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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.

Want home theater without all the wires? Learn about the latest wireless surround sound systems from Sonos, Polk Audio, and more.

DTS:X vs. Dolby Atmos
by Kramer Crane

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are two exciting surround sound formats that add overhead sound effects to home theater systems. How do they compare?

Do your TV's built-in speakers sound weak? Learn about four ways to get better TV sound: a sound bar, stereo speakers, a pre-matched home theater system (also known as a home theater in a box), and a full-blown component home theater system.

Looking for a simple way to improve your TVs sound? A sound bar may be the solution.

Speaker wire guide
by Steve Kindig

Most home speakers don't come with wire. What gauge (thickness) do you need? Is there a special kind of wire for in-wall installation? How many feet of wire will you need to buy? What kind of connectors are best? We'll help you choose the right kind of speaker wire for your home audio system.

Why bi-amp your speakers?
by Kramer Crane

Using a 7-channel receiver to power five speakers? That extra power need not go to waste. See how to put the two unused amplifier channels to work for better sound.

Home speakers glossary
by Loren Barstow

Learn about the features and technical specifications you'll find in today's speakers.

If you're in the process of choosing home theater speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.

In this step-by-step guide, we'll simplify the process of setting up your home theater receiver. You'll learn about proper placement, cable connections, speaker calibration, network setup, and remote control hacks. When you're finished, you'll have an easy-to-use system that sounds terrific.

Subwoofers Glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the features and technical specifications included among today's car stereo subwoofers.

Like a fine orchestra, a home theater receiver needs to tune up before it performs. Fortunately, most receivers come with auto setup.

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