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Satellite Radio Glossary
by Matt Freeman

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

Car stereo installation guide
by Robert Ferency-Viars

This installation guide shows you how to remove your old car stereo and install and wire a new in-dash receiver in your car.

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.

Marty C's custom party cooler
by Alexander Hrabe

Inspired by Crutchfield, Marty C. upgrades his cooler with the Infinity INF-MPK250 receiver and speaker package and a Sound Ordnance B-8PTD powered subwoofer.

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.

Steve, Crutchfield A/V Editor, gives us a tour of the Crutchfield Labs. He talks about why we built the Labs and how they can help us find you the right gear.

Confused about what's in the speakers you're thinking of buying? This glossary examines the materials used in car speakers as well as some common design elements.

For many, the iPhone has become an essential part of their lives. It stores music, movies, and a plethora of apps that entertain or help with productivity. Nowadays,

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.

Thanks to NMEA 2000 technology, today's marine gear can work together seamlessly to give you more information and entertainment than ever before.

What are firmware updates?
by Robert Ferency-Viars

What exactly is firmware, and why is it so important? This article answers those questions, and offers some advice on how to keep your gear's firmware up to date.

Now, some people will tell you that the key to a successful tailgate is the spread, and they’re on to something. But experience has taught me that the right combination of electronic equipment...

Car audio for the first-time buyer
by Charlie Pastorfield

Buying car audio gear for the first time? Here are some tips to help you find the right stereo equipment for your car or truck.

Car amplifiers glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

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

Harold Jones, winner of  Virginia's IASCA Sound Quality Challenge, was kind enough to drop by Headquarters to show off his impressive ride. The centerpiece of Harold's system is his ...

Video: Where to Position your Subwoofer Box
by Robert Ferency-Viars, Matt Freeman

Getting loud bass in your car isn't just about power - where you place your subwoofer in the trunk can make a huge difference. We ran some tests to find out more.