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Learn how to plan an easy-to-use, great-sounding multi-room speaker system that suits your decor and your lifestyle.
Planning a multi-room or outdoor audio system? Don't know where to start with whole-house audio? Crutchfield's system design service can help.
How to build an exceptional, immersive, audiophile-quality sound system for music and movies by choosing an individual preamplifier/processor and one or more stand-alone power amplifiers.
First, we show you how to build a fairly simple 2- or 3-room audio system using one receiver. Want sound in more than three rooms? It can get complicated, so you may want to consult an experienced system designer. To give you an idea of what's involved, we'll look at a typical 3-zone, 5-room system.
What you need to know to find the AV receiver that's right for you.
How to run speaker wire and audio/video cables through the walls in your home. A comprehensive DIY guide, with videos.
What you need to know when you're shopping for in-wall and ceiling speakers. What kind? How many? Where should they go? How do you mount them?
How to determine the best places to put in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. How to install them, too.
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.