Are you getting excited to enjoy bigger and better sound in your car or boat? There is nothing quite like updating your sound system in your vehicle to make it feel newer and more powerful than ever before. When you start the process of researching your new sound system, you may feel a little overwhelmed by all the incredible options that are out there. We recommend starting out by deciding on the in dash digital media receiver that best matches your needs. When you’ve found the perfect receiver, you can make sure that the rest of the system fits that receiver, from your subwoofers to your speakers and beyond.

There are many kinds of features that you can expect from a fantastic in-dash digital media receiver. The style and features that you need are going to depend on your individual tastes, so don’t be afraid to look around and shop for the best options for your vehicle. The first thing you can look for in a great media receiver is touchscreen capability; a touch screen is going to make it easy to use, whether you’re driving in your car or relaxing in your boat. You should be able to customize the color and display of your touch screen, ensuring that it’s perfect for your needs, whether you need larger font or higher contrast.

In addition to ease of use, your display should offer a huge number of ways to tune into your media. Many of us enjoy being able to connect our phone and other mobile devices with our radio because it gives us instant access to all of our favorite media, whether you’re listening to your playlists, your podcasts or audio books. Connect easily when you get a receiver with Bluetooth capability. For even more versatility, look for a receiver that also offers aux input, as well as composite A/V input. Need even more options? You can get a receiver that allows for USB connection. However you like to listen to your music, a great receiver will give you all the options that you need to stay connected. When it comes to output, make sure that your new system supports hands-free calling as well as RCA preamp outputs to support the sound that you want. Bringing all of these features together is going to help you create a system that you love that you can add speakers, amplifiers and subwoofers to.