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Home speakers 101
by Kramer Crane

What you need to know before you start shopping for home speakers.

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'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.

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.

No home theater system is complete without a powered subwoofer or two. Without that strong deep bass, movies and music just can't grab your emotions the way they were meant to. But how do you pick the right one? What size should you get? How much power do you need? How much should you spend?

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

Hooking up a basic sound bar to your TV is easy. But things get a bit more complicated if you want to connect your cable box, Blu-ray player, and game console to your sound bar. Learn how to make the right connections and how to set up your new sound bar.

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

Setting up your speakers for their best musical performance may take a little extra time, but can go a long way toward enhancing your long-term satisfaction.

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.

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.

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

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