Articles & Videos: Home Speakers

Ready for home theater surround sound? Find out which speakers you need and what role each speaker will play in your system.

If you're in the process of choosing home theater speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.

Subwoofers are dedicated solely to reproducing low-frequency sounds. While this may not be the most glamorous job in a stereo or home theater system, the subwoofer can be a crucial part of your overall listening experience. Find out why.

Outdoor speakers buying guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Your back yard is a different listening environment than your typical room. Outside, there are no walls to reinforce bass response and reflect and contain sound, and there's usually much more background noise. Find out about special outdoor speakers.

Speaker wire guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Most speakers don't include wire, and choosing from the available options can sometimes be confusing. Let us help you untangle the wire mess.

Home speakers 101
by Loren Barstow

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

In-wall and ceiling speaker placement
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Tips and guidelines to help you create an in-wall, in-ceiling, or on-wall speaker setup that sounds good and works with your room.

Home theater subwoofer setup
by James Ralston

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

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

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

Home speakers FAQ
by Loren Barstow

Anwers to commonly asked questions about home speakers.

Home speakers glossary
by Loren Barstow

Learn about the features and technical specifications you'll find in today's speakers.