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Articles & Videos: Pro Audio

There are lots of good reasons to buy speakers with built-in amps. And there are many different varieties of powered home speakers. We'll help you sort it all out.

Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery
by Buck Pomerantz

See the extensive audio-video system Crutchfield designed to meet the needs of a venue that features a bar area, dining room, patio, and a live music stage.

Want to get into home recording, but not sure where to begin? Crutchfield takes a look at the basics of setting up a home recording studio in this short video.

See how Crutchfield designed a 70-volt commercial audio system to meet the needs of a business that combines a garden center, café, and special events venue.

Graduate Hotel
by Eric Angevine

The Graduate Hotel Charlottesville needed a flexible sound system. A Crutchfield system designer came up with the perfect solution.

A mixer takes the various signals from all the different singers and instrumentalists and combines them into a clear stereo mix.

Kardinal Hall
by Eric Angevine

The Crutchfield-designed audio/video system fills the restaurant with great sound but doesn't overwhelm conversation. It includes weatherproof speakers for the patio.

Yamaha MG Series mixers
by Buck Pomerantz

Yamaha MG Series analog mixers have tough metal chassis, easy-to-understand signal routing, and come in 10 different models. Some include effects and a USB connection.

Charlie's Guitar
by Charlie Pastorfield

Crutchfield web editor Charlie has entertained people for decades playing a variety of guitars, but one in particular has a story right out of The Natural. Check out

Video: Yamaha MG mixers
by Video Team

Yamaha's MG mixers feature a road-worthy metal chassis, balanced XLR outputs, and studio-quality mic preamps.