Focal's IFVW Golf 6 system provides you with a huge improvement in sound quality by letting you replace the VW's front door tweeters and woofers with a set of custom speakers that fit right into the factory locations and plug into the existing wiring.
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.
Focal offers some of the best speakers on the market. This brief video discusses some of the benefits of Focal Access speakers.
This brief Crutchfield video takes a quick look at Focal Polyglass series speakers.
While most speakers feature the same basic components, the materials used, the quality of the construction, and the sophistication of the design can greatly impact how a speaker sounds. Here's a close look at what makes Focal speakers sound so good.
Harold Jones, winner of Virginia's IASCA Sound Quality Challenge, was kind enough to drop by Headquarters to show off his impressive ride. The centerpiece of Harold's system is his Focal...
Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail
Crutchfield's car audio experts Ken and Zak present an overview to Focal car audio products. Focal is a leading name in high-quality sound and Crutchfield is proud to have them in our lineup.
Part 3 of our series: Jeff upgraded his speakers again, ran higher-quality wire, and added a processor to sculpt the sound. He had to modify his door a little to get the speakers to fit — but when you want the best, there's no need to let a little modification get in the way.
When you're shopping for speakers, don't forget the tweeter. It's shape and the material it's made from have a direct impact on how your music sounds. Tweeters reproduce the upper frequencies in your music they're what makes your highs sparkle and come to life, and they're vital for proper soundstaging and stereo separation.
No matter what you want to spend, you can improve the sound in your vehicle. In this article, we showcase three different systems that fit a variety of budgets. They all provide sound and features that are leaps and bounds above a factory system.
The mobile audio/video section of the Crutchfield Labs lets our writers, researchers, and advisors get hands-on experience with the latest car audio products.
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.
Learn how to find the best outboard digital-to-analog converter for your home or portable audio applications.
Many of us have music on our computers. In this video, we'll go through the steps you need to take to create a desktop audio system.