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NAD Masters Series M17 preamp and M27 home theater combo

NAD Masters Series M17 preamp and M27 home theater combo

NAD brings you the ultimate in home theater sound with the Masters Series M17 preamp and M27 7.1-channel amplifier combo. The M17 features a clever modular design that lets you upgrade with easy-to-install plugin modules as technology evolves, while the M27 gives you 7 discrete channels of hybrid analog/digital amplification for thunderous movie sound.

NAD D 7050 network amplifier

NAD D 7050 network amplifier

With built-in Wi-Fi, a host of digital source options, and robust amplification, the NAD D 7050 amplifier can bring all your music together to make your speakers sing.

NAD D 3020 integrated amplifier

NAD D 3020 integrated amplifier

With a built-in digital-to-analog converter, Bluetooth streaming, and its array of digital inputs, the NAD D 3020 is poised to introduce a new generation of digital music lovers to high-fidelity sound.

JBL Cinema SB 200 Home Theater Sound Bar

JBL Cinema SB 200 Home Theater Sound Bar

Thin TVs are great, but they don't leave much room for speakers. Thankfully, it doesn't take a lot of depth to make a small speaker sound good. The JBL Cinema SB 200 is barely 4 inches deep, yet its performance bears a strong family resemblance to the classic soul-satisfying sound that has made JBL a household name for decades.

JBL Cinema SB 400 Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer

JBL Cinema SB 400 Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer

When you add the JBL Cinema SB 400 sound bar/wireless subwoofer system to your TV, you step up your sound to the kind of floor-shaking realism and crystal clear dialogue you'd expect from a home theater system.

The Crutchfield A/V Design Group

The Crutchfield A/V Design Group

Crutchfield's A/V Design Group can help you plan your home theater or multi-room audio system. They'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the installation.

Intro to Apple AirPlay

Intro to Apple AirPlay

Apple Airplay® is a feature of Apple's iTunes® program (version 10 or later). It's a way to wirelessly stream content from an Apple portable (iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®) or a computer running iTunes to compatible speakers and home theater receivers. This video introduction provides a quick overview of how you can use Airplay in your home.

JBL Soundbars

JBL Soundbars

Not feeling the impact from your television's tiny built-in speakers? What if we told you that with AC power and one cable from your television we could up your audio game noticeably - with a little help from JBL, of course.

Overhauling a Music Teacher's Audio System

Overhauling a Music Teacher's Audio System

We overhauled the audio system in a local music teacher's classroom. With quality speakers, amps, and components in place, the music he plays for his class sounds crystal clear.

Polk TL250 Blackstone Speaker System

Polk TL250 Blackstone Speaker System

These Polk speakers use some advanced technologies to create incredibly lifelike sound that draws you into your on-screen entertainment. You can even upgrade to a seven-channel home theater when you add an extra pair of satellite speakers to the mix.

NAD C 356DAC stereo integrated amp

NAD C 356DAC stereo integrated amp

Jeff from NAD visited Crutchfield and told us all about the NAD C 356DAC, a stereo integrated amp.

PSB CS500 Outdoor speakers

PSB CS500 Outdoor speakers

Jeff from PSB visited Crutchfield and told us all about the PSB CS500 outdoor speakers.

Home Theater Auto Calibration

Home Theater Auto Calibration

Like a fine orchestra, a home theater receiver needs to tune up before it performs. Fortunately, most receivers come with auto setup.

Erica's Home Office Makeover

Erica's Home Office Makeover

When Crutchfield designer Erica learned that one of her roommates would be moving, she decided to take the opportunity to set up a home office. She wanted a clean uncluttered look, and the ability to really enjoy her music while working.

Rachel's Sonos Whole-House Music System

Rachel's Sonos Whole-House Music System

Sonos systems let you tap into music from your personal collection and from the Internet, anywhere in your house. Watch this video to see how one of our employees uses Sonos at her house.

David's In-Wall Speakers

David's In-Wall Speakers

When you move to a new home, sometimes your old stuff just doesn't work well in your new space. When Crutchfield copywriter Dave moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, his beloved bookshelf speakers no longer fit. So he installed a pair of Definitive Technology DI 6.5LCR in-wall speakers in order to save some space.

Cambridge Audio Azur 851C CD Player

Cambridge Audio Azur 851C CD Player

Cambridge Audio's Azur 851C is a high-end CD player that delivers exceptional clarity from your CD collection, and also functions as a state-of-the-art digital-to-analog converter and a versatile digital preamp.

Cambridge Audio Azur 551R Home Theater Receiver

Cambridge Audio Azur 551R Home Theater Receiver

The good folks at Cambridge Audio believe that great sound should be a part of any component, and their Azur 551R home theater receiver is no exception. It gives you the best of both worlds, movies that look and sound great.

Cambridge Audio 851A Integrated Amplifier

Cambridge Audio 851A Integrated Amplifier

Cambridge Audio says the 851A integrated amplifier is "The best we've made - ever." Have a look at the features - and what's under the hood - and you'll see why.

Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

Ben from Cambridge Audio talks about their brilliant digital-to-analog converter, the DacMagic Plus. It's designed to improve the sound from all your digital sources.

The Peachtree Audio Story

The Peachtree Audio Story

From CES: David Solomon, one of the founders of Peachtree Audio, tells us about his inspiration and the early days at his company.

Peachtree novaPre and Peachtree220

Peachtree novaPre and Peachtree220

David Solomon, a co-founder of Peachtree Audio, shows us the novaPre preamp and Peachtree 220 power amplifier at CES.

Polk outdoor speaker torture test

Polk outdoor speaker torture test

Crutchfield visits Polk headquarters to see the their outdoor speaker torture tests.

Denon setup wizard

Denon setup wizard

J.R., Crutchfield sales advisor, shows us the Denon setup wizard makes setting up a home theater receiver fast and easy.

Denon Remote App Demo

Denon Remote App Demo

Denon showed us their Denon Remote App for iPad, iPhone and iPod during a training session at Crutchfield. This app can control Denon receivers and play music stored on compatible Apple devices.

Denon demo of Apple AirPlay®

Denon demo of Apple AirPlay®

During a training session at Crutchfield, Denon shows us how to use Apple AirPlay on Denon networkable receivers.

Sound Bar Demo: Yamaha Digital Sound Projector

Sound Bar Demo: Yamaha Digital Sound Projector

C.J., a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out his favorite one: the Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Projector.

Sound Bar Demo: Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Sound Bar Demo: Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Dolly, a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out her favorite one: the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50.

Marantz NA7004 Network Audio Player

Marantz NA7004 Network Audio Player

Ringo tells us about the Marantz NA7004 Network Audio Player and shares his experiences taking it home and trying it out as a standalone Internet radio device.

Upgrading Computer Sound

Upgrading Computer Sound

Many of us have music on our computers. In this video, we'll go through the steps you need to take to create a desktop audio system.

The advantages of a digital-to-analog converter

The advantages of a digital-to-analog converter

This video explains how a digital-to-analog converter gives you better sound from the music stored on your computer.

Definitive Technology Bipolar Speakers Demo

Definitive Technology Bipolar Speakers Demo

Mike Lang, a trainer from Definitive Technology, visited Crutchfield to show off their new bipolar floor-standing and center channel speakers.

Choosing a Sound Bar

Choosing a Sound Bar

Get the scoop on choosing a sound bar for your TV. Sound bars are a great choice for small or difficult spaces, or if you don't want wires running around your room.

Choosing a Home Theater Receiver

Choosing a Home Theater Receiver

Dolly, Mac and Tara discuss the features available in home theater receivers, and the best way to choose one that's right for you.

Polk Atrium All-weather Outdoor Speakers

Polk Atrium All-weather Outdoor Speakers

Learn about Polk's Atrium line of outdoor speakers, and get some recommendations for choosing the right model for your yard.

Choosing Outdoor Speakers

Choosing Outdoor Speakers

Learn about what to look for when choosing outdoor speakers, including weather-readiness and the speaker designs best-suited for different setups.

Planning Your Outdoor Speaker System

Planning Your Outdoor Speaker System

Get tips on planning your outdoor speaker system, including where to place your speakers and the other items you'll need to complete your setup.

Installing Outdoor Speakers

Installing Outdoor Speakers

See the basic steps involved in installing outdoor speakers in a typical installation, from running the wire to mounting your speakers.

Definitive Technology Outdoor Speakers

Definitive Technology Outdoor Speakers

Definitive's AW 5500 and AW 6500 outdoor speakers provide dynamic, full-bodied sound. Their ultra-rugged build means they can be fully exposed to the elements.

Definitive Technology Mythos Speakers

Definitive Technology Mythos Speakers

Definitive's Mythos speakers offer audiophile performance in a sleek, stylish package. Learn about what makes these speakers different in this short overview.

Niles MultiZone Music Systems

Niles MultiZone Music Systems

Niles MultiZone Audio Systems can send sound from music sources, like your iPod®, to multiple rooms in your home.

Speaker Placement for Great Sound

Speaker Placement for Great Sound

Learn about the basics of good speaker placement, so you can set up your speakers to deliver the best sound for your room.

Bose® Virtually Invisible® 191 In-wall Speakers

Bose® Virtually Invisible® 191 In-wall Speakers

In this short video, Ralph and Chris discuss the top features of Bose's 191 speakers. They install in your wall or ceiling, and include a built-in enclosure.

Mirage Nanosat® Speakers

Mirage Nanosat® Speakers

Crutchfield experts Amanda and Chris share their impressions of Mirage's Nanosat and Nanosat Prestige speakers in this short video.

Polk Audio RCi-series In-wall & In-ceiling Speakers

Polk Audio RCi-series In-wall & In-ceiling Speakers

Amanda and Chris share their impressions of Polk's RC85i, RC65i, RC80i, and RC60i in-wall and in-ceiling speakers in this short video.

Bose® Acoustimass® 5 system,  Acoustimass® 10 system,  and Acoustimass® 16 system

Bose® Acoustimass® 5 system, Acoustimass® 10 system, and Acoustimass® 16 system

In this short video, Ralph and Chris take a close look at Bose's Acoustimass® 5 system, Acoustimass 10® system, and Acoustimass 16® system.

Installing In-wall and In-ceiling Speakers — The Basics

Installing In-wall and In-ceiling Speakers — The Basics

This video covers show you the basics of in-wall and ceiling speaker installation and answers some of the most commonly asked questions.