited to about 7" max. Soundstream's built the chassis of the VR-931NB so it fits into a single-DIN (2" tall) opening, and they've placed a detachable 9.3" screen onto the front. Car A/V writer Robert takes a closer look at it.

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD Navigation Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD Navigation Receiver

Kenwood's upped the speed limit with their Excelon DNX9990HD navigation receiver. It offers a user interface that's way faster than last year's models, so you can dive right in and explore easy-to-read maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. And there are a lot of other attractive features to explore — check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KW-NT500HDT Navigation Receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-NT500HDT Navigation Receiver

Maps and driving directions are great, but they assume you're the only driver on the road. JVC not only gives you turn-by-turn directions with the KW-NT500HDT navigation receiver, but also uses a traffic info receiver to give you an alert if there's trouble up ahead. In addition, you'll get built-in Bluetooth®, HD Radio reception, and Pandora Internet radio control, along with the fastest GPS processor in town. Take a look in this video demo.

Demo of the Clarion NX702 Navigation Receiver

Demo of the Clarion NX702 Navigation Receiver

If you're looking for an in-dash system that gives you the most up-to-date maps, easy access to music and entertainment, plus fabulous sound, Clarion designed the NX702 navigation receiver to be the ultimate copilot. It'll help keep you on course, warn you of traffic jams, play all your tunes, let you talk hands-free...the list goes on. Take a look at it in this video demo.

Demo of the Kenwood KIV-701 Digital Media Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KIV-701 Digital Media Receiver

Kenwood's KIV-701 digital media receiver offers the functionality and fun of a video receiver, but in a slim size that'll fit in most dashboards. Gone is the CD slot, replaced by a 3" color screen and a user-friendly click-wheel interface. But you'll have plenty of music to play — with an iPod® ready USB input, A/V input, and a built-in flash drive, you'll stay entertained no matter how long the drive. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC KD-X50BT Digital Media Receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-X50BT Digital Media Receiver

JVC's KD-X50BT digital media receiver is a stylish blend of great sound and good looks, with colorful variable illumination display and controls. And the built-in Bluetooth® offers convenience for calling and audio streaming. Take a look at it in action in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X5500HD CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X5500HD CD Receiver

Pioneer designed their DEH-X5500HD CD receiver to be the perfect vehicle for adding great sound, expanded musical capabilities, and the best-sounding radio available to your dash, thanks to an HD Radio™ tuner. This receiver lets you control your iPod® or iPhone® playlists when you connect them via the USB input, and offers Pandora® Internet radio control with your iPhone too. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X6500BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X6500BT CD Receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X6500BT CD receiver will bring Bluetooth® convenience to your ride, plus a great-looking display jazzed up with the DJ-inspired MIXTRAX feature. This versatile receiver also offers iPod® controls and Pandora® Internet radio control with your iPhone®, giving you a great mix of style, form, and function.

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X3500UI CD Receiver

Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X3500UI CD Receiver

Pioneer's DEH-X3500UI is the first CD receiver in their lineup with MIXTRAX technology. Turn on MIXTRAX, and you'll get a DJ-inspired audio/video experience with the music stored on your iPod®, iPhone®, or other USB device. You'll enjoy seamless musical transitions with cool effects, as the receiver's illumination pulses with the beat of your tunes. Take a look at that and more in this demo video.

Demo of the Axxera AXV820 DVD Receiver

Demo of the Axxera AXV820 DVD Receiver

Put video entertainment and Bluetooth® functionality into your dash with Axxera's AVX820 DVD receiver. This double-DIN car stereo features a bright and clean 6.2" touchscreen, with large icons and a layout that puts control at your fingertips. Take a look at the AVX820 in action, in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Sony XAV-63 DVD Receiver

Demo of the Sony XAV-63 DVD Receiver

You trust Sony to provide outstanding in-home video products, so why not enjoy the same quality in your car? Their XAV-63 DVD receiver will serve as your mobile A/V center, with a high-resolution 6.1" touchscreen that offers outstanding video performance and great system control. Take a closer look in this control and display demo video.

Demo of the Alpine CDE-135BT CD Receiver

Demo of the Alpine CDE-135BT CD Receiver

Pandora® lovers, good news: you can bring your stations in the car and play them through your speakers with Alpine's CDE-135BT CD receiver — all it takes is the free Pandora app and your Android™ or Blackberry® smartphone. See what this receiver will look like doing its thing in your dashboard in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Clarion NX602 Navigation Receiver

Demo of the Clarion NX602 Navigation Receiver

Clarion's NX602 navigation receiver looks great in your dash, and gives you tons of road-friendly features, like built-in navigation, Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, and Pandora® Internet radio controls. Take a look at it in this display and controls demo.

New JVC Navigation Features

New JVC Navigation Features

JVC has added some cool new navigation features for 2012. Check out this demo from the floor at CES.

Demo of the Clarion CZ102 CD Receiver

Demo of the Clarion CZ102 CD Receiver

When it's time to rock out, can your factory stereo keep up? With this nifty Clarion CD receiver in your dash, you'll rock harder than before without laying out too much cash. And it'll look pretty cool, too. You'll find the front auxiliary input handy for plugging in your iPod®, and you can play discs you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files too. Take a look in this display and controls demo video.

In-dash Navigation Roundup

In-dash Navigation Roundup

Crutchfield writer Dominic Devito hits the road with five popular navigation receivers to see how they perform in the real world.

Pioneer DEH-80PRS CD receiver

Pioneer DEH-80PRS CD receiver

Harry from Pioneer Electronics came to visit us here at Crutchfield and showed us some of the great features available on their DEH-80PRS CD receiver.

Demo of the Clarion CZ202 CD Receiver

Demo of the Clarion CZ202 CD Receiver

Harness the power of PANDORA® on your next road trip with the Clarion CZ202 CD receiver. With the help of your iPhone® and a free app, you can play your PANDORA® stations right from your dash. And you can take control and tweak your sound too, with a 3-band parametric equalizer that gives you precise control over the lows, mids, and highs. Take a closer look at the CZ202 in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Clarion CZ401 CD Receiver

Demo of the Clarion CZ401 CD Receiver

You love local radio — why not experience it to the fullest? Clarion's CZ401 CD receiver lets you enjoy the crystal-clear reception and high-quality sound that HD Radio™ technology brings to AM and FM broadcasts. On participating stations, you'll hear AM that's as clear as FM, along with FM that's almost CD quality. Check out more features in this short demo video.

Connecting Your New Receiver to Your Car's Wiring

Connecting Your New Receiver to Your Car's Wiring

Take a look at how most new car receivers are connected to the car's existing wiring in this DIY video.

Sony XAV-601BT and MirrorLink™ Connectivity

Sony XAV-601BT and MirrorLink™ Connectivity

Sony's partnered with the Car Connectivity Constortium to develop a cool new technology called MirrorLink for some of their 2012 head units (including the Sony XAV-601BT). It's designed to provide easy-to-use in-dash control over compatible smartphones. We had the opportunity to see it in action at this year's CES show out in Las Vegas.

DVD Receiver Roundup

DVD Receiver Roundup

DVD receivers are more affordable than ever, and are experiencing a surge in popularity. People love having a big touchscreen in the dash, but these handy receivers do much more than that. Crutchfield editor Matt Freeman takes a closer look at five popular models in this video.

Kenwood iDatalink

Kenwood iDatalink "Maestro"

Ford owners can upgrade to Kenwood navigation and still keep their factory-installed SYNC system, thanks to this adapter from iDatalink.

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AH75BT CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AH75BT CD Receiver

The JVC Arsenal KD-AHD75BT CD receiver gives you a built-in HD Radio™ tuner that pumps up the FM sound quality to near-CD level, while making AM broadcasts sound like traditional FM. And that's not the only attractive feature of this receiver. Take a closer look in this demo video.

Pioneer Advanced App Mode

Pioneer Advanced App Mode

Pioneer's advanced app mode gives you touchscreen control over select apps in certain Pioneer A/V receivers. It puts the apps right where they're most useful, in your dash on your receiver's big screen. It's a great way to add functionality like navigation, Internet radio, and traffic updates, all from your iPhone®.

Alpine's Smart HD Radio™ Reception

Alpine's Smart HD Radio™ Reception

Alpine's HD RadioT receivers feature a smart tuner that keeps you tuned in to secondary channels even if you're at the edge of reception and lose the digital signal briefly. The main channel automatically switches between digital and analog as needed.

Demo of the JVC KD-HDR61 CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-HDR61 CD Receiver

Local radio never sounded so good. JVC's KD-HDR61 CD receiver uses its built-in HD Radio™ tuner to tune in digital HD Radio broadcasts, pumping up the sound quality significantly. And this JVC makes it easy to play your favorite Pandora stations. Take a closer look in this display and controls demo.

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65 CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65 CD Receiver

The JVC Arsenal KD-AHD65 CD receiver lets you tune in digital HD Radio™ brodcasts, cranking up the sound quality significantly. And JVC makes it easy to play your favorite Pandora® stations. With your iPhone® connected, you can skip songs, change stations, and rate songs using the receiver's controls. Take a look at this sharp receiver in this demo video.

Alpine INE-Z928HD Navigation Receiver

Alpine INE-Z928HD Navigation Receiver

Zak had the chance to check out Alpine's INE-Z928HD navigation receiver at the Alpine booth at CES 2012.

JVC's USB Input with 1-amp Power Supply

JVC's USB Input with 1-amp Power Supply

The 2012 line of JVC receivers feature USB inputs with higher power than former generations. The full 1-amp power flow means that your connected device will charge while you're using it, or charge faster if you're not actively using the device.

Clarion CZ702 CD Receiver

Clarion CZ702 CD Receiver

At CES 2012, we got an early look at the Clarion CZ702 CD receiver. It's their flagship model and loaded with features. Watch this video for all the details.

Alpine Receivers and Pandora

Alpine Receivers and Pandora

Alpine was the first manufacturer to introduce Pandora® Internet radio into the car with your iPhone, and now they've added Pandora support for Android and BlackBerry phones to many of their 2012 receivers. Those phones get in-dash Pandora control over the Bluetooth connection.

Demo of the JVC KW-R500 CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC KW-R500 CD Receiver

Make a statement in your dash with the JVC KW-R500 CD receiver — it'll look right at home in your large dash opening and it'll give you the great sound and features you want. Take a closer look in this display and controls demo video.

Pioneer Mixtrax

Pioneer Mixtrax

Pioneer's MIXTRAX is a DJ function and software package included with some of some of the new Pioneer receivers. It brings the musical fun and excitement of a real DJ to your car.

Clarion NX702 Navigation Receiver

Clarion NX702 Navigation Receiver

We got an good look at the Clarion NX702 navigation receiver at CES 2012. This receiver has 3D navigation, an animated source screen, and much more. The NX702 does everything a good nav receiver should, and does with gorgeous style and color.

Tips to Avoid Glare on your Car Stereo Display

Tips to Avoid Glare on your Car Stereo Display

Bright glare on the stereo display has plagued us for as long as we've had the sun and car stereos. Sometimes there's just nothing you can do about it. But sometimes there is. Check out our examination of the problem in this video.

Alpine INE-S920HD Navigation Receiver

Alpine INE-S920HD Navigation Receiver

Zak had the chance to check out Alpine's INE-S920HD navigation receiver at the Alpine booth at CES 2012.

Faster Processors in Kenwood DNX-series Receivers

Faster Processors in Kenwood DNX-series Receivers

Zak got a chance to check out Kenwood's 2012 line of DNX-series navigation receivers and to see how fast their processors are. This upgrade means faster response times from the receiver with everything it does, whether you're searching for music, navigating to a destination, or just changing sources.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-HD552U CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-HD552U CD Receiver

HD Radio™ broadcasts offer FM reception that approaches CD quality, and they're available almost everywhere across the country, free of charge to listeners with the right gear. Kenwood built an HD Radio tuner into their KDC-HD552U CD receiver, so you can join in this radio revolution. Check out the KDC-HD552U in this short demo video.

JVC Smart Remote App

JVC Smart Remote App

Zak, Crutchfield video producer, checks out JVC's Smart Remote app for Android phones at CES 2012.

Crutchfield Labs  Aftermarket vs. Factory Sound in the Car

Crutchfield Labs Aftermarket vs. Factory Sound in the Car

We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? With the help of the Crutchfield Labs, we set out to prove just how much better music sounds when it's played through a high-quality aftermarket system.

Demo of the JVC KD-R330 CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-R330 CD Receiver

If you're looking to upgrade the sound in your car without shelling out serious cash, take a good look at this striking JVC. The KD-R330 CD receiver is perfect for a teenager's first car, for a family's second car, or any car with a factory radio that's on its last legs. Check it out in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-152 CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-152 CD Receiver

It's amazing how far your dollar goes these days when it comes to buying a new car stereo. Kenwood's KDC-152 CD receiver lives at the budget end of the their lineup, but you'll be pleasantly surprised at the performance and features it offers. Check it out in this demo video.

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-252U CD Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KDC-252U CD Receiver

Do you like listening to your iPod® in the car? You do? Great - but if you're just jacking it into an aux input, you're missing out on some nice features and better sound quality. Kenwood's KDC-252U CD receiver is the least expensive model with built-in iPod controls in their 2012 lineup. Take a look in this demo video.

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-A525 CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC Arsenal KD-A525 CD Receiver

You love your iPhone®. It's a music player, a movie viewer, a camera, a phone, and a friend. But what if the stereo that's in your dash right now won't let you hook it up? Step into JVC's Arsenal KD-A525, and you'll get iPod® and iPhone control, plus some other nice features. Check it out in this short demo video.

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT360MP CD Receiver

Demo of the Sony CDX-GT360MP CD Receiver

Do you want more variety in your music and radio programming when you're on the road? Sony's CDX-GT360MP CD receiver offers a big step-up in sound quality over most factory radios, along with an input for your portable player and the option of adding a satellite radio tuner. Take a look at it in this display and controls demo video.

Demo of the Sony DSX-S310BTX Digital Media Receiver

Demo of the Sony DSX-S310BTX Digital Media Receiver

It's nice when you can plug your iPod® into your car stereo and play all your tunes on the road, but where do you keep your player when you're driving? Sony's DSX-S310BTX receiver solves this dilemma with its innovative Tune Tray. It lets you connect your iPod and store it inside the stereo, keeping it secure and charged while you drive. Take a look at the Tune Tray and more in this demo video.

Demo of the Dual XDMA6510 CD Receiver

Demo of the Dual XDMA6510 CD Receiver

Not only does Dual's XDMA6510 CD receiver offer built-in controls for your iPod® or iPhone®, but they've included a mount for it too. So, now you can keep your player right where you'd like it while you drive. Check out the '6510 in this short demo video.

Demo of the JVC KD-R820BT CD Receiver

Demo of the JVC KD-R820BT CD Receiver

As the "BT" in the name suggests, JVC's KD-R820BT CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. But that's not the end of the story for this capable in-dash control center. Check it out in this short demo video.

Demo of the Axxera X2DMA500 CD Receiver

Demo of the Axxera X2DMA500 CD Receiver

Do you want a full-featured CD receiver that'll jazz up the look of the double-DIN opening in your car's dash? Axxera's X2DMA500 features iPod® controls and built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming along with some sharp styling. Check it out in this short demo video.

A DJ's take on HD Radio™ programming

A DJ's take on HD Radio™ programming

Brad, a DJ at 106.1 The Corner in Charlottesville, VA, tells us why he's so excited for the future of HD Radio. He likes the sound quality advantages, and thinks there is a lot of potential in multicasting, which lets radio stations publish additional content on the same radio frequency.

Demo of the Axxera XDMA7600 CD Receiver

Demo of the Axxera XDMA7600 CD Receiver

Axxera's XDMA7600 will be a colorful addition to your dash, thanks to the variable color choices for the large display and buttons. But there are plenty of features to go with the light show. Check it out in this short demo video.

Demo of the Axxera XDMA7800 CD Receiver

Demo of the Axxera XDMA7800 CD Receiver

Axxera's XDMA7800 CD receiver is packed with features you love to play with, plus a well-rounded set of inputs. Check it out in this short demo video.

Demo of the Clarion NX501 Navigation Receiver

Demo of the Clarion NX501 Navigation Receiver

Clarion's NX501 navigation receiver is so much fun to use, you might forget to leave the driveway. Watch our demo to check out the 21st-century user interface that feels more like a smart phone than a car stereo.

Demo of the Kenwood KIV-BT901 Digital Media Receiver

Demo of the Kenwood KIV-BT901 Digital Media Receiver

It's not enough that the Kenwood KIV-BT901 digital media receiver can play audio and video from most USB devices. When you connect your iPhone®, you can also stream and control PANDORA® Internet radio. Watch our video for a quick demonstration of the stereo's capabilities.

Demo of the Clarion CX501 CD Receiver

Demo of the Clarion CX501 CD Receiver

Clarion's CX501 CD receiver strikes a handsome pose in your double-DIN dash opening, and you can tailor its look to your vehicle's interior by choosing from 728 possible illumination colors. Throw in iPod® and iPhone® control, built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calls, plus a 2-line display, and you're ready for the open road

How to Install a Car Stereo

How to Install a Car Stereo

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.

Pioneer Stage 4 DEX-P99RS CD Receiver

Pioneer Stage 4 DEX-P99RS CD Receiver

We got the skinny on the Pioneer DEX-P99RS CD receiver directly from Pioneer. This stereo is unsurpassed for delivering audiophile-quality sound in the car.

JVC KW-NT3HDT Navigation Receiver

JVC KW-NT3HDT Navigation Receiver

We get the inside scoop on the JVC KW-NT3HDT navigation receiver from one of our coworkers. She tells what she loves about it and how she uses the navigation system and iPod controls.

Rosen Navigation Receivers

Rosen Navigation Receivers

In this Crutchfield video, we discuss how Rosen navigation receivers are designed to be a direct replacement for your factory stereo. Rosen stereos look good and pack a lot of handy features that your factory radio doesn't.

JVC KD-S100 CD Receiver

JVC KD-S100 CD Receiver

The JVC KD-S100 CD receiver features the unique Digital Power Station sound processor for creating lifelike sound in your car, and our man Ken tells you all about it in this short video.

JVC Arsenal KW-NT1 Navigation Receiver

JVC Arsenal KW-NT1 Navigation Receiver

The JVC KW-NT1 navigation receiver can guide you around town and make your music sound great. This video gives you an up-close look at some of the stereo's key features, including Bluetooth calling and iPod control.

Kenwood DPX503 CD Receiver

Kenwood DPX503 CD Receiver

Our experts take a quick look at the Kenwood DPX503 CD receiver and discuss some of the features that make it an excellent choice for cars with a double-sized dash opening.

What are Digital Media Receivers?

What are Digital Media Receivers?

Crutchfield car audio experts discuss a new trend in car stereos: the digital media receiver.

Alpine IVA-W505 DVD Receiver

Alpine IVA-W505 DVD Receiver

A Crutchfield car audio expert takes a look at the Alpine IVA-W505 DVD receiver.