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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Powering your multi-room music system
by Crutchfield Writing Team

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