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.
If you're looking for one big vehicle that can do just about anything the average person needs to do, the 2007-13 Chevy Avalanche might be everything you need. Like most Chevy trucks, the Avalanche is a great platform for an upgraded audio system.
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.
Ford's long-running Crown Victoria (and its cousin, the Mercury Grand Marquis) isn't just a big car; it's a big part of our shared culture. They really don't make 'em like this anymore, and with some upgraded audio gear, you can make your car a great place to enjoy music in comfort and style.
With a nimble chassis, handsome styling and plenty of available options, the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan are smart, comfortable cars with plenty of potential for audio upgrades.
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.
Interested in a 5.1-channel home theater? It's easier and more affordable than you might think. David Brown assembled a Yamaha and Polk Audio system to prove it. Read his review to find out how this setup performed.
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.
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.
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.
Elliot C's sweet, low-mileage 1990 Mazda Miata needed new speakers, so he upgraded the whole system with Polk speakers, an Alpine receiver, and a powered sub from Sound Ordnance.
Kicker's Yellow Series of amps, speakers and subs gives you the performance you expect from Kicker at a more affordable price. And this year's models are better than ever.
Daniel M. from Delmont, PA, added a new Kenwood stereo and Infinity speakers to his sleek 2002 Mercury Cougar. After he discovered his speakers were underpowered, he went whole hog and added a 4-channel Kicker amplifier, plus a pair of Rockford Fosgate subs, each with their own Kicker amp.
Properly tweaked, your car or truck can be a fantastic place to listen to music. But in order to achieve that level of enjoyment, you need to compensate for some of its natural limitations. Achieving great imaging is a matter of understanding your components, and how they interact with your vehicle and the people sitting in it.
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.
Crutchfield Advisor Kramer equipped his 2009 Honda Element with a budget-friendly sound system. The system is built around a Kenwood receiver, complemented by Infinity speakers, and two amps and a sub from Alpine.
Robert Ferency-Viars, Ken Nail
Just because you can't replace your vehicle's factory stereo doesn't mean you have to live with a poor sound system. In this short video, Crutchfield experts take a look at how a fellow employee created a high-performance car audio system.