Many new vehicles incorporate climate controls and other features into their factory radios, making it difficult to install a new stereo. Car stereo manufacturers have responded with a variety of products for upgrading your factory radio. Don't want to replace your radio? Charlie Pastorfield reviews some of your options.
When planning a bass system, customers ask every day about where they should start. Doing it properly takes some forethought, especially if you're starting small and intend to expand over time.
Ralph tries out the Zeppelin Air, and compares it to the original Bowers & Wlikins Zeppelin which he also reviewed. Can the addition of Apple's AirPlay wireless technology really make that much difference?
C.J., a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out his favorite one: the Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Projector.
J.R. listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield and picks out his favorite one the Polk Audio Surroundbar® 3000.
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.
When Crutchfield copywriter, Jo, decided it was time for a new sound system, she got a little help from Kicker for a complete overhaul. After she had a few days to enjoy it, we asked her about her new car audio experience.
Ralph took home an Arcam rCube to review. But he also took home the companion rWand iPod dongle and rWave USB dongle for his computer, so he could see first-hand how the rCube could wirelessly...
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.
Subwoofers are dedicated solely to reproducing low-frequency sounds. While this may not be the most glamorous job in a stereo or home theater system, the subwoofer can be a crucial part of your overall listening experience. Find out why.
Aaron Cochran, the trainer from Audioengine, came to Crutchfield to demo their wireless adapters.
Get the scoop on choosing a sound bar for your TV. Sound bars are a great choice for small or difficult spaces, or if you don't want wires running around your room.
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Just because you can't replace your vehicle's factory stereo doesn't mean you have to live with a poor sound system. In this short video, Crutchfield experts take a look at how a fellow employee created a high-performance car audio system.