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What are home kits?
by Matt Freeman

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

Component speakers installation guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Installing component speakers in your vehicle can make a big difference in the sound, but there's a bit more involved than in installing regular full-range speakers.

Brand-name speakers will make a big difference in your car's sound. But with some simple, relatively inexpensive extra steps, you can make them sound even better.

What are dual voice coil subwoofers?
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Dual voice coil subwoofers are a popular choice among car audio enthusiasts who want more flexibility in wiring their sound systems.

Installer's Toolbox #2: Pro.Fit Wire Worm
by Crutchfield Writing Team

My very first accessories post was about the S&G wire stripper . I've decided to retroactively make it the start of a series. With "Installer's Toolbox" I'll talk about the...

Rear-view cameras buying guide
by Alexander Hrabe

Rear-view video systems simply make backing up safer, but finding the right backup camera can feel daunting. This introduction will help you shop with confidence.

Car amplifiers glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Car amplifier audio terms - like watts, volts, and efficiency - are explained.

Our subwoofer shopping guide will help you determine which kind of subwoofer and bass system you need, to get the sound you want.

Satellite Radio FAQ
by Matt Freeman

What does satellite radio sound like? What will I hear on satellite radio? Does satellite radio carry local stations? Can I get satellite radio in a leased vehicle?

Satellite Radio Glossary
by Matt Freeman

Learn about the features and specifications included in this remarkable technology.

Introduction to car stereo
by Robert Ferency-Viars

A car stereo is the centerpiece of any car audio system. This introduction makes it easier to find the right aftermarket receiver for your car or truck.

Car speakers FAQ
by Crutchfield Writing Team

What kind of a difference do new car speakers really make? How difficult will my new speakers be to install? Those, and other common questions, are answered in our FAQ.

Subwoofers FAQ
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Which subwoofer will sound the loudest? Or the deepest? Which hits harder: one 12" sub or two 10" subs? How much power do I need? These answers and more in our FAQ.

Satellite radio vehicle installation guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

There are several ways to get satellite radio in your vehicle. The two most popular in-car satellite radio products are plug-and-play tuners and dedicated in-car