From CES: David Solomon, one of the founders of Peachtree Audio, tells us about his inspiration and the early days at his company.
Factory stereo systems leave a lot to be desired. This problem now has some solutions that let you keep your factory stereo and get spectacular sound, customized for your specific vehicle. The four upgrade systems we discuss in this article improve the factory sound of different vehicles in different ways.
Learn how to get hi-fi sound from the music on your computer.
The Kia Soul is a nifty, fun-to-drive little box with a style all its own. Kia has definitely come a long way from their origins of producing unremarkable cars that came with remarkable warranties and yes, you still get that remarkable Kia warranty.
Looking for a better-than-average set of basic headphones? Me too. That's why I gave the Sennheiser HD 280 Pros a try.
There's plenty to enjoy about going out on the water in your boat. Whether your favorite maritime activity is fishing or waterskiing, it can be even more fun when you have a capable sound system to provide the music. Here's how we outfitted two different boats belonging to Crutchfield employees.
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Which subwoofer will sound the loudest? Which subwoofer will sound the deepest? Which hits harder: one 12" sub or two 10" subs? How much power do I need? What difference do cone materials make? Plus more...
Jon, Crutchfield video director, took the NuForce Dia home and tried it out in his home theater setup. He was impressed by how the stereo integrated amp with built-in DAC added clarity and detail in his music and movies.
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 the offer came through to "audition" some new Boston Acoustics gear in my car ... well, I just couldn't refuse. After all, it'd been an awfully long time since my last upgrade, and I was eager to check out just how good Boston stuff is these days.
First of all, what is a capacitor? Can it help my stereo system sound better? How do you hook it up? Get the answers to these and other questions here in our Capacitors FAQ.
Adding a 4-channel amp to your system not only raises the sound level, but also greatly increases the sound quality of your music. This is how to tune it up:
Dave, a Crutchfield audio enthusiast, tests whether or not upgrading your earbuds and adding a NuForce iDo DAC makes your low-res music on your iPod sound better.
Confusion about how to wire subwoofers has been around for as long as people have been putting them in cars. Here, we'll explain why the way you wire your subwoofer effects the output.
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Steve, Crutchfield Senior Editor and audio enthusiast, and Tara, Crutchfield writer and digital audio enthusiast, set up a dedicated stereo listening system. They show you what you need to enjoy your music to the fullest, from a basic system to one that's more complex.
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.
Are you an avid music lover? Then you should have a special space and the gear you need to properly indulge your passion. This article will help you put together a high-fidelity stereo music system that suits your lifestyle and the space you have in mind.
Aaron Cochron from Audioengine tells us about the P4 bookshelf speakers and N22 desktop amp, and how they can combine to make a sweet little computer audio setup.
Learn about the features and technical specifications found on many of today's receivers.
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.