Crutchfield Store - Charlottesville

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Operating as usual

Check out our top picks for a stellar two-channel listening experience!
10/02/2021
Best stereo speakers for 2021

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Our top picks for a stellar two-channel listening experience at home

09/28/2021

We are glad that Crutchfield remains your choice for electronics in central Virginia, and thank you for your continued support. To ensure we can continue to provide you with legendary service, we are announcing a TEMPORARY change in our Charlottesville store operations at 825 Gardens Boulevard beginning the week of October 4:

• Crutchfield’s Charlottesville retail store will be closed to all in-store shopping and curbside pickup every Sunday and Monday.
• Charlottesville retail In-store and curbside pickup shopping hours Tuesday through Saturday remain 10am until 7pm.
• The Charlottesville store’s installation services WILL PROCEED every Monday for existing scheduled appointments. If you have an appointment for car installation service on any upcoming Monday, we will honor it and look forward to seeing you the store at your scheduled time.
• These changes do not apply to Crutchfield’s retail store in Harrisonburg – they will continue to offer in-store shopping and curbside pickup Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm.
• We continue to offer free shipping on most orders to local customers at crutchfield.com.
• If you need tech support, please visit our web site Tech Support - Support by Crutchfield℠ or contact our tech support team at (888) 292-2575.

These operational changes are temporary and we hope to return to normal hours of operation very soon. If you have any questions, please call our Charlottesville store at (434) 817-1100 or visit crutchfield.com/stores for updated store hours.

Sonos is easy to set up and control wirelessly with your smartphone or voice. We can help you get started -- read on for...
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Sonos buying guide

Sonos is easy to set up and control wirelessly with your smartphone or voice. We can help you get started -- read on for advice on what you need to add wireless multi-room audio to your life!

Want more music in your life? Sonos makes it easy

"In all my years at Crutchfield, there's one thing I've never seen a speaker company do — demo their speakers on a books...
09/04/2021
3 reasons why you need stands for your bookshelf speakers

"In all my years at Crutchfield, there's one thing I've never seen a speaker company do — demo their speakers on a bookshelf! That's because so-called bookshelf speakers sound waaaay better when they're on a good pair of well-positioned stands. Here are three reasons why." - Kramer Crane, Crutchfield writer

Take your speakers off the shelf to improve their performance

Get answers to your crossover questions!
08/07/2021
Crossovers FAQ

Get answers to your crossover questions!

What is a crossover and do I need one? What's the difference between passive and active? How hard is it to install a crossover? These answers and more in our FAQ.

Two years ago, Amazon debuted a high-resolution streaming tier of their music service called “Amazon Music HD.” Now in 2...
07/31/2021
What gear do you need to play Amazon Music HD?

Two years ago, Amazon debuted a high-resolution streaming tier of their music service called “Amazon Music HD.” Now in 2021, they've made Amazon Music HD available at no additional cost for all of their Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers. Find out what gear you'll need to take advantage of the upgraded service!

How to make the most of Amazon's high-res and CD-quality music streams. Plus an in-depth review of the service by Jeff Miller, Crutchfield's headphone guy.

Get expert tips for buying security and remote start systems!
07/24/2021
How to choose a car alarm or remote start system

Get expert tips for buying security and remote start systems!

When shopping for an aftermarket car alarm system for your vehicle, it helps to know a bit about how they work and what security and remote start features are available.

A network music streamer lets you play digital music from different sources, and play them through connected speakers an...
07/17/2021
Best network music players for 2021

A network music streamer lets you play digital music from different sources, and play them through connected speakers and devices in your home. See which models top our list of best picks for 2021!

Our top picks, from simple to more full-featured streamers

In-dash navigation receivers give you more than just great maps – you'll also get serious upgrades in sound and smartpho...
07/10/2021
Best in-dash navigation stereos for 2021: Crutchfield best-sellers and customer favorites

In-dash navigation receivers give you more than just great maps – you'll also get serious upgrades in sound and smartphone integration. Learn more from our experts!

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.

In this article, we look at three different innovative subwoofers that can make a difficult-to-fit vehicle a bass lover'...
06/26/2021
Three car subwoofer options that offer innovation and big bass

In this article, we look at three different innovative subwoofers that can make a difficult-to-fit vehicle a bass lover's paradise.

Need some bass for your ride but don't want to go the typical route? These subs from Alpine, JBL, and Kicker offer exciting novel ways to add some thump and can save you some space, money, and hassle if you want to change things up down the road.

TVs from Sony, Samsung, and LG top our list of best picks! Find out why we like them, and read our buying tips so you'll...
06/19/2021
Best TVs

TVs from Sony, Samsung, and LG top our list of best picks! Find out why we like them, and read our buying tips so you'll know what to look for.

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

We carry over 350 different models of headphones, so it's easy to get lost trying to find the right pair! Our headphone ...
06/12/2021
Headphones buying guide

We carry over 350 different models of headphones, so it's easy to get lost trying to find the right pair! Our headphone expert, Jeff, walks you through your options!

Trying to decide on the perfect pair of headphones? Our expert tells you what to look for.

In this article, we'll discuss the different types of harnesses and adapters that Crutchfield offers and how they can be...
06/05/2021
Guide to car stereo wiring harnesses

In this article, we'll discuss the different types of harnesses and adapters that Crutchfield offers and how they can be helpful when installing your new car stereo.

This article explains the importance of car stereo wire colors, and the various wiring harnesses and adapters needed to install your new car stereo.

05/31/2021

Our store will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm today.

Here are four ways to get immersive sound without all the wires!
05/29/2021
Best wireless surround sound systems

Here are four ways to get immersive sound without all the wires!

Want home theater without all the wires? Learn about the latest wireless surround sound systems from Sonos, Yamaha, JBL, and more.

What's the best place to set up your home theater receiver? This article offers helpful tips for deciding on the perfect...
05/15/2021
Home theater receiver placement tips

What's the best place to set up your home theater receiver? This article offers helpful tips for deciding on the perfect spot.

What you need to know before you set up your receiver

The "ideal" car audio system is not necessarily the loudest one, or the most expensive one. It's the one that best meets...
05/08/2021
How to build the ideal car stereo system

The "ideal" car audio system is not necessarily the loudest one, or the most expensive one. It's the one that best meets your needs. Follow our expert guide to evaluate your system's sound and learn how to minimize any weaknesses!

This article will help you figure out how to start building the car stereo system that's right for you, by deciding where the weakness is in your current system.

Great sound can be a game changer. Check out our picks for the top gaming headsets for 2021!
05/01/2021
Best gaming headsets

Great sound can be a game changer. Check out our picks for the top gaming headsets for 2021!

5 headsets that help you make the most of your gaming experience

As cars get smaller and cargo space gets more precious, shallow-mount subs have become more and more popular. Here, we p...
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Best shallow-mount subwoofers for 2021

As cars get smaller and cargo space gets more precious, shallow-mount subs have become more and more popular. Here, we present our list of customer-favorite and best-selling shallow-mount subwoofers for the car!

Low-profile subs for tight locations

Where you place your speakers can have a big impact on performance. In this article, we cover some common room challenge...
04/17/2021
Speaker placement for home theater surround sound

Where you place your speakers can have a big impact on performance. In this article, we cover some common room challenges that often get in the way of great sound.

How to position your speakers in 5.1, 7.1 and other surround sound setups.

Looking to beef up the lower end in your car's system? Learn how to install the perfect bass solution!
04/10/2021
Subwoofer Installation Guide

Looking to beef up the lower end in your car's system? Learn how to install the perfect bass solution!

This article describes the steps involved in installing a subwoofer in your vehicle.

High-res music files can deliver sound so real that you feel like you're sharing the stage with your favorite musicians!
03/27/2021
High-resolution audio guide

High-res music files can deliver sound so real that you feel like you're sharing the stage with your favorite musicians!

Find out what makes high-res audio sound better, and how you can experience it.

For 47 years, people have been at the core of our success and they’ll continue to be as our company grows. We’re thankfu...
03/18/2021
Crutchfield wins award for customer satisfaction

For 47 years, people have been at the core of our success and they’ll continue to be as our company grows. We’re thankful to our customers and to our employees – we couldn’t do it without you! (PS We’re hiring! Join our growing family! https://www.crutchfield.com/r/7SL )

Locally-based electronics retailer Crutchfield has received the Bizrate Insights Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for its work in 2020.

The Apple AirPods are great, but they aren't the only truly wireless game in town. Our headphone expert picks his favori...
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Best true wireless earbuds

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

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

Looking to fill out your system's low end? Find out how underseat bass could be your solution!
03/06/2021
Q&A about compact powered underseat subwoofers

Looking to fill out your system's low end? Find out how underseat bass could be your solution!

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

Get the most out of your TV with these connections and settings!
02/27/2021
How to set up your new TV

Get the most out of your TV with these connections and settings!

Setting up a new TV? I'll cover everything from unboxing and making connections to adjusting your settings to get the best picture quality.

By using these recommended methods, you can be sure that your connections will last — and that your new car stereo will ...
02/20/2021
How to connect your new car stereo's wiring

By using these recommended methods, you can be sure that your connections will last — and that your new car stereo will work properly.

Making strong, durable wiring connections is important when installing a new stereo. Learn how to splice wires by crimping, soldering, and via Posi-Product connectors. We'll also tell you how you can avoid most of the work with our help.

02/18/2021

We'll be closed today due to the weather, stay safe!

Address

825 Gardens Blvd
Charlottesville, VA
22901

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm

Telephone

(434) 817-1100

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Sold me crappy Kenwood stereo. Last 7 months. Crutchfield said "be happy to facilitate it warranty". Should replace and ask questions later. Going somewhere else for new stereo
Cambridge Audio , Topaz AM10, is a Dream, great service!