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How-to Guides: Home Audio

How to wall-mount your TV
by Steve Kindig

Get the info you need for a safe and nice-looking TV wall mount installation. Watch the in-depth video included in this article.

In this step-by-step guide, we show you how to set up your home theater receiver. Learn about placement, connections, calibration, network setup, and remote control.

Here are some tips for listening with headphones at safe volume levels. Protect your hearing and improve your listening experience in the process.

What is Roon? It's not just management software for your digital music library. It also can control multi-room audio playback, control the quality of sound, and provide additional info about your tracks. In short, it makes your music library fun to enjoy again.

Wondering how to conceal the wires hanging down from your wall-mounted TV? Have a snarled mess of cables behind your home theater receiver? Worried about exposed speaker wires? These problems can be solved simply and cheaply. Learn all about cable wraps, ties, wire channels, and other solutions.

Do your TV's built-in speakers sound weak? Learn about four ways to get better TV sound: a sound bar, stereo speakers, a pre-matched home theater system (also known as a home theater in a box), and a full-blown component home theater system.

Tips for optimal Sonos installations, using Flexson stands, mounts and brackets; covers Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 setup and Playbar, Plabase and Beam home theater options.

Why bi-amp your speakers?
by Kramer Crane

Using a 7-channel receiver to power five speakers? That extra power need not go to waste. See how to put the two unused amplifier channels to work for better sound.

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