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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.

Car stereo installation guide
by Robert Ferency-Viars

This installation guide shows you how to remove your old car stereo and install and wire a new in-dash receiver in your car.

Bluetooth® hands-free calling can be a great benefit in the car, especially when it's integrated into your car stereo. Watch this video for a quick look at what

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

Car video buying guide
by Alexander Hrabe

From in-dash DVD players to easy-add-on portable systems, car video makes your trips a lot more fun, and this article covers the topic from front to back.

Car Stereo FAQ
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Crutchfield's car audio experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions about buying and installing a car stereo.

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.

Okay. Your new system components are out of their boxes, installed, and hooked up. Now what? How do you get the most out of your new car stereo system? What kind of hokey pokey do you have to do to...

I was helping a friend get a stereo for his car recently, and he asked a good question: "Is installing a stereo really as easy as we say it is?" We used to say that a lot, and I guess...

Overhauling a factory stereo system
by Michael Sokolowski

As you might have read in Crutchfield's Winter/Spring 2009 catalog ( read article ), I'm in the midst of a piece-by-piece overhaul of the factory sound system in my 2002 Yukon. While I have...

The ultimate in system tuning
by Michael Sokolowski

All along, I knew I was going to take advantage of the CDA-9887's IMPRINT ™ sound tuning capability as the final stage in the audio makeover of my SUV.  Let me explain:  IMPRINT...

How to install a car stereo
by J.R. Stoffel

Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The actual steps involved vary from car to car, but this is a good example.

In this video, we give you a look at all of the research that goes into creating our massive vehicle database. When we tell you we know what fits, we really do.

Video: Pioneer Stage 4 DEX-P99RS CD Receiver
by Robert Ferency-Viars, Video Team

We got the skinny on the Pioneer DEX-P99RS CD receiver directly from Pioneer. This stereo is unsurpassed for delivering audiophile-quality sound in the car.

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