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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.

 
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: 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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: 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

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.

 
Video: SiriusXM SXV200V1 In-Dash Tuner

Video: SiriusXM SXV200V1 In-Dash Tuner

by Zak Billmeier

SiriusXM's compact SXV200V1 tuner lets you receive satellite radio programming in your car. You can pause, rewind, and replay up to an hour of live broadcasts, plus see alerts when your favorite song, artist, or team is playing on another channel.

 
Receivers Glossary

Receivers Glossary

by Dave Bar

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

 
AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 DAC review

AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 DAC review

by Dave Bar

A review of the AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 USB digital-to-analog converter.

 
Why We Love Satellite Radio

Why We Love Satellite Radio

by Charlie Pastorfield

Satellite radio gives you four things that earth-bound radio can't: mind-boggling program variety, nationwide reception, amazing personalities, and commercial-free music. We asked some of our biggest in-house satellite radio fans to list their favorite channels and the reasons they love SiriusXM.

 
Audioengine D3 USB DAC review

Audioengine D3 USB DAC review

by Dave Bar

A review of Audioengine's pocket-sized D3 digital-to-analog converter.

 
Video: Alpine CDE-SXM145BT Receiver and SiriusXM Tuner Package

Video: Alpine CDE-SXM145BT Receiver and SiriusXM Tuner Package

by Zak Billmeier

The CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver gives you the great sound you expect from Alpine, plus SiriusXM satellite radio's amazing variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment (subscription required).