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DAC buying guide
by Kramer Crane

A DAC (digital-to-analog converter) transforms digital files or streams into music. An external DAC gives you better sound than the one in your phone or computer. Portable DACs are primarily for headphones. Larger models are for home stereo. Learn how to choose the DAC that best meets your 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.

Steve Silberman from AudioQuest visited Crutchfield to share some techniques for hooking our computers up to our stereos and getting better sound.

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.

I've been a music nut since I was still in short pants. If I had a nickel for every hour I've spent in my den, listening to records and CDs through my hi-fi system ... I'd have a have a huge pile of nickels.

Home speakers glossary
by Loren Barstow

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

Home speakers 101
by Kramer Crane

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

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