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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.

 
How to choose a crossover

How to choose a crossover

by Buck Pomerantz

Looking for a crossover? Do you need a crossover? There are several different types - make sure you choose wisely to optimize your system.

 
Car Amplifiers Glossary

Car Amplifiers Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the features and technical specifications found in today's amplifiers.

 

Car Amplifiers FAQ

by Buck Pomerantz

Where should I mount my amp? What wiring do I need? Does any of it come with the amp? What size power and ground wires do I need for my amplifier? How much air space do I need around my amplifier? What's the biggest amp I can hook up to my car's electrical system? Plus more.

 
Video: What can AudioControl Gear Do For My Car Audio System?

Video: What can AudioControl Gear Do For My Car Audio System?

by Charlie Pastorfield

Crutchfield car A/V editor and longtime musician Charlie put a new system in his convertible a little while back, and while his sound vastly improved it was missing something at first. After tuning his system with AudioControl, he could turn it up without any distortion.

 
Eric G's 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP

Eric G's 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP

by Dominic Devito

Eric G. from Willamsville, NY, wanted to get his 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP's system to sound less harsh and more bass-heavy. After trial and error with different components, he ended up with some JL Audio speakers and a sweet Pioneer AVH-P3400BH DVD receiver, among other pieces of gear.