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Outdoor Speakers: Articles & Videos

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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Video: Polk Atrium All-weather Outdoor Speakers

Video: Polk Atrium All-weather Outdoor Speakers

by Tara W.

Learn about Polk's Atrium line of outdoor speakers, and get some recommendations for choosing the right model for your yard.

 
Video: Definitive Technology Outdoor Speakers

Video: Definitive Technology Outdoor Speakers

by Tara W.

Definitive's AW 5500 and AW 6500 outdoor speakers provide dynamic, full-bodied sound. Their ultra-rugged build means they can be fully exposed to the elements.

 
Tips and Techniques for Home A/V Cable Management

Tips and Techniques for Home A/V Cable Management

by Amanda P.

In this article, you'll find tips and tricks to tackle common home A/V wire management problems.

 

In-wall wiring guide for home A/V

by Tara W.

This is a thorough, informative guide to help you run speaker, Ethernet, and audio/video cables through the walls in new construction and finished homes.

 
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.

 

Powering Your Multi-room Music System

by Amanda P.

There are a number of different ways to power a house full of speakers. Here's an overview of things you need to know.

 
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.

 
Bose® Free Space® 51 environmental speakers

Bose® Free Space® 51 environmental speakers

by Ralph Graves

Ralph Graves discovers Bose® Free Space® 51 environmental speakers can provide great outdoor sound for the great outdoors.

 
Anatomy of a Center Channel Speaker

Anatomy of a Center Channel Speaker

by Dave Bar

What you see when you look at the outside of a top-notch home speaker reveals only a fraction of the design and engineering that goes into it. In this article, we'll identify some of the various elements that go into one of the speakers we carry and explain how they make this speaker sound so good.

 
Video: Polk outdoor speaker torture test

Video: Polk outdoor speaker torture test

by Tara W.

Crutchfield visits Polk headquarters to see the their outdoor speaker torture tests.

 
Video: PSB CS500 Outdoor speakers

Video: PSB CS500 Outdoor speakers

by Tara W.

Jeff from PSB visited Crutchfield and told us all about the PSB CS500 outdoor speakers.

 
Sonos and a multi-room amplifer

Sonos and a multi-room amplifer

by Dave Bar

Learn how to incorporate Sonos wireless multi-room audio into a hard-wired system that features in-wall, ceiling, and outdoor speakers.