With so many in-dash CD receivers to choose from, how do you pick the right one? Answering the questions in this article will help you narrow your choices to get the stereo that's right for you.
If you're considering replacing your factory radio with an aftermarket receiver, adding a steering wheel control adapter lets you keep the full functionality and convenience of your steering wheel controls. In this article, we'll cover how steering wheel adapters work and how to choose one that works for you.
In just a few short years, iPod control and app compatibility have become prominent features of car stereos. Car A/V companies have acted just as quickly to develop stereos that let you take advantage of the iPhone's fantastic app capabilities while you're driving. In this article, we're going to take a quick look at four different types of app interactivity.
Why put a large-screen receiver in your dash? Large touchscreens, loads of built-in features, and easy viewability are just some of the advantages to building your stereo around one of these receivers. You'll also have expansion options like navigation and a rear-view camera available to you for more convenience down the road.
Robert Ferency-Viars, Michael Sokolowski
This video gives you a guided tour of Crutchfield's Outfit My Car tool. Learn how you can create a custom homepage for your car on Crutchfield's website and use it to put together a complete car audio system.
In this short video, we present four of the most common accessories you should consider when purchasing a new car stereo. Everyone who installs a new stereo is likely to need at least one of these items.
Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail
Crutchfield car audio experts discuss a new trend in car stereos: the digital media receiver.
Take a look at how most new car receivers are connected to the car's existing wiring in this DIY video.
Your car can be a great place for music listening. Many commuters suffer for hours each day with inferior sound quality that they'd never tolerate from their systems at home. Here are some tips on how to improve sound quality in your vehicle, whether you're listening on a simple factory system or a multi-channel amplified setup.
Bluetooth® hands-free calling can be a great benefit in the car, especially when it's integrated into your car stereo. Watch this video for a quick look at what it takes to add hands-free talking and wireless music streaming to your car stereo.
Learn how to take your digital music collection with you on the road.
From sleek, retractable in-dash televisions to high-performance monitors, from in-dash DVD players to easy-add-on portable systems, it's obvious that mobile video is here to stay.
Crutchfield Writing Team
Answers to some of the more common questions about car stereos.
This installation guide walks you through the process of installing a new in-dash receiver in your car.
Crutchfield Writing Team
Learn about the features and specifications found in today's wide variety of CD receivers.
In this video, a Crutchfield Web Editor tells us about the high-end audio system he designed for his Chrysler Sebring. As a professional musician, the car stereo system of his dreams included gear from Boston Acoustics, Eclipse, and a digital equalizer from AudioControl.
These days, aftermarket car stereos come with so many bells, whistles, and proprietary technologies that trying to pick one can be bewildering. Over the past couple of weeks, I've been trying to...
You put your head in,
You put your head out,
Put your head in,
And shake it all about.
Do the hokey pokey
And turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about.
Like several of my coworkers, I enjoy downloading and listening to podcasts on my computer. Unlike them, I don't have an iPod® or portable MP3 player. But that doesn't stop me from listening to my...
Over the years I've had a lot of different car stereos. But each time I'm ready to get a new one, it's harder to choose. There are plenty of good models out there, and they all do a good job on the...