You’ve ordered the latest Hollywood blockbuster, stocked the cupboard with popcorn, and invited the neighbors over for ‘the big demo’: what’s left to do before debuting your new home theater system? In a word, configuration. Setting it up properly can make all the difference between a polite “Isn’t that a lot of speakers?” and “Wow – honey you need to get us one of these for our house!” So what exactly do you need to do?
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It’s a question we hear a lot: can you mix old and new speakers in a home theater audio system? Good news – you absolutely can! Whether you’re upgrading a home-theater-in-a-box you bought at the local big-box store, or if you’re just starting out with some speakers you found in the garage, here’s the right path to take if you would like to ease into a new home theater system.
If you’ve been listening to the same stereo speakers you got in high school, trust me – times have changed and sound has improved. Start with upgrading these first. Log in
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A question on our Youtube channel this week inspired a little post to help you with audio troubleshooting subwoofers. No sound? No idea why? Here are 5.1 (naturally) tests you can try at home to see what the culprit may be.
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- Is it the coaxial cable itself? Test this by connecting your subwoofer in what’s called the ’high level’ way: use speaker wire to make the connection. If it makes sound, then it’s the coaxial cable that is at fault and you need to replace the cable.
Remember the first time you heard a hot home speaker setup – the kind that had you actually flinching as special surround sound effects went off beside and behind you? The thrill, the excitement of a superior surround setup – that’s why we all got into this hobby, right? If it’s been a while since you felt that excitement, here are five tips for getting the magic back. . . Log in
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