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.
Kenwood's KDC-BT762HD CD receiver gives you plenty of choices for listening to your music, including wireless audio streaming using Bluetooth, satellite, Internet, and over-the-air radio options, along with a front-panel USB port and aux input for connecting outboard devices. Take a look at in this demo video.
Pioneer's DEH-X8600BS lets you tune into the wide variety of SiriusXM satellite radio with the addition of an optional tuner. But it does a lot more too. There are iPod®/iPhone® controls, Android™ music file playback via USB, plus built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming with compatible devices. Check it our in action in this demo video.
Pioneer's AVH-X3700BHS DVD receiver adds the convenience and safety of Bluetooth® to your car - plus the advantages of a touchscreen receiver. And you'll also enjoy the great sound and features of an HD Radio tuner. Take a look at that and more in this demo video.
Talk about a dream assignment! When 5.0 Mustang magazine wanted a killer audio system installed in their 2002 Mustang project car, Crutchfield's Project Car Designer Warren Hawkins was given the job.