Physical Audio and Video Products

Residential Systems objective 2.3 states that the test taker should have knowledge of the physical products associated with residential audio/video technology. Examples of these products include the following:

  • Receivers

  • Amplifiers

  • Speakers

  • Keypads

  • Video displays

  • Source equipment


A receiver is one of the main components of an audio/video system. It is used to process audio, video, satellite, and AM/FM broadcast signals received from external sources and output amplified or decoded signals to television video input jacks, speakers, or recording devices. Most receivers used in home audio/video systems combine the functions of a radio tuner, preamplifier, and amplifier in a single chassis. Receiver systems are ...

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