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Home speakers 101
by Kramer Crane

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

What are the best surround sound speakers for your home? The answer largely depends on the size of your room. This guide walks you through how to build a well-matched home theater system. Learn the role that each speaker plays, along with tips for choosing the right ones for your system.

Stereo speakers from MartinLogan, KEF, and Klipsch are among our best picks for 2018. Learn why we love them, and read testimonials from our happy customers. We've included shopping advice to help you choose the right pair for you room, along with tips on getting the best sound from your 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.

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.

Find out how your room affects your speakers' sound. Then get some tips on locating and treating your room's trouble spots.

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.

Home speakers glossary
by Loren Barstow

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

A group of audio enthusiasts got together in the Crutchfield Labs to audition a Cambridge Audio/PSB music system and give their impressions.

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.

PSB's Imagine X line of speakers gives you the kind of clean, balanced sound PSB is known for without breaking your budget.

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.

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