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For audio Nuts wi th a social side Sony SongPal keeps you informed The Sony MEX-XB100BT's 40-watt amplifier makes all your sources sound better - and you can command them wirelessly through Sony's SongPal app. Switch between the radio's tuner, CD player, USB and auxiliary inputs, optional satellite radio, and your phone's streaming apps with ease. You can also adjust a wide range of sonic settings and enhancements - plus the stereo's display colors - through the app. Sony MEX-XB100BT #158XB100BT $229.99 Pioneer ARC makes things simple The Pioneer DEH-X7800BHS offers a wealth of features to get used to, and Pioneer's Advanced Remote Control (ARC) app can smooth the transition with its intuitive, finger-friendly interface. You'll be choosing sources, changing songs, browsing playlists, and dialing in the sound as you learn the stereo's ins and outs. And fans of lossless audio will appreciate the receiver's ability to play FLAC files from a USB drive. Pioneer DEH-X7800BHS #130X7800BS $149.99 Alpine TuneIt is for tweakers Alpine's CDE-163BT doesn't offer a ton of extra display options, but the Alpine TuneIt app allows for deep sonic fine-tuning. Connect your phone, create a profile for your car, stereo, and speakers, and then customize the audio specs. Share your settings with other TuneIt users and try out their preferences - it's great if you want to experiment until you find the perfect setup for your tunes. Alpine CDE-163BT #500CDE163B $199.99 A SEAMLESS TRANSITION FROM HOME TO CAR With Bluetooth, I love how I can seamlessly transition from listening to a podcast at home to listening in the car. My Pioneer stereo automatically connects with my phone, so all I have to do is set the source to BT Audio to continue listening. I dont even have to touch the phone. Install it yourself and save We want your project to go smoothly, so we oer deeply discounted installation gear with most car stereo orders. See crutchReld.com/ carDIY Dominic DeVito writes about car audio/video when he's not sifting through his 10,000-piece music collection. Ea sy con trol over media and sound For those who l ike lots of sources A new in-dash stereo is a great way to start your own wireless revolution. See them all and more at crutchReld.com/revolution Ken - Crutchfield video producer 19

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