Audio Components: Articles & Videos

Learn the Language of Good Sound

Learn the Language of Good Sound

by Jim Richardson

It doesn't take deep pockets or "golden ears" to obtain and appreciate good sound. Learn about the terms used to describe sound, so you can find the right audio gear.

 
CD Player Buying Guide

CD Player Buying Guide

by David Brown

Have a large CD collection? Learn about the options available on today's CD and SACD players.

 
Guide to High-fidelity Computer Audio

Guide to High-fidelity Computer Audio

by Jim Richardson

Learn how to get hi-fi sound from the music on your computer.

 
DAC buying guide

DAC buying guide

by Dave Bar

Learn how to find the best outboard digital-to-analog converter for your home or portable audio applications.

 
Turntable buying guide

Turntable buying guide

by Dave Bar

Whether you grew up playing records, or you're just discovering vinyl's warm, analog sound, this article will walk you through the basics of choosing a turntable.

 

Home theater receivers buying guide

by Amanda P.

From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's home theater receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find a model that's right for you.

 
Converting records to CD and MP3

Converting records to CD and MP3

by David Dawson

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

 

CD, CD-R, SACD, and DVD-Audio Glossary

by Loren Barstow

Learn about Compact Disc features and performance specifications.

 
Keeping your A/V Gear Clean

Keeping your A/V Gear Clean

by Kristen Schaub

Are you the type of person who has a nice A/V system and wants to take good care of it? Cleaning it regularly — and correctly — is part of the equation.

 
Crutchfield Labs: open for business

Crutchfield Labs: open for business

by Steve Kindig

Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.

 
Video: Introducing the Crutchfield Labs

Video: Introducing the Crutchfield Labs

by Steve Kindig

Steve, Crutchfield A/V Editor, gives us a tour of the Crutchfield Labs. He talks about why we built the Labs and how they can help us find you the right gear.

 
Video: Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

Video: Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

by Video Guest

Ben from Cambridge Audio talks about their brilliant digital-to-analog converter, the DacMagic Plus. It's designed to improve the sound from all your digital sources.

 
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.