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Connecting Your TV
by Steve Kindig

Get the best picture quality you can by making the right video connections to your HDTV. In this article, we'll cover the key points you need to know.

Tips for optimal Sonos installations, using Flexson stands, mounts and brackets; covers PLAYBAR, PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5 setup and home theater options.

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.

Adding a backup camera to your car makes it safer to back into parking spaces, back out of your driveway, or monitor a trailer when you back up. DIY with our help.

Want to play music over your home system using your voice? This article will show you how, using the two most popular voice-assistant devices.

In this video, we'll help you overcome one of the hardest parts of amplifier installation: how to get your amp's power wire through the vehicle's firewall.

Subwoofer wiring diagrams
by Buck Pomerantz

Our wiring diagrams will help you find the best way to connect your subs and amps so you'll get the best performance out of your gear.

Adding a sub to your factory stereo is a great way to improve your sound without giving up your familiar factory controls. Follow along with our expert in this video.

Are you getting the best possible picture on your TV? Here are some tips on how to adjust your brightness, contrast, color, and other picture settings.

The recent WikiLeaks data dump claimed the CIA was using certain Samsung smart TVs, iPhones, and Android and Windows smart devices to spy on people.

Amplifier wire gauge chart
by Buck Pomerantz

Need to know know which size of wire you should use when installing an amplifier? Use our handy cable gauge chart to find out.

Amplifier installation guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Here's a step-by-step guide to installing a car amplifier, including troubleshooting tips when things don't work perfectly.

DIY tips, tricks, and hints to help you install your own security system. Includes suggestions on wiring, placement, and setup.

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.

In this video, we give you a look at all of the research that goes into creating our massive vehicle database. When we tell you we know what fits, we really do.

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.

You can connect speakers to an amp by wiring the amp's output wires to the harness behind the stereo, where all the speaker connections are accessible in one place.

In this article, we'll explain the ins and outs of setting up your receiver, so you can get all the audio and video performance you paid for.

How to install car speakers
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Installing new car speakers is the single most cost-effective improvement you can make to your vehicle's audio system. This article will show you how to do it.

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