Today's video games are designed for realistic sound effects meant to immerse you in the experience. The Polk Audio N1 SurroundBar is the first sound bar designed specifically to give Xbox gamers powerful sound that no TV's speakers could possibly re-create.
Thin TVs are great, but they don't leave much room for speakers. Thankfully, it doesn't take a lot of depth to make a small speaker sound good. The JBL Cinema SB 200 is barely 4 inches deep, yet its performance bears a strong family resemblance to the classic soul-satisfying sound that has made JBL a household name for decades.
When you add the JBL Cinema SB 400 sound bar/wireless subwoofer system to your TV, you step up your sound to the kind of floor-shaking realism and crystal clear dialogue you'd expect from a home theater system.
Crutchfield's A/V Design Group can help you plan your home theater or multi-room audio system. They'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the installation.
The Sonos PLAYBAR connects to your TV to play movies, TV shows, and sports with vibrant, room-filling sound. But, unlike other sound bars and like all Sonos speakers, it offers wireless access to a world full of music - Pandora®, Spotify®, MOG®, thousands of Internet radio stations, and more.
The Klipsch Quintet home theater system delivers rich, accurate sound to make all your favorite movies, tunes, and video games more enjoyable. It boasts many of the same technologies and design principles Klipsch uses in their larger Reference Series speakers, so you'll hear distinctive, dynamic sound.
Not feeling the impact from your television's tiny built-in speakers? What if we told you that with AC power and one cable from your television we could up your audio game noticeably - with a little help from JBL, of course.
We overhauled the audio system in a local music teacher's classroom. With quality speakers, amps, and components in place, the music he plays for his class sounds crystal clear.
These Polk speakers use some advanced technologies to create incredibly lifelike sound that draws you into your on-screen entertainment. You can even upgrade to a seven-channel home theater when you add an extra pair of satellite speakers to the mix.
Jeff from NAD visited Crutchfield and told us all about the NAD C 356DAC, a stereo integrated amp.
Jeff from PSB visited Crutchfield and told us all about the PSB CS500 outdoor speakers.
Like a fine orchestra, a home theater receiver needs to tune up before it performs. Fortunately, most receivers come with auto setup.
When Crutchfield designer Erica learned that one of her roommates would be moving, she decided to take the opportunity to set up a home office. She wanted a clean uncluttered look, and the ability to really enjoy her music while working.
Sonos systems let you tap into music from your personal collection and from the Internet, anywhere in your house. Watch this video to see how one of our employees uses Sonos at her house.
When you move to a new home, sometimes your old stuff just doesn't work well in your new space. When Crutchfield copywriter Dave moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, his beloved bookshelf speakers no longer fit. So he installed a pair of Definitive Technology DI 6.5LCR in-wall speakers in order to save some space.
Cambridge Audio's Azur 851C is a high-end CD player that delivers exceptional clarity from your CD collection, and also functions as a state-of-the-art digital-to-analog converter and a versatile digital preamp.
The good folks at Cambridge Audio believe that great sound should be a part of any component, and their Azur 551R home theater receiver is no exception. It gives you the best of both worlds, movies that look and sound great.
Cambridge Audio says the 851A integrated amplifier is "The best we've made - ever." Have a look at the features - and what's under the hood - and you'll see why.
Ben from Cambridge Audio talks about their brilliant digital-to-analog converter, the DacMagic Plus. It's designed to improve the sound from all your digital sources.
From CES: David Solomon, one of the founders of Peachtree Audio, tells us about his inspiration and the early days at his company.
We caught up with David Solomon of Peachtree Audio at CES, and he showed us the Decco 65 integrated amplifier. It features a tube preamp section, built-in DAC, and legendary Peachtree sound.
David Solomon, a co-founder of Peachtree Audio, shows us the novaPre preamp and Peachtree 220 power amplifier at CES.
Crutchfield visits Polk headquarters to see the their outdoor speaker torture tests.
J.R., Crutchfield sales advisor, shows us the Denon setup wizard makes setting up a home theater receiver fast and easy.
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.
Tara hooked up an Apple TV and Yamaha YAS-10 sound bar in the Crutchfield Labs. She tells us how it works and how she controlled it with her iPhone.
Adding a new Sonos player to your system is easy. We show you how to do it in this short video.
Tara had a chance to try out the newest (and smallest) Sonos player, the Play:3. The compact Play:3 lets you enjoy music from the Internet as well as music that's stored on your home computers, and it's perfect for small rooms.
Denon showed us their Denon Remote App for iPad, iPhone and iPod during a training session at Crutchfield. This app can control Denon receivers and play music stored on compatible Apple devices.
During a training session at Crutchfield, Denon shows us how to use Apple AirPlay on Denon networkable receivers.
C.J., a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out his favorite one: the Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Projector.
Dolly, a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out her favorite one: the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50.
Ringo tells us about the Marantz NA7004 Network Audio Player and shares his experiences taking it home and trying it out as a standalone Internet radio device.
Shawn, Senior Product Advisor at Crutchfield, was a beta tester for the Sonos Controller App for Android. Shawn tells us how the free app works and how he uses it with his Sonos system.
Many of us have music on our computers. In this video, we'll go through the steps you need to take to create a desktop audio system.
This video explains how a digital-to-analog converter gives you better sound from the music stored on your computer.
Mike Lang, a trainer from Definitive Technology, visited Crutchfield to show off their new bipolar floor-standing and center channel speakers.
Get the scoop on choosing a sound bar for your TV. Sound bars are a great choice for small or difficult spaces, or if you don't want wires running around your room.
Dolly, Mac and Tara discuss the features available in home theater receivers, and the best way to choose one that's right for you.
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.
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.
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.
Definitive's Mythos speakers offer audiophile performance in a sleek, stylish package. Learn about what makes these speakers different in this short overview.
Niles MultiZone Audio Systems can send sound from music sources, like your iPod®, to multiple rooms in your home.
Artison's in-wall LCR speakers deliver the front left and right channels, and also have dedicated built-in center channel drivers.
Learn about the basics of good speaker placement, so you can set up your speakers to deliver the best sound for your room.
In this short video, Ralph and Chris discuss the top features of Bose's 191 speakers. They install in your wall or ceiling, and include a built-in enclosure.
Crutchfield experts Amanda and Chris share their impressions of Mirage's Nanosat and Nanosat Prestige speakers in this short video.
Amanda and Chris share their impressions of Polk's RC85i, RC65i, RC80i, and RC60i in-wall and in-ceiling speakers in this short video.
In this short video, Ralph and Chris take a close look at Bose's Acoustimass® 5 system, Acoustimass 10® system, and Acoustimass 16® system.
This video covers show you the basics of in-wall and ceiling speaker installation and answers some of the most commonly asked questions.