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Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,500 for 2021

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Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,500 for 2021

— December 21, 2020 08:00

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.

6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,000 for 2020

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6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $1,000 for 2020

— November 24, 2020 21:00

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

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6 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $500 for 2020

— September 28, 2020 01:00

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.

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

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

— July 30, 2019 01:00

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.

Audio Video Cable Budget Guidelines

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Audio Video Cable Budget Guidelines

— January 28, 2019 22:00

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.

Best AV Receivers of 2018: 6 Flagship Models Compared!

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Best AV Receivers of 2018: 6 Flagship Models Compared!

— June 21, 2018 00:00

We've listed our 2018 top picks for AV receivers. From the $4k 13.2CH Denon AVR-X8500H to the $2,200 Yamaha RX-A3080 9.2CH 3D Atmos/DTS:X receiver with AI, see the best AVR products of the year.

4 Free Audio Recording Software For a Mac Compared

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4 Free Audio Recording Software For a Mac Compared

Zahub Shahid — May 20, 2018 20:00

Today we review 4 free audio recording software for the Mac. All 4 programs are free and the best part about these audio recording programs are how incredibly easy they are to use. Read on.

Programmable Universal Remote Control Comparison

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Programmable Universal Remote Control Comparison

— August 03, 2016 00:00

Looking for a "Do it all" remote control to command your home theater and not sure what to buy? This article runs through a few great budget priced universal remotes to help you decide.

Turntable Buying Guideline

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Turntable Buying Guideline

— February 25, 2016 08:00

How do you tell if the old record player you have boxed up in storage is still worth keeping? Read the following article on turntable guidelines to find out if it's worth keeping or time to buy new.

Does Price Determine Quality in Home Theater Equipment?

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Does Price Determine Quality in Home Theater Equipment?

— November 16, 2015 18:00

"You get what you pay" is an old adage to live by. But, this doesn't always hold true for home theater equipment. We break it down into categories (speakers,amps,cables,source) to see how it applies.

How to Shop for Speaker Stands - A Buying Guide

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How to Shop for Speaker Stands - A Buying Guide

— July 13, 2015 09:00

Buying the right speaker stands isn't as easy it might seem, but follow the guidance in our shopping guide and you're sure to make the right choice.

Home Theater Budget & Shopping Guidelines

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Home Theater Budget & Shopping Guidelines

— July 05, 2015 09:00

Developing or setting a home theater budget can be tricky. You need to consider much more than an HDTV or speakers. Our guide and YouTube Video will help you plan your home theater budget. Shop smart.

Best $500/Pair Bookshelf Speaker for 2015

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Best $500/Pair Bookshelf Speaker for 2015

Tarunvir Bains — February 09, 2015 06:00

We compare seven $500/pair bookshelf speakers from Ascends, Jamo, Phase Tech, Aperion, NHT and SVS to help you choose the best speaker based on performance, aesthetics and application.

2014 Audioholics Sound Bar Roundup

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2014 Audioholics Sound Bar Roundup

— December 22, 2014 11:00

Looking for the best sound bar on the market? From sub-$500 entry level models to >$1,000 high end units, we put together a list of our favorites from 2014. Improve the sound of your HDTV.

When Should I Upgrade My AV Receiver?

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When Should I Upgrade My AV Receiver?

— December 13, 2014 08:00

Is it time to upgrade your AV Receiver? This guide should help you decide based on functionality, feature set, and intended usage. Do you need the latest in HDMI audio/video? More speakers or zones?

AV Receiver Buying Guide: Get the Best HDMI Receiver

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AV Receiver Buying Guide: Get the Best HDMI Receiver

— November 18, 2014 10:00

We've crated a buying guide to getting the best HDMI A/V Receiver. We discuss amplifier power, HDMI features, bass management and more to help you make the best purchasing decision for home theater.

Best $500 AV Surround Receivers Compared

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Best $500 AV Surround Receivers Compared

— October 01, 2014 08:00

Audioholics compares five AV receivers from Denon, Yamaha, Pioneer, Sony and Onkyo priced around the $500 mark to find you the best value. Features, power and specs all compared.

6 Free Software Every Audiophile Should Download

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6 Free Software Every Audiophile Should Download

— December 30, 2013 08:00

Audio Software: From tweaking your home theater or recording studio, to comparing compression of songs, this list of our favorite free audio software has something for everyone.

2013 Midpriced AV Receiver Comparison: The Best AVR for $1,000?

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2013 Midpriced AV Receiver Comparison: The Best AVR for $1,000?

— December 28, 2013 10:00

In the market for a midpriced AV receiver this holiday season? Audioholics has done some of the legwork for you, comparing seven $1,000 receivers (+/- $100) to help guide you to the best solution

2013 Budget AV Receiver Comparison: The Best AVR for $500?

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2013 Budget AV Receiver Comparison: The Best AVR for $500?

— December 27, 2013 10:00

Comparing 2013 mid-level receivers? Wonder which $400 to $500 AVR is the best? You might want to take a peek here to see our thoughts on the latest receivers from Yamaha, Sony, Pioneer, and more.

Best Subwoofers for Under $500

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Best Subwoofers for Under $500

— September 12, 2013 08:00

$500 is an extremely competitive price point in the subwoofer market, and Audioholics has 6 top picks to look at. Which one is right for you? Keep reading to find out.

Ditch the Soundbar: 7 Great Compact Speaker Systems for Any Budget

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Ditch the Soundbar: 7 Great Compact Speaker Systems for Any Budget

— August 27, 2013 09:00

Clean looking home theater/stereo setups that offer audio enthusiasts an alternative to a soundbar while still making the wallet, ears, and spouse happy are not easy to put together. Here's our take.

Hi-Res Music Playback Software Comparison

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Hi-Res Music Playback Software Comparison

Ryan Mintz — August 14, 2013 09:00

We rounded up and tested 7 of the top lossless/hi-res music playback software on the market. Read on for a full report on sound quality, features, and usability of each piece of software.

9 Great Soundbars For Any Budget: TV Speakers Be Gone!

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9 Great Soundbars For Any Budget: TV Speakers Be Gone!

— July 18, 2013 08:25

Looking for the best soundbar on the market? From entry level to high end, we put together a list of our top picks for almost any situation.

How to Choose a Flat Panel TV Wall Mount

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How to Choose a Flat Panel TV Wall Mount

— November 16, 2012 00:05

This guide breaks down the three most common types of mounts, full-motion/articulating, tilting, and low-profile, and then provides a few tips on what to look for in a good wall mount.

How to Pick the Right Loudspeakers

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How to Pick the Right Loudspeakers

— June 05, 2012 20:01

This is a beginners guide on choosing the right loudspeakers for your home theater system. Various options are presented based on application and budget.