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Subwoofer wiring diagrams
by Buck Pomerantz

Our wiring diagrams will help you find the best way to connect your subs and amps so you'll get the best performance out of your gear.

How to install a car stereo
by J.R. Stoffel

Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The actual steps involved vary from car to car, but this is a good example.

We've learned a lot about marine audio installations over the years. This article contains tips for installing receivers, speakers, subs, amps, and more on your boat.

This Crutchfield video covers the basics of car speaker installation. You'll see that you can do it yourself, have fun, and save money when you upgrade your speakers.

Here we discuss the most popular fixes for an underpowered electrical system: the big 3 upgrade, a capacitor, a high output alternator, and a second battery.

Check out this overview of a typical installation to see the steps involved when you install an amplifier in your vehicle.

Subwoofer Installation Guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

This article describes the steps involved in installing a subwoofer in your vehicle.

Tuning your subs
by Buck Pomerantz

What does the gain control do anyway? This article describes how to adjust your amplifier so that your subwoofer sounds just the way you want it to.

Installing tower speakers on a boat takes some effort, but the results are worth it. Our guide will show you how to do add these speakers and more fun to your boat!

Helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for designing and building your own custom subwoofer box.

Amplifier wiring diagrams
by Buck Pomerantz

These wiring diagrams illustrate how amplifiers connect to your audio system, which will make it easier to shop for the gear you need for the system of your dreams.

Here's a step-by-step guide to installing a car amplifier, including how to wire the amp and troubleshooting tips when things don't work perfectly.

Crutchfield's Mobile Video Installation Guide provides details on suggested system layouts and wiring routes for several major types of mobile video systems.

Amplifier wire gauge chart
by Buck Pomerantz

Need to know know which size of wire you should use when installing an amplifier? Use our handy cable gauge chart to find out.

How to install car speakers
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Installing new car speakers is the single most cost-effective improvement you can make to your vehicle's audio system. This article will show you how to do it.

How to install a car stereo
by Robert Ferency-Viars

This installation guide shows you how to remove your old car stereo and install and wire a new stereo in your car.

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