Ben from Cambridge Audio shows us their Azur 651BD and Azur 751BD Blu-ray disc players. They're designed not only to render your videos beautifully, but also to play all your music with depth and clarity.
Alpine's line of Bluetooth enabled receivers has expanded in 2012, so you'll have a lot more choices if you're in the market for a good hands-free calling solution. And you can also stream music from yor phone or another device, a great way to get Internet radio in your car.
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Crutchfield home theater experts Shawn and Amanda walk you through the basics of multi-room-capable receivers and how you can take advantage of your receiver's capabilities.
Alpine's CDE-147BT CD receiver is Bluetooth® equipped, so you can make and take calls hands-free when you're in the car. And you can stream audio from your Bluetooth devices too. Alpine's Quad illumination lets you choose from four different colors for the receiver's control buttons for a style that'll work in your car. Pandora control for your iPhone® or Android™ is built in. Take a look at the CDE-147BT in this demo video.
Kenwood's Excelon KDC-X597 CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. And this sharp-looking car stereo sports variable color illumination for the buttons and controls, so you can match it up to your car. It'll control your iPod® or iPhone® and you can plug your Android™ via the USB when you use Kenwood's Music Control app. Take a closer look in this Crutchfield demo video.
The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X397 CD receiver will expand your sonic boundaries with a nice blend of audio features and sophisticated styling. Thanks to its selectable color feature, you can pick a button color that matches your vehicle's illumination so the receiver will look perfect in your dash. Check it out in this demo video.
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.
The AVH-P8400BH sits at the top of Pioneer's DVD receiver lineup, offering a 6.95" touchscreen display, customizable display colors, built-in Bluetooth®, and an HD Radio™ tuner, along with some cool new features that'll really enhance your car audio and video experience. Check it out in this display and controls demo video.
JVC's KD-X50BT digital media receiver is a stylish blend of great sound and good looks, with colorful variable illumination display and controls. And the built-in Bluetooth® offers convenience for calling and audio streaming. Take a look at it in action in this display and controls demo video.
Pioneer's DEH-X3500UI is the first CD receiver in their lineup with MIXTRAX technology. Turn on MIXTRAX, and you'll get a DJ-inspired audio/video experience with the music stored on your iPod®, iPhone®, or other USB device. You'll enjoy seamless musical transitions with cool effects, as the receiver's illumination pulses with the beat of your tunes. Take a look at that and more in this demo video.
Sony's XAV-601BT is the first aftermarket receiver that works with the MirrorLink system, which makes it the easiest way to get in-dash control over select smartphones, such as some Android™ and Nokia Symbian models. And this Sony has the other features you expect from a full-featured DVD receiver, including Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a closer look in this display and controls demo video.
Sony's XAV-64BT DVD receiver has Bluetooth® for audio streaming and hands-free calling. If you're a Pandora® fan with an Android or Blackberry device, that means you can pair your phone to the XAV-64BT for complete Pandora® control without ever connecting a wire. Take a closer look at the XAV-64BT in this display and controls demo video.
Alpine designed the CDE-134HD CD receiver for all you AM/FM radio lovers. Its built-in HD Radio™ tuner lets you dial in digital HD Radio broadcasts to get FM that sounds almost as good as a CD, and AM that sounds like traditional FM — a huge leap forward in sound quality. And for in-car convenience, there's also built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a look at the CDE-134HD in this display and controls video.
Alpine's CDE-HD137BT CD receiver lets you put your Pandora® stations right where you want them — in your dash. You can change stations, skip tracks, and rate songs just like you do online. And this receiver also features Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a closer look in this display and controls demo video.
The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X896 CD receiver not only plays music from your CDs, iPod®, and more, but it also comes equipped with Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. And the built-in HD Radio™ tuner lets you tune in the very best in radio. And this receiver boasts a display that'll look great in your dash. Check it out in this demo video.
What's cooler than taking charge of your music from the big touchscreen on a great-looking DVD receiver? Kenwood's DDX419 DVD receiver adds Bluetooth® to the mix, along with unparalleled iPod® control, access to music and video apps through your iPhone®, and hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a look at it in this short demo video.
Kenwood Excelon receivers are a great choice if you want to push the sonic boundaries of your system, and enjoy reliability that's backed with a 2-year warranty. The KDC-X396 CD receiver kicks off the Excelon lineup with a nice blend of audio features and styling. Take a look in this display and control demo video.
Kenwood's KDC-X796 CD receiver looks great in your dash, with adjustable button lighting to match your dash colors. But it's more than just a good looker — this well-equipped receiver also features built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, along with an HD Radio™ tuner for better AM/FM sound quality. Plus, you get the reassuring Kenwood Excelon 2-year warranty. Check it out in this demo video.
One of the problems with replacing your factory radio with a new receiver, is that those handy stereo controls built into the steering wheel won't work anymore. The way to fix this dilemma is to install an adapter for the steering wheel audio controls. Watch this video to see what's involved in the process.
Bill Becker, founder and CEO of BDI, talks about special features of the BDI Mirage 8222 audio/video cabinet, designed to hold and hide your audio components.