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.
Polk's Woodbourne wireless speaker features elegant looks, wireless convenience, and powerful sound. The Woodbourne's sealed speaker enclosure is crafted from acoustically inert materials, and is gently curved for superior rigidity and better sound projection.
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.
Not feeling the impact from your television's tiny built-in speakers? What if we told you that with AC power and one cable from your television we could up your audio game noticeably - with a little help from JBL, of course.
How easy is it to create a whole-home music system? Home A/V writer David took Denon's HEOS speakers home to find out and to see how good they sound.
Kicker's venerable KS series of car speakers gets a couple of key updates for 2014. First, they now employ a silk-dome tweeter for smoother highs, and second, a shallower basket so they'll fit into more vehicles.