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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.

Best mono amplifiers for 2020
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.

Point-and-shoot cameras are as diverse as the people who use them. They're more reliable than your smartphone for capturing memorable travel and everyday photos you'll want to share. Here are some of our favorites.

Sound bars from Yamaha, Sonos, Bose, JBL, Sennheiser, and Polk Audio top the list of best picks. Learn why we like them, and follow the links to see hundreds of customer reviews.

Best turntables for 2020
by Eric Angevine

See which turntables top our list of best picks for 2020. Learn why we like them, and follow the links to see hundreds of customer reviews.

The Apple AirPods are great...but they aren't the only truly wireless game in town. Our headphone guy picks his favourite 100% wire-free alternatives.

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.

Security cameras can help you keep an eye on your home or business when you can't be there. This article will help you navigate all their features and specs, so you can find just the right camera for your needs.

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 for iOS 13 and aftermarket stereos that feature it.

What is amplifier class? We'll explain the differences between Class D and Class AB, the two most common types of amplifiers available today.

This guide will give you a high-level view of the audio and other gear that's available for your Ford F-150. When you're ready to shop, our industry-leading vehicle database will help you find exactly what works in your truck.

Drones are fun to fly, but some of the more advanced models have special features that make them ideal for business use. Learn which ones you should look for.

Whether you grew up playing records, or you're just discovering vinyl's warm, analog sound, this article will walk you through the basics of choosing a turntable.

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.

DAC buying guide
by Jeff Miller

A DAC (digital-to-analog converter) transforms digital files or streams into music. Learn how to choose the DAC that best meets your needs.

Improving the A/V gear in an RV doesn't have to take a lot of work. Simple upgrades like those we made in these three different types of RVs can add a lot to your family's weekend enjoyment: a Thor Hurricane, a Coachmen RV, and a Sprinter-based Class C Itasca.

Car amplifier buying guide
by Buck Pomerantz

How much power and how many channels do your car speakers need? This guide will help you choose the right amplifier for your car's sound system.

The stellar Oppo UDP-203 Blu-ray player is gone. Are there any legitimate replacements? See who tops our list of best picks for 2019. Learn why we like them, and follow the links to see hundreds of customer reviews. Also, read our buying tips for what to look for when shopping for a Blu-ray player.

Want to make professional quality movies on a small budget? Youve come to the right place. I'll tell you everything you need to build your starter indie filmmaker kit. Without having to go to film school or Hollywood like I did.

An explanation of HD Radio technology and what it means for AM and FM radio a little road trip to try it out and review HD Radio reception.

Phono cartridge guide
by Eric Angevine

A turntable cartridge contains the "needle," that reads the groove. Here's what you need to know to choose the right one.

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