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Testing the Pro Audio Technology LFC-24SM: world's most powerful sub?

Is the Pro Audio Technology LFC-24SM the world's most powerful subwoofer? Find out in this article.

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Want to Enjoy Music Throughout the House? Here's What You Need to Know

Explore the variety of ways to create whole house music systems: single/multi-source receivers, audio control systems, audio networking, and wireless.

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What You Probably Don't Know (But Need To!) About Speaker Sensitivity

What is speaker sensitivity, and how does it impact the performance of subwoofers, soundbars, and Bluetooth speakers? Here's what you need to know.

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Ready for Whole Home Audio? Having a Plan Makes a Smoother Experience

Creating whole house audio or multi-room music systems is easily accomplished by first starting with a plan. Assess needs with this helpful checklist.

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Do Expensive Speaker Cables Sound Better?

Different speaker wires offer different performance characteristics based on their material, thickness, and length. Price is rarely a contributing...

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Choosing Between the Two Types of Turntable Phono Cartridges

How do you choose between moving magnet (MM) and moving coil (MC) cartridge types for turntables?

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Lossy Audio Formats: Do You Know the Difference?

Lossy compression of an audio file removes portions of the original sound, which to some degree leads to signal loss that you may or may not hear.

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Get Your Roku Soundbar Set Up and Start Streaming

Roku is well-known for its streaming devices and Roku TVs, but you can also get Roku's streaming features plus great sound with the Roku soundbar....

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What Is a Sound Bar?

If you want better sound for TV viewing but don't what a lot of speaker clutter, a sound bar may be the solution for you. Find out what you need to...

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Fact or Fiction: Does Bluetooth Wireless Audio Reduce Sound Quality?

Using Bluetooth wireless for music can reduce overall sound quality, but this is not always the case. Here's an explanation of why.

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Figure out How Much Power Your Stereo Speakers Need in 3 Easy Steps

Figuring out specs and amplifier size for stereo speakers can be challenging. Calculate how much power your speakers really need in three easy steps.

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What Is an RCA Jack?

An RCA jack, or RCA connector, is a plug that supports RCA cables. RCA is commonly used to connect various components in an audio-video system.

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Is There a Real Difference Between Stereo and Home Theater Receivers?

There are real differences between a stereo receiver and a receiver that'll be used for a home theater. Let's see which is right for your needs.

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Speakers

Speakers come in all shapes and sizes. Learn which ones are best for your home theater, how to hook them up, and what to do when things go wrong.

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Soundbars

Soundbars are terrific, compact solutions for any home theater. Learn how to use them and how to troubleshoot any problems that pop up.

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Stereos & Receivers

Stereos and receivers have Bluetooth, 3D surround sound and so much more. Learn how to determine which ones are the best fit for your home theater...

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Audio

The sounds of music and movies are made more amazing with the right speakers, stereos, soundbars and receivers. Learn about them all right here.

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What is Sonos and How Do You Set It Up for Home Audio?

Sonos Home Music Streaming System is a wireless multi-room music listening system that streams digital music from online streaming services and music...

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How a Media Server Shares Photos, Music, and Movies

A media server is a great way to access photos, music, and videos. Here's what a media server is and how it expands home entertainment.

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Introduction to Audio Components

Learn about the different types of stereo and audio components including receivers, integrated amplifiers, pre-amp/processors and power amplifiers.

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What Is a High Pass Filter?

What does a high-pass filter do? A high-pass filter reduces low-frequency noise by attenuating some frequencies and letting others pass.

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If Your Stereo System Is Misbehaving, It Might Be Time for a Reboot

You can reboot a stereo system if it isn't working properly. Restarting your stereo is as easy as restarting most electronics like computers and...

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How to Use A 3D Blu-ray Player and 3D TV With A Non-3D AV Receiver

Do you have a 3D Blu-ray player and TV, but your home theater receiver is not 3D compatible? Check out some possible workarounds.

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Here's What You Need to Know About Subwoofers

Subwoofers are necessary for a full home theater experience - find out everything you need to know in the quest for bass that you can not only hear -...

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Should You Buy Bookshelf or Floor-Standing Speakers?

You are ready to buy a set of speakers, but what physical type should you get that will be compatible with your intended use, room acoustics, and...

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What Is the aptX Bluetooth Codec and Why Do Some Devices Use It?

aptX is a Bluetooth compression algorithm that provides benefits over the standard SBC codec required by all Bluetooth devices.

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Output Impedance: What Is It, and Why It Matters

If one pair of headphones sounds great on your phone, and other sounds terrible, the answer may lie in output impedance.

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How Much Cash Do I Need For A Home Theater Setup?

You figured out what home theater components you want to buy, but how much do you need to spend to for your home theater dream? Check out some...

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