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Articles & Videos: Stereo Receivers

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.

From playing music in multiple rooms to delivering surround sound thrills, today's home theater receivers offer more than ever. But how much power do you need? How many channels? How many HDMI inputs? Learn how to find the receiver that's best for you.

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

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 many types of connections you may encounter when setting up your new A/V system. Find out what it all means!

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