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.
Learn about Polk's Atrium line of outdoor speakers, and get some recommendations for choosing the right model for your yard.
Learn about what to look for when choosing outdoor speakers, including weather-readiness and the speaker designs best-suited for different setups.
See the basic steps involved in installing outdoor speakers in a typical installation, from running the wire to mounting your speakers.
Definitive's AW 5500 and AW 6500 outdoor speakers provide dynamic, full-bodied sound. Their ultra-rugged build means they can be fully exposed to the elements.
Ralph Graves discovers Bose® Free Space® 51 environmental speakers can provide great outdoor sound for the great outdoors.
Get tips on planning your outdoor speaker system, including where to place your speakers and the other items you'll need to complete your setup.
Jeff from PSB visited Crutchfield and told us all about the PSB CS500 outdoor speakers.
Crutchfield visits Polk headquarters to see the their outdoor speaker torture tests.
Dave Bar, Steve Kindig
Learn about AudioQuest's FLX series of in-wall speaker cable in this short Crutchfield video.
There are a number of different ways to power a house full of speakers. Here's an overview of things you need to know.
While many home theater receivers have five powered channels for surround speakers, most are now made with seven. Receivers offer choices about what to do with the "extra" channels.
Life's just a lot more fun when you have a cooler full of food and beverages. But did you ever wonder how much more fun it could be if you had a cooler that was also a powerful digital media sound system? We did, so we built one. And, as we suspected, it's really, really awesome.
Sonos® donated a wireless audio system to our local fire station. The firefighters looked forward to being able to play music from their smart phones as they did their chores, cooked and worked out in the firehouse.
These diagrams picture some of the most common ways people power multi-room audio systems.