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Replacing your vehicle's factory speakers is usually one of the easiest ways to dramatically improve your car stereo's sound quality. In this short video, Crutchfield experts discuss how and why to change your factory speakers.
Confused about what's in the speakers you're thinking of buying? This glossary examines the materials used in car speakers as well as some common design elements.
If the music in your vehicle sounds terrible, it might be time to replace those old, blown-out factory speakers.
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Installing new speakers is the single most cost-effective improvement you can make to your vehicle's audio/video system. Aftermarket speakers are relatively inexpensive and they're usually not that hard to install. Here are a few general tips on how to do the job yourself.
If you want your music to sound great, you can't ignore your car's speakers. Dollar for dollar, new speakers are one of the best ways to improve your car's sound.
Brand-name speakers will make a big difference in your car's sound, there's no doubt about it. But with some simple, relatively inexpensive extra steps, you can make them sound even better.
Ready for home theater surround sound? Find out which speakers you need and what role each speaker will play in your system.
Factory speakers are not built to last, so over time they'll deteriorate to the point where they sound truly awful. We set up a blind listening test in our Labs and invited some of our most critical listeners to drop by and see if they could tell a difference in the sound.
Paying attention to where your speakers are placed and how they're positioned can dramatically improve the sound of all your music.
Learn about Polk's Atrium line of outdoor speakers, and get some recommendations for choosing the right model for your yard.
Learn about what to look for when choosing outdoor speakers, including weather-readiness and the speaker designs best-suited for different setups.
Learn about the key things to consider when you're shopping for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.
Ralph Graves discovers Bose® Free Space® 51 environmental speakers can provide great outdoor sound for the great outdoors.
Stereo speaker setups can give you great sound without sacrificing much space.
Are you an avid music lover? Then you should have a special space and the gear you need to properly indulge your passion. This article will help you put together a high-fidelity stereo music system that suits your lifestyle and the space you have in mind.
Check out how the free installation gear you get with most car stereos and car speakers bought from Crutchfield helps you do your own installation. Our vehicle-specific instructions, wiring harnesses, adapters, and expertise will save you time and money, and most importantly, help ensure that you enjoy your gear for years to come.
Get tips on planning your outdoor speaker system, including where to place your speakers and the other items you'll need to complete your setup.
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Learn about the basics of good speaker placement, so you can set up your speakers to deliver the best sound for your room.
With the help of the installation gear and guides we offer, Daniel got to work installing a Kenwood receiver and speakers in his 1993 Honda Accord.
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.