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From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's home theater receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find the one that's best for you.

Digital media receivers are becoming a more common aftermarket in-dash receiver option. How do you pick the right one? Shop for them at crutchfield.com

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.

Crutchfield looks at the 2014 Pioneer CD receivers, including the DEH-X2600UI, the DEH-X3600UI and DEH-X3600S, the DEH-X5600HD, and the DEH-X6600BT and DEH-X6600BS.

Many new car receivers are equipped with USB ports. Is there a charging advantage for receivers that have USB ports rated at 1 Amp, versus those rated 500 milliamps?

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.

Crutchfield reviews the 2014 Pioneer DVD receivers line up, including the AVH-X1600DVD, AVH-X2600BT, AVH-X3600BHS, AVH-X4600BT, AVH-X5600BHS, and the AVH-4000NEX.

ATV/UTV audio ranges from mild to wild. You can install a marine-rated receiver and a couple of speakers, or go all out and add lights, amps and a subwoofer.

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.

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

Double-DIN dashes offer lots of options when you upgrade your stereo, including double-DIN CD receivers and DVD receivers with touchscreen controls.

When adding an aftermarket receiver, you need a steering wheel control adapter to keep the functionality and convenience of your steering wheel controls.

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