Okay. Your new car stereo components are out of their boxes, installed, and hooked up. Now what? How do you get the most out of your new system? What kind of hokey pokey do you have to do to get...
Today's Dodge Challenger is a muscle car for grown-ups. Sure, this powerful coupe is fun between stoplights, but it's also a comfortable long-distance cruiser with surprising amounts of room for people, stuff, and, of course, aftermarket stereo equipment.
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.
A car can be a great place to enjoy music, but many commuters still put up with marginal sound quality that they'd never tolerate at home. Here are some tips on how to improve your vehicle's sound, whether you're listening on a simple factory system or a multi-channel amplified setup.
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 original Scion xB was a small, quirky box of a car that quickly found a loyal following in a crowded U.S. marketplace. The second-gen xB is longer, lower and wider, but it's still a practical people-mover with just enough of Scion's trademark Scion-ness to keep things interesting.
The tenth-generation Corolla's enormous popularity means there are plenty of good used models out there waiting for a good new owner. If you're looking for a reliable ride that's easy on gas, easy on the eyes, and easy to own, a 2009-13 Corolla is a solid choice.
In a world full of dull, grey sedans, the Chrysler PT Cruiser is one of those rare designs that really stands out, even after a decade-plus on the road. If you want your car to sound as nifty as it looks, the PT is a great platform for an aftermarket stereo system.
The Honda Civic rapidly evolved from its humble beginnings as a sub-compact coupe, to become a leader in the luxury compact segment. By 2011, it regularly topped nearly all competitors in U.S. market sales. Our profile of the Civic explains what to expect when you're ready to replace your factory stereo system.
The second-gen Fit improves upon all that was good about the original and adds some cool new stuff to the mix. It's a little bit bigger, a little more refined, and a little more composed, but it still has the practicality and tossability that made the Fit a hit in the first place.
The Cobalt replaced the Cavalier as Chevy's midsize car, and boasted upgraded 'everything,' including a bottom-to-top suspension and chassis re-design. But the car's sound system is starting to age a little, and has room for improvement.
The second-generation Toyota Tundra is big enough, tough enough, and strong enough to go head-to-head with the best of the Big Three. The factory stereo isn't bad, but if you're looking to upgrade your Tundra's sound system, Crutchfield has the equipment and advice you need.
When Crutchfield designer Erica learned that one of her roommates would be moving, she decided to take the opportunity to set up a home office. She wanted a clean uncluttered look, and the ability to really enjoy her music while working.
Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.
Are you the type of person who has a nice A/V system and wants to take good care of it? Cleaning it regularly — and correctly — is part of the equation.
Christopher, a web designer at Crutchfield, tried out the NuForce iDo™, a digital-to-analog converter/headphone amplifier for iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®. He was looking for a desktop system for his music, and the iDo turned out to be the perfect solution.
How much power do I need? Do I have to connect my video sources to my receiver? Do I need a 3D-ready receiver for my 3D TV?
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.
Greg Williams from Bowers & Wilkins came to Crutchfield to talk about their Zeppelin Air, a powered speaker system with Apple AirPlay®.
Wondering what pieces go into a home theater system? In this article, we walk you through each component's role.