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Buying Guides: Car Stereos

Car stereo buying guide
by Robert Ferency-Viars

A car stereo is the centerpiece of any car audio system. This introduction explains how to choose the right receiver for your car or truck.

CD receivers buying guide
by Robert Ferency-Viars

With so many CD receivers to choose from, how do you pick the right one? This article will help you narrow your choices and find the right stereo for your car or truck.

Digital media receivers are becoming a more common aftermarket in-dash receiver option. How do you pick the right one? Shop for them at crutchfield.com

If you ask us, a car stereo system should include much more than a stereo and a pair of speakers. Adding components like satellite radios, subwoofers, amplifiers,

When adding an aftermarket receiver, you need a steering wheel control adapter to keep the functionality and convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Car video buying guide
by Alexander H.

From in-dash DVD players to easy-add-on portable systems, car video makes your trips a lot more fun, and this article covers the topic from front to back.

A quick guide to what to look for when shopping for an in-dash GPS navigation system. We'll help you choose the right touchscreen nav stereo for your car.

An explanation of HD Radio technology and what it means for AM and FM radio listeners...plus a little road trip to try it out and review HD Radio reception.

Car stereo FAQ
by Ken Nail

Crutchfield's car audio experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions about buying and installing a car stereo.

Car Stereo Glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

The automotive audio terms you'll need to know when you're shopping for aftermarket CD players, nav receivers, or digital media receivers for your car or truck.

Car audio for the first-time buyer
by Charlie Pastorfield

Buying car audio gear for the first time? Here are some tips to help you find the right stereo equipment for your car or truck.

Pioneer's MIXTRAX technology analyzes your music library and creates transitions between songs, so you get a smooth mix in your dash wherever you go.

Ready to take control over your apps when you hit the road? Here are three great ways to get your favorite music apps involved in your car audio experience.

If you're feeling lost in your search for an in-dash navigation stereo, take a look at this list of our best-selling in-dash nav systems. These receivers are among our best-selling models and have garnered high satisfaction ratings from our customers.

Take some of the stress out of your car stereo installation with a custom-crimped Crutchfield ReadyHarness. This exclusive service will make connecting your new stereo to your car much, much easier.

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