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Auxiliary Input Adapters: Articles & Videos

Get the Best Sound Out of Your Portable Music Player in the Car

Get the Best Sound Out of Your Portable Music Player in the Car

by Robert Ferency-Viars

How to get the best sound quality from your portable music player when connecting it to your car stereo.

 
Video: Upgrading Your Factory Stereo, part 3

Video: Upgrading Your Factory Stereo, part 3

by Robert Ferency-Viars, Ken Nail

You don't need to feel like you're stuck with the few features that happen to be built into your factory stereo. In this short video, Crutchfield experts explain how easy it can be to add the options you want, like iPod control or hands-free calling, to your factory stereo.

 
Portable player + aux jack = unwanted noise?

Portable player + aux jack = unwanted noise?

by Zak Billmeier

I put in a plug-and-play satellite radio recently, connecting it to my Dual XHD-6425 head unit through its aux input. With channel guide in hand, I began flipping stations in earnest, ready to...

 
A guide to iPod® and car stereo compatibility

A guide to iPod® and car stereo compatibility

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Whether you're shopping for a new stereo and want to make sure that you'll get the best experience when using your iPod or iPhone in the car, or if you just want to add iPod controls to a stereo you already have, this article will help.

 
Car Stereo Installation Guide

Car Stereo Installation Guide

by Robert Ferency-Viars

This installation guide walks you through the process of installing a new in-dash receiver in your car.

 
Introduction to Car Stereo

Introduction to Car Stereo

by Robert Ferency-Viars

A car stereo is the centerpiece of any car audio system. This introduction highlights the stereo's functions and makes it easier to find the right receiver for your car or truck.

 
CD receivers shopping guide

CD receivers shopping guide

by Robert Ferency-Viars

With so many in-dash CD receivers to choose from, how do you pick the right one? This article will help you ask the right questions, narrow your choices, and find the car stereo that's right for you.

 
Car Stereo FAQ

Car Stereo FAQ

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Crutchfield's car audio experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions about buying and installing car stereo equipment.

 
Car Stereo Glossary

Car Stereo Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

New to automotive audio? Here's a glossary of terms you'll need to know when you're shopping for an aftermarket CD player, nav receiver, or digital media receiver for your car or truck.

 

Installing a Car Antenna

by Robert Ferency-Viars

One person's experience with factory AM/FM antenna replecement.

 
Noise Suppression Guide

Noise Suppression Guide

by Crutchfield Writing Team

A guide to solving noise problems in your vehicle's audio system.

 
Video: How to Install a Car Stereo

Video: How to Install a Car Stereo

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The installation shown in this video is only one example - the actual steps involved vary from car to car.

 
Brent P's 2007 Saab 9-3 SportCombi Wagon

Brent P's 2007 Saab 9-3 SportCombi Wagon

by Jon Paulette

Just because you can't replace the radio doesn't mean you can't improve your car's audio. Brent P, who works in Crutchfield's IT department, boosted his 2007 Saab 9-3 wagon's sound and functionality without installing a new receiver.