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From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's audio video receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find the one that's best for you.

If you know you want home theater sound, but you're not sure which speakers you need and what they all do, check out this helpful guide.

Want to add music to your backyard, porch, patio, or pool? We'll show you different options for enjoying your music in the great outdoors.

Speaker wire guide
by Steve Kindig

Most home speakers don't include wire. Let us help you choose the right kind for your home audio system.

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.

Sonos buying guide
by David Brown

Interested in an easy solution for wireless audio throughout your home? We'll help you decide what Sonos gear you need to make your multi-room-music dreams come true.

A home stereo system built around an integrated amplifier is perfect for a serious music lover. Learn what to look for as you shop.

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

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.

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.

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.

Looking for a simple way to improve your TVs sound? A sound bar may be the solution.

DAC buying guide
by Joshua Crane

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

Small hi-fi systems
by Dave Bar

This article looks at the wide range of compact, high-performance audio components.

For great sound from your record albums, without setting up a big audio system, try the Music Hall USB-1 turntable and a pair of Audioengine A2+ powered speakers.