Crutchfield editor Steve puts together a new home theater system. He wanted surround sound, but also needed a system that does justice to music.
The Kia Soul is a nifty, fun-to-drive little box with a style all its own. Kia has definitely come a long way from their origins of producing unremarkable cars that came with remarkable warranties and yes, you still get that remarkable Kia warranty.
The 2008-11 Subaru Impreza Wagon is a popular AWD vehicle, especially big with the tuner crowd and in areas that suffer from harsh winters. The WRX version, in particular, has made its mark as a sporty, high-performance vehicle with lots of room for mechanical, cosmetic, and audio upgrades.
We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? Using a 2004 Ford F-150 as our test vehicle, we installed some great gear, then documented the system performance and improvements along the way:
Throughout the decades, the MINI Cooper has always offered practical utility, oddly dramatic styling ('boxy but cute,' 'powered roller-skate' etc.), and a healthy dose of driving fun. The "new" MINI delivers all of the above in a modern package.
Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.
Are you the type of person who has a nice A/V system and wants to take good care of it? Cleaning it regularly — and correctly — is part of the equation.
The F-150 SuperCrew is a true "do-anything" truck. It can haul the kids to school and haul an old projection TV to the recycling center--on the same trip. The roomy interior gives you lots of space for entertainment upgrades and the modular construction makes it easier to turn your dreams into reality.
Jeep Wrangers are generally more associated with rock climbing than rockin' car audio systems, but Jeep owners love music, too. The 2003-06 Wrangler offers some pretty cool options for building a great-sounding system that's tough enough for the trail.
Dolly, a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out her favorite one: the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50.
C.J., a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out his favorite one: the Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Projector.
In this article, we'll explain the ins and outs of setting up your receiver, so you can get all the audio and video performance you paid for.
Shawn, Senior Product Advisor at Crutchfield, was a beta tester for the Sonos Controller App for Android. Shawn tells us how the free app works and how he uses it with his Sonos system.
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.
This video explains how a digital-to-analog converter gives you better sound from the music stored on your computer.
I've been a music nut since I was still in short pants. If I had a nickel for every hour I've spent in my den, listening to records and CDs through my hi-fi system ... I'd have a huge pile of...
Aaron Cochran, the trainer from Audioengine, came to Crutchfield to demo their wireless adapters.
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.
Crutchfield Writing Team
There are many types of connections you may encounter when setting up your new A/V system. Find out what it all means.
Chris Egner, Ralph Graves
In this short video, Ralph and Chris take a close look at Bose's Acoustimass® 5 system, Acoustimass 10® system, and Acoustimass 16® system.