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Clarion's Intelligent VOICE software, found in their NX604 navigation receiver, delivers relevant results quickly and with less input information than most other voice-recognition platforms on the road, thanks to incorporated Google Voice technology.

Video: Apple CarPlay™
by Video Team

Apple CarPlay lets you use your iPhone more safely in the car by adapting familiar apps and icons for your compatible in-dash receiver. Siri voice control lets you send and receive messages, make calls, play music and more while keeping your eyes on the road.

The Sony MEX-XB100BT CD receiver includes a small hideaway amp that delivers 40 watts RMS per channel, which is double the power output of similar receivers. With more power you get more clarity at any volume, and the amp can even be bridged to drive a small subwoofer. Take a look at some of the features of this amazing receiver in this short video.

Android Auto takes the most important apps from your Android phone and ports them to your Pioneer in-dash touchscreen. Once the app is running, you can stash your phone and use voice commands to navigate, send messages, listen to music, and more.

Tuning up your car's audio system
by Charlie Pastorfield

Whether you're a car audio newbie or a seasoned competitor, you want your new car stereo equipment to sound its best. Here are a few suggestions that will help you maximize your system's potential.

Clarion's CZ505 CD receiver lets you upgade the sound in your car and add some cool features. You can stream music and talk hands-free with built-in Bluetooth, plus control Pandora from the receiver.

Clarion's CX505 double-DIN CD receiver fills out your vehicle's dash and gives you some nice upgrades, too. You can stream music, talk hands-free, control Pandora®, and more.

Alpine's Restyle system gives you great Alpine sound in your new truck or SUV while maintaining a factory look and feel. With Restyle, you can replace your factory touchscreen and speakers with a large 9-inch or 10-inch Alpine screen and sound system, and even run your accessories like lights and winches right from the touch panel.

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