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Articles & Videos: Component Systems

How would a set of component car speakers compare to a better-built set of coaxial speakers? We hit the Crutchfield Labs to find out.

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.

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

After a little over a year of driving my 2011 Subaru Impreza, I knew it was time to change out the system from factory equipped to an aftermarket setup. It also made

Brittany purchased this 2010 Dodge Charger just a few months ago. She loved the car immediately, but she quickly grew tired of the underpowered factory stereo. With

Crutchfield Advisor Kramer equipped his 2009 Honda Element with a budget-friendly sound system.

Duke's 2008 Toyota Yaris
by Lynn Thorne

Crutchfield advisor, Duke, drives a 2008 Toyota Yaris. While its size and gas efficiency make it great for road trips and long drives, its factory system was lacking.

Rich H's 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
by Dominic Devito

Rich H's 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe was in need of a sonic upgrade after he determined its factory Monsoon system wasn't up to par. He added a new JVC double-din receiver

Mike S. from Cape Coral, FL, added a premium Polk Audio system, including a 12" sub, component speakers, and two amps to his 1965 Shelby Cobra replica roadster.

Kicker's popular KS series of car speakers now employ a silk-dome tweeter for smoother highs, and sport a shallower basket so they'll fit into more vehicles.

Eric C's 2008 Saturn Vue
by Dominic Devito

Eric C. of Streamwood, IL, boasts a well-hidden system in his 2008 Saturn Vue XE, with a Pioneer DVD receiver, Infinity speakers, MTX subs, and a pair of Pioneer amps.

Andrew W's 2007 Toyota Tacoma
by Dominic Devito

Andrew W. from Charlotte, NC, loaded up his 2007 Toyota Tacoma with a Kenwood navigation receiver, some Alpine speakers, and a pair of Rockford Fosgate subs.

Gettin' the jams in a Ram
by Dave Delamere

Gary learns how to install a receiver and speakers in his Dodge Ram by using Crutchfield MasterSheet instructions and tech support.

By using flax, a sustainable resource, in its Expert Series woofer cones, Focal has been able to reduce the price you pay for their famously premium sound.

We help install a new audio system and a Thule bike rack on a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. The Rockford Fosgate speakers and powered sub leave the owner smiling.