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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

Entertainment Centers: Destroyer of Good Sound Systems
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

Arylic Up2Stream DIY Boards: Build Your Own Media Server
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

2020 Audioholics Product Of Year Award Winners

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.

Entertainment Centers: Destroyer of Good Sound Systems

Entertainment Centers: Destroyer of Good Sound Systems

A great way to ruin a good audio/video system is to place it in those large entertainment centers that are so popular these days. In this article, we go over some of the ways that fancy entertainment centers can wreck an otherwise good system. Read on to learn what to avoid when shopping for cabinetry for your audio/video system.

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.

— March 31, 2021 01:00 in DIY Audio and Wiring

Arylic Up2Stream DIY Boards: Build Your Own Media Server

Arylic Up2Stream DIY Boards: Build Your Own Media Server

Arylic now offers what they call a DIY line of audio equipment that can serve as the basis of a low-cost home stereo system. In this review we'll be looking at a series of products from Arylic that will help you configure an economic multi-zone media server. How does it sound? Read on.

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.

— March 08, 2021 08:00 in DIY Audio and Wiring

2020 Audioholics Product Of Year Award Winners

2020 Audioholics Product Of Year Award Winners

Let's face it, 2020 was a year of suck thanks to COVID-19. What didn't suck however were the awesome products we reviewed. We put together a list of 2020 Product of the Year award winners in every category of product we covered including: receivers, loudspeakers and powered monitors, subwoofers, headphones, and media streaming devices. Be sure to watch our related YouTube video for more insights and have a Merry Christmas.

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.

— December 25, 2020 10:00 in Product Awards and Gift Guides

Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,500 for 2021

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 subwoofers that deserve your attention. We regard these subs as some of the best in their price range, and they are all knock-out performers which will get you a nice collection of noise citations in short time. Read on to see what we think some of the best subs are the among the fierce competition in $1,300 to $1,500 price range.

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.

— December 21, 2020 08:00 in How to Shop

2020 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide

2020 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide

2020 is the year we'd all like to put behind us as quickly as possible but it is our hopes that this Christmas Gift Guide brings some holiday cheer to end on a high note. We selected an assortment of products ranging from wireless speakers, noise cancelling headphones, subwoofers, 5.1 systems, AV receivers and streaming amplifiers to keep you busy during the COVID-19 lockdown. Read on to see the one must have item that should be under everyone's tree this year.

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.

— November 26, 2020 12:00 in Product Awards and Gift Guides

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,000 for 2020

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,000 for 2020

Looking for a subwoofer that doesn't tip the price scale over $1,000? We have just the guide for you! In our < $1,000 sub round-up, we go over our six top choices for powered subwoofers based on performance and features. Read on to find the perfect subwoofer for you when shopping in this highly competitive price range.

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.

— November 24, 2020 21:00 in How to Shop

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $500 for 2020

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $500 for 2020

$500 is one of the most common budget ranges for shoppers looking for subwoofers. Perhaps that is because the $500 range seems to be the entry point to true high-fidelity in subwoofers where buyers can get low-distortion, serious extension, and good build quality. Audioholics has refreshed its recommended $500 subwoofer list to reflect newer models with leading-edge innovations, so check it out if you want to see what the value leaders are at this price point.

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.

— September 28, 2020 01:00 in How to Shop

Amazon Recommended Audiophile 2-Channel System for Under $750

Amazon Recommended Audiophile 2-Channel System for Under $750

With the preponderance of speakers out there on Amazon how is one to choose a good 2-channel system? We've put together a 2-channel holiday wish list on a budget that even discriminating audiophiles would enjoy! Check out our sub $750 2-channel system that offers surprisingly great fidelity and a high quality DAC to get the most out of our digital audio sources. Be sure to watch our related YouTube discussion.

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.

— January 02, 2020 10:00 in Recommended Home Theater Systems

2019 Audioholics Product of Year Award Winners

2019 Audioholics Product of Year Award Winners

We reviewed quite a large landscape of receivers, loudspeakers and subwoofers in 2019 and discovered value at every price point. Here is our list for the 2019 Product of the Year Award winners based on direct review or demo experience of products that really stood out among their peers. There are some really innovative products on this list so be sure to check it out and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020 ahead!

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.

— December 17, 2019 04:00 in Product Awards and Gift Guides

2019 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide

2019 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide

Our 2019 Audioholics AV electronics Christmas Gift Guide of AV goodies to bring you audio joy and holiday cheer is here. We selected an assortment of products ranging from AV receivers, soundbars, wireless speakers that will keep you entertained or secluded away from family get-togethers. Pay extra attention to the limited-time special pricing on some of the products on this list. We hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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.

— November 25, 2019 22:00 in Product Awards and Gift Guides

Amazon Exclusive $1,500 5.2.4 Channel Recommended Home Theater System

Amazon Exclusive $1,500 5.2.4 Channel Recommended Home Theater System

Do you want to build a respectable and aesthetically pleasing home theater, but only have $1,500 to spend on the whole kit and caboodle? Forget that HTiB system from your local big box and check out our Audioholics Amazon exclusive $1,500 5.2.4 recommended home theater system featuring components from Sony, Polk and Onkyo. We built a setup on a shoestring budget that will provide much better than HTiB performance, features immersive surround. Some of these deals are limited time so act quickly.

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.

— November 11, 2019 01:00 in Recommended Home Theater Systems

$1,500 5.1 Channel Expandable Recommended Home Theater System

 $1,500 5.1 Channel Expandable Recommended Home Theater System

Do you want to build a respectable and aesthetically pleasing home theater, but only have $1,500 to spend on the whole kit and caboodle? Forget that HTiB system from your local big box: while the prices of such setups are usually attractive, their performance typically leaves a lot to be desired. Instead, take a peak at the Audioholics $1,500 5.1 recommended home theater system. We built a setup on a shoestring budget that will provide better than HTiB performance, with future expandability into a fully immersive surround experience.

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.

— September 04, 2019 01:00 in Recommended Home Theater Systems

$750 Recommended 5.1 Surround System That Destroys a HTIB & Soundbar

$750 Recommended 5.1 Surround System That Destroys a HTIB & Soundbar

You like home theater systems but don't have the cash on hand to really go all out? Check out our budget friendly 5.1 recommended home theater system for under $750! Our goal was to offer a system rivaling a sound bar while also doing justice to critical music listening too. In the end we ended up with a 5.1 system complete with everything you need except for the display for your new home theater system. Read on to see how we accomplished this mission.

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.

— August 08, 2019 19:00 in Recommended Home Theater Systems

All-in-One Remote Controls for the Smart Home of 2019

 All-in-One Remote Controls for the Smart Home of 2019

Whether you're looking for a universal remote for your home theater system or interested in smart home options available for 2019 this guide will come in handy. Get briefed on some of the latest control tech, from high-end professionally installed, household control systems to DIY home automation using your smartphone and everything in-between.

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.

— July 30, 2019 01:00 in How to Shop