Can a receiver that's loaded with sophisticated features be easy for the whole family to operate? To find out, David Brown tested the Sony STR-DA2800ES in the Crutchfield Lab.
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.
About the size of a typical USB flash drive, the DragonFly simply plugs into any open USB port on your PC or Mac®, installing itself automatically in just seconds. From there it takes over the audio processing function of your computer's sound card, replacing it with an audiophile-grade 24-bit ESS SabreT conversion chip.
Learn about the features and technical specifications found on many of today's receivers.
Wondering what pieces go into a home theater system? In this article, we walk you through each component's role.
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.
A chart that shows what each surround format does, how many channels each uses, and the types of media with which the formats may be used.
From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find a model that's right for you.