Articles & Videos: Home Audio

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.

A great TV and surround sound system can make a big difference in your videogame experience. Here's how to feel like you're part of the action.

Because most people, from surround sound novices to A/V experts, find new formats a little confusing, we've provided a quick description of how each format works.

In-wall and ceiling speaker placement
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Tips and guidelines to help you create an in-wall, in-ceiling, or on-wall speaker setup that sounds good and works with your room.

In this article, we'll give you the information you need to choose the right type of audio or video connection, and tips on finding a good, high-quality cable.

Powering your multi-room music system
by Crutchfield Writing Team

There are a number of different ways to power a house full of speakers. Here's an overview of things you need to know.

How easy is it to create a whole-home music system? Home A/V writer David took Denon's HEOS speakers home to find out — and to see how good they sound.

When rear speakers are out of the picture, is simulated surround sound a valid solution? We put Yamaha's Virtual CINEMA FRONT surround processing to the test.

High-resolution audio Q&A
by Steve Kindig

Adding high-resolution audio playback to your system usually means adding a component or upgrading your computer's music software. Depending on your current setup and your goals, there are many different paths to getting high-res sound.

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.

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.

With so many sound bars out there, how do you pick the perfect one? Let us help by showing you our top choices for three different types of shoppers.

NAD employs a pure digital design in their M12 stereo preamp and M22 amplifier combo. That virtually eliminates distortion, giving you the lifelike, engaging sound NAD is known for. The M12 features a digital-to-analog converter capable of playing hi-res digital files up to 24-bit/192kHz.

PSB's Imagine X line of speakers gives you the kind of clean, balanced sound PSB is known for without breaking your budget. PSB takes driver technology developed for their top-tier Synchrony line to deliver audiophile-quality sound.