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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.

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.

We're passionate about car audio. Our Mobile Audio Listening Lab lets us get hands-on experience with all kinds of car audio gear, from speakers and subs to

How to install a car stereo
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The actual steps involved vary from car to car, but this is a good example.

Make your music sound lively and vital with a Sound Ordnance amplifier. Watch this Crutchfield video to see what these rugged, value-packed amplifiers have to offer.

Stephen D's 2003 Jaguar X-Type
by Dominic Devito

Stephen D. from Farmington, NM, added a pair of hard-hitting 12" JL Audio w3v3 subwoofers and an Alpine DVD receiver to his 2003 Jaguar X-Type sedan.

Anatomy of a car speaker
by John Pollard

Materials, construction, and design can greatly impact how speakers sound. Here's a look at what makes Focal speakers sound so good.

Sealed or ported
by Buck Pomerantz

Subwoofers in sealed boxes play "tight" bass, while ported boxes sound "boomy." Which type you need depends on the style of music you like and how you want it to sound.

Our discounts on the installation gear you need when installing a new car stereo or car speakers can help you do your own installation while saving you money.

Doug F's 2001 Ford Explorer
by Matt Freeman

Doug F, a retired chemist from Mesa, AZ, installed his very first stereo in his 2001 Ford Explorer.

All about subwoofers
by Buck Pomerantz

All the information and links you'll need to plan, install, tune, and enjoy a subwoofer system in your car or truck.