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How Surround Sound Works

Surround sound has become an integral part of the movie theater experience, and it's becoming a staple in home theaters, too. There's nothing like feeling a fighter jet fly by while you're sitting on the couch. Find out how surround sound puts you in the middle of the action.


How Weatherproof Speakers Work

How Weatherproof Speakers Work

Weatherproof speakers are great for an outdoor space. How do weatherproof speakers resist the elements? Find out how weatherproof speakers work. See more »

What's a voice coil on a speaker?

A voice coil is an electromagnet. Learn how a voice coil works on a speaker in this article. See more »

What's the difference between active and passive speaker crossovers?

A speaker system uses either an active or passive crossover in order to divide the signal into different frequencies. Learn about the difference between active and passive speaker crossovers in this article. See more »

What is a speaker tweeter?

A speaker tweeter is the driver that produces high-frequency sounds in a stereo system. Learn how speaker tweeters work in this article. See more »

How to Understand Stereo Speaker Parts

You want to learn about your stereo, and are especially interested in knowing how to understand stereo speaker parts. This article will help you learn how to understand stereo speaker parts. See more »

How to Connect a Stereo to a TV

Do you know how to connect a stereo to a TV? Find out how to connect a stereo to a TV in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Speaker Sensitivity Explained

Speaker Sensitivity Explained

Speaker sensitivity is a measure of the relationship between the power input and the sound output. Learn how speaker sensitivity works and how to measure it. See more »

How to Optimize Speaker Performance

It’s one thing to buy a set of top-brand speakers, it’s another thing to know how to optimize speaker performance. This article shows you how to optimize speaker performance. See more »

How to Stop a Subwoofer Hum

Would you like to learn how to stop your subwoofer from making a consistent low-frequent hum or buzz? Read this article to learn how to stop a subwoofer hum. See more »

How to Set up Wireless Speakers

You have heard a lot about wireless speakers and you want to buy them, but you don't know how to set them up. This article will explain how to set up wireless speakers. See more »