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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.

Our subwoofer shopping guide will help you determine which kind of subwoofer and bass system you need, to get the sound you want.

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.

A line output converter lets you connect an amplifier to a factory stereo. In this article, we answer the most common questions about line output converters.

How to install a powered subwoofer
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Powered subs include all the elements of a subwoofer system — subwoofer, amplifier, and enclosure. Here's how to install a typical powered sub.

The redesigned 2008 Grand Caravan improved upon all that was good about Chrysler's genre-defining minivan line. There's also lots of room for audio and video upgrades.

2011-2014 Mazda 2
by Jon Paulette

The 2 is a great little car, especially if you add some aftermarket mods. As long as you're beefing up the suspension, you might as well add some thump to the stereo.

2014-up Kia Forte sedan
by Jon Paulette

The Forte proves that "value-priced" doesn't have to mean "cheap." Your Forte should provide years of enjoyment, and a new stereo will make a very nice car even better.

The Pontiac Grand Prix offers swoopy styling and plenty of power. Upgrading the not-so-exciting factory stereo will make this car even more enjoyable.

2007-2008 Honda Fit
by Jon Paulette

The Fit is a cool-looking, comfortable little car that can get out of its own way on the interstate. If you want to get more out of your audio, here's how to do it.

2003-2009 Toyota 4Runner
by Jon Paulette

Big, powerful, and surprisingly well-mannered for a truck in this category, the 4Runner has a lot to offer. Installing a new stereo will make it even more enjoyable.

2008-2013 Toyota Highlander
by Jon Paulette

The Highlander is a versatile vehicle that'll give you years of quality service. You'll enjoy those years a lot more if you upgrade to a higher-quality audio system.

1821-up Flying Sleigh
by Jon Paulette

Our profile of the 1821-up Flying Sleigh discusses what you need to know about replacing the stereo and speakers, and adding an amplifier, subs, or other stereo gear.

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.

2006-2012 Toyota RAV4
by Jon Paulette

When it comes to so-called "cute utes," the Toyota RAV4 is one of the best around. The third-generation model is a capable vehicle with lots of audio upgrade potential.

2005-2010 Pontiac G6
by Jon Paulette

The Pontiac G6 comes in a variety of body styles and trim levels, all of which are sleek, stylish, and ready for an upgraded stereo system. Get the gear you need here.

2009-2013 Volkswagen Routan
by Jon Paulette

The Volkswagen Routan offers an interesting blend of American ingenuity and Teutonic engineering. It's a comfortable minivan with loads of audio upgrade potential.

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