Car Speakers: Articles & Videos

Crutchfield's Car Audio Proving Ground Series

Crutchfield's Car Audio Proving Ground Series

by Zak Billmeier

We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? Using a 2004 Ford F-150 as our test vehicle, we installed some great gear, then documented the system performance and improvements along the way:

 
Crutchfield Labs Video: Getting Perfect Sound in the Car

Crutchfield Labs Video: Getting Perfect Sound in the Car

by Jeff Fay

In Part 3 of our series: Jeff upgraded his speakers again, ran higher-quality wire, and added a processor to sculpt the sound. He had to modify the F-150's door a little to get the speakers to fit — but when you want the best, there's no need to let a little modification get in the way.

 
Minivan Makeover

Minivan Makeover

by Buck Pomerantz

Like most high schoolers, Morgan didn't particularly enjoy getting stuck driving the family minivan. And a minivan isn't a vehicle you'd normally think of to put in a rockin' aftermarket sound system. Now, it sounds better than a new car's stereo and she has a place to plug in her iPhone, too.

 
Putting Infinity Speakers to the Test

Putting Infinity Speakers to the Test

by John Pollard

When people ask us for car speaker advice, we often recommend component speakers, because they offer better imaging. But coaxial speakers have their merits, too, including a simpler installation. How would a set of components compare to a better-built set of coaxials? We hit the Crutchfield Labs to find out.

 
Welcome to our mobile audio listening lab

Welcome to our mobile audio listening lab

by John Pollard

The mobile audio/video section of the Crutchfield Labs lets our writers, researchers, and advisors get hands-on experience with the latest car audio products.

 
Video: Tour of the Mobile Audio Listening Lab

Video: Tour of the Mobile Audio Listening Lab

by Robert Ferency-Viars

We're passionate about car audio. Crutchfield's Mobile Audio Listening Lab lets us get hands-on experience with all kinds of car audio gear, from speakers and subs to amplifiers and receivers.

 
You Can Do This!

You Can Do This!

by John Pollard

When you upgrade the audio gear in your vehicle, you'll treat yourself to better sound quality. And when you install it yourself, you'll feel pride and satisfaction from a project well done. If you're reasonably handy and can follow directions, you can do it too, with our help.

 
First Car, First Stereo System Installation

First Car, First Stereo System Installation

by Dave Delamere

With the help of the installation gear and guides we offer, Daniel got to work installing a Kenwood receiver and speakers in his 1993 Honda Accord.

 
Video: Kicker KS car speakers

Video: Kicker KS car speakers

by Video Guest

Kicker's venerable KS series of car speakers gets a couple of key updates for 2014. First, they now employ a silk-dome tweeter for smoother highs, and second, a shallower basket so they'll fit into more vehicles.

 
Gettin' the jams in a Ram

Gettin' the jams in a Ram

by Dave Delamere

Gary was tired of weak sound and extra wires on his dash, so he installed a new Kenwood receiver and Kenwood speakers in his 2001 Dodge Ram.