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.
In the audio world, sometimes it's the little things that deliver the biggest surprises — like tiny in-ear headphones with mind-bending sound, or a portable USB DAC that wrings fresh new...
Confused about what's in the speakers you're thinking of buying? This glossary examines the materials used in constructing car speakers as well as some common speaker design elements.
Not feeling the impact from your television's tiny built-in speakers? What if we told you that with AC power and one cable from your television we could up your audio game noticeably - with a little help from JBL, of course.
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.
Crutchfield's A/V Design Group can help you plan your home theater or multi-room audio system. They'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the installation.
Retrosound helps you bring the sound in your classic ride into the modern age while staying true to the look and feel of your interior. Their receivers fit into the small and odd-size dash openings found in classic cars and trucks, and they also make speakers designed to get the most out of their receivers.
If you're in the process of choosing home theater speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.
Kicker's Yellow Series of amps, speakers and subs gives you the performance you expect from Kicker at a more affordable price. And this year's models are better than ever.
Lynn wanted better sound in her minivan, but didn't want to lose some factory features. So she installed a digital signal processor from Rockford Fosgate to take over the tunes, and added new speakers, an amp, and a sub for a complete overhaul.
If you're new to car audio, the road to better sound can be a long and winding one. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
These Polk speakers use some advanced technologies to create incredibly lifelike sound that draws you into your on-screen entertainment. You can even upgrade to a seven-channel home theater when you add an extra pair of satellite speakers to the mix.
Some budding audiophiles look at building a car stereo as an "all or nothing" proposition. They make a wish list, look at the total cost, get nervous, and do nothing. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Installing a system in stages improves your sound without breaking the bank.
Jeff from PSB visited Crutchfield and told us all about the PSB CS500 outdoor speakers.
A group of audio enthusiasts got together in the Crutchfield Labs to audition a Cambridge Audio/PSB music system and give their impressions.
When you move to a new home, sometimes your old stuff just doesn't work well in your new space. When Crutchfield copywriter Dave moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, his beloved bookshelf speakers no longer fit. So he installed a pair of Definitive Technology DI 6.5LCR in-wall speakers in order to save some space.
Factory speakers are the bane of every music lover's existence. They're just not built to withstand the conditions inside your car over time. Fortunately, we carry all kinds of aftermarket speakers that are built to survive - and thrive - in these harsh conditions.
Crutchfield visits Polk headquarters to see the their outdoor speaker torture tests.
We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? With the help of the Crutchfield Labs, we set out to prove just how much better music sounds when it's played through a high-quality aftermarket system.
We headed to our Labs space to see if we could hear differences between various grades of speaker wire. Read what some of our listeners had to say.