Articles & Videos: Bookshelf Speakers

Home speakers 101
by Loren Barstow

Learn how to choose, connect, and set up speakers for great music and home theater performance.

If you're in the process of choosing home theater speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.

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.

Ready for home theater surround sound? Find out which speakers you need and what role each speaker will play in your system.

Find out how your room affects your speakers' sound. Then get some tips on locating and treating your room's trouble spots.

Home speakers FAQ
by Loren Barstow

Anwers to commonly asked questions about home speakers.

Home speakers glossary
by Loren Barstow

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

Speaker wire guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Most speakers don't include wire, and choosing from the available options can sometimes be confusing. Let us help you untangle the wire mess.

It doesn't take deep pockets or "golden ears" to obtain and appreciate good sound. Learn about the terms used to describe sound, so you can find the right audio gear.

Crutchfield experts Amanda and Chris share their impressions of Mirage's Nanosat and Nanosat Prestige speakers in this short video.

Audiophile Steve Kindig takes home THIEL's SCS4s and puts them to the test. Find out what he thought about these compact, innovative speakers.

If you've purchased a seven-channel home theater receiver in the last couple of years, you might be surprised to learn that you possibly have lots of amplifier power just going to waste....

Monitor Audio has been building highly refined, superb-sounding home loudspeakers since the mid-1970s. Crutchfield is thrilled to introduce them to our customers.

Small hi-fi systems
by Dave Bar

This article looks at the wide range of compact, high-performance audio components.