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Behind the scenes at Kenwood
by Dave Delamere

Crutchfield had the opportunity to chat with Kenwoods General Manager of Product Research and Development, Rick Noetzli. He provided some great insight about Kenwoods philosophy in creating outstanding mobile audio gear.

With sharp looks, peppy performance, and a vast supply of aftermarket upgrades, a Fox Mustang (or Capri) is a great car for restoration or modification. Just don't forget the stereo!

Best mono amplifiers for 2019
by Buck Pomerantz

Loud bass requires a lot power, so if you want bass, you have to get an amplifier. This article presents some of our top "customer favourite" mono channel amplifiers.

A Crutchfield advisor checks out some of the latest gear to feature advanced driver assistance systems (aka ADAS) like collision avoidance and lane assist.

If you're feeling lost in your search for an in-dash navigation stereo, take a look at this list of our best-selling in-dash nav systems. These receivers are among our best-selling models and have garnered high satisfaction ratings from our customers.

2018-up Honda Accord
by Jon Paul

The latest Accord is one of the slickest, most stylish sedans around right now. Replacing the radio is impossible (sorry), but the stock receivers arent bad and you have plenty of options if you want to boost your cars sound by adding new aftermarket speakers.

The GTI is quick, it sticks, and it's a ton of fun to drive. An updated stereo system will definitely add to your driving enjoyment.

How to bridge a car amplifier
by Buck Pomerantz

Bridging an amplifier combines two channels into one, maximizing its power output. Two different systems, for a 2-channel amp and a 4-channel amp, and the wiring involved are shown as practical examples.

Pioneer TS-A speakers are an awesome way to make music sound better in your car. They're efficient enough to run off factory power, and they can handle plenty of power when you decide to add amplifiers down the road.

If you're in the market for a backup cam but don't know where to start, take a look at this list of our customer-favorites. These options boast reviews of 4 or more stars after being installed by our customers.

Crutchfield offers guidelines for safely upgrading the audio gear in your hybrid vehicle. It's possible to add an amp or subwoofer to your hybrid as long as you don't over do it.

Best car stereos for 2019
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.

Best car speakers for 2019
by Alexander H.

If you're in the market for new car speakers but don't know where to start, take a look at this list of our best-selling car speakers. These speakers are perennial customer favorites, getting reviews of 4 or more stars after being installed by our customers.

The Vibe and Matrix are sporty, practical, and fun to own. And because there's a whole lot of Toyota Corolla baked into the package, you can own yours for quite a while. With that in mind, an updated stereo seems like a pretty smart way to make a good car even better

1821-up Flying Sleigh
by Jon Paul

Our profile of the 1821-up Flying Sleigh discusses what you need to know about replacing the stereo and speakers, and adding an amplifier, subs, or other stereo gear.

The Navigator is a big, comfortable vehicle with all the luxury you'd expect in a Lincoln, plus the everyday utility of the more pedestrian Ford upon which it's based.

2016-up Toyota Tacoma
by Jon Paul

The Tacoma is a mid-sized truck with the size and strength you need to do most of the active-lifestyle things youd ever want to do and the interior you need to do it in reasonable comfort. Upgrading the stock stereo gear will add to the joy of driving it, on or off the road.

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