A new in-dash stereo can be a great addition to your car. With a new stereo, you can get better sound quality and control, and you may even be able to play recordings from your own collection.
The first factor to consider in buying an in-dash stereo is your dashboard opening size. Car stereo head units come in two types: single-DIN and double-DIN. If you have a double-DIN opening, you may still be able to fit a single-DIN head unit by using a head unit adapter to take up the extra space.
You'll also want to consider what music sources you'll want to play. Virtually every car stereo comes with an AM/FM radio. Some can also receive satellite radio stations, which require a subscription. You'll also find head units featuring CD players and connections to digital music players, including iPods and smartphones. Another option is to get a Bluetooth car stereo, which can stream music from an MP3 player or phone. You can also use Bluetooth to make and receive hands-free calls.
Car stereo speakers come in two types. Full-range speakers tend to be more affordable and easier to install. Component speakers separate frequency ranges into different parts, which gives you more control.
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