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Crutchfield: The Podcast

Discover what Crutchfield employees are buying and why

Why we started a podcast

Most employees join Crutchfield with some interest in audio and video gear, but something special happens after a short time with the company... With access to thousands of products designed to enhance music, TV, and more, that interest blossoms into total enthusiasm.

Our Advisors receive weeks of training with car and home electronics before helping customers. And popular brands like Sonos, Klipsch, Kicker, and more regularly visit Crutchfield to update us on essential information about their latest gear.

So, with all that knowledge and hands-on experience, what do Crutchfield employees choose to buy for themselves at home, in the car, and on the go?

Check out "Crutchfield: The Podcast" to find out. In each episode, hosts JR and Eric interview a Crutchfield employee about gear they loved so much... they bought it. If you're contemplating a big audio/video purchase but don't know where to start, check out what our experts have to say. 

Episode 1: Mac and his home stereo system

Mac, a Crutchfield Advisor who's a big fan of British audio engineering, invites JR to his home and explains the thinking behind his home audio system. Plus, they talk about Mac's experience watching the infamous dark episode of Game Of Thrones on a Sony TV.

Some of the gear discussed includes:

After the interview, JR and Eric answer a question from the customer comments on our Stereo receivers buying guide about powering indoor and outdoor speakers from the same stereo receiver.

Episode 2: Darren and his VW Golf Alltrack audio system

Darren, a Crutchfield employee and car audio integration guru, walks JR through the "head unit back" audio upgrade he installed in his '17 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. Check out these articles to follow along with Darren's installation and his custom fiberglass work.

Some of the gear discussed includes:

After the interview, JR and Eric answer a question from the customer comments on our "What are line output converters?" article about where to tap into audio signal when keeping a factory radio in an audio upgrade.

Episode 3: Jess and her home theater system

Jess, a Crutchfield Advisor who's a serious classic rock fan, talks to JR about the resurgence of cassettes, her mega-sized home theater system, and listening to vinyl on her days off. JR also references our handy TV sizes and viewing distances article.

Some of the gear discussed includes:

After the interview, JR and Eric answer a question from the customer comments on our Intro to home theater speakers. They dig into finding an alternative to in-ceiling speakers for enjoying Dolby Atmos®.

Episode 4: Drummer, his turntable setup, and transitioning to digital

Drummer, a Crutchfield Advisor and serious vinyl collector, talks about his analog roots and how his listening routine has changed since investing in digital media. JR also references our helpful video on setting up a turntable.

Some of the gear discussed includes:

After the interview, JR and Eric respond to a customer comment on our turntable buying guide about reviving a retired turntable — invest in restoration or buy a replacement?

Look for our next episode on Friday, April 3rd.

Have a question for the podcast?

Puzzling over a new purchase or old gear? Got a question about a category? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and we'll do our best to follow up in an upcoming episode. If you'd prefer to have an answer right now, reach out to an Advisor at the top of the page.

(Note: Some of the gear above has been discontinued. Click the included links for the latest models in related categories.)

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Last updated 3/31/2020

Please share your thoughts below.

  • Norm Hawes from Lynchburg, VA

    Posted on 3/5/2020

    Good job you guys!!! :)

    J.R. Stoffel from Crutchfield

    on 3/5/2020

    Thanks, Norm!