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Our live sound speakers buying guide will get you on the road to finding the right PA speakers for your live sound needs.

There are lots of good reasons to buy speakers with built-in amps. And there are many different varieties of powered home speakers. We'll help you sort it all out.

With so many speakers available, it's important to know what to look for, so your car audio system sounds the best.

What makes home theater so exciting? A giant TV screen and wraparound sound that makes what you see feel real. Learn how to choose the best speakers for your home.

If you want your music to sound great, you can't ignore your car's speakers. Dollar for dollar, new speakers are one of the best ways to improve your car's sound.

Brand-name speakers will make a big difference in your car's sound. But with some simple, relatively inexpensive extra steps, you can make them sound even better.

Learn about what to look for when choosing outdoor speakers, including weather-readiness and the speaker designs best-suited for different setups.

Why do car manufacturers classify some car speakers as 6-1/2" when Crutchfield calls the same speakers 6-3/4"? We're looking at it from the vehicle-compatibility side.

By separating the tweeter and the woofer, component speaker systems improve the sound quality and overall audio experience in your car in three very big ways.

An overview of wireless speakers and audio, including Bluetooth portable speakers, AirPlay and Wi-Fi receivers, Sonos, MusicCast, and other multi-room audio systems.

Anatomy of a car speaker
by John Pollard

Materials, construction, and design can greatly impact how speakers sound. Here's a look at what makes Focal speakers sound so good.

Enjoy the music, videos, games and apps on your smartphone or tablet with better sound. Just stream wirelessly to a Bluetooth speaker system at home, or on-the-go.

Here are 10 wireless speaker systems that combine stylish design with high-performance sound. Some use Bluetooth, others Apple AirPlay or DLNA.

A great-sounding marine stereo can add a lot of enjoyment to your boating experience. If you're serious about sound, you need a set of quality, marine-rated speakers.

Speaker wire guide
by Steve Kindig

Most home speakers don't include wire. Let us help you choose the right kind for your home audio system.

If you're in the market for new car speakers but don't know where to start, take a look at these ten customer favorites to get your bearings.

For great sound from your record albums, without setting up a big audio system, try the Music Hall USB-1 turntable and a pair of Audioengine A2+ powered speakers.

Learn how to incorporate Sonos wireless multi-room audio into a hard-wired system that features in-wall, ceiling, and outdoor speakers.

Factory speakers usually sound fine when they're new, but they deteriorate over time. We compared speakers of different ages to see how badly they fared.

Factory speakers tend to be made from materials that can't handle the extreme conditions found in a car. Aftermarket speakers are built to withstand these elements.

Don't even think about trying to fuel a big outdoor party with a tiny Bluetooth speaker. A PA system has the power to make a big outdoor party a big success.

Whether you only need a single mic and a speaker or a full kit for your band, it pays to know how a PA system works. This article explains each piece of the system.

New marine speakers in your boat will give you an immediate upgrade in sound quality, but you'll also need a marine amplifier to get the best sound over open water.

Looking for a way to add fun and functionality to your ATV? The Power Rail line of accessories is a great way to add lights, speakers, and more.

When you're shopping for speakers, don't forget the tweeter. The shape and the material it's made from have a direct impact on how your music sounds.

When you're choosing car speakers, it's important to make sure your system will give your new speakers the power they need to sound their best.

Video: car amplifier power
by Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail

We describe the basics of deciding how much power an amplifier should have when you're trying to match it to your speakers or subwoofers.

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