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Car amplifiers glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the features and technical specifications found in today's amplifiers.

Crossovers FAQ
by Crutchfield Writing Team

What is a crossover and do I need one? What's the difference between passive and active crossovers? How hard is it to install a crossover? These answers and more in our crossovers FAQ.

A convenient way to send the powered signal from an amplifier to car speakers is to run the new speakers wires from the amp to the stereo harness that's behind the receiver, where all the car's speaker connections are accessible in one place.

Setting amp gain correctly matches your amp's input level with your receiver's output level, resulting in maximum distortion-free music and minimum background noise. Here's a method for setting amp gain fast and accurately using test tones.

Car amplifiers FAQ
by Buck Pomerantz

Where should I mount my amp? What wiring do I need? Does any of it come with the amp? What size power and ground wires do I need for my amplifier? How much air space do I need around my amplifier? What's the biggest amp I can hook up to my car's electrical system? Plus more.

Capacitors FAQ
by Buck Pomerantz

First of all, what is a capacitor? Can it help my stereo system sound better? How do you hook it up? Get the answers to these and other questions here in our Capacitors FAQ.

When the stereo pulls too much power out of your car's electrical system, every part of the system suffers, even the amplifier itself. Here we discuss the most popular fixes for an underpowered electrical system: the big 3 upgrade, a capacitor, a larger alternator, and a second battery.

Confusion about how to wire subwoofers has been around for as long as people have been putting them in cars. Here, we'll explain why the way you wire your subwoofer affects the output.

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.

Upgrade your car's sound
by Buck Pomerantz

Factory stereo systems leave a lot to be desired. This problem now has some solutions that let you keep your factory stereo and get spectacular sound, customized for your specific vehicle. The four upgrade systems we discuss in this article improve the factory sound of different vehicles in different ways.

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.

2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
by Jon Paulette

The Dodge (aka Ram) Dakota was one of the last of the "mid-size" pickups. Available in Club Cab and Quad Cab models, the Dakota is ideal for people who know exactly how much truck they need and why. Once you find the right truck, why not fill it with the right stereo?

Whether you're fishing, waterskiing, or just cruising around, boating is even more enjoyable when you have a quality marine audio system. Here's how we outfitted two different boats belonging to Crutchfield employees.

Dan, a Crutchfield web designer, performed a major sound upgrade in his 1991 Mazda Miata by installing an Alpine KTP-445A compact car amplifier, a new Alpine receiver, and Polk Audio db speakers.

With a comfortable interior and smooth, refined road manners, the VW Jetta is a wonderful way to add some European flair to your everyday drive. If you like a little music while you're carving up a country road, add a new stereo and speakers to your Jetta.

Years ago, prepping so-called "marine" audio equipment for life on a boat basically meant giving some old gear a new serial number and a white finish. Oh, how times have changed. Boaters demanded better, and companies like FUSION are delivering. We're proud to add these products to our marine lineup.

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
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.

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.

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