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2nd Generation Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show
How to Use the Alexa Equalizer to Fine Tune Your Music Listening
Klipsch Dolby Atmos Speaker Setup
What Is Dolby Atmos Immersive Surround Sound?
Audio Return Channel showing built-in tuner, audio cable and HDMI connections
What Is HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)?
What Is Crossfading in Music?
Music equalizer background
What Is Sibilance and How Does It Affect Sound?
Microphone with red background
What Is a High Pass Filter?
A close up view of a fiber optic digital audio cable
What Is a TOSLINK Audio Connection?
Hi-Fi Stereo System
PCM Audio in Stereo and Home Theater
Picture of Sony WH1000XM2 Premium Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
aptX Bluetooth Codec
beFree Sound 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Bluetooth Speaker System
What Is Surround Sound Audio?
Two couples singing while wearing party props and sitting on a couch.
How to Throw a Karaoke Party at Home
A stack of audio casette tapes
What Is Lossless Audio Compression?
A pair of Beats headphones next to a laptop
ALAC Audio Format: Is It Better to Use Than AAC?
RCA input and output back panel upside down
Although Dated, RCA Jacks Are More Common Than You Think
Yamaha A-S1100 Two-Channel Integrated Stereo Amplifier
The Yamaha A-S1100 Analog Stereo Integrated Amplifier
Hi-Res Audio logo
What Is Hi-Res Audio? The Basics
DTS Digital Entertainment Logo
What Does DTS Mean in Home Theater Audio?
A digital bitstream
What Is Bitstream and How Does It Work?
Close up of volume knob on surround sound system
Overview of the DTS:X Surround Sound Format
Vintage Altec Lansing horn speakers
Why Audiophiles Love Vintage Horn Speakers
Tower speaker in modern furnished room
How to Use a Speaker Switch for Easy Multi-Room Audio
A multi-room music system.
Whole House Audio & Multi-Room Music Systems
Woman listening to her headphones
What Is Output Impedance?
A home stereo receiver and amplifier next to a single bookshelf speaker
Introduction to Audio Components
DTS Neo:6 Logo
The DTS Neo:6 Surround Sound Processing Format
Illustration of a family looking at a TV with the Setup Menu onscreen
Correcting Audio Video Sync Problems in Home Theater
A digitized sonic wave on a graph of blue
What Is Intermodulation Distortion (IMD)?
Marantz AV7702mkII AV Preamp/Processor
Preamplifier Basics for Home Theater
Yamaha MusicCast System Illustration - 2015
Yamaha MusicCast: What Is It and How Does It Work?
A black, two-way bass reflex speaker on a white background
What Is a Bass Reflex Speaker?
Jamo J 112 Sub Subwoofer
What Does the .1 Mean in Surround Sound?
VLC Media Player Equalizer
How to Use the Equalizer in VLC Media Player
Buffalo Link Station LS500 Home Network Attached Storage Device
How a Media Server Shares Photos, Music, and Movies
Official DTS 96/24 Logo
All About the DTS 96/24 Audio Format
Audyssey DSX Speaker Placement Example
The Audyssey DSX Surround Sound Format
Yamaha YAS-706 Sound Bar with Subwoofer System
What Is a Sound Bar?
Official DTS Neo:X Logo with 11.1 Channel Speaker Layout Diagram
DTS Neo:X: What Is It and How Does It Work?
An open living room and kitchen area with furnishings and audio/video equipment
How to Plan Your Whole Home or Multi-room Music System
Volume knob
Guide to DTS-ES and How to Use It
Speaker placement diagram
Surround Sound: The Audio Side of Home Theater
Unhappy person listening to the music in the city
What Makes an Audio Format Lossy?
Retro speakers stacked like tetris.
Monophonic, Stereophonic, and Surround Sound Differences
The Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 wireless speaker
Which Wireless Audio Technology Is Right for You?
Polk Audio HTS Subwoofers
Before You Buy a Subwoofer: What Factors Are Important?
Digital musical notes with neon light curves
What Is the HE-AAC Audio Format?
A signal strength meter showing input power and output decibels
What Are Decibels (dB) in Home Theater Audio?
Powerline Audio System from IO Gear
Can You Send Audio or Video Over Existing Home Wiring?
Multi-Channel Analog Audio Inputs and Outputs
How to Use Multichannel Analog Audio Connections in Home Theater
DJ playing music at party in backyard
7 Things to Consider Before Starting a DJ Business
An illustration of the requirements for a wireless home theater system.
Guide to Wireless Speakers For Home Theaters
HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Audio System Logo and Products
What Is Denon HEOS?
A person browsing through television channels with a remote control.
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, and Dolby Digital Plus
Blu-ray showing Bitstream vs. PCM
Blu-ray Disc Player Audio Settings: Bitstream vs. PCM
Illustration of a person installing a soundbar under their TV
Why You Need a Center Channel Speaker
Fluance DB150 Powered Subwoofer and Audio IWS-88 In-Wall Passive Subwoofer
The Difference Between a Passive and Powered Subwoofer
Diffusers mounted on wall; diffusers standing on legs.
How to Make Your Own Audio Diffusers
Sonos Family with Echo Dot
How to Connect Amazon Echo to Your Sonos Speakers
SONOS Product Examples
What Is the Sonos Home Music Streaming System?
Stack of various speakers
What Speaker Impedance Means and Why It Matters

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