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It doesn't take deep pockets or "golden ears" to obtain and appreciate good sound. Learn about the terms used to describe sound, so you can find the right audio gear.

CD player buying guide
by David Brown

What makes one CD player sound better than another? This guide will show you what to look for when shopping.

DAC buying guide
by Kramer Crane

A DAC (digital-to-analog converter) transforms digital files or streams into music. An external DAC gives you better sound than the one in your phone or computer. Portable DACs are primarily for headphones. Larger models are for home stereo. Learn how to choose the DAC that best meets your needs.

Whether you grew up playing records, or you're just discovering vinyl's warm, analog sound, this article will walk you through the basics of choosing a turntable.

From playing music in multiple rooms to delivering surround sound thrills, today's home theater receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find the receiver that's best for you.

Miss your favorite records? Converting them to CD or MP3 can make them easier to enjoy more often and in more places.

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.

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

Proper setup of your turntable or record player helps you get the best performance and sound quality by ensuring it is operating under ideal conditions.

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