Car Speakers: Articles & Videos

A Glossary of Speaker Materials

A Glossary of Speaker Materials

by Ken Nail

Confused about what's in the speakers you're thinking of buying? This glossary examines the materials used in car speakers as well as some common design elements.

 
Video: Infinity Kappa Car Speakers

Video: Infinity Kappa Car Speakers

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Infinity Kappa is Infinity's high-performance line of car speakers. They're designed and built to give you excellent sound, especially in an amplified system. Watch as our experts show you why Infinity Kappa Series car speakers are such a popular choice when building a car audio system.

 
Video: Alpine Type-S Car Speakers

Video: Alpine Type-S Car Speakers

by Ken Nail, J.R. Stoffel

Learn about some of the features that make Alpine Type-S car speakers an excellent choice if you're looking for great sound at an affordable price.

 
Video: Polk Audio db Car Speakers

Video: Polk Audio db Car Speakers

by Ken Nail, J.R. Stoffel

Learn about the features that make Polk Audio db series car speakers a popular choice for improved sound.

 
Video: Infinity Reference Car Speakers

Video: Infinity Reference Car Speakers

by Robert Ferency-Viars, Ken Nail

Crutchfield experts discuss some of the features that make Infinity Reference Series car speakers a great choice if you're shopping for car audio speakers on a budget.

 
Video: Sound Ordnance Speakers

Video: Sound Ordnance Speakers

by Ken Nail

Sound Ordnance car speakers are your best option for replacing your factory speakers on a tight budget. Watch this quick video to learn more about them.

 
Video: Focal Access Speakers

Video: Focal Access Speakers

by Zak Billmeier

Focal offers some of the best speakers on the market. This brief video discusses some of the benefits of Focal Access speakers.

 
Video: Focal Polyglass Speakers

Video: Focal Polyglass Speakers

by Zak Billmeier

This brief Crutchfield video takes a quick look at Focal Polyglass series speakers.

 
Video: Factory vs. Aftermarket Speakers

Video: Factory vs. Aftermarket Speakers

by Michael Sokolowski

OK, so we finally got the video formatting worked out. It's very informal; Matt sat in the back seat with the Canon XSi camera capturing our back-to-front-and-back-again fading demo by moving...

 
Video: Introduction to Focal Car Audio

Video: Introduction to Focal Car Audio

by Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail

Crutchfield's car audio experts Ken and Zak present an overview of Focal car audio products. Focal is a leading name in high-quality sound and Crutchfield is proud to have them in our lineup.

 
Shopping for Car Speakers? Pay Attention to the Specs

Shopping for Car Speakers? Pay Attention to the Specs

by Todd Cabell

The most important factor I consider when shopping for new speakers (aside from making sure that they will fit my car and my budget) is how they will handle the power I'll be feeding them....

 
Kicker and Crutchfield roll out crowd-pleasing Polaris ATV

Kicker and Crutchfield roll out crowd-pleasing Polaris ATV

by Robert Ferency-Viars

I recently added an article describing Crutchfield’s new Polaris Ranger ATV to the Customer Car Showroom on our website, and I wanted to tell everyone about it. I really enjoyed this...

 
Single stereo-input dash speaker for vintage car owners

Single stereo-input dash speaker for vintage car owners

by Charlie Pastorfield

If you've ever tried to install a modern car stereo in a pre-1960s vintage automobile, you've probably run across the problem of getting stereo sound in a vehicle with only one center...

 
Video: A Look Inside the Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Video: A Look Inside the Crutchfield MasterSheet™

by Robert Ferency-Viars

The Crutchfield MasterSheet™ is a vehicle-specific set of instructions that shows you how to install a receiver and speakers in your vehicle. In this video, we give you a look at all of the work that goes into creating these instructions. What's more, this same research is used to fuel our massive vehicle database. When we tell you we know what fits, we really do.

 
Jo's Awesome Kicker Car Audio Upgrade

Jo's Awesome Kicker Car Audio Upgrade

by Jo Greene

Crutchfield writer Jo knew her factory audio system wasn't cutting it...she needed a car audio intervention. So she decided to replace her factory speakers with Kicker, and power them with a Kicker amp. Check out Jo's new gear, and ride along with her as she talks about the huge difference Kicker made in her sound.

 
Jo's 2008 Honda Fit Sport

Jo's 2008 Honda Fit Sport

by Buck Pomerantz

When Jo, a Crutchfield copywriter, decided it was time for a new sound system, she got a little help from Kicker for a complete overhaul. After she had a few days to enjoy her new system, we asked her about the experience.

 
How to Make Your Speakers Sound Their Best

How to Make Your Speakers Sound Their Best

by Ken Nail

Brand-name speakers will make a big difference in your car's sound, there's no doubt about it. But with some simple, relatively inexpensive extra steps, you can make them sound even better.

 
Anatomy of a Car Speaker

Anatomy of a Car Speaker

by John Pollard

While most speakers feature the same basic components, the materials used, the quality of the construction, and the sophistication of the design can greatly impact how a speaker sounds. Here's a close look at what makes Focal speakers sound so good.

 
Video: Polk Car and Marine Speaker Testing

Video: Polk Car and Marine Speaker Testing

by Tara W.

Our video team traveled to Polk Audio to check out the extreme tests that their car speakers and marine speakers undergo.

 
Adding Amps and Subs to a Ford F-150

Adding Amps and Subs to a Ford F-150

by Zak Billmeier

In Part 2 of our series on improving the sound in a Ford F-150, Jeff installs powerful new amplifiers and a subwoofer.