Articles & Videos: Surround Sound Preamp/Processors

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.

HDMI cables buying guide
by Steve Kindig

HDMI connections got a big update in 2014 as 4K Ultra HD TVs appeared with HDMI 2.0 inputs capable of supporting 4K's higher data demands. With support for multichannel and high-res audio, HDMI is the most important connection for home entertainment. Learn about other HDMI features, and get tips on choosing cables.

In this article, we'll give you the information you need to choose the right type of audio or video connection, and tips on finding a good, high-quality cable.

Video: AudioQuest Speaker Cable
by Dave Bar, Steve Kindig

Learn about some of AudioQuest's most popular speaker cable lines, and how to know if they're a good choice for your system.

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.

NAD brings you the ultimate in home theater sound with the Masters Series M17 preamp and M27 7.1-channel amplifier combo. The M17 features a clever modular design that lets you upgrade with easy-to-install plugin modules as technology evolves, while the M27 gives you 7 discrete channels of hybrid analog/digital amplification for thunderous movie sound.