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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

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.

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.

Check out this overview of a typical installation to see the steps involved when you install an amplifier in your vehicle.

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

Capacitors FAQ
by Buck Pomerantz

What is a capacitor? Can it help my stereo system sound better? How do you hook it up? Get the answers to these and other questions here in our Capacitors FAQ.

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.

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.

Video: how to choose an amplifier
by Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail

Here are some major points to consider and features to look for when choosing a new amplifier, like how many channels, or how much power it needs.

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