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Video: Alpine High-End 2013 CD Receivers

Video: Alpine High-End 2013 CD Receivers

by Zak Billmeier

The top end of Alpine's 2013 CD receiver line gives you some exciting features, like Bluetooth, App Direct mode, and the ability to tune your sound using your smartphone.

 
Video: Alpine CDE-SXM145BT Receiver and SiriusXM Tuner Package

Video: Alpine CDE-SXM145BT Receiver and SiriusXM Tuner Package

by Zak Billmeier

The CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver gives you the great sound you expect from Alpine, plus SiriusXM satellite radio's amazing variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment (subscription required).

 
Video: JVC 5-Zone Variable-Color Illumination

Video: JVC 5-Zone Variable-Color Illumination

by Zak Billmeier

JVC makes it easy to dial in just the right look for your in-dash receiver - their new 5-zone variable-color illumination puts thousands of color combinations at your fingertips. Certain JVC receivers let you adjust any of the five distinct zones on the face to your liking, for a custom look that'll match your car's interior or your sense of style. And you can even have selected zones change color with your volume adjustments.

 
Video: 2013 DVD Receiver Roundup

Video: 2013 DVD Receiver Roundup

by Dominic Devito

Crutchfield car audio expert Dominic takes a look at five popular in-dash DVD receivers in this roundup. DVD receivers give you a nice touchscreen for your dash, along with a slew of fun and useful features. Find out which DVD receivers fit your car and shop Crutchfield's wide selection of DVD receivers by clicking here.

 
Video: Clarion NZ503 In-Dash Navigation Receiver

Video: Clarion NZ503 In-Dash Navigation Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

Clarion's NZ503 navigation receiver sports a retractable 7" color touchscreen display that gives you access to detailed maps and a whole lot more. You control the action just by flicking your finger across the screen, like you'd do with your smartphone. You'll also have DVD playback, hands-free calling through your compatible phone, and a plethora of sound source options right at your fingers.

 
Video: Kenwood 2013 In-dash Navigation Receivers

Video: Kenwood 2013 In-dash Navigation Receivers

by Zak Billmeier

Kenwood's 2013 in-dash navigation receivers give you snappy GPS navigation, including free traffic updates. You can listen to Internet radio through your smartphone, talk hands-free, and play music from all kinds of sources. They're the perfect in-dash command center for your ride.

 
Video: Kenwood Excelon 2013 In-dash CD Receivers

Video: Kenwood Excelon 2013 In-dash CD Receivers

by Zak Billmeier

Watch this video for a quick overview of the 2013 line of Kenwood Excelon CD receivers at Crutchfield. A Kenwood Excelon receiver gives you outstanding sound, whether your music is stored on your phone or thumb drive, or streamed through your phone from the Internet.

 
Video: How does Pioneer MIXTRAX Work?

Video: How does Pioneer MIXTRAX Work?

by Zak Billmeier

Pioneer is a worldwide leader in professional DJ gear, and they've developed their MIXTRAX technology to bring a DJ-inspired experience to your car. In this video, we get a quick explanation of how it works.

 
Video: JVC KW-NSX1 In-Dash DVD Receiver

Video: JVC KW-NSX1 In-Dash DVD Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

JVC's KW-NSX1 DVD receiver works with the MirrorLink system to provide unparalleled in-dash control over an ever-growing list of smartphones. And you can view and control a wide variety of iPhone apps on the KW-NSX1's screen. You'll get basic control over audio apps like Mog and Tunein Radio for simple functions.

 
Video: JVC In-dash Receivers and MirrorLink™

Video: JVC In-dash Receivers and MirrorLink™

by Zak Billmeier

If your smartphone is a big part of your life, it's only natural that you'd want to tap into it when you're on the road. Select JVC receivers work with the MirrorLink system to provide unparalleled in-dash control over an ever-growing list of smartphones. With MirrorLink, you'll enjoy touchscreen control over your music, phone contacts, and select apps - a seamless experience.

 
Video: Double-DIN CD Receiver Roundup

Video: Double-DIN CD Receiver Roundup

by Dominic Devito

Lots of vehicles have dashes that can accommodate double-DIN (4" tall) receivers. However, many owners of these vehicles aren't necessarily looking for a touchscreen or video receiver. Double-DIN CD receivers keep things simple, yet still take advantage of all that dash real estate. We hit the Crutchfield Labs to compare six of our most popular models.

 
Video: Pioneer AppRadio 3 Smartphone Receiver

Video: Pioneer AppRadio 3 Smartphone Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

Pioneer's AppRadio 3 receiver lets you view smartphone apps on its big 7" screen so it's easier to control them while you're on the road. You can check out your favorite apps on a simplified menu that's designed for use in the car, so you can keep your eyes on the road instead of fumbling around with your phone.

 
Video: Pioneer NEX in-dash receivers

Video: Pioneer NEX in-dash receivers

by Video Guest

Pioneer's 2014 NEX receivers give you a touchscreen command center in your dash. You'll get the sound quality you expect from a Pioneer, plus a whole lot more.

 
Video: 2014 JVC digital media receivers

Video: 2014 JVC digital media receivers

by Video Guest

JVC's 2014 digital media receivers are great for everyone who uses their smartphone as their main source of music. These receivers don't play CDs, but they work great with popular music apps.

 
Video: JVC KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers

Video: JVC KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers

by Video Guest

JVC's KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers integrate seamlessly with most smartphones and bring a big, bright touchscreen to your dash. You can cutomize the touchscreen interface to your liking, and make calls hands-free.