Articles & Videos: Home Audio

A/V furniture glossary
by Ralph Graves

Looking for the right cabinet or stand to house your HDTV, Blu-ray player, and other gear? Learn about the terms used to describe audio/video furniture, including key indicators of build-quality.

Power protection FAQ
by Ralph Graves

Does my power protection component have to be turned on to work? What is a ground loop? I only have a 2-prong outlet - can I use a power protection model with a 3-prong plug? Why should I buy one of your power protection components when I can get one at my local discount store for less than $15? Plus more...

From protecting your home to knowing when your kids walk in the door from school, home automation devices keep you in touch with what's happening — even when you're away.

Many of us have music on our computers. In this video, we'll go through the steps you need to take to create a desktop audio system.

Keeping your portable player or smartphone at safe volume levels not only protects your hearing, but can also improve your listening experience in the process.

Learn how home automation makes it more convenient than ever to create and maintain a comfortable home.

Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery
by Crutchfield Writing Team

In Crutchfield's Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery, you'll find pictures of the plugs, ports, and jacks commonly used for hooking up home audio/video gear — HDTVs, Blu-ray players, receivers, and more.

BDI Novia furniture is designed from the ground up to accommodate audio/video gear. Learn about the smart features that make it different from regular furniture.

Security camera buying guide
by Eric Angevine

Keep your home and business safe with surveillance and monitoring gear. This article will help you figure out which type of security camera will best suit your needs.

Miss your favorite records? Converting them to MP3 or another digital format can make them easier to enjoy more often and in more places.