Multi-room Audio: 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.

 
Wireless multi-room audio systems

Wireless multi-room audio systems

by Ralph Graves

We provide overviews of wireless multi-room systems from Bluesound, Bose®, Definitive Technology, Denon, Korus, Polk Audio, Samsung, and Sonos, making it easier for you to compare features.

 
Sonos buying guide

Sonos buying guide

by David Brown

Interested in an easy solution for wireless audio throughout your home? We'll help you decide what Sonos gear you need to make your multi-room-music dreams come true.

 
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.

 
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.

 

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.

 
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.

 
Introduction to commercial audio systems

Introduction to commercial audio systems

by Buck Pomerantz

70-volt distributed speaker systems are often the best solution for commercial and institutional buildings.

 
Video: The Crutchfield A/V Design Group

Video: The Crutchfield A/V Design Group

by Video Team

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.

 
Remote Control Setups for Multi-room Systems

Remote Control Setups for Multi-room Systems

by Amanda P.

Tips, tricks, and recommendations to help you control your system from other rooms.

 
Denon HEOS wireless audio system review

Denon HEOS wireless audio system review

by David Brown

How easy is it to create a whole-home music system? Home A/V writer David took Denon's HEOS speakers home to find out — and to see how good they sound.

 
Tips on Working with Your Builder or Contractor

Tips on Working with Your Builder or Contractor

by Amanda P.

Working with a contractor is a new experience for a lot of folks. In this article, you'll find some quick tips to help you get the results you want.

 
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.

 

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.

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

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

by Video Team

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

 
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.

 
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.

 

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.

 
Video: Rachel's Sonos Whole-House Music System

Video: Rachel's Sonos Whole-House Music System

by Video Team

Sonos systems let you tap into music from your personal collection and from the Internet, anywhere in your house. Watch this video to see how one of our employees uses Sonos at her house.

 

Video: Sonos PLAYBAR Sound Bar

by Video Team

The Sonos PLAYBAR connects to your TV to play movies, TV shows, and sports with vibrant, room-filling sound. But, unlike other sound bars and like all Sonos speakers, it offers wireless access to a world full of music - Pandora®, Spotify®, MOG®, thousands of Internet radio stations, and more.