We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? With the help of the Crutchfield Labs, we set out to prove just how much better music sounds when it's played through a high-quality aftermarket system.
Buying car audio gear for the first time? Here are some tips to help you find the right stereo equipment for your car or truck.
Crutchfield's A/V Design Group can help you plan your home theater or multi-room audio system. They'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the installation.
Retrosound helps you bring the sound in your classic ride into the modern age while staying true to the look and feel of your interior. Their receivers fit into the small and odd-size dash openings found in classic cars and trucks, and they also make speakers designed to get the most out of their receivers.
If you're in the process of choosing home theater speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.
Lynn wanted better sound in her minivan, but didn't want to lose some factory features. So she installed a digital signal processor from Rockford Fosgate to take over the tunes, and added new speakers, an amp, and a sub for a complete overhaul.
These Polk speakers use some advanced technologies to create incredibly lifelike sound that draws you into your on-screen entertainment. You can even upgrade to a seven-channel home theater when you add an extra pair of satellite speakers to the mix.
Jeff from PSB visited Crutchfield and told us all about the PSB CS500 outdoor speakers.
A group of audio enthusiasts got together in the Crutchfield Labs to audition a Cambridge Audio/PSB music system and give their impressions.
When you move to a new home, sometimes your old stuff just doesn't work well in your new space. When Crutchfield copywriter Dave moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, his beloved bookshelf speakers no longer fit. So he installed a pair of Definitive Technology DI 6.5LCR in-wall speakers in order to save some space.
Crutchfield visits Polk headquarters to see the their outdoor speaker torture tests.
We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? Using a 2004 Ford F-150 as our test vehicle, we installed some great gear, then documented the system performance and improvements along the way:
We headed to our Labs space to see if we could hear differences between various grades of speaker wire. Read what some of our listeners had to say.
What you see when you look at the outside of a top-notch home speaker reveals only a fraction of the design and engineering that goes into it. In this article, we'll identify some of the various elements that go into one of the speakers we carry and explain how they make this speaker sound so good.
Sonos® donated a wireless audio system to our local fire station. The firefighters looked forward to being able to play music from their smart phones as they did their chores, cooked and worked out in the firehouse.
Jimmy, Senior Advisor Manager at Crutchfield, had a chance to try out the Bose Companion 5 multimedia speaker system in his office. He gives us his review.
Ringo tells us about the Marantz NA7004 Network Audio Player and shares his experiences taking it home and trying it out as a standalone Internet radio device.
Learn how to choose, connect, and set up speakers for great music and home theater performance.
Learn about the key things you should consider when buying speaker cable.
In this chapter of our ongoing quest to achieve high-fidelity sound in a GMC Yukon, we chose to install a set of JL Audio components in the front doors.