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2007-2013 Toyota Tundra

2007-2013 Toyota Tundra

by Jon Paulette

Well aware that full-sized pickups were selling faster than most cars, including their own Camry, Toyota went big in 2007. The result was the second-generation Tundra, which has all the size and strength necessary to match up with the best of the Big Three.

 
2010-2014 Subaru Outback

2010-2014 Subaru Outback

by Jon Paulette

Sure-footed, spacious, and comfortable, the Outback has carved out a niche as the utility vehicle of choice for people who wouldn't be caught dead in an SUV. Even if you don't live in the mountains, there's a lot to like in this versatile car.

 
Peachtree Audio deepblue2 Review

Peachtree Audio deepblue2 Review

by Ralph Graves

The Peachtree Audio deepblue2 is one high-performance powered Bluetooth® speaker that delivers on its promises with outstanding sound quality.

 
Sonos buying guide

Sonos buying guide

by David Brown

Interested in an easy solution for wireless audio throughout your home? We'll help you decide what Sonos gear you need to make your multi-room-music dreams come true.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC KW-V21BT DVD receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC KW-V21BT DVD receiver

by Ken Nail

The JVC KW-V21BT DVD receiver provides a vibrant 6.2" touchscreen to control your music, video, and phone calls. You can access frequently used functions through the keys on each side of the screen, and you can even switch the onscreen icons around to suit your preferences. Take a look in this demo video.

 
2006-2012 Toyota RAV4

2006-2012 Toyota RAV4

by Jon Paulette

When it comes to so-called "cute utes," the Toyota RAV4 is one of the best around. The third-generation model, which debuted in 2006 and lasted until 2012, was extremely popular with both press and public for its ride, handling, and overall non-truckiness.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DDX492 DVD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DDX492 DVD receiver

by Ken Nail

The Kenwood Excelon DDX492 DVD receiver brings a whole new experience to your travels by offering comprehensive iPod® controls, an HD Radio™ tuner, and built-in Bluetooth®. Take a look at it in this demo video.

 
Phorus PS5 wireless speaker and PR5 wireless receiver review

Phorus PS5 wireless speaker and PR5 wireless receiver review

by Jeff Miller

We gave two Phorus wireless music devices a test run - separately and as part of a multi-room system. Find out how well they performed.

 
A conversation about bass

A conversation about bass

by Matt Freeman

Three of our car audio manufacturers, Alpine, Kicker, and Pioneer, offer their tips on getting exactly the kind of bass you want in the car.

 
TV FAQ

TV FAQ

by Steve Kindig

What is an "OLED TV"? What does "4K" mean? What size screen do I need for home theater? How far should I sit from my TV for the best picture? What about viewing height, does that matter? Plus more...

 
What is 4K Ultra High Definition TV?

What is 4K Ultra High Definition TV?

by Steve Kindig

Ultra High Definition TVs, often referred to as "4K" TVs, can display four times the detail of typical HDTVs. How noticeable is the improvement? Is there any 4K content available? We'll tackle these questions and more.

 
Android compatibility for Leslie H's 2001 Nissan Xterra

Android compatibility for Leslie H's 2001 Nissan Xterra

by Dave Delamere

Leslie H replaces her 14-year old factory radio and speakers in her 2001 Nissan Xterra.

 
2008-2012 Buick Enclave

2008-2012 Buick Enclave

by Jon Paulette

From the taut, muscular exterior to the curvy, comfortable interior, the Enclave has everything you'd expect in a Buick, plus acres of space and surprisingly decent handling. And, thanks to luxury car levels of noise suppression, the Enclave's ultra-quiet cabin is a terrific place to enjoy a new stereo system.

 
Introduction to commercial audio systems

Introduction to commercial audio systems

by Buck Pomerantz

70-volt distributed speaker systems are often the best solution for commercial and institutional buildings.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood DDX372BT DVD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood DDX372BT DVD receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's DDX372BT DVD receiver elevates your mobile multimedia experience by offering comprehensive iPod and Android controls, along with built-in Bluetooth. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT362U CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT362U CD receiver

by Ken Nail

With Kenwood's KDC-BT362U CD receiver, you can connect your iPhone® or Android™ and enjoy your phone's stored and app-driven music. Or you can ditch the USB cable by using the built-in Bluetooth®to wirelessly stream your tunes. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Digital media receivers shopping guide

Digital media receivers shopping guide

by Ken Nail

Digital media receivers are becoming a more common aftermarket in-dash receiver option. How do you pick the right one? Answering these questions below will help you narrow down your choices to get the right digital media receiver for you. The check out our selection at crutchfield.com.

 
Video: DIY Car Tips - NFC Bluetooth Pairing

Video: DIY Car Tips - NFC Bluetooth Pairing

by Ken Nail

NFC (Near Field Communication) offers an easier way to pair your Bluetooth smartphone with some newer car stereo receivers. See how it works in this short demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT562U CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT562U CD receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's KDC-BT562U CD receiver incorporates Bluetooth® so you can stream music from your smartphone and call hands-free. And the USB port can handle MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV music files on a thumb drive, too. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X3700BHS DVD receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X3700BHS DVD receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's AVH-X3700BHS DVD receiver adds the convenience and safety of Bluetooth® to your car - plus the advantages of a touchscreen receiver. And you'll also enjoy the great sound and features of an HD Radio tuner. Take a look at that and more in this demo video.

 
All About Subwoofers

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.

 
2013-up Subaru BRZ

2013-up Subaru BRZ

by Jon Paulette

While there's something wonderful about having access to several hundred more horsepower than you need whenever you want it, raw power isn't the only way to have fun in a car. There are plenty of grins to be had in a well-balanced car with the right combination of motor, manners, and moxie. Like, for example, the BRZ.

 
Video: Mackie ProFX16 Mixer

Video: Mackie ProFX16 Mixer

by Cory Teitelbaum

Mackie's ProFX16 16-channel mixer gives you all the features you need for live performance, plus gives you a slew of built-in effects to help you dial in the perfect tone.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X4700BS DVD receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X4700BS DVD receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's AVH-X4700BS DVD receiver not only adds the convenience and safety of Bluetooth to your car, it lights up your dash with a big 6.95" touchscreen display. Add iPod/iPhone controls, MirrorLink compatibility with Android, and Pandora control and there's a lot to like. Check it out in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X2700BS DVD receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X2700BS DVD receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's AVH-X2700BS DVD receiver adds the convenience and safety of Bluetooth to your car - plus the advantages of a touchscreen receiver. You'll enjoy hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus the ability to wirelessly stream and control music from compatible phones and other Bluetooth devices. See more in this demo video.

 
TV Glossary

TV Glossary

by Steve Kindig

Learn about common TV terms and technologies, including 3D TV; Internet-ready TVs; 120Hz and 240Hz refresh rates; LED, LCD, and plasma TVs; and much more.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X1700S DVD receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X1700S DVD receiver

by Ken Nail

With Pioneer's AVH-X1700S DVD multimedia receiver, you'll take charge of your entertainment using the 6.2" touchscreen, complete with intuitive controls.Plus this DVD receiver boasts twice the resolution of most multimedia receivers, so you'll have a clearer, sharper picture on your screen. Check it out in this demo video.

 
Sony HAP-Z1ES Hi-Res Music Player review

Sony HAP-Z1ES Hi-Res Music Player review

by David Brown

Want to get amazing sound from digital tunes with your home stereo? That's what Sony offers with this high-resolution server and player. Can it please your ears while offering more convenience than computer-based setups? I took it home to find out.

 
2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade

2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade

by Jon Paulette

Even in a parking lot full of SUVs (i.e., most parking lots), this truck stands out from the crowd. And, if you're like most Escalade owners, that's totally okay with you. If you wanted to blend in, you could take your pick of nice, bland luxury sedans. But what fun would that be?

 
Video: Bluesound wireless hi-fi multi-room music system

Video: Bluesound wireless hi-fi multi-room music system

by Video Team

Bluesound marks a collaboration between NAD and PSB to bring Hi-Fi into the wireless age. Once connected to your home network, Bluesound lets you stream your hi-res digital music files using your smartphone, tablet or computer as the controller.

 

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