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Car Stereos: Articles & Videos

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X7600S CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X7600S CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's DEH-X7600S CD receiver offers almost everything you could want in a car stereo - powerful sound, multi-color display, iPod®/iPhone® controls, Pandora® control with your iPhone®, and Android™ music file playback. Add an optional satellite radio tuner and you've got a great system. Check it out in this display and controls demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BH CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BH CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's DEH-X8600BH lets you tune into the smooth sound of HD Radio™ broadcasts, and 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.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BS CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BS CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

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.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X9600BHS CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X9600BHS CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer designed the impressive DEH-X9600BHS CD receiver with all the convenient features you want in a modern car stereo: Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, an HD Radio tuner for improved AM/FM, Pandora Internet radio control, and dual USB inputs. You'll find sophisticated sound controls and a variable-color display, along with the crowd-pleasing MIXTRAX feature. Check out some of its moves in this display and controls demo.

 
Video: Demo of the Blaupunkt Helsinki 220 BT CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Blaupunkt Helsinki 220 BT CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Blaupunkt's Helsinki 220 BT CD receiver is a winning proposition when it comes to replacing your old radio. You'll enjoy the benefits of hands-free calling as you keep your attention on the road, while wireless audio streaming means you won't have to plug in whenever you want to listen to your music. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X560BT Digital Media Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X560BT Digital Media Receiver

by Ken Nail

If you're done with discs and ready for an all-digital entertainment experience, Pioneer's MVH-X560BT digital media receiver (there's no CD player) lets you enjoy music from your iPhone or iPod, select Android phones, or a USB thumb drive when you're on the road. You'll also get Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X360BT digital media receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X360BT digital media receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's MVH-X360BT digital media receiver lets you enjoy music from your iPhone or iPod, select Android phones, or a USB thumb drive. You also get built-in Bluetooth technology and Pioneer performance — all at a surprisingly nice price. Plus, you can still check out the news or a ballgame on good old-fashioned AM/FM radio. Check it out in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Blaupunkt Toronto 420 BT CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Blaupunkt Toronto 420 BT CD receiver

by Ken Nail

Blaupunkt'sToronto 420 BT CD receiver really catches the eye with its classic lines and traditional two-knob layout. But its old school looks won't keep you in the dark when you're driving - the bright white 15-digit scrolling display keeps you in the loop on song and system information, while the simple controls allow you to access an extensive list of features. Take a look at it in this demo video.

 
Testing Android™ compatibility with new car receivers

Testing Android™ compatibility with new car receivers

by Alexander Hrabe

Many receivers promise Android compatibility, but how many features you can access depends on your phone. We got hands-on with three touchscreens to get some answers. While we didn't find a one-size-fits-all solution, the hunt for the perfect fit proved more rewarding.

 
Improving her drive time

Improving her drive time

by Dave Delamere

As a busy working mom, Mendy's only alone time is when she's driving. When she'd had enough of the factory radio in her 2001 Toyota 4Runner, she turned to Crutchfield for help. She replaces her old factory radio with a new Pioneer DVD receiver.

 
Video: Demo of the Sony DSX-A40UI digital media receiver

Video: Demo of the Sony DSX-A40UI digital media receiver

by Ken Nail

Ditching the discs and going digital doesn't have to break the bank. Sony's DSX-A40UI digital media receiver offers an impressive list of features for its price range, along with USB and aux connections for your devices. Check it out in this demo video.

 
A tale of two Mustangs

A tale of two Mustangs

by Jon Paulette

A stock Ford Mustang is a beautiful thing, but for many owners, a stock model is just a starting point. A Mustang can always be made to go faster, look wilder, or, of course, sound better. Whether you own a classic or a contemporary model, we can help you build a stereo that's as legendary as the car you drive.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-258U CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-258U CD receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's KDC-258U CD receiver delivers solid performance and plenty of features at a pretty nice price. You can adjust the variable color display so this Kenwood looks right at home in your dash, while the aux input and USB port give you plenty of options for hooking up your gear. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-358U CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-358U CD receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's KDC-358U CD receiver will impress you with its looks. It boasts a bright 13-digit display, logical controls, variable color illumination, and a CD slot cover for a sleek appearance in your dash. But this budget-friendly car stereo isn't just about appearance. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.

 
Mike S's 2006 Ford Mustang

Mike S's 2006 Ford Mustang

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Mike's Mustang stands out on the local car show circuit, and it's not just because of the color! He dressed up the trunk with custom video monitors and a JBL amp and subwoofer, and commands the show with a fully loaded Pioneer stereo.

 
Daryl Johnson's 2006 Ford Mustang GT

Daryl Johnson's 2006 Ford Mustang GT

by Todd Cabell

Daryl Johnson's 2006 Ford Mustang GT has a stereo system to match it's performance.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT318U CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-BT318U CD receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's KDC-BT318U CD receiver gives you Bluetooth for hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. A USB input lets you hook up your iPhone or compatible Android phone. Take a look at some of what it offers in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X498 CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X498 CD receiver

by Ken Nail

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.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X598 CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X598 CD receiver

by Ken Nail, Eric Angevine

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's 1964 Plymouth Belvedere

Bill W's 1964 Plymouth Belvedere

by Dominic Devito

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.