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How to Install and Connect a Stereo System

How to install, setup and get the best audio performance from a stereo system.

How to Run Speaker Wires to Another Room in Your Home
A simple way to enjoy multiroom audio is to run speaker wires from the receiver in your family room to another room or the patio.

Adding Speakers to Your System Using the Speaker B Switch
Most receivers have a Speaker A and Speaker B switch on the front panel for connecting speakers in more than one room.

Connect Your TV to Your Stereo System for the Best Television Sound
The small speakers on your television are too small and inadequate for good sound. Unless you have a home theater system, one of the best ways to enjoy television sound is to connect your TV to your stereo system.

How to Get the Best Subwoofer Performance
Getting the best performance from your subwoofer involves these three steps: correct subwoofer placement, connection and adjustment.

How to Connect a Subwoofer to a Receiver, Processor or Amplifier
Depending on the model, there are two ways to connect a subwoofer to an amplifier, receiver or processor. The best way is to connect the subwoofer to the LFE output of the receiver, but some subwoofers can be connected to the speaker level outputs of the receiver or amplifier.

How to Setup a Turntable
A step-by-step guide with photos about how to setup a turntable including cartridge installation, balancing the tone arm, setting tracking force and anti-skating adjustments.

Start Here: Unpack and Place the Speakers and Audio Components
Tips for unpacking and placing speakers and components

How to Connect Speakers to a Receiver or Amplifier
Correct speaker connections will help ensure good audio performance.

How to Connect Digital Source Components to a Receiver or Amplifier
Connection guide for digital sources, such as DVD and CD players.

How to Connect Analog Source Components to a Receiver or Amplifier
Connection guide for analog sources, such as a tape deck

How to Connect AM and FM Antennas to Appropriate Terminals on Receiver
Attaching AM and FM radio antennas to the receiver

How to Test the System and Components
Turning on the Power and Testing Components

Installation and Setup Guide for Your New System
A step-by-step guide to system installation and set up, including speakers, receiver or amplifier, DVD and CD players.

How to Connect Speakers to a Receiver or Amplifier
Connecting a speaker to a receiver or amp is simple because there are only two wires, positive and negative, or plus and minus. Still, there is a 50% chance of getting it wrong, which can seriously affect system performance, so it pays to make sure the connections are correct.

How to Make Your Own Audio Diffusers With Concrete Forming Tubes
How to Make Your Own Audio Diffusers With Concrete Forming Tubes

How to Connect your iPhone, iPad or Android to Your Stereo System
How to Connect your iPhone, iPad or Android to Your Stereo System

When Is It OK to Use a Y-adapter?
When Is It OK to Use a Y-adapter or Y-connector? When is it bad to use a Y-adapter or Y-connector?

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