You'd think it would be simple. Two speakers, one amp. That's how a hi-fi system is supposed to work. But then they start talking about wattage and impedance and phono stages and DACs and turntable grounding and...no, wait, please come back. We promise it's easier than it looks - especially with our amazing set of guides to speakers and amps. Come with us. We'll explain everything.

How To Match Speakers And Amps

Here at The Master Switch, we don’t like complexity. It’s totally fine in a good whiskey, a doorstop novel, a piece of modern art. It is absolutely not okay when it comes to audio gear. Let's demystify something right now.

Wired vs. Wireless Speakers

Wireless speakers have become the quiet juggernaut of the audio industry. Ever since features like Bluetooth and WiFi became commonplace, manufacturers have been tinkering, slowly freeing us from the chaos of wires and ceiling speakers.

Integrated Amps vs. Pre and Power Amps

Picking the best amp can be a pretty hairy procedure. What inputs and outputs do I need? Is it right for my speakers? Is it going to give me the best sound? Here at TMS, those are the kind of questions we get a real kick out of answering.

Soundbars vs. Soundbases

If you’re curious about the differences between soundbars and soundbases but still unacquainted, let’s delve into their features, similarities and differences - and give you everything you need to choose between them.