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Satellite Radio Glossary

Satellite Radio Glossary

by Matt Freeman

Learn about the features and specifications included in satellite radio technology.

 
Video: Installing In-wall and In-ceiling Speakers — The Basics

Video: Installing In-wall and In-ceiling Speakers — The Basics

by Video Guest

This video covers show you the basics of in-wall and ceiling speaker installation and answers some of the most commonly asked questions.

 
Video: Panamax M5400-PM power line conditioner and voltage regulator

Video: Panamax M5400-PM power line conditioner and voltage regulator

by Video Guest

Martha from Panamax shows the great features on the Panamax M5400-PM power line conditioner and voltage regulator.

 
Video: Crutchfield Listening Station: AKG K 272 HD headphones

Video: Crutchfield Listening Station: AKG K 272 HD headphones

by Video Guest

Crutchfield Advisor Ringo talks about the AKG K 272 HD around-the-ear headphones and why the AKG name is so well-known to professional musicians.

 
Video: How to Install a Satellite Radio or GPS Antenna

Video: How to Install a Satellite Radio or GPS Antenna

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Crutchfield shows you how to install an antenna in your vehicle for a satellite radio or GPS navigation system.

 
Home speakers 101

Home speakers 101

by Loren Barstow

Learn how to choose, connect, and set up speakers for great music and home theater performance.

 
Essential electronics for tailgating

Essential electronics for tailgating

by Matt Freeman

I’m insane about college football ... and based on the thousands of screaming fans packing stadiums around the country each weekend, I’m not alone. For us, going to the game is a...

 
Video: Panamax M5300-PM power line conditioner and surge protector

Video: Panamax M5300-PM power line conditioner and surge protector

by Video Guest

Martha from Panamax stopped by to show us some of the features on the Panamax M5300-PM power line conditioner and surge protector.

 
Video: Installing Outdoor Speakers

Video: Installing Outdoor Speakers

by Tara W.

See the basic steps involved in installing outdoor speakers in a typical installation, from running the wire to mounting your speakers.

 
Multi-room Music Wiring Diagrams

Multi-room Music Wiring Diagrams

by Amanda P.

These diagrams picture some of the most common ways people power multi-room audio systems.

 
Video: Bose® QuietComfort ®15 Noise Cancelling® Headphones

Video: Bose® QuietComfort ®15 Noise Cancelling® Headphones

by Ken Nail

Learn about what makes Bose's QuietComfort 15 Noise Cancelling Headphones different from the crowd, from their advanced technology to their travel-friendly design.

 
Home theater subwoofer setup

Home theater subwoofer setup

by James Ralston

Jim Ralston outlines some tips on how to adjust your subwoofer for better home theater performance.

 
Video: Cambridge Audio Azur 851C CD Player

Video: Cambridge Audio Azur 851C CD Player

by Video Guest

Cambridge Audio's Azur 851C is a high-end CD player that delivers exceptional clarity from your CD collection, and also functions as a state-of-the-art digital-to-analog converter and a versatile digital preamp.

 
Video: Bose® QuietComfort® 3 headphones

Video: Bose® QuietComfort® 3 headphones

by Video Guest

Bose® QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones use patented Acoustic Noise Cancelling® technology to minimize unwanted sounds.

 
Video: Rachel's Sonos Whole-House Music System

Video: Rachel's Sonos Whole-House Music System

by Video Guest

Sonos systems let you tap into music from your personal collection and from the Internet, anywhere in your house. Watch this video to see how one of our employees uses Sonos at her house.

 
Home A/V Connections Glossary

Home A/V Connections Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

There are many types of connections you may encounter when setting up your new A/V system. Find out what it all means.

 
Video: Choosing Outdoor Speakers

Video: Choosing Outdoor Speakers

by Tara W.

Learn about what to look for when choosing outdoor speakers, including weather-readiness and the speaker designs best-suited for different setups.

 
Video: Sonos PLAYBAR Sound Bar

Video: Sonos PLAYBAR Sound Bar

by Video Guest

The Sonos PLAYBAR connects to your TV to play movies, TV shows, and sports with vibrant, room-filling sound. But, unlike other sound bars and like all Sonos speakers, it offers wireless access to a world full of music - Pandora®, Spotify®, MOG®, thousands of Internet radio stations, and more.

 
Video: Checking out the SiriusXM Lynx

Video: Checking out the SiriusXM Lynx

by Zak Billmeier

The SiriusXM Lynx gives you satellite radio wherever you go. We gave J.R., a Supervisor in Crutchfield's Advisor group and long-time satellite radio fan, a Lynx to check out recently. He took it with him everywhere, and let us know what he thought.

 
Video: Planning Your Outdoor Speaker System

Video: Planning Your Outdoor Speaker System

by Tara W.

Get tips on planning your outdoor speaker system, including where to place your speakers and the other items you'll need to complete your setup.