Factory System Integration : Articles & Videos

What are Factory Sound Processors?

What are Factory Sound Processors?

by Zak Billmeier

Factory sound processors take your factory stereo's signal, clean it up, and send a corrected audio signal to your aftermarket amps and subwoofers.

 
12 Tips for Getting the Best Sound Quality in Your Car

12 Tips for Getting the Best Sound Quality in Your Car

by Jeff Fay

A car can be a great place to enjoy music, but many commuters still put up with marginal sound quality that they'd never tolerate at home. Here are some tips on how to improve your vehicle's sound, whether you're listening on a simple factory system or a multi-channel amplified setup.

 
Video: Upgrading Your Factory Stereo, part 2

Video: Upgrading Your Factory Stereo, part 2

by Robert Ferency-Viars, Ken Nail

Just because you can't replace your vehicle's factory stereo doesn't mean you have to live with a poor sound system. In this short video, Crutchfield experts take a look at how a fellow employee created a high-performance car audio system.

 
Adding Processors and Other Upgrades to a Ford F-150

Adding Processors and Other Upgrades to a Ford F-150

by Zak Billmeier

In Part 3 of our series on improving the sound in a Ford F-150, Jeff upgrades his speakers again, runs higher-quality wire, and adds a processor to sculpt the sound.

 
Upgrade your car's sound

Upgrade your car's sound

by Buck Pomerantz

Factory stereo systems leave a lot to be desired. This problem now has some solutions that let you keep your factory stereo and get spectacular sound, customized for your specific vehicle. The four upgrade systems we discuss in this article improve the factory sound of different vehicles in different ways.

 
Soundtrack of a Family Van

Soundtrack of a Family Van

by Lynn Thorne

A Rockford Fosgate system gave the family minivan a major audio overhaul while still keeping the manufacturer's dual DVD players intact for the kids.