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Crutchfield writer Jo knew her factory audio system wasn't cutting it...she needed a car audio intervention. So she decided to replace her factory speakers with

Jo's 2008 Honda Fit Sport
by Buck Pomerantz

When Jo, a Crutchfield copywriter, decided it was time for a new sound system in her Honda Fit, she got a little help from Kicker for a complete car audio overhaul.

This step-by-step guide will help you make sure that your amps and subs are evenly matched and work well together. We explain how to select one to go with the other.

The Alpine PDX-V9 is the 5-channel version of their popular PDX amps. It's small, stackable with other PDX amps, and gives you serious power, with a tiny footprint.

Kenwood Excelon line of amplifiers - three models featuring a small footprint, clean design, and covered by a reassuring 2-year warranty.

Amps make music fun
by Buck Pomerantz

When you add an amp to your system, the sound becomes higher, wider, and more realistic — like the band's in the car and you're in the front row.

One of our employees shares the excitement of having an amplifier in her car for the first time. We installed the Rockford Fosgate Punch P400-4 amplifier in her car,

Different amps with the same wattage ratings can have wildly different prices because not all watts are created equal - some are better due to the amp's build quality.

Sony's efficient GS car amplifiers give you clean, effective power to make your car audio system sing. There are two GS models: a 4-channel, and a mono subwoofer amp.

The mobile audio/video section of the Crutchfield Labs lets our writers, researchers, and advisors get hands-on experience with the latest car audio products.

We're passionate about car audio. Our Mobile Audio Listening Lab lets us get hands-on experience with all kinds of car audio gear, from speakers and subs to

Michael H's 2009 Kia Spectra
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Michael decided that the factory stereo in his Kia Spectra wasn't nearly up to the task. He shopped around and found affordable gear that could give deliver the sound

You can connect speakers to an amp by wiring the amp's output wires to the harness behind the stereo, where all the speaker connections are accessible in one place.

Alpine's V-Power car amplifiers are smaller than ever, and they employ smart digital technology that makes them incredibly versatile.

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