Articles & Videos: Home Audio

The Nest Protect is a smarter smoke alarm. It connects to your home network and can send alerts to your smartphone if the alarm is triggered by either smoke or carbon monoxide, and it's available in a battery-powered or wired version.

The Nest Learning Thermostat connects to your home network and immediately begins learning your energy habits. Over time, it takes over the tasks you used to do manually on your old thermostat, like changing the temperature at different times of day. By remembering what you like and reacting proactively to it, the thermostat helps save on energy costs over time.

Home speakers 101
by Loren Barstow

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

Now, some people will tell you that the key to a successful tailgate is the spread, and they’re on to something. But experience has taught me that the right combination of...

Receivers glossary
by Dave Bar

Learn about the features and technical specifications found on many of today's receivers.

Home theater subwoofer setup
by James Ralston

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.