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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.

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.

Undercover subwoofers
by Buck Pomerantz

Three of us here at Crutchfield installed subs that added punch and presence to our music without losing cargo space in our cars.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Upgrade your car's sound
by Buck Pomerantz

Factory stereo systems leave a lot to be desired. The four upgrade systems we discuss in this article improve the factory sound of different vehicles in different ways.

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

Brendan B from Byron Center, MI, tricked out his 2007 Chevrolet Impala LT with a Kenwood DVD receiver, Rockford Fosgate speakers, a Kicker amp, and JL Audio subwoofers.

Stephen D's 2003 Jaguar X-Type
by Dominic DeVito

Stephen D. from Farmington, NM, added a pair of hard-hitting 12" JL Audio w3v3 subwoofers and an Alpine DVD receiver to his 2003 Jaguar X-Type sedan.

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.

Eric G., a true DIY car audio enthusiast, tested several ways to improve the sound of his 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP before settling on JL Audio and Pioneer components

James G's 2012 Ford Mustang
by Dominic DeVito

James G. from Bentonville, AR, revved up the sound on his 2012 Ford Mustang with a Pioneer DVD receiver, plus two 10" subs, some speakers, and an amp from JL Audio.

2011-2016 Scion tC
by Jon Paulette

The Scion tC is a sporty little car that will give you plenty of driving enjoyment. It's also practical, tuneable, and a great candidate for an audio upgrade.

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