Introduction to Stereo Systems: A Newbie's Guide | Crutchfield Video

Introduction to Stereo Systems: A Newbie's Guide | Crutchfield Video

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We show how to setup a dedicated stereo listening system and how to find what you need to enjoy your music, from a simple system to one that’s a bit more complex.

Stereo components discussed in this video:

Stereo Receivers:


Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC):

Bookshelf Speakers:

Powered Subwoofers:

Integrated Amplifiers:

Floor-Standing Speakers:

Power Protection:

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  1. Joseph Mulligan on December 17, 2020 at 11:32 pm


  2. Britany Ferrare on December 17, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    I have question…is there anyway I can run a powered subwoofer to a bookshelf stereo that’s not a receiver? I need some bass lol

  3. Robert Thompson on December 17, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    I’m a long time customer. I had a online chat with Marshall yesterday morning. The products recommended were affordable and I loved the design and features. My receiver and cd player is on their way. Great video also.

  4. Crutchfield on December 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    @MsDragoonGT If your stereo system does not offer any compatible "inputs", then there’s not a lot you can do. You would not connect an output from an external source (computer) to another "output" on the stereo itself. You will need a compatible INPUT on the stereo system to connect any external audio source. Feel free to call for additional assistance: 800.315.0030–Crutchfield

  5. dekyno on December 17, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Good video guys, thank you

  6. R on December 17, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for making and delivering a simple but wonderfully informative video.

  7. CJ Arriola on December 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Nice vids…very informative…..

  8. Eroticus on December 18, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Hello, I have a question, my PC speakers died after 10 years of work, so i’m thinking about to build kind of my own speakers setup …

    Yamaha A-S701BL
    Polk Audio PSW505
    Polk Audio RTI A3

    What do you think guys ? something is missing, Thanks for help.

  9. Aaron carlson on December 18, 2020 at 12:13 am

    I hate it when they say oh just tuck the subwoofer under the desk or hide it. DONT TUCK IT NOWHERE LEAVE IT OUT IN THE OPEN..its no different from any other speaker

  10. Daniel Newhouse on December 18, 2020 at 12:22 am

    Once we had a Kenwood system with a separate tuner. The passive bi-directional antenna was re-adjusted by Julie A Walner so stereophonic sound was no longer available. So, there was a small meeting in which I was asked for ideas. "Oh, how about…" I was hit in the head. I was going to mention the possibility of a powered FM antenna. Then my father started kicking my ass while saying "How dare you look at a girl." Then I noticed Melanie Griffith there. I said "Melanie, just go."

  11. Dominik MJ on December 18, 2020 at 12:28 am

    Wow – there was one good tip (I guess): this was the DAC set up.
    Otherwise the review was totally dull and meaning less. Without any price points (I know, that TEAC products are not cheap) the whole point of the video is totally pointless!