A PA speaker system needs an amplifier to power the speakers. This article walks you through the basics of power amplifier applications and gives you advice for choosing the right amplifier for your system.
There are as many kinds of boaters as there are different kinds of boats, so sweeping generalizations are worth about as much as a fishnet windsock. That said, if you see a little bit of yourself in these user profiles, it might help you create your ideal marine audio system.
When it's time to upgrade your boat's audio system, it's important to look for marine-rated stereo equipment that can stand up to life on the water. This handy guide will give you some tips on what to buy for your boat.
Dave, a Crutchfield audio enthusiast, tests whether or not upgrading your earbuds and adding a NuForce iDo DAC makes your low-res music on your iPod sound better.
A car can be a great place to enjoy music, but many commuters still put up with marginal sound quality that they'd never tolerate at home. Here are some tips on how to improve your vehicle's sound, whether you're listening on a simple factory system or a multi-channel amplified setup.
Marine receivers are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations. Our handy guide will help you find the receiver that's right for your boat.
Whether you only need a single mic and a speaker or a full kit for your band, it pays to know how a PA system works. This article explains each piece of the system and will help you figure out which ones you need.
Many new vehicles incorporate climate controls and other features into their factory radios, making it difficult to install a new stereo. Car stereo manufacturers have responded with a variety of products for upgrading your factory radio. Don't want to replace your radio? Charlie Pastorfield reviews some of your options.
Find out how to get better sound from the music on your computer using headphones in this short video.
Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail
Crutchfield's car audio experts Ken and Zak present an overview of Focal car audio products. Focal is a leading name in high-quality sound and Crutchfield is proud to have them in our lineup.
When you're shopping for marine audio and electronic equipment for your boat, you run into a lot of jargon along the way. Our Marine Audio Glossary can help.
Thinking about buying some new stereo equipment for your boat? Not sure exactly what you need to buy? Our marine audio FAQ will help you navigate these unfamiliar waters.
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.
Now that ATVs are bigger, more powerful, and more popular than ever, many owners are looking for ways to add fun and functionality to their vehicles. If you want to upgrade your ATV, the Power Rail line of accessories is a great place to start.
We overhauled the audio system in a local music teacher's classroom. With quality speakers, amps, and components in place, the music he plays for his class sounds crystal clear.
A group of audio enthusiasts got together in the Crutchfield Labs to audition a Cambridge Audio/PSB music system and give their impressions.
Martha from Panamax stopped by to show us some of the features on the Panamax M5300-PM power line conditioner and surge protector.
Martha from Panamax shows the great features on the Panamax M5400-PM power line conditioner and voltage regulator.
We sent an in-house pro audio expert to design a sound system for Trinity Irish Pub's dance floor. Complete with Crown amps, Furman power protection and JBL speakers, it was an instant hit.
If you're in the market for new car speakers but don't know where to start, take a look at these ten customer favorites to get your bearings.