Articles & Videos: Car Stereos

The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X498 CD receiver features a built-in HD Radio tuner that allows you to haul in local participating stations with dramatically improved sound quality. And you'll find USB and aux inputs, plus Pandora control. Check it out in this demo video.

The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X598 CD receiver uses built-in Bluetooth to bring hands-free calling and audio streaming to your vehicle. And you'll find USB and aux inputs, along with built-in Pandora controls. Take a look in this demo video.

Bill W. from Upland, CA, loves classic cars. His 1964 Plymouth Belvedere was due for a stereo upgrade, so he chose a RetroSound Model One stereo to replace his old cassette deck, so now he can enjoy his favorite music from a thumb drive or MP3 player.

The HDMI input in certain Kenwood receivers lets you view your phone's screen right in your dash, and even control certain apps from Kenwood's touchscreen.

Kenwood's KDC-BT758HD CD receiver adds an elegant look to your dash with its simple control panel, plus it offers an HD Radio tuner and built-in Bluetooth. You can select display and illumination colors that match your car's dash or your mood -- your choice. And you'll enjoy iPod/iPhone, plus Pandora and iHeartRadio functions. Take a look in this demo video.

JVC's KD-R650 CD receiver puts you in command of your music with a handy front-panel USB port to access and control your iPod or iPhone playlists. You can even play music from many Android phones through the USB port using JVC's Music Control app. Streaming music fans are in luck - when you connect your iPhone, you can control Pandora® or iHeartRadio from the receiver. Check it out in this demo video.

If you're into music, JVC's Arsenal Series KD-AR555 CD receiver can ramp your car's audio performance up to a much higher level. Its built-in amp generates some pretty serious power, and you'll enjoy some options you may not have now, including a USB port, an auxiliary input, and a 3-band parametric equalizer. Take a look in this demo video.

When you're looking at a good-sized receiver nestled in an expansive dashboard, it's only natural to assume that a touchscreen DVD/nav receiver will fit right in. Alas, that's not always the case.

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.

JVC's KD-R750 CD receiver offers the capability of selecting colors for three separate zones on the face, so you can personalize the receiver's looks to match your style. And you've got great music choices too, with iPod/iPhone controls, plus Pandora and iHeartRadio options. Take a look in this demo video.

Kenwood designed their KDC-BT858U CD receiver to be a simple, elegant control center for entertainment in your vehicle. A multi-function control knob and a few buttons give you quick access to this receiver's long list of features, including hands-free calling, music streaming, Internet radio access, and more. Take a closer look in this demo video.

JVC's KD-R950BT CD receiver lets you customize the illumination color in three different areas of the faceplate for any combinations you can think of. Combine that with super-clean CD playback, a USB input for charging devices and playing your music files, and Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, and you've got a solid receiver to go along with the visually-stunning display. Take a look at in action in this demo video.

JVC's KD-AR959BS CD receiver lets you customize the illumination color in three different areas of the faceplate for any combinations you can think of. Combine that with super-clean CD playback, a USB input for charging devices and playing your music files, and Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, and you've got a complete entertainment console for your car. Check out some of the features in this demo video.

Bluetooth compatibility has become a top priority for shoppers when deciding on a new car receiver. We tested six receivers in the Crutchfield Labs to find out which ones made the most of this convenient technology.

If you're ready to toss that bulky album full of scratched-up CDs and go digital, JVC's KD-X210 digital media receiver offers an impressive array of features for its price range, along with plenty of connections for all your devices.Take a look in this demo video.

Ditch the discs and go digital with JVC's KD-X310BT. This digital media receiver handles all your music devices, plus it gives you built-in Bluetooth® so you can enjoy hands-free calling and wireless streaming audio. Check it out in this demo video.

With JVC's KD-AR755 CD receiver, plug your Android into receiver's USB input and use JVC's Smart Music Control app to access the media you've stored on your Android. And there's also iPod and iPhone controls, with built-in Pandora control, too. Check out that and more in this demo video.

With JVC's KW-R710 CD receiver, you get big everything. Big buttons and a big display give you easy access to the controls on this big double-DIN stereo. A big palette of customizable colors in three different zones of the faceplate let you match your interior lighting or just highlight the controls and inputs you use most often. Take a closer look in this demo video.

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