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Our live sound speakers buying guide will get you on the road to finding the right PA speakers for your live sound needs.

An overview of wireless speakers and audio, including Bluetooth portable speakers, AirPlay and Wi-Fi receivers, Sonos, MusicCast, and other multi-room audio systems.

There are lots of good reasons to buy speakers with built-in amps. And there are many different varieties of powered home speakers. We'll help you sort it all out.

By separating the tweeter and the woofer, component speaker systems improve the sound quality and overall audio experience in your car in three very big ways.

What makes home theater so exciting? A giant TV screen and wraparound sound that makes what you see feel real. Learn how to choose the best speakers for your home.

If you want your music to sound great, you can't ignore your car's speakers. Dollar for dollar, new speakers are one of the best ways to improve your car's sound.

Brand-name speakers will make a big difference in your car's sound. But with some simple, relatively inexpensive extra steps, you can make them sound even better.

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.

Building a great car stereo doesn't have to be an "all or nothing" proposition. With a plan and a budget, you can build a great audio system one step at a time.

The mobile audio/video section of the Crutchfield Labs lets our writers, researchers, and advisors get hands-on experience with the latest car audio products.

Here are 10 wireless speaker systems that combine stylish design with high-performance sound. Some use Bluetooth, others Apple AirPlay or DLNA.

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.

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.

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.

FUSION is a company dedicated to bringing high-performance audio to the marine market. That's why their marine audio products are "designed from the water up."

Video: Upgrading Your Factory Stereo, part 2
by Robert Ferency-Viars, Ken Nail

In this short video, Crutchfield experts show how a fellow employee created a high-performance car audio system without replacing his vehicle's factory stereo.

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.

Factory speakers tend to be made from materials that can't handle the extreme conditions found in a car. Aftermarket speakers are built to withstand these elements.

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

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.

These bolt-in audio component kits from Rockford Fosgate will make your Polaris RZR rock. They let you upgrade your sound without cutting or modifying your RZR.

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.

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.

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 you're shopping for speakers, don't forget the tweeter. The shape and the material it's made from have a direct impact on how your music sounds.

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.

Bill Becker, founder and CEO of BDI, talks about special features of the BDI Mirage 8222 audio/video cabinet, designed to hold and hide your audio components.

Bill Becker, founder and CEO of BDI, talks about the special features of the BDI Valera audio/video furniture line. The open design keeps your components visible, and

Bill Becker, the founder and CEO of BDI, talks about their Avion audio/video furniture line and the improvements they made with Series II. Avion is perfect for anyone

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.

Want home theater without all the wires? Learn about the latest wireless surround sound systems from Klipsch, Sonos, and more.

Golf carts aren't just for the "back nine" anymore -- they're almost as likely to be seen driving around the neighborhood. Your cool cart deserves a stereo to match.

Subwoofers are dedicated solely to reproducing low-frequency sounds. That's why a subwoofer can be a crucial part of your home theater listening experience.

All about subwoofers
by Buck Pomerantz

All the information and links you'll need to plan, install, tune, and enjoy a subwoofer system in your car or truck.

This article will help you figure out how to start building the car stereo system that's right for you, by deciding where the weakness is in your current system.

Wonder what the differences are between Bluetooth and Apple Airplay? The Crutchfield Labs crew takes a look at the basics in this animated explainer video.

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.

Bill Becker, the founder and CEO of BDI, talks about what makes BDI furniture so special and gives an overview of the Novia, Avion, Cirrus, Valera and Mirage

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