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Yamaha PX Series amplifiers are flexible, powerful pro audio amplifiers that let you dial in the right sound for your application through digital signal processing. Our pro audio expert shows you how to harness the power of that digital processing in this video.

Wiring speakers in a commercial system is different from wiring your home system. Commercial 70-volt amplifiers are designed to distribute sound in multiple zones in your bar, restaurant, or other commercial setup. Our expert shows you how to wire your commercial speakers in parallel in this video.

The Graduate Hotel Charlottesville needed a flexible sound system. A Crutchfield system designer came up with the perfect solution.

The Bose S1 Pro portable PA system gives you a compact, portable system you can carry easily from gig to gig. It's lightweight, versatile, and sounds crisp and clear. Plus with an optional battery pack, you can set it up pretty much anywhere.

What you need to know before you buy wireless microphones. Includes information about the FCC 600MHz spectrum auction.

Intro to live sound equipment
by Jim Richardson

Whether you only need a single mic and a speaker or a full kit for your band, it pays to know how a PA system works. This article explains each piece of the system.

Sound mixers buying guide
by Buck Pomerantz

A mixer is the brains and control center of a recording studio or PA system. This article will help you understand the different features you'll need in a audio mixer.

Just getting started with pro audio? You'll need to learn a few things about the types of cables used with microphones, PA speakers, and other pro gear.

Microphones buying guide
by Ralph Graves

An overview of condenser and dynamic microphones, including shotgun, ribbon, and lavalier mics.

Our live sound speakers buying guide will get you on the road to finding the right PA speakers for your live sound needs.

Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery
by Buck Pomerantz

See the extensive audio-video system Crutchfield designed to meet the needs of a venue that features a bar area, dining room, patio, and a live music stage.

Kardinal Hall
by Eric Angevine

The Crutchfield-designed audio/video system fills the restaurant with great sound but doesn't overwhelm conversation. It includes weatherproof speakers for the patio.

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