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In-wall & In-ceiling Speakers: Articles & Videos

Multi-room audio buying guide

Multi-room audio buying guide

by Jim Richardson

How to plan an easy-to-use, great-sounding multi-room audio system that suits your decor and your lifestyle.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 

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.

 
Video: Polk Audio RCi-series In-wall & In-ceiling Speakers

Video: Polk Audio RCi-series In-wall & In-ceiling Speakers

by Chris Egner, Amanda P.

Amanda and Chris share their impressions of Polk's RC85i, RC65i, RC80i, and RC60i in-wall and in-ceiling speakers in this short video.

 
Video: Bose® Virtually Invisible® 191 In-wall Speakers

Video: Bose® Virtually Invisible® 191 In-wall Speakers

by Chris Egner, Ralph Graves

In this short video, Ralph and Chris discuss the top features of Bose's 191 speakers. They install in your wall or ceiling, and include a built-in enclosure.

 
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.

 
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.

 

Home Speakers FAQ

by Loren Barstow

Anwers to commonly asked questions about home speakers.

 
Understanding Surround Sound Formats

Understanding Surround Sound Formats

by Tara W.

Because most people, from surround sound novices to A/V experts, find new formats a little confusing, we've provided a quick description of how each format works.

 
Home Speakers Glossary

Home Speakers Glossary

by Loren Barstow

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

 
Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery

Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery

by Crutchfield Writing Team

In Crutchfield's Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery, you'll find pictures of the plugs, ports, and jacks commonly used for hooking up home audio/video gear — HDTVs, Blu-ray players, receivers, and more.

 
Home A/V Connections Glossary

Home A/V Connections Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

There are many types of connections you may encounter when setting up your new A/V system. Find out what it all means.

 
Introduction to Stereo Music Systems

Introduction to Stereo Music Systems

by Jim Richardson

Are you an avid music lover? Then you should have a special space and the gear you need to properly indulge your passion. This article will help you put together a high-fidelity stereo music system that suits your lifestyle and the space you have in mind.

 
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: David's In-Wall Speakers

Video: David's In-Wall Speakers

by David Brown

When you move to a new home, sometimes your old stuff just doesn't work well in your new space. When Crutchfield copywriter Dave moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, his beloved bookshelf speakers no longer fit. So he installed a pair of Definitive Technology DI 6.5LCR in-wall speakers in order to save some space.

 
Kid-friendly home theater installation

Kid-friendly home theater installation

by Dave Bar

Learn how to plan and install a home theater system in a space that's used by small children and adults for different kinds of playtime fun.

 
Video: The Crutchfield A/V Design Group

Video: The Crutchfield A/V Design Group

by Video Guest

Crutchfield's A/V Design Group can help you plan your home theater or multi-room audio system. They'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the installation.