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Here are some tips for listening with headphones at safe volume levels. Protect your hearing and improve your listening experience in the process.

Subwoofer wiring diagrams
by Buck Pomerantz

There are many ways to connect subwoofers to an amplifier. Our wiring diagrams will help you find the best way to wire your subs and amps so you'll get the best performance out of your gear.

What is Roon? It's not just management software for your digital music library. It also can control multi-room audio playback, control the quality of sound, and provide additional info about your tracks. In short, it makes your music library fun to enjoy again.

Yamaha PX Series amplifiers are flexible, powerful pro audio amplifiers that let you dial in the right sound for your application through digital signal processing. Our pro audio expert shows you how to harness the power of that digital processing in this video.

Wiring speakers in a commercial system is different from wiring your home system. Commercial 70-volt amplifiers are designed to distribute sound in multiple zones in your bar, restaurant, or other commercial setup. Our expert shows you how to wire your commercial speakers in parallel in this video.

With all the surround sound formats available today, things can get confusing. Here's a guide to walk you through your options and help you get the most out of your home theater setup.

In this article we follow one of our Tech Support gurus during an installation and talk to him about things to keep in mind when you install a car stereo. These tips can cut down on errors and save you some time.

Apple CarPlay lets you use your iPhone more safely in the car by adapting familiar apps and icons for your compatible in-dash receiver.

Wondering how to conceal the wires hanging down from your wall-mounted TV? Have a snarled mess of cables behind your home theater receiver? Worried about exposed speaker wires? These problems can be solved simply and cheaply. Learn all about cable wraps, ties, wire channels, and other solutions.

You need to set your amplifiers gain correctly in order to enjoy your musics full range of dynamics hearing all the notes clearly, whether loud or soft. Here's a method for setting amp gain fast and accurately using test tones.

This installation guide offers guidance on how to install an in-dash navigation stereo in your car. It includes tips for connecting the reverse light wire connection and how to mount the GPS antenna. We'll also show you the easiest way to tap into your car's wiring without damaging it.

My Sonos PLAY:5 TV hack
by James Ralston

Find out how I got my Sonos PLAY:5s and SUB to work with my new 4K TV. I originally put this 2.1 stereo system together for music in my main listening room. After a few small tweaks, it now pulls double duty as a powerful-sounding (if slightly unusual) TV audio system.

Studies have shown that certain kinds of music have a calming effect on dogs and cats. You'll find music composed for dogs or cats on CDs and streaming services like Spotify. There are portable pet speakers pre-loaded with relaxing music. And there's a musical dog collar that plays soothing tunes.

Do your TV's built-in speakers sound weak? Learn about four ways to get better TV sound: a sound bar, stereo speakers, a pre-matched home theater system (also known as a home theater in a box), and a full-blown component home theater system.

With a 4K TV, you can sit as close as 1 to 1.5 times the screen's diagonal measurement. Say your sofa is 5 feet from your TV. Your screen can be as big as 60 inches. Sitting that close to a big TV gives you an immersive, theater-like viewing experience. The image fills more of your field of vision.

Making the most of HDR TV
by Steve Kindig

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is being added to 4K TVs and video content to show a much wider and more realistic contrast range, beyond even what we see in movie theaters.

Devices that support HDCP 2.2 copy protection are more likely to be compatible with current and future 4K content. Every link in your video chain must support HDCP 2.2 - your TV, video source, and any component the video signal passes through. If one does not, you won't see a 4K picture.

Learn how Smart Pet products can help you keep your dog from running away, and help you track him down if he does manage to get out.

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

Amplifier wiring diagrams
by Buck Pomerantz

These wiring diagrams illustrate how amplifiers connect to your audio system, which will make it easier to shop for the gear you need for the system of your dreams.

How to install a car stereo
by Robert Ferency-Viars

This installation guide shows you how to remove your old car stereo and install and wire a new stereo in your car.

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.

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