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Intro to Home Theater Speakers

Intro to Home Theater Speakers

by Julie Govan

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

 
Speaker Placement for Home Theater

Speaker Placement for Home Theater

by Julie Govan

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.

 
Home theater subwoofers guide

Home theater subwoofers guide

by Loren Barstow

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.

 
In-wall and ceiling speakers guide

In-wall and ceiling speakers guide

by Amanda P.

Learn about the key things to consider when you're shopping for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.

 
Outdoor speakers buying guide

Outdoor speakers buying guide

by Amanda P.

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

Speaker wire guide

by Amanda P.

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

 
Five Room-friendly Ways to Add Surround Sound Speakers

Five Room-friendly Ways to Add Surround Sound Speakers

by Amanda P.

Looking for tips on connecting surround speakers? Hoping to avoid a tangle of cables tripping up anyone who crosses your living room? These guidelines should help.

 
Home stereo speakers buying guide

Home stereo speakers buying guide

by Kristen Schaub

Stereo speaker setups can give you great sound without sacrificing much space.

 
Speaker Placement for Stereo Music Listening

Speaker Placement for Stereo Music Listening

by Loren Barstow

Paying attention to where your speakers are placed and how they're positioned can dramatically improve the sound of all your music.

 
Video: Speaker Placement for Great Sound

Video: Speaker Placement for Great Sound

by Tara W., Video Guest

Learn about the basics of good speaker placement, so you can set up your speakers to deliver the best sound for your room.

 
Video: Installing In-wall and In-ceiling Speakers — The Basics

Video: Installing In-wall and In-ceiling Speakers — The Basics

by Video Guest

This video covers show you the basics of in-wall and ceiling speaker installation and answers some of the most commonly asked questions.

 
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.

 
In-wall and ceiling speaker placement

In-wall and ceiling speaker placement

by Amanda P.

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

Home theater subwoofer setup

by James Ralston

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

 
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: 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: 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.

 
Installing In-wall, In-ceiling, and On-wall Speakers

Installing In-wall, In-ceiling, and On-wall Speakers

by Tara W.

This is a thorough, informative guide to help you install in-wall, in-ceiling, or on-wall speakers.

 
Video: Speaker Cable Basics

Video: Speaker Cable Basics

by Video Guest

Learn about the key things you should consider when buying speaker cable.

 

Home Speakers FAQ

by Loren Barstow

Anwers to commonly asked questions about home speakers.