Car Audio, Video & GPS: Articles & Videos

Tuning Your Subs

Tuning Your Subs

by Buck Pomerantz

Having a subwoofer in your car is a good thing, but if the subwoofer isn't properly tuned, it won't sound as good as it should. This article describes how to adjust your amplifier so that your subwoofer will sound just the way you want it to.

 
What Are Dock & Play Satellite Radios?

What Are Dock & Play Satellite Radios?

by Matt Holliday

A look at Dock & Play satellite radios.

 
Get the Best Sound Out of Your Portable Music Player in the Car

Get the Best Sound Out of Your Portable Music Player in the Car

by Robert Ferency-Viars

How to get the best sound quality from your portable music player when connecting it to your car stereo.

 

How to Install a Mobile Video System: General Tips

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Automotive video system components vary by manufacturer, but there are a few general rules you can follow when installing a car video system. Check them out here.

 
CD receivers shopping guide

CD receivers shopping guide

by Robert Ferency-Viars

With so many in-dash CD receivers to choose from, how do you pick the right one? This article will help you ask the right questions, narrow your choices, and find the car stereo that's right for you.

 
How to Build a Subwoofer Box

How to Build a Subwoofer Box

by Erin Blanton

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

 
Video: Car Amplifier Build Quality

Video: Car Amplifier Build Quality

by Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail

If you can get the same amount of power from two different amplifiers, is there any reason to buy the higher-priced amp? What are you getting for that extra money? We'll discuss the differences in build quality and performance between lower-priced amplifiers and more-expensive options.

 
iPod® Installation Guide

iPod® Installation Guide

by Todd Cabell

Step-by-step instructions on how to connect an iPod to your car stereo.

 
Binoculars Shopping Guide

Binoculars Shopping Guide

by Julie Govan

Make the right choice with this helpful overview of binocular specifications and features.

 
How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers

How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers

by Buck Pomerantz

This step-by-step guide will help you make sure that your amps and subs are evenly matched and work well together, whether you have the subwoofers and want to find the amplifier to run them, or you've already got the amp and want the right subs for it.

 
Car Speakers FAQ

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? Will my factory radio power aftermarket speakers? Those, and other common questions, are answered in our FAQ.

 
Video: Car Amplifier Features

Video: Car Amplifier Features

by Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail

This short video describes some of the common features you should look for when you're shopping for an amplifier for your car audio system. Not every amplifier will have all of these features, so make sure the amp that you get has the ones you need.

 
HD Radio™ Technology — Great Sound and Cool Features

HD Radio™ Technology — Great Sound and Cool Features

by Ken Nail

Most people spend a lot of their in-car time listening to the radio, so why not ensure time is enjoyable? Ken looks at the cool features you'll enjoy from many HD Radio receivers.

 
Amplifier Wiring Diagram

Amplifier Wiring Diagram

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Take a look at a typical amp wiring scheme.

 
Marine Audio Glossary

Marine Audio Glossary

by Danae Marshall

When you're shopping for marine audio and electronic equipment for your boat, you run into a lot of jargon along the way. Our Marine Audio Glossary can help.

 

Car Video FAQ

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Why would I want a car video system? How do I put together a mobile video system? Do I have to buy everything for my system at one time? What about multi-channel sound mobile theater? Plus more...

 
Dual Voice Coil Subwoofers

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. If you're looking for maximum performance, a DVC sub might be the right choice for you.

 
Subwoofers FAQ

Subwoofers FAQ

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Which hits harder: one 12" sub or two 10" subs? How much power do I need? What difference do cone materials make? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in Crutchfield's Subwoofer FAQ.

 

HD Radio™ FAQ

by Ralph Graves

Get the answers to frequently asked questions about HD Radio technology.

 
What Are Dedicated Car Satellite Radios?

What Are Dedicated Car Satellite Radios?

by Matt Freeman

An overview of satellite radios that work exclusively in the car.