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Learn the basics of power amplifier applications and connections, plus criteria for choosing the right amplifier for your PA sound system.

Whether you're fishing, waterskiing, or just cruising around, boating is even more enjoyable when you have a quality marine audio system to provide the music.

Looking for a way to add fun and functionality to your ATV? The Power Rail line of accessories is a great way to add lights, speakers, and more.

When it's time to upgrade your boat's audio system, it's important to look for marine-rated stereo equipment that can stand up to life on the water.

If you're in the market for new car speakers but don't know where to start, take a look at these ten customer favorites to get your bearings.

Marine radio buying guide
by Tim Sprinkle

From sunlight to rain to extreme temperatures, your boat's marine audio system has to endure a lot of abuse. This article will help you choose the right marine stereo.

When you're choosing car speakers, it's important to make sure your system will give your new speakers the power they need to sound their best.

Marine stereos are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations. Our handy guide will help you find the receiver that's right for your boat.

Intro to live sound equipment
by Jim Richardson

Whether you only need a single mic and a speaker or a full kit for your band, it pays to know how a PA system works. This article explains each piece of the system.

A great-sounding marine stereo can add a lot of enjoyment to your boating experience. If you're serious about sound, you need a set of quality, marine-rated speakers.

New marine speakers in your boat will give you an immediate upgrade in sound quality, but you'll also need a marine amplifier to get the best sound over open water.

Life with a factory stereo
by Charlie Pastorfield

Many new vehicles make it difficult to install a new stereo. This article covers some of your options for improving the sound without changing the stereo.

Big bass in a small-car world
by Charlie Pastorfield

Gas mileage is a big issue with an ever-increasing number of people. Most recently, the "Cash for Clunkers" program has resulted in a lot of people driving more

Marine audio glossary
by Danae Marshall

When you're shopping for marine audio and electronic equipment for your boat, you run into a lot of jargon along the way. Our Marine Audio Glossary can help.

A group of audio enthusiasts got together in the Crutchfield Labs to audition a Cambridge Audio/PSB music system and give their impressions.

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.

In this article, we'll explain the ins and outs of setting up your receiver, so you can get all the audio and video performance you paid for.

Our friend Tim already had a cool boat, but the stereo wasn't keeping up. We decided to do something about that. Here's the gear we chose for a complete audio upgrade.

Marty C's custom party cooler
by Alexander Hrabe

Inspired by Crutchfield, Marty C. upgrades his cooler with the Infinity INF-MPK250 receiver and speaker package and a Sound Ordnance B-8PTD powered subwoofer.

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.

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

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