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.
Some budding audiophiles look at building a car stereo as an "all or nothing" proposition. They make a wish list, look at the total cost, get nervous, and do nothing. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Installing a system in stages improves your sound without breaking the bank.
Are you an avid music lover? Then you should have a special space and the gear you need to properly indulge your passion. This article will help you put together a high-fidelity stereo music system that suits your lifestyle and the space you have in mind.
Ready for home theater surround sound? Find out which speakers you need and what role each speaker will play in your system.
Stereo speaker setups can give you great sound without sacrificing much space.
Jimmy, Senior Advisor Manager at Crutchfield, had a chance to try out the Bose Companion 5 multimedia speaker system in his office. He gives us his review.
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.
Learn how to get hi-fi sound from the music on your computer.
From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's home theater receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find a model that's right for you.
Learn how to choose, connect, and set up speakers for great music and home theater performance.
A series of six driver profiles that will give you an idea of what should be in your next car stereo system.
Okay. Your new car stereo components are out of their boxes, installed, and hooked up. Now what? How do you get the most out of your new system? What kind of hokey pokey do you have to do to get...
Sometimes a shelf system makes more sense than a rack of full-size components - particularly when space is at a premium. Despite their affordable price tags, you'll find that these systems also deliver great-sounding music.
Factory stereo systems leave a lot to be desired. This problem now has some solutions that let you keep your factory stereo and get spectacular sound, customized for your specific vehicle. The four upgrade systems we discuss in this article improve the factory sound of different vehicles in different ways.
With the help of the installation gear and guides we offer, Daniel got to work installing a Kenwood receiver and speakers in his 1993 Honda Accord.
Life's just a lot more fun when you have a cooler full of food and beverages. But did you ever wonder how much more fun it could be if you had a cooler that was also a powerful digital media sound system? We did, so we built one. And, as we suspected, it's really, really awesome.
With iDatalink's Maestro radio replacement package, you can install a powerful Kenwood navigation receiver and keep your familiar SYNC features intact.
We overhauled the audio system in a local music teacher's classroom. With quality speakers, amps, and components in place, the music he plays for his class sounds crystal clear.
Adding a 4-channel amp to your system not only raises the sound level, but also greatly increases the sound quality of your music. This is how to tune it up: