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Articles & Videos: Audio Accessories & Installation

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

This Crutchfield video covers the basics of car speaker installation. You'll see that you can do it yourself, have fun, and save money when you upgrade your speakers.

How to choose vibration damping
by Crutchfield Writing Team

These days, many vehicles are very tight and wind- and road-noise is minimal, giving you a quiet ride and nice listening environment. However, many cars don't have

The radio you have determines which SiriusXM satellite radio plan you can get. Find out what's available for your particular radio, plus check out a channel guide.

Antennas FAQ
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Is installing a new antenna a difficult task? My antenna's reception is pretty good, but I think it should be better. Would an antenna booster be of any help? Will

Car Stereo Glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

The automotive audio terms you'll need to know when you're shopping for aftermarket CD players, nav receivers, or digital media receivers for your car or truck.

Video: Car stereo installation tools
by Robert Ferency-Viars

This video showcases some of the tools and accessories that are frequently needed when installing car stereo equipment. These tools are some of our favorite toys.

Car video buying guide
by Alexander Hrabe

From in-dash DVD players to easy-add-on portable systems, car video makes your trips a lot more fun, and this article covers the topic from front to back.

Cutting down resonance and road noise
by Crutchfield Writing Team

A sound damping product like Dynamat can drastically improve your sound system's performance. We put it to the test by installing a door kit in a noisy 2002 Nissan

Subwoofer wiring diagrams
by Buck Pomerantz

Our wiring diagrams will help you find the best way to connect your subs and amps so you'll get the best performance out of your gear.

What are home kits?
by Matt Freeman

A quick description of home kits for dock & play satellite radios.

Adding new component speakers is a great way to improve the sound of your vehicle, but installation can involve a few more steps than coaxial speakers.

Amplifier wire gauge chart
by Buck Pomerantz

Need to know know which size of wire you should use when installing an amplifier? Use our handy cable gauge chart to find out.