Yesterday's late lunch took an unexpected turn, and along with giving me a rock-solid excuse for hanging around in my car listening to music, it was also the perfect demonstration of why...
The CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver gives you the great sound you expect from Alpine, plus SiriusXM satellite radio's amazing variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment (subscription required).
SiriusXM's compact SXV200V1 tuner lets you receive satellite radio programming in your car. You can pause, rewind, and replay up to an hour of live broadcasts, plus see alerts when your favorite song, artist, or team is playing on another channel.
The SiriusXM Lynx gives you satellite radio wherever you go. We gave J.R., a Supervisor in Crutchfield's Advisor group and long-time satellite radio fan, a Lynx to check out recently. He took it with him everywhere, and let us know what he thought.
The XM SkyDock lets you use your iPhone or iPod touch to enjoy XM satellite radio through your car stereo. Plus, you can also use it to play music from your iPhone or iPod over the stereo. Watch this short Crutchfield video to see the SkyDock in action.
Many new vehicles incorporate climate controls and other features into their factory radios, making it difficult to install a new stereo. Car stereo manufacturers have responded with a variety of products for upgrading your factory radio. Don't want to replace your radio? Charlie Pastorfield reviews some of your options.
Pioneer designed the DEH-X9500BHS CD receiver with all the convenient features you want in a modern car stereo: Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, an HD Radio™ tuner for improved AM/FM, Pandora® Internet radio control, and dual USB inputs. You'll also find sophisticated sound controls and a variable-color display, along with the crowd-pleasing MIXTRAX feature, in this impressive car stereo. Take a look at it in action in this demo video.
With iDatalink's Maestro radio replacement package, you can install a powerful Kenwood navigation receiver and keep your familiar SYNC features intact.
I’m insane about college football ... and based on the thousands of screaming fans packing stadiums around the country each weekend, I’m not alone. For us, going to the game is a...
When it's time to upgrade your boat's audio system, it's important to look for marine-rated stereo equipment that can stand up to life on the water. This handy guide will give you some tips on what to buy for your boat.
When you're shopping for marine audio and electronic equipment for your boat, you run into a lot of jargon along the way. Our Marine Audio Glossary can help.
Brandon Z. from Maryville, TN, bumped up the audio in his 2005 Nissan Altima with a Pioneer DVD receiver, Kicker amp, and some new speakers and subs.
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.
One person's experience with factory AM/FM antenna replecement.
How to get the best sound quality from your portable music player when connecting it to your car stereo.
Dolly, Mac and Tara discuss the features available in home theater receivers, and the best way to choose one that's right for you.
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.
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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.