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CD player buying guide
by David Brown

What makes one CD player sound better than another? Should you buy a CD-only player that's optimized for music or a "universal" model that plays all sorts of audio and video discs? Do you want to play CD-Rs or CD-RWs that you've burned? This guide will show you what to look for when shopping.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cambridge Audio's Azur 851C is a high-end CD player that delivers exceptional clarity from your CD collection, and also functions as a state-of-the-art

The F-150 SuperCab is a versatile, hard-working truck that's at home in the mountains or at the mall. But if you're serious about sound, you'll want a stereo upgrade. This article from the Crutchfield Research Garage will give you a close-up look at how to install a new stereo and speakers.

Whether you and your crew are headed to a job site or a tailgate party. the F-150 SuperCrew has the space you need. There's also room for a serious stereo system.

Ford's 12th generation F-150 is a hard-working truck with a lot to offer. The factory stereo systems don't offer nearly as much, but we know how to fix that.

2015 -up Subaru WRX
by Jon Paulette

The WRX's factory stereos aren't as awesome as the rest of the car, so an aftermarket upgrade is essential if you want to hear the soundtrack to your daily drive.

2008-2012 Ford F-450
by Jon Paulette

No one buys an F-450 because they "might" have to tow 30,000 pounds of something. A serious truck needs a serious stereo, and installation is easier than you think.

The Accord Sedan's factory stereos are decent, but even the top-end models could use an upgrade. Installing a new stereo will make driving your car even more enjoyable.

1999-2005 Volkswagen Jetta
by Jon Paulette

Your Volkswagen Jetta has everything that made Jettas great to begin with -- smooth styling, slick handling, a comfy interior. All it needs now is a better stereo.

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.

Volkswagen really knows how to make a hatchback hot, and both the Golf and GTI can be a lot of fun. You'll have a lot more fun when you install a hotter stereo, though.

The "996" 911 Carrera is everything a 21st century Porsche ought to be. If you don't think your audio system is all that it could be, we'll help you tune it up.

2013-2017 Subaru Crosstrek
by Jon Paulette

With a Crosstrek, you can do all sorts of SUV sorts of things without the hassle of trying to parallel-park an SUV. There's even room for an upgraded audio system.

2012-2015 Honda CR-V
by Jon Paulette

Big enough to haul kids and dogs in comfort, but small enough to slice through the suburban jungle, this versatile SUV will be even better with a new stereo system.

2012-2016 Subaru Impreza
by Jon Paulette

The Impreza is a practical, economical family car that offers the added bonus of all-wheel drive. A new stereo will make a very nice car an even nicer place to be.

2000-2009 Honda S2000
by Jon Paulette

The S2000 was made for fun, but it also starts, runs, and does all sorts of "normal car" things. Imagine how much fun it'll be with a stereo you can actually hear!

2006-2012 Porsche Cayman
by Jon Paulette

The Porsche Cayman is designed for pure, unadulterated road-carving enjoyment. This mid-engined rocketship is fun as-is, but a new stereo will make it even better.

2005-2012 Porsche Boxster
by Jon Paulette

The Boxster is about as good as it gets when it comes to droptop sports cars. Replacing the stock stereo will make your music sound as good as the engine - almost!

1997-2005 Buick Park Avenue
by Jon Paulette

The Park Avenue is a winning combination of value and voluptuousness, but the stock stereos have aged. Building a better stereo for your Buick is easier than you think.

2003-2004 Mercury Marauder
by Jon Paulette

No one really needed a gargantuan sedan with sports coupe handling, but Mercury built one anyway. This is an awesome car, and a new stereo will make it even better.

2009-2014 Ford E-Series
by Jon Paulette

The final version of Ford's long-running E-Series (nee Econoline) is arguably the most van-tastic van ever. A new stereo will bring some much-needed boom to this box.

2007-2012 GMC Acadia
by Jon Paulette

The Acadia an attractive, efficient 21st century people-mover with a spacious cabin that's a terrific setting for a high-performance aftermarket stereo system.

2001-2005 Lexus IS 300
by Jon Paulette

The original IS 300 quickly earned a reputation as one of the best cars in its class. The car's original stereo system, however, is aging and in need of an upgrade.

2006-2009 Pontiac Solstice
by Jon Paulette

The Solstice didn't save Pontiac, but it's a car worth savoring. Whether you have a convertible or a coupe, a great-sounding aftermarket stereo can make it even better.

2014-up Ram ProMaster
by Jon Paulette

The Ram ProMaster is a hard-working van that offers tons of space for audio upgrades. You can vastly improve your daily drive by upgrading the receiver and speakers.

With lines that evoke both the Power Wagons of the past and the semi-trucks of the present day, Dodge trucks just look cool. A new stereo will make yours even cooler.

2010-2015 Toyota Prius
by Jon Paulette

With a new receiver in your Prius, you'll get more out of your smartphone, while aftermarket speakers will add new life to your music collection.

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