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Home Audio: Categories
  • Home Theater & Audio Specials

  • Receivers & Amplifiers

    These components drive your A/V system: home theater and stereo receivers, preamps, amplifiers, and more.

  • Home Speakers

    From bookshelf speakers, to floor-standing towers and complete 5.1 systems, shop our speaker selection.

  • Computer Audio

    Get better sound from all your computer audio sources: shop for powered speakers, DACs, and music streamers.

  • TV Sound Solutions

    From popular sound bar speaker systems to pre-matched home theater packages, shop for convenient upgrades to your TV's sound performance.

  • Audio Components

    Shop for music playback sources, from iPods® to CD players and turntables, plus other components to complete your audio system.

  • Turntables & Accessories

    Breathe new life into your record collection — shop our wide selection of turntables, phono preamps, and cartridges.

  • Digital-to-Analog Converters

    A separate digital-to-analog converter (or "DAC") gives you pristine sound from your CDs or high-res computer audio files.

  • Preamps & Power Amps

    Get high-end performance from home theater and stereo separates, rather than an all-in-one receiver.

  • Multi-room Audio

    We carry newer wireless and traditional wired solutions for creating an integrated multi-room music system in your home.

  • AirPlay Speakers & Components

    These home audio components and speakers are equipped with Apple AirPlay wireless technology for convenient music playback.

  • Table Radios & Shelf Systems

    These sound systems are suited to smaller spaces, like a den, an office, or even your garage.

  • Power Protection

    Protect your audio/video gear from spikes and surges, and from power anomalies that can undercut your system's performance.

  • HDMI Cables

    HDMI cables are the standard way to hook up today's digital audio/video components and TVs.

  • Home Remote Controls

    Replace your coffee table full of remotes with a single remote that can do it all.

  • Furniture

    You don't need keep your components in a big unwieldy stack — choose from our selection of A/V furniture and give your gear a neat, organized look.

  • All Headphones

    From portable earbuds to larger noise-canceling models, new headphones help you hear more detail in your music.

  • Cables & Installation

    Shop for audio cables, video cables, speaker wire, and other extras to help you get your system set up right.

  • Accessories

    The little stuff you sometimes need — from blank discs to batteries.

  • Satellite Radio

    Shop here for home and car satellite radios that let you enjoy SiriusXM programming, plus related accessories.

  • Home Security & Safety

    Products to help you keep your home safe and sound, from alarm systems, to motion-activated lighting.

  • Telephones

    Many of today's phones have features that may surprise you, like built-in Bluetooth® for linking to a cell phone or headset.

  • Trade in Your Gear

    We've partnered with CExchange® so you can turn your older electronics into Crutchfield Gift Cards.

Intro to Home Theater SpeakersReady for home theater surround sound? Find out which speakers you need and what role each speaker will play in your system.

Sound bars buying guideSingle-speaker "sound bars" offer an easy way to get better sound. Learn all about them here.

Popular Questions and Helpful Ideas
How can a sound bar provide surround sound?

Some sound bars, like Polk's SurroundBar and ZVOX’s Z-Base 550, contain carefully aligned speaker drivers that can direct localized sound to specific parts of your home theater room. That's how they're able to deliver believable, pinpointed surround sound from a single speaker. Others use digital processing to produce virtual surround sound. You can shop for sound bar speaker solutions here. We recommend using a subwoofer — included with some models.

I’ve got an HDTV — what kinds of features should I look for in a receiver?

Today's home theater receivers all offer HDMI switching so you can connect multiple high-def sources. If you’d like a really simple, one-cable connection from your receiver to your HDTV, look for a model with HDMI conversion or upconversion. These receivers can take video signals from any source and send them to your TV via one HDMI cable. Receivers with HDMI upconversion can even scale those signals to a higher resolution, like 1080p. If you've got a 3D-ready TV, you should also look for a 3D-capable home theater receiver that can pass 3D video signals to your set. See our article on choosing a home theater receiver for more info.

Can I install in-wall or in-ceiling speakers myself?

Installing in-wall and in-ceiling speakers themselves isn’t particularly complicated. Usually — especially in an existing home or office — it's running the wires through the walls that requires more time and care. But once they're in and running, all the effort is worth it. You can read our in-wall speaker installation guide and our in-wall wiring guide to learn more.