Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Speakers

Need to research how to get optimal sound from your home audio speakers? Learn about speakers, surround sound, media chairs and more.

Featured
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.


How Weatherproof Speakers Work

If you're building the perfect outdoor retreat, you may want to add high-fidelity sound -- but regular speakers won't hold up to adverse conditions. How do weatherproof speakers resist the elements?

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

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.

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

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.

You'd like to find out how to connect your new stereo system to your TV. In this article you will learn how to connect a stereo to a TV.

Speaker Sensitivity Explained

Do you know how to explain speaker sensitivity? In this article you will learn about how to explain speaker sensitivity.

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.

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.

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.