Home Audio Speakers

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Connect a Stereo to a TV

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.

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.

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 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.

How many different speaker drivers are there?

The three main types of speaker drivers are woofers, tweeters and midrange. Learn about the different speaker drivers in this article.

How does a sealed speaker box enclosure work?

The speaker enclosure is where most loudspeaker systems store the crossover and drivers. You can learn more about how a sealed speaker box enclosure works from this article.

How do you connect a subwoofer to an amplifier?

Subwoofers can improve your sound. Learn about connecting a subwoofer to an amplifier in this article.

How to Build a Speaker Box

You need a new box for your speaker driver and you'd like to build it yourself. Learn about how to build a speaker box in this article.

How Virtual Surround Sound Works

The typical home-theater setup, with its surround-sound speakers and subwoofer, doesn't work for every home. That's where virtual surround sound comes in. Explore how human hearing and some cool technology allow two speakers to sound like five.

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.

Do those tall skinny speakers work differently than regular speakers?

Most speakers use an electromagnet to transmit sound, but the tall and skinny models use a different technology. Learn what makes these speakers different, and perhaps better, from traditional models.

How Speakers Work

In any sound system, ultimate quality depends on the speakers. The best recording, encoded on the most advanced storage device and played by a top-of-the-line deck and amplifier, will sound awful if the system is hooked up to poor speakers.