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Our team works hard to make buying car audio gear as easy as possible. But we'll also ask you to answer a few questions about your vehicle. The more we know about your car or truck, the easier it is to help you get the stereo gear you need.

What is Apple CarPlay®?
by Dominic DeVito

What exactly is Apple CarPlay, and how do I get it for my car? This article answers those questions, including news about updates and aftermarket stereos that feature it.

Backup camera buying guide
by Alexander Hrabe

Backup camera systems simply make backing up safer, but finding the right backup cam can feel daunting. This introduction will help you shop with confidence.

How to build an exceptional, immersive, audiophile-quality sound system for music and movies by choosing an individual preamplifier/processor and one or more stand-alone power amplifiers.

Video doorbells are a great way to keep an eye on your property, whether you're there or not. But what features should you look for? We wade through the latest and greatest doorbell offerings from Ring, Nest, August, and Wisenet to help you find the right one for your home.

Factory stereo systems leave a lot to be desired. The upgrade systems we discuss in this article improve the factory sound without replacing the factory stereo.

Crutchfield's drone expert Carlos has been flying and even building drones for years. He tried out two aerial and one underwater drone to see what they can do.

Sonos buying guide
by David Brown

Interested in an easy solution for wireless audio throughout your home? We'll help you decide what Sonos gear you need to make your multi-room-music dreams come true.

Having the right powered subwoofer is crucial to the home theater experience. Learn how to choose the best one for your system, along with tips for getting great bass in your room.

A Crutchfield Advisor answers common questions about underseat subwoofers -- who they're for, what to expect -- and recommends a few of our best models.

When our in-house photographer and resident outdoorsman took a drive on the Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route in his his Jeep Wrangler, we made sure he had the gear he needed to have a great time, get a great story, and get home safely.

We field lots of calls from customers who want to improve the bass in their car audio systems. Two Advisors at our Virginia call center and huge bass enthusiasts, give their recommendations for putting a subwoofer in a hatchback or small car.

We're getting a lot of questions about Qi wireless chargers for car and home these days. So we asked one of our expert Advisors to tell us more.

We integrated Brandmotion's Trailer Rear Vision kit with Advisor Missy's expansive rear-view system in her truck and horse trailer combo. Find out how vehicle camera solutions can help you too.

Take some of the stress out of your car stereo installation with a custom-crimped Crutchfield ReadyHarness. This exclusive service will make connecting your new stereo to your car much, much easier.

Wi-Fi speakers are the building blocks for wireless multi-room audio systems from Sonos, Bose, and other brands. Learn how to choose the best speakers for your home.

Best TVs for 2018
by Steve Kindig

TVs from Sony, Samsung, and LG top our list of best picks. Learn why we like them, and read our buying tips to better understand what to look for when shopping.

Is 4K Blu-ray worth it?
by Jeff Miller

Short answer: If you have a 4K TV and you want to see its best picture, youll want a 4K Blu-ray player. See the long answer to this question, as well as answers to other frequently asked Blu-ray questions.

In this article, well show you some of the products that our Jeep Wrangler customers really like. With the right car audio gear and other custom gear for your Wrangler, you can keep in touch while you're getting away from it all, or just crank some tunes.

Are you designing a high-end in-wall or in-ceiling home theater system? This article highlights some of the best custom-install speakers. Learn how to build an elite home theater without any footprint.

Best car stereos for 2018
by Dave Delamere

If you're feeling overwhelmed by our big selection of car stereos, take a look at this list of great car stereo options. These receivers are among our best-selling models and have received high praise from our customers.

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