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.
When you're shopping for speakers, don't forget the tweeter. Tweeters reproduce the upper frequencies in your music they're what makes your highs sparkle and come to life so they're vital for proper soundstaging and stereo separation.
Many of us have music on our computers. In this video, we'll go through the steps you need to take to create a desktop audio system.
Find out how to improve your TV's sound, from single-speaker solutions to full home theater setups.
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.
All the information and links you'll need to plan, install, tune, and enjoy a subwoofer system in your car or truck.
There's music inside your smartphone, waiting to get out. Here are ten ways you can share it with friends and family, and have it sound great in the process.
Wonder what the differences are between Bluetooth and Apple Airplay? The Crutchfield Labs takes a look at the basics in this animated explainer video.
Are you trying to make sense of the gear you'll need to set up a live sound system? Confused about mixers, sources, amplifiers, cables, microphones, and more? Crutchfield looks at the basics in this short video.
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.
This video explains how a digital-to-analog converter gives you better sound from the music stored on your computer.
Bill Becker, the founder and CEO of BDI, talks about what makes BDI furniture so special and gives an overview of the Novia, Avion, Cirrus, Valera and Mirage furniture lines.
Get the scoop on choosing a sound bar for your TV. Sound bars are a great choice for small or difficult spaces, or if you don't want wires running around your room.
Monitor Audio has been building highly refined, superb-sounding home loudspeakers since the mid-1970s. Crutchfield is thrilled to introduce them to our customers.
Confused about what's in the speakers you're thinking of buying? This glossary examines the materials used in car speakers as well as some common design elements.
Amanda and Chris share their impressions of Polk's RC85i, RC65i, RC80i, and RC60i in-wall and in-ceiling speakers in this short video.
The compact Samsung Shape wireless speakers let you enjoy your music many different ways. By themselves, the Shape speakers make a great system for your den or office. You can stream music to them from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. With multiple Shape speakers and the Samsung Shape WAM250 Wireless Audio Hub, you can easily create a wireless multi-room audio system.
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Installing new speakers is the single most cost-effective improvement you can make to your vehicle's audio system. Aftermarket speakers are relatively inexpensive and they're usually not that hard to install. Here are a few general tips on how to do the job yourself.
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Definitive's Mythos speakers offer audiophile performance in a sleek, stylish package. Learn about what makes these speakers different in this short overview.