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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.

Rear-view cameras buying guide
by Alexander Hrabe

Rear-view video systems simply make backing up safer, but finding the right system 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.

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 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?

Adding Dynamat sound damping to your car quiets noise and vibration, giving you a quieter ride. This short video presents an overview of what Dynamat is and how it

Subwoofers Glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the features and technical specifications included among today's car stereo subwoofers.

Car speakers glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

A helpful guide to the technical specifications and terminology you'll see when you're shopping for car speakers.

Satellite Radio Glossary
by Matt Freeman

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