Crutchfield Writing Team
In Crutchfield's Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery, you'll find pictures of the plugs, ports, and jacks commonly used for hooking up home audio/video gear — HDTVs, Blu-ray players, receivers, and more.
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.
The latest Jeep Wranglers prove that it's possible to combine the rugged, go-anywhere capability Jeep enthusiasts demand with the comfort mainstream audiences expect. In 2011, Jeep rolled out some improvements that made the Wrangler's interior a much nicer place for an aftermarket stereo.
With two seats, precious little luggage space and submarine-quality rear visibility, the Chrysler Crossfire is about as practical as a disco ball in a duck blind. But so what? A car like this isn't meant to be practical; it's meant to be sporty, stylish, and fun - which by all accounts, it is.
The F-150 SuperCab is a versatile, hard-working truck that's at home in the mountains or at the mall. A variety of factory stereo systems were available, but if you're serious about sound, you'll want an aftermarket upgrade.
Whether you and your crew are headed to a job site or a tailgating party. the F-150 SuperCrew has plenty of space for whatever you're hauling. A variety of factory stereo systems were available in this big, comfortable truck, but if you're serious about sound, you'll want an aftermarket upgrade.
There's something to be said for continually improving on a good idea. By the 2002, the Firebird was the best it had ever been at doing the things ponycars do - accelerating quickly, handling well, and looking cool. These cars are still a blast to drive, and a new stereo system makes the experience even more enjoyable.
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.
The Lamborghini Murcielago's wonderful V-12 engine sounds as good idling as it does at full shriek, but a little music is nice, too. If the sound of your favorite tunes matters as much as the sound of a high-performance engine, you'll definitely want to upgrade your Lambo's factory system.
Like the trucks that came before it, Ford's 12th generation F-150 is a hard-working truck with a lot to offer. A variety of factory stereos could be optioned into the F-150, but no matter what's in the dash and doors, those factory stereos aren't as powerful as the truck that surrounds them. Thankfully, we know how to fix that.
The 2003-08 Hyundai Tiburon is an affordable choice for anyone looking for a sporty runabout with plenty of potential. It's the kind of car you'd actually want to buy -- not just because it's cheap, but because it's actually kind of cool.
A mid-cycle update refreshed and refined the Chrysler PT Cruiser. If you're looking for a versatile car with character to spare, the PT is a solid choice. There's plenty of space for you, your family, and your stuff. And, of course, a great stereo system.
The 2005-09 Mustang re-ignited the "pony car" wars with its combination of retro style and modern performance. Whether you're looking for a stylish daily driver or a bellowing muscle car, there's a Mustang for you. And once you find your Mustang, we're here to help you build the perfect stereo system.
The Corvette has long been regarded as "America's One True Sports Car." With the C6, Chevy stopped settling for being the best in America by default, and got serious about beating the best in the world on merit. We can help you make your "one true sports car" sound truly awesome.
The first-gen Pilot has been a suburban staple for years, and this handsome hauler remains a solid choice if you're looking for a reliable, comfortable SUV. The Pilot's stock stereo isn't bad, but if you're a real music lover, you'll want to upgrade.
Alpine made their V-Power amps 40% smaller for 2013, so they'll fit in more places than ever. Plus they employ some smart technology called Enhanced Shutdown Performance, which rolls back the output a bit when the amp threatens to overheat from playing at its limits too long.
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.
All the information and links you'll need to plan, install, tune, and enjoy a subwoofer system in your car or truck.
Helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for designing and building your own custom car subwoofer box.