Articles & Videos: Multi-room Amplifiers

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.

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 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
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.

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.

DAC buying guide
by Dave Bar

Learn how to find the best outboard digital-to-analog converter for your home or portable audio applications.

Want to add music to your backyard, porch, patio, or pool? We'll show you different options for enjoying your music in the great outdoors.

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

Keeping your A/V Gear Clean
by Kristen Schaub

Are you the type of person who has a nice A/V system and wants to take good care of it? Cleaning it regularly — and correctly — is part of the equation.

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