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Factory speakers tend to be made from materials that can't handle the extreme conditions found in a car. Aftermarket speakers are built to withstand these elements.

Gettin' the jams in a Ram
by Dave Delamere

Gary learns how to install a receiver and speakers in his Dodge Ram by using Crutchfield MasterSheet instructions and tech support.

Raise the soundstage
by John Pollard

Installing tweeters in your doors will give you better stereo imaging and raise the soundstage in your car. Here, we describe your options for mounting tweeters.

Video: Sound Ordnance Subwoofers
by Zak Billmeier, Jo Greene

Car audio systems need a subwoofer to fill out the bass in your music and give it a full-bodied sound. Watch this short Crutchfield video to learn about the subwoofer

BassLink
by Charlie Pastorfield

Bass takes space. That's the immutable law of nature that has frustrated mankind for years. The Infinity BassLink sets out to prove that you can have bass AND space.

Building a great car stereo doesn't have to be an "all or nothing" proposition. With a plan and a budget, you can build a great audio system one step at a time.

Undercover subwoofers
by Buck Pomerantz

Three of us here at Crutchfield installed subs that added punch and presence to our music without losing cargo space in our cars.

How to install a powered subwoofer
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Powered subs include all the elements of a subwoofer system — subwoofer, amplifier, and enclosure. Here's how to install a typical powered sub.

Amps make music fun
by Buck Pomerantz

When you add an amp to your system, the sound becomes higher, wider, and more realistic — like the band's in the car and you're in the front row.

What makes a great subwoofer like the Alpine Type-R sound so good? For Alpine, it's a combination of brilliant design and high-quality materials.

One of our employees shares the excitement of having an amplifier in her car for the first time. We installed the Rockford Fosgate Punch P400-4 amplifier in her car,

Upgrade your car's sound
by Buck Pomerantz

Factory stereo systems leave a lot to be desired. The four upgrade systems we discuss in this article improve the factory sound of different vehicles in different ways.

Kicker's Yellow Series of amps, speakers and subs gives you the performance you expect from Kicker at a more affordable price. This year's models are better than ever.

Factory car speakers are the bane of every music lover's existence. Fortunately, we carry aftermarket speakers that are built to survive life in your car or truck.