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Are you ready for this? A $160 stereo system an audiophile could love

I get a ton of emails requesting more coverage of cheap, but great, audio products. I do as many as I can, but the problem is that most cheap stuff isn't good enough to review. Making exceptional audio products at any price isn't easy, but the challenges escalate with budget gear, so when I get an …

Audiophile

Acoustics 101

<i>Treat your room right, and it’ll treat you the same.</i><p>If you’re serious about your home theater, you’ve probably spent a lot of time agonizing over …

Audiophile

How YOU can have a cinema in your spare room: From the Beckhams to the Clooneys, it's the new celebrity must-have, writes GUY WALTERS

• <b>Sir Philip Green and Benedict Cumberbatch also enjoy home cinemas</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Costs less than £10,000 to install the technology, according to experts</b><p>Forget the …

Tips for home A/V cable management

<b>In a nutshell:</b> Your home theater system should be a source of joy — both for sound and appearance. If yours looks like an explosion in a spaghetti …

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-160 Home Theater System review: Rock and roll in the surround - CNET

<b>The Good</b> All of the Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers feature horn-loaded titanium tweeters and copper-toned cerametallic woofers. These speakers are unusually efficient, so they can make a big sound with even modestly powered receivers. They're decently priced compared with the competition.<p><b>The</b> …

Why you need to turn down your TV's sharpness control

If you turn up the sharpness control on your TV, you'll get a sharper picture, right? Nope. In fact, it's the opposite.<p>Sharpness is found among the basic picture settings on every TV, and its very name seems to encourage you to turn it all the way up. After all, who doesn't want to see the …

Televisions

How many speakers does a home theater need?

Up until recently the classic, five-speaker home theater setup, with three front speakers -- left, center, and right, plus two surround speakers, and a subwoofer -- was the de facto home theater standard. According to Dolby, surround speakers should be placed to the sides and slightly behind your …

Audiophile