Mike S. from Cape Coral, FL, wanted to add premium sound to his Backdraft Racing Roadster, which replicates the iconic looks of the 1965 Shelby Cobra. He tricked out his car with a 12" Polk Audio DXi subwoofer, some Polk Audio component speakers, and a pair of Polk Audio amplifiers.
James G. from Bentonville, AR, revved up the sound on his 2012 Ford Mustang with a new Pioneer DVD receiver in the dash. A JL Audio system with two 10" subs, some Evolution speakers, and an amplifier rounded out his installation.
There are a number of different ways to power a house full of speakers. Here's an overview of things you need to know.
Learn how to get hi-fi sound from the music on your computer.
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.
I've been a music nut since I was still in short pants. If I had a nickel for every hour I've spent in my den, listening to records and CDs through my hi-fi system ... I'd have a huge pile of...
OK, so we finally got the video formatting worked out. It's very informal; Matt sat in the back seat with the Canon XSi camera capturing our back-to-front-and-back-again fading demo by moving...
Jeff and I meet at the Crutchfield Research Bay for the final system tuneup. In the last installment , we set the crossover points and adjusted the gain structure in the Sebring's system. Now,...
Just because you can't replace the radio doesn't mean you can't improve your car's audio. Brent P, who works in Crutchfield's IT department, boosted his 2007 Saab 9-3 wagon's sound and functionality without installing a new receiver.
If you're looking for one big vehicle that can do just about anything the average person needs to do, the 2007-13 Chevy Avalanche might be everything you need. Like most Chevy trucks, the Avalanche is a great platform for an upgraded audio system.
Ford's long-running Crown Victoria (and its cousin, the Mercury Grand Marquis) isn't just a big car; it's a big part of our shared culture. They really don't make 'em like this anymore, and with some upgraded audio gear, you can make your car a great place to enjoy music in comfort and style.
With a nimble chassis, handsome styling and plenty of available options, the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan are smart, comfortable cars with plenty of potential for audio upgrades.
When you're shopping for speakers, don't forget the tweeter. Tweeters reproduce the upper frequencies in your music they're what makes your highs sparkle and come to life so they're vital for proper soundstaging and stereo separation.
In Part 3 of our series on improving the sound in a Ford F-150, Jeff upgrades his speakers again, runs higher-quality wire, and adds a processor to sculpt the sound.
If you're looking to upgrade the audio in your boat, look for a purpose-built marine stereo system that stands up to sunlight, spray, and salt.
The Klipsch Quintet home theater system delivers rich, accurate sound to make all your favorite movies, tunes, and video games more enjoyable. It boasts many of the same technologies and design principles Klipsch uses in their larger Reference Series speakers, so you'll hear distinctive, dynamic sound.
Designed to capitalize on the immense popularity of the original VW Beetle, the New Beetle made its bubble-topped debut in 1998. The vehicle remained largely unchanged throughout its production run, which lasted until 2010. The highlights: replacing the stereo is fairly easy, but the speakers will take a little more work.
This Honda Civic was nice enough when new, but it's also an easy car to improve. A wide variety of go-fast parts are available, plus it's also a great car for first-timers to work on. If you want to upgrade the audio performance in your Civic, we have the gear and the knowledge you need to do the job right.