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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July 24, 2020
5 Best Alternatives to Sonos Arc Surround System

With the Sonos Arc, Sonos has solidified itself as the soundbar king. And with the way that the Sonos ecosystem works that also means it is now closing in on the title of surround-sound king as well. The Dolby Atmos equipped Arc can, paired with a few other Sonos speakers, make a great Sonos surround-sound […]

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July 17, 2020
How to Add Bluetooth to an A/V or Stereo Receiver

If you're pursuing an entirely wireless home theater (our guide), you'll probably consider adding Bluetooth to your receiver at some point. There are a lot of different Bluetooth receivers on the market. Not all of them are intended for home theater sound, so you need to know what you are looking for before you hit […]

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July 16, 2020
How to Protect Outside Speakers

Outdoor speakers are a great addition to any space. However, you can’t just set the speakers up and forget about them. Outdoor speakers need to be maintained and they also require protection. To protect outside speakers: Keep them away from sunlight and water Cover them during bad weather, when it’s not practical to bring them […]

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July 16, 2020
Can You Put a Subwoofer on Its Side?

There are lots of reasons you might consider putting a subwoofer on its side. Most of the time, this is related to space. Sometimes a subwoofer just fits where you need it to when it’s on its side. But does this impact the sound quality? You can put a subwoofer on its side. There are, […]

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July 7, 2020
Wireless vs Wired Surround Sound Speakers

As more electronics are capable of linking to the internet, people searching for surround sound speakers are finding it difficult to pick between wireless and wired surround sound speakers. Although they serve the same purpose, there are pros and cons that significantly differentiate these approaches. What's the difference between wireless and wired surround sound speakers? Wireless […]

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July 7, 2020
In-Ceiling vs In-Wall Speakers - Which is Best for You?

When you’re upgrading your surround sound, in-ceiling and in-wall speakers are both great choices. They allow you to create a one-of-a-kind, room-flooding surround sound experience in a single room or even in multiple rooms. But after you see the price, you be wondering if one or the other (in-ceiling vs. in-wall) is better, and will […]

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