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?
Learn how to plan an easy-to-use, great-sounding multi-room speaker system that suits your decor and your lifestyle.
Learn how to choose the right outdoor speakers for your home.
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.
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.
How to run speaker wire and audio/video cables through the walls in your home. A comprehensive DIY guide, with videos.
How to determine the best places to put in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. How to install them, too.
Learn how to conceal the wires hanging down from your wall-mounted TV. Tame the wire mess behind your A/V receiver. Hide the wires running to your rear speakers.