A car stereo is the centerpiece of any car audio system. This introduction highlights the stereo's functions and makes it easier to shop for a new one.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Digital media receivers are becoming a more common aftermarket in-dash receiver option. How do you pick the right one? Answering these questions below will help you narrow down your choices to get the right digital media receiver for you.
A series of six driver profiles that will give you an idea of what should be in your next car stereo system.
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.
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.
A quick guide to what to look for when shopping for an in-dash navigation system.
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An explanation of iBiquity Digital's HD Radio technology and what it means for AM and FM radio listeners.
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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.
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Learn about the features and specifications found in today's wide variety of CD receivers.
Firmware plays an important role in many of our electronics these days. But
If you're new to car audio, the road to better sound can be a long and winding one. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The installation shown in this video is only one example - the actual steps involved vary from car to car.
Most people spend a lot of their in-car time listening to the radio, so why not ensure time is enjoyable? Ken looks at the cool features you'll enjoy from many HD Radio receivers.
Check out how the free installation gear you get with most car stereos and car speakers bought from Crutchfield helps you do your own installation. Our vehicle-specific instructions, wiring harnesses, adapters, and expertise will save you time and money, and most importantly, help ensure that you enjoy your gear for years to come.