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CD player buying guide
by David Brown

What makes one CD player sound better than another? Should you buy a CD-only player that's optimized for music or a "universal" model that plays all sorts of audio and video discs? Do you want to play CD-Rs or CD-RWs that you've burned? This guide will show you what to look for when shopping.

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.

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.

When I moved into my new house one of my top priorities was creating a dedicated room for enjoying music and movies. I wanted the room itself to add to the experience.

Cambridge Audio's Azur 851C is a high-end CD player that delivers exceptional clarity from your CD collection, and also functions as a state-of-the-art

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

The Oppo UDP-203 is a lot of things. It's a 4K Blu-ray player, a high-res audio player, and a surround sound decoder. It'll make your movies look and sound their best.

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