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15 tips for better sound from your home audio system

Jim Richardson is the managing editor for home audio/video and pro audio learning content on

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Last updated December 08, 2016
  • brian from minnesota

    Posted on 6/19/2015 4:33:45 PM

    I have 4 binding posts on each speaker. how do I hook up to my receiver?

  • Jim Richardson from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/14/2015 9:48:31 AM

    Brian, Sorry, but this isn't the place to get help with your installation. If you purchased your gear from Crutchfield, please call for tech support.

  • chet sky from Oakland

    Posted on 7/20/2015 8:50:21 PM

    Not much helpful information for the average Joe. How can you measure a speaker's range? and whether such colors the music? Does one need a loudness contour control? I Tune compression unclear as to avoidance,especially if burning to a CD. Any digital speakers? thanks for the info as for brian--the answer is "carefully"

  • Arnold Bradley from waterford

    Posted on 8/11/2015 2:25:30 PM

    not only do you have affordable prices, I love the fact that your phones are always open to any questions or problems I have for equipment I've purchased from you.

  • Melissa from Toledo

    Posted on 8/23/2015 2:59:15 AM

    Your prices are amazing and the service you provide customers is unrivaled. I'm a Crutchfield customer for life.

  • ROy from Monterey

    Posted on 9/20/2016 8:14:23 PM

    Don't make me go through slides. The title got me here but I'm not even going to bother. It's annoying.

  • Dana from Madison, WI

    Posted on 11/17/2016 1:11:08 AM

    Some of the lowest quality sound I've ever heard has been at live music performances. Where the sound mixer is set way, way off. Poor acoustics, speakers which are much worse than I have in my living room, muddy bass, etc.

  • Mike Pettit from Colorado Springs

    Posted on 12/1/2016 6:29:56 PM

    7. Bi-amping your speakers does indeed increase their available power, but more importantly, it separates the bass and treble signals so they don't magnetically interact within the cable (this is one of the most common forms of distortion in a system).

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