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If you ask us, a car stereo system should include much more than a stereo and a pair of speakers. Adding components like satellite radios, subwoofers, amplifiers,

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.

Marine stereo 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Many of us have music on our computers. In this video, we'll go through the steps you need to take to create a desktop audio system.

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.

Learn about what to look for when choosing outdoor speakers, including weather-readiness and the speaker designs best-suited for different setups.

Okay. Your new car stereo components are out of their boxes, installed, and hooked up. Now what? How do you make your new system sound as good as it should?

When our friend Alex decided to upgrade the stereo system on his Yamaha AR210, we told him to tow it to our headquarters and let our advisors do the work.

Our friend Tim already had a cool boat, but the stereo wasn't keeping up. We decided to do something about that. Here's the gear we chose for a complete audio upgrade.

How to tune up your car audio system
by Charlie Pastorfield

You want your new car audio equipment to sound its best. Here are a few suggestions that will help you maximize your car stereo system's potential.

If you're a real audiophile, Sony's Hi-Res Audio system can bring listening-room sound quality to your daily drive.

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.

2001-2005 Mazda Miata
by Jon Paulette

When you're driving a Miata on a curvy country road, music probably isn't that important. But when you're back in town, a great stereo system is a nice thing to have.

Thee 2002-06 MINI Cooper is a great example of how much driving fun can fit into a small package. But if you care about sound, you'll want a better stereo system.

Car Stereo Glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

The automotive audio terms you'll need to know when you're shopping for aftermarket CD players, nav receivers, or digital media receivers for your car or truck.

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.

2007-2017 Ford Expedition
by Jon Paulette

The Expedition is a big, brawny machine that works hard and still keeps its occupants comfortable on the road. A new stereo and speakers will make this SUV even nicer.

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!

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.

The CTS proved that Cadillac was serious about reclaiming its "Standard of the World" title. Comfortable and fun to drive, it's a great home for a new audio system.

There are many types of connections you may encounter when setting up your new A/V system. Find out what it all means!

This Beetle is longer, lower and wider than any before, but it's still a very cool small car. If you want a bigger, bolder, better stereo, you're in the right place.

How to install car speakers
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Installing new speakers is the single most cost-effective improvement you can make to your vehicle's audio system. This article will show you how to do it.

2006-2011 Honda Civic
by Rick Carlton

The Civic has evolved from its humble sub-compact beginnings to become a leading luxury compact. Here's what to expect when you replace your car's factory stereo.

2009-2012 Ford Flex
by Jon Paulette

Our profile of the 2009-2012 Ford Flex discusses what you need to know to replace the stereo and speakers, and add an amplifier and subwoofers.

The Crossfire is about as practical as a disco ball in a duck blind, but it isn't meant to be practical; it's meant to be fun. A new stereo will make it even better.

2003-2008 Honda Pilot
by Jon Paulette

The first-gen Pilot has been a suburban staple for years, and it's still a solid choice if you're looking for a comfortable SUV. A new stereo is a good idea, too.

2003-2005 Nissan 350Z
by Traci Benoit

The 2003-05 350Z offers the performance you'd expect from a Z-car, but the stereo probably isn't as sporty as it was. An audio upgrade will add new zip to your Zed.

2005-2012 Nissan Xterra
by Rick Carlton

The Xterra remains an impressive performer, on- or off-road. If you're still enjoying yours, upgrading the old audio system will add a lot to your future adventures.

1998-2010 Volkswagen Beetle
by Traci Benoit

Replacing the New Beetle's factory stereo is fairly easy, but the speakers will require a little more work. If you care about great sound, though, it's worth it.

The second-gen Tundra is big enough, tough enough, and strong enough to match up with the best of the Big Three. The stock stereo isn't bad, but you'll want to upgrade.

The late '90s and early 2000s cemented the Accord's reputation as a well-built, reliable car. If you want to upgrade the stereo, there's a lot of great gear available.

2005-2006 Nissan Altima
by John Pollard

With sharp styling and a slick engine, the 2005-06 Altima remains a popular choice for commuters and car lovers alike. A new stereo will make any drive more enjoyable.

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