Now that the front door speakers were in -- and we could ably demonstrate the difference between the front aftermarket and rear factory speakers -- it was time to install the new...
Brand-name speakers will make a big difference in your car's sound, there's no doubt about it. But with some simple, relatively inexpensive extra steps, you can make them sound even better.
Robert Ferency-Viars, Ken Nail
Replacing your vehicle's factory speakers is usually one of the easiest ways to dramatically improve your car stereo's sound quality. In this short video, Crutchfield experts discuss how and why to change your factory speakers.
Kenwood's Excelon XR-1800P speakers feature a huge 7" cone, packed into a frame that will still fit into the factory openings of many Dodge, GM, and Toyota vehicles. A bigger cone moves more air, so your music can have the fullness and punch you don't get with most factory speakers.
Factory speakers are not built to last, so over time they'll deteriorate to the point where they sound truly awful. We set up a blind listening test in our Labs and invited some of our most critical listeners to drop by and see if they could tell a difference in the sound.
We dissect the Polk Audio LSi M 705 floor-standing speaker to find out what makes it sound good.
Our video team traveled to Polk Audio to check out the extreme tests that their car speakers and marine speakers undergo.
Aaron Cochron from Audioengine tells us about the P4 bookshelf speakers and N22 desktop amp, and how they can combine to make a sweet little computer audio setup.
Mike Lang, a trainer from Definitive Technology, visited Crutchfield to show off their new bipolar floor-standing and center channel speakers.
Learn about Polk's Atrium line of outdoor speakers, and get some recommendations for choosing the right model for your yard.
Dave Bar, Steve Kindig
Learn about some of AudioQuest's most popular speaker cable lines, and how to know if they're a good choice for your system.
Ken Nail, J.R. Stoffel
Learn about the features that make Polk Audio db series car speakers a popular choice for improved sound.
PSB's Imagine X line of speakers gives you the kind of clean, balanced sound PSB is known for without breaking your budget. PSB takes driver technology developed for their top-tier Synchrony line to deliver audiophile-quality sound.
We're passionate about car audio. Crutchfield's Mobile Audio Listening Lab lets us get hands-on experience with all kinds of car audio gear, from speakers and subs to amplifiers and receivers.
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.
If the music in your vehicle sounds terrible, it might be time to replace those old, blown-out factory speakers.
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.
Focal's IFVW Golf 6 system provides you with a huge improvement in sound quality by letting you replace the VW's front door tweeters and woofers with a set of custom speakers that fit right into the factory locations and plug into the existing wiring.
The mobile audio/video section of the Crutchfield Labs lets our writers, researchers, and advisors get hands-on experience with the latest car audio products.
Crutchfield writer Jo knew her factory audio system wasn't cutting it...she needed a car audio intervention. So she decided to replace her factory speakers with Kicker, and power them with a Kicker amp. Check out Jo's new gear, and ride along with her as she talks about the huge difference Kicker made in her sound.