Digital media receivers are becoming a more common aftermarket in-dash receiver option. How do you pick the right one? Answering these questions below will help you narrow down your choices to get the right digital media receiver for you.
Watch this video for a quick overview of the 2013 line of Kenwood Excelon CD receivers. A Kenwood Excelon receiver gives you outstanding sound, whether your music is stored on your phone or thumb drive, or streamed through your phone from the Internet.
Kenwood's 2013 in-dash navigation receivers give you snappy GPS navigation, including free traffic updates. You can listen to Internet radio through your smartphone, talk hands-free, and play music from all kinds of sources. They're the perfect in-dash command center for your ride.
Pioneer's 2013 line of DVD receivers gives you much more than movie playback. Advanced App Mode allows you to launch and control compatible iPhone apps from the face of your receiver, putting a variety of music, navigation, and social media apps at your command. Pioneer's intuitive touchscreen controls allow you to make changes by tapping, swiping, or dragging your finger, along with user-friendly menus that you can customize to your liking.
Smartphone lovers have a friend in Pioneer. The 2013 line of Pioneer receivers features unparalleled connectivity to your iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 (with separate adapters), and you can connect your Android phone through the Bluetooth connection. Plus you'll get all the other things Pioneer brings to the table: sweet sound, snappy navigation, and reliability.
With so many smartphone-controlling receivers out there, it can be tricky to sort them out. To help you understand how some of the latest options work, we spent some time with them in the Crutchfield Labs.
Clarion's 2013 line of CD and digital media receivers combines great sound, good looks, and modern functionality. So no matter what you're looking for in a car audio system, you'll likely find it. Get the lowdown from the Clarion booth at CES 2013.
Kenwood's 2013 double-DIN sized CD receivers let you replace your factory stereo without creating a pocket in your dash. They're stylish, sound great, and give you some handy features not found in your factory deck.
A marine receiver has to do more than just look good and sound great. It also has to stand up to salt, spray, sunlight, and rough weather. Kenwood designed their 2013 marine receivers and remotes to withstand the rigors of boating life, with a conformal-coated circuit board that helps prevents moisture from seeping in and causing damage.
JVC's navigation receivers give you quick access to its maps of the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 8 million points of interest. And they're loaded with features that'll come in handy, like Bluetooth®, voice guidance, smartphone compatibility, and more.
Kenwood's 2013 CD receivers are better than ever, bringing smartphone connectivity and great Kenwood sound quality to your dash. Check them out from the Kenwood booth at CES 2013.
From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find a model that's right for you.
Kenwood is putting the pedal to the metal in 2012. They've taken their already-incredible navigation receivers and turbocharged them with a new processor, so they can calculate routes, run apps, and stream music faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Alpine's line of Bluetooth enabled receivers has expanded in 2012, so you'll have a lot more choices if you're in the market for a good hands-free calling solution. And you can also stream music from yor phone or another device, a great way to get Internet radio in your car.
While we were at CES 2012, we got a quick look at the new Kenwood DVD receivers. Watch this video for a quick rundown on these exciting new models.
Watch this video to find out how to add Garmin navigation to new Kenwood DVD receivers. Hint: purchase a Garmin app for your iPhone® and the Kenwood receiver becomes the navigation display.
Learn about the features and technical specifications found on many of today's receivers.
In this Crutchfield video, we discuss how Rosen navigation receivers are designed to be a direct replacement for your factory stereo. Rosen stereos look good and pack a lot of handy features that your factory radio doesn't.
The top end of Alpine's 2013 CD receiver line gives you some exciting features, like Bluetooth, App Direct mode, and the ability to tune your sound using your smartphone.
Bluetooth® is becoming a common feature of in-dash receivers. But are all Bluetooth equipped receivers created equal? Our test panel takes a look at eight of our Bluetooth receivers, and rates them on some key features.