Home Audio: Articles & Videos

Home theater receivers buying guide

by Amanda P.

From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find a model that's right for you.

 
Intro to Home Theater Speakers

Intro to Home Theater Speakers

by Julie Govan

Ready for home theater surround sound? Find out which speakers you need and what role each speaker will play in your system.

 
Multi-room audio buying guide

Multi-room audio buying guide

by Jim Richardson

How to plan an easy-to-use, great-sounding multi-room audio system that suits your decor and your lifestyle.

 
In-wall and ceiling speakers guide

In-wall and ceiling speakers guide

by Amanda P.

Learn about the key things to consider when you're shopping for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.

 
Outdoor speakers buying guide

Outdoor speakers buying guide

by Amanda P.

Your back yard is a different listening environment than your typical room. Outside, there are no walls to reinforce bass response and reflect and contain sound, and there's usually much more background noise. Find out about special outdoor speakers.

 
Home theater receiver placement tips

Home theater receiver placement tips

by David Brown

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

 
Video: The Crutchfield A/V Design Group

Video: The Crutchfield A/V Design Group

by Video Guest

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.

 
Speaker Placement for Home Theater

Speaker Placement for Home Theater

by Julie Govan

If you're in the process of choosing home theater speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.

 

In-wall wiring guide for home A/V

by Tara W.

This is a thorough, informative guide to help you run speaker, Ethernet, and audio/video cables through the walls in new construction and finished homes.

 
Speaker wire guide

Speaker wire guide

by Amanda P.

Most speakers don't include wire, and choosing from the available options can sometimes be confusing. Let us help you untangle the wire mess.

 
Introduction to Stereo Music Systems

Introduction to Stereo Music Systems

by Jim Richardson

Are you an avid music lover? Then you should have a special space and the gear you need to properly indulge your passion. This article will help you put together a high-fidelity stereo music system that suits your lifestyle and the space you have in mind.

 
Super simple record playing system

Super simple record playing system

by Dave Bar

Looking for an easy way to enjoy great sound from your record albums without setting up a big system? We look at two components that make beautiful music together, and give you some cool options for playing your tunes.

 
Guide to High-fidelity Computer Audio

Guide to High-fidelity Computer Audio

by Jim Richardson

Learn how to get hi-fi sound from the music on your computer.

 
DAC buying guide

DAC buying guide

by Dave Bar

Learn how to find the best outboard digital-to-analog converter for your home or portable audio applications.

 
Sound bars buying guide

Sound bars buying guide

by Woody Sherman

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

 
Headphones buying guide

Headphones buying guide

by David Brown

Trying to decide on the perfect pair of headphones? Learn about the various styles so you can make the right choice.

 
CD Player Buying Guide

CD Player Buying Guide

by David Brown

Have a large CD collection? Learn about the options available on today's CD and SACD players.

 
Video: Speaker Placement for Great Sound

Video: Speaker Placement for Great Sound

by Tara W., Video Guest

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

 
Four ways to get great TV sound

Four ways to get great TV sound

by Barry Montgomery

Want to enjoy better sound with your TV? Here are four ways to make it happen.

 
Home theater receiver setup guide

Home theater receiver setup guide

by Dave Bar

In this article, we'll explain the ins and outs of setting up your receiver, so you can get all the audio and video performance you paid for.