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McIntosh puts its decades of experience into the D150 digital preamp, giving you the best sound quality for your digital and high-res music.

The MC152 stereo power amplifier gives you the warm sound you'd expect from McIntosh, and the amp's output transformer delivers its full rated power to any speaker.

The McIntosh MC301 monoblock amplifier delivers its massive power to any speaker. With a dedicated amp for each speaker, you get maximum separation and soundstaging.

Polk Signature Series home speakers give you big sound for your music and home theater. They're high-res certified, and they look great, too.

We're impressed with how huge of a sound the Polk MagniFi Mini sound bar produces. It may be small, but with its wireless sub it's an instant home theater upgrade.

The NAD Masters Series M32 stereo integrated amplifier features NAD's DirectDigital circuitry, which shortens the signal path between amp and speaker for clean sound.

The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar is two products in one: a compact home theater soundbar, and a streaming music player capable of playing high-res files.

Bluesound is known for multi-room music gear that sounds top-class. Does their first TV speaker make the grade? Our expert took it home to find out.

Power line surges and lightning strikes can damage or destroy your precious audio/video gear. Learn how to select the best power protection for you.

With a universal remote, you can consolidate all the remote controls for your home theater system and home automation into one device.

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.

Smart home buying guide
by Eric Angevine

Automating a smart home, once a Hollywood fantasy, is now real, affordable, and available. Learn how it works and what it can do for you.

Audio cables buying guide
by Ralph Graves

Home audio cable buying guide, includes stereo RCA, coaxial digital, stereo minijack, optical digital (toslink), and XLR cables.

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.

Over-the-air broadcasts provide some of the best-looking HDTV signals, and they're free. Take a look at what goes into choosing and installing an HD antenna.

Wireless router buying guide
by Eric Angevine

How a new Wi-Fi router supports bandwidth-hungry activities like HD video streaming, audio streaming, online gaming, and video chat.

Wireless multi-room systems from Bluesound, Bose®, Definitive Technology, Denon, Wren, Polk Audio, McIntosh, Samsung, Harman Kardon, Sony, Naim, and Sonos

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