December 10, 2020
In-Ceiling Speaker Sizing Guide: What Size Should You Get?

In-ceiling speakers are a popular choice for home theater aficionados. Not only do they help to reduce your speaker setup's footprint, but they also help provide a more even overhead listening experience. However, in-ceiling speakers will require a more thorough installation process. This means it is even more important that you select the right one […]

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October 19, 2020
Do In-Ceiling Speakers Need Power?

Once you have all the pieces for a new home theater system, setting it up for the first time can seem like an overwhelming task. One of the most important steps is determining what speakers go where and whether or not each speaker needs to be plugged into a power source. In-ceiling speakers require a […]

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September 20, 2020
Can You Blow Out a Soundbar's Speakers?

Every so often, a soundbar's output gets distorted, and listening becomes a pain. This isn't the norm, but it is the truth that many people have had to face. The culprit many times is a blown speaker.  But is it really possible to blow out a soundbar’s speakers? You can blow out a soundbar's speakers. […]

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September 6, 2020
Best Alternatives to the Sonos Five and Play:5

Nothing says premium home audio quite like Sonos, but if you're in the market for the Sonos Play:5 (or the slightly refreshed "Sonos Five"), you may be wondering what the rest of the wireless home speaker system is looking like right now. For this amount of money, it's worth considering what else is out there. […]

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August 25, 2020
Sonos Amp vs Yamaha WXA-50: Which is Better?

Adding an amp to your system can be a great way to get music from non-streaming sources into your wireless speakers, and also to get streaming music out to non-wireless speakers. But in the amp game, it's hard to know what features you need and how two units like the Sonos Amp and the Yamaha […]

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August 18, 2020
Can You Use In-Ceiling Speakers In The Wall?

Are you looking to use your in-ceiling speakers in the wall, instead of in the ceiling? Since they serve similar purposes and are built similarly, you may be wondering if they are interchangeable. Can you use in-ceiling speakers in the wall? Yes, in-ceiling speakers are able to be used in the wall, and they will […]

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August 17, 2020
Best Alternatives to the Sonos One

The Sonos One is a great speaker that offers entry into the Sonos ecosystem, the current gold standard of home audio systems. But, maybe due to the price of the Sonos speaker system, you might wonder what the alternatives to the Sonos One are. Some of the best alternatives include: Amazon Echo Plus Denon HEOS […]

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August 12, 2020
Sonos Connect vs Sonos Port: What's the Difference?

If you’re trying to integrate several rooms, or maybe even a whole house, into one unified audio system, then Sonos is one of the best options. But to do it right, you need some extra hardware to connect your various “zones”. Sonos sells two products that fill this need: the Sonos Connect and the Sonos […]

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July 25, 2020
The Sonos Connect Amp: What it Does and How it Works

If you already have a Sonos home audio system, or even if you’re just starting to consider dipping your toe in, the Sonos Connect Amp is a tool you’ll want to consider. For larger homes, it can help you manage sound “zones” in an easy and streamlined way. And if you don’t have any Sonos […]

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July 25, 2020
Do You Need a Subwoofer with Ceiling Speakers?

Whether you already have ceiling speakers or you're looking to add them to your home entertainment center, you may be wondering if you need to add on a subwoofer, too. There are so many subwoofers on the market, and all of them can enhance and elevate your sound. Do you need a subwoofer for ceiling […]

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