Home Theater Setup
Got a question on how to setup a surround system or calibrate a subwoofer? Audioholics has the answers. Most of our writers are industry trained professional and installers and they share their trade secrets in our articles. Learn how to shop for the right AV gear to fit your needs. Then get invaluable tips on proper setup and calibration so you can achieve the best home theater experience possible.
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Installation, Setup, & Calibration
Design Your Dream Theater with the Audio Advice Home Theater Designer Tool
Audio Advice’s free online Home Theater Designer and Projector Throw Distance Calculator are powerful tools allowing you to design your dream theater to get the best audio and video experience.
Can You Get Audiophile Two‑Channel Sound from Home Theater?
Can you achieve audiophile two-channel sound from a home theater? You bet! We’ll discuss ways to achieve audiophile nirvana and how to build a home theater around an existing two-channel system.
2021 Audioholics Product of the Year Award Winners!
Here are our 2021 Product of the Year Award winners based on audio products we reviewed that really stood out among their peers in loudspeakers, subwoofers, integrated amplifier, headphones and more.
2021 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide
We put together some great holiday gift ideas for 2021 to help your audiophile loved ones build a kick ass home theater system for under $4k to enjoy the latest streaming shows like Squid Game.
Audioholics’ Guide in Getting Good Sound From a Desktop Audio System
If you think you can't get a good, high-fidelity sound from a desktop system, think again! Audioholics put together a guide that can help you take your desktop sound system from "meh" to "mind-blown"!
Our Top Six $700/Pair Bookshelf Speaker Picks for 2021
Our top choices for $700 bookshelf speakers for 2021 spans a range of different designs, but one thing they have in common is that they all sound great. Read on to see why we chose them.
Entertainment Centers: Destroyer of Good Sound Systems
Fancy home theater entertainment centers can wreck the fidelity of a good sounding hi-fi system. We discuss what to avoid to maintain the best performance of your audio equipment when placed in furniture.
Arylic Up2Stream DIY Boards: Build Your Own Media Server
Arylic offers what they call a DIY line of audio equipment that can serve as the basis of a low-cost home stereo system functioning as a multi-zone media server. Best of all you can build it yourself.
2020 Audioholics Product Of Year Award Winners
Here is our list for the 2020 Product of the Year Award winners based on audio products we reviewed that really stood out among their peers in loudspeakers, subwoofers, receivers, headphones and more.
Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,500 for 2021
If you have a healthy budget and are starting to get serious in making a powerful home theater or heavy-duty music system, we have selected a group of $1,400 subwoofers that deserve your attention.
2020 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide
Our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide includes wireless speakers, noise cancelling headphones, powered subwoofers, AV receivers & streaming amplifiers and a must have item under everyone's tree this year.
6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,000 for 2020
Looking for a powered subwoofer that doesn't tip the price scale over $1,000? Check out the Audioholics guide to the 6 best subwoofers available in 2020 under $1K based on performance and features.
6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $500 for 2020
Audioholics has refreshed its recommended $500 powered subwoofer list for 2020 to reflect newer models with leading-edge innovations. Get the best bass for your money here.
Amazon Recommended Audiophile 2‑Channel System for Under $750
Looking for a great 2-channel system to get that hard to buy for audiophile? We've put together a great system for under $750 all available on Amazon. Start you wish list now so Santa can send it out.
2019 Audioholics Product of Year Award Winners
Here is our list for the 2019 Product of the Year Award winners based on direct review experience of audio products that really stood out among their peers in loudspeakers, subwoofers, receivers and more.
2019 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide
Our 2019 Audioholics AV electronics Christmas Gift Guide is full of AV goodies ranging from surround receivers, soundbars, and wireless speakers at great deals so check it out and spread the holiday cheer.
Amazon Exclusive $1,500 5.2.4 Channel Recommended Home Theater System
Our $1,500 5.2.4 recommended home theater system can be bought from Amazon, features serious components from Sony, Polk, and Onkyo and gets you better than HTiB performance and immersive surround.
$1,500 5.1 Channel Expandable Recommended Home Theater System
Recommended System: Drop that home theater in a box. Today the Audioholics build a high performance home theater system on a $1,000 budget. Click to find out which components we picked.
$750 Recommended 5.1 Surround System That Destroys a HTIB & Soundbar
We put together a budget friendly 5.1 recommended home theater system for $750 that will crush any HTIB or soundbar, especially for music. Get this if you're an audiophile on a budget.
All‑in‑One Remote Controls for the Smart Home of 2019
From a replacement universal remote for your home theater system to complete smart home solutions, we'll go over today's most sophisticated remote options for 2019.
Five Things You Should Know About WiFi Performance and Reliability
Frustrated with your wireless WiFi network? We give you 5 pro tips on how to get a rock solid WiFi signal to your home theater to create a stable network throughout your home.
Audio Video Cable Budget Guidelines
This is a Cable Budget Guideline for HDMI, Component Video, Speaker cables, interconnects and power cords to help you get the most from your home theater system without wasting money on snake oil.
2018 Audioholics Product of Year Award Winners
The Audioholics Product of the Year Award includes the best AV products we've reviewed in 2018 including loudspeakers, subwoofers, 2ch gear and AV receivers from budget to the ultimate performers.
2018 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide
Here is our 2018 Audioholics AV electronics Christmas Gift Guide of AV goodies that will bring you audio joy and holiday cheer. Some of these items are at limited-time discount prices so don't miss out!
5 Steps to Better Bass in Your Home Theater
Getting good bass in your home theater isn't difficult if you follow our 5-Step procedure outlined in this article and YouTube video tutorial. Deep impactful bass is within your grasp. Make it so!
How to Set Up a Home Studio for Beginners
Creating your own home recording studio will save you time and money if you do it right. Check out our set up tips and recommendations on room acoustics, speaker selection and other gear needed.