Kenwood's KDC-358U CD receiver will impress you with its looks. It boasts a bright 13-digit display, logical controls, variable color illumination, and a CD slot cover for a sleek appearance in your dash. But this budget-friendly car stereo isn't just about appearance. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.
Blaupunkt'sToronto 420 BT CD receiver really catches the eye with its classic lines and traditional two-knob layout. But its old school looks won't keep you in the dark when you're driving - the bright white 15-digit scrolling display keeps you in the loop on song and system information, while the simple controls allow you to access an extensive list of features. Take a look at it in this demo video.
On the outside, Sony's DSX-210X looks a lot like your typical in-dash receiver. But it's what's behind the faceplate that counts on this neat design — flip the face forward, and out pops what Sony calls the "Tune Tray," a custom-made pocket for your iPod®. Take a look at that, and more, in this demo video.
Like its cross-town rivals, the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro is a thoroughly modern muscle car that combines present-day performance and old-school style. The Camaro offers numerous challenges to the would-be installer, but we'll give you the advice you need to get the sound you want.
The Lotus Elise is your basic full-blooded, no-kidding sports car. It's small, it's cramped, it offers little or no luggage space, and it's completely (and delightfully) impractical for most aspects of daily life. The Elise doesn't offer a ton of room, but there's a surprising amount of room for improvement in the sound system.
The Denon DNP-720AE network music player lets you add streaming music to your existing home stereo.
With so many smartphone-controlling receivers out there, it can be tricky to sort them out. To help you understand how some of the latest options work, we spent some time with them in the Crutchfield Labs.
Kenwood's upped the speed limit with their Excelon DNX9990HD navigation receiver. It offers a user interface that's way faster than last year's models, so you can dive right in and explore easy-to-read maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. And there are a lot of other attractive features to explore — check it out in this demo video.
If you're looking for an in-dash system that gives you the most up-to-date maps, easy access to music and entertainment, plus fabulous sound, Clarion designed the NX702 navigation receiver to be the ultimate copilot. It'll help keep you on course, warn you of traffic jams, play all your tunes, let you talk hands-free...the list goes on. Take a look at it in this video demo.
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As the "BT" in the name suggests, JVC's KD-R820BT CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. But that's not the end of the story for this capable in-dash control center. Check it out in this short demo video.
Adding a new Sonos player to your system is easy. We show you how to do it in this short video.
Tara had a chance to try out the newest (and smallest) Sonos player, the Play:3. The compact Play:3 lets you enjoy music from the Internet as well as music that's stored on your home computers, and it's perfect for small rooms.
Shawn, Senior Product Advisor at Crutchfield, was a beta tester for the Sonos Controller App for Android. Shawn tells us how the free app works and how he uses it with his Sonos system.
Thinking about buying some new stereo equipment for your boat? Not sure exactly what you need to buy? Our marine audio FAQ will help you navigate these unfamiliar waters.