Bookshelf Speakers: Articles & Videos

Home speakers 101

Home speakers 101

by Loren Barstow

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

 
Speaker Placement for Stereo Music Listening

Speaker Placement for Stereo Music Listening

by Loren Barstow

Paying attention to where your speakers are placed and how they're positioned can dramatically improve the sound of all your music.

 
Speaker Placement for Home Theater

Speaker Placement for Home Theater

by Julie Govan

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.

 
Video: Speaker Placement for Great Sound

Video: Speaker Placement for Great Sound

by Tara W., Video Guest

Learn about the basics of good speaker placement, so you can set up your speakers to deliver the best sound for your room.

 
Introduction to Stereo Music Systems

Introduction to Stereo Music Systems

by Jim Richardson

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.

 
Intro to Home Theater Speakers

Intro to Home Theater Speakers

by Julie Govan

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

 
Home stereo speakers buying guide

Home stereo speakers buying guide

by Kristen Schaub

Stereo speaker setups can give you great sound without sacrificing much space.

 
Room acoustics for home audio

Room acoustics for home audio

by Steve Kindig

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

Home Speakers Glossary

by Loren Barstow

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

 
Speaker wire guide

Speaker wire guide

by Amanda P.

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

 
Tips and Techniques for Home A/V Cable Management

Tips and Techniques for Home A/V Cable Management

by Amanda P.

In this article, you'll find tips and tricks to tackle common home A/V wire management problems.

 
Learn the Language of Good Sound

Learn the Language of Good Sound

by Jim Richardson

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.

 
Video: Mirage Nanosat® Speakers

Video: Mirage Nanosat® Speakers

by Chris Egner, Amanda P.

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

 
Video: Bose® Acoustimass® 5 system,  Acoustimass® 10 system,  and Acoustimass® 16 system

Video: Bose® Acoustimass® 5 system, Acoustimass® 10 system, and Acoustimass® 16 system

by Chris Egner, Ralph Graves

In this short video, Ralph and Chris take a close look at Bose's Acoustimass® 5 system, Acoustimass 10® system, and Acoustimass 16® system.

 
A review of the THIEL SCS4 Loudspeaker

A review of the THIEL SCS4 Loudspeaker

by Steve Kindig

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

 
Why bi-amp your speakers?

Why bi-amp your speakers?

by Dave Bar

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....

 
Focal Chorus 706 bookshelf speakers review

Focal Chorus 706 bookshelf speakers review

by Dave Bar

Crutchfield's Dave Bar reviews the Focal Chorus 706 bookshelf speakers.

 
Introducing Monitor Audio

Introducing Monitor Audio

by Dave Bar

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