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How-to Guides: Receivers & Amplifiers

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.

What's the best place to set up your home theater receiver? This article offers helpful tips for deciding on the perfect spot.

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.

When rear speakers are out of the picture, is simulated surround sound a valid solution? We put Yamaha's new Virtual CINEMA FRONT surround processing to the test.

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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