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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?

Clarion's CZ505 CD receiver lets you upgade the sound in your car and add some cool features, like built-in Bluetooth for music streaming and Pandora control.

JVC's KD-R470 CD receiver has a sensitive AM/FM tuner, a USB port for digital music on flash drives or your Android, and an auxiliary input.

The JVC KD-R670 has a front-panel USB input, and iPhone users can control Pandora and iHeartRadio. The USB port plays flash drives with MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC files.

A hybrid's new sound system
by Dave Delamere

Looking for better sound, a Crutchfield customer installs a new Alpine car stereo, speakers, and amplifier in her 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle.

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