As whole-house audio grows in popularity, more and more people are adding an in wall speaker system to rooms that don’t have room for stand-alone speakers. Are there things you need to consider when installing an in wall speaker? You bet there are!
First of all, a speaker isn’t like a piece of art (or at least, isn’t like most pieces of art) in that it moves. As you put music through it, it vibrates and oscillates. That means when you are choosing the right in wall speaker for your installation, it’s especially important to make sure the clamping mechanism is secure, and won’t result in bits of drywall dust eternally falling from the cut-out. Log in
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Dual subwoofers at Raven Manor
Dual subwoofers: the concept may seem like something only tweaky audiophiles would do, but in reality, it may be just what your home theater needs to get the smoothest subsonic sound on the block.
It’s About the Increasing The Output: New home design in the last couple of decades has produced a lot of rooms that have soaring high ceilings, and these rooms have huge air mass. Here’s the part where we get a little technical: it requires significant sound pressure levels (SPL) to fill a room this big, and a single subwoofer may not be enough to do so, depending on the size of your room. Log in
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Axiom's VP150 Center Speaker
Choosing center speakers can seem more confusing than picking the front left-and-right speakers sometimes. Do you go with a big one to get more dialog, or smaller model to fit that little niche in the equipment rack?
Center channels carry the weight of the dialog in movie and Dolby surround sound television broadcasts. Often people complain that their new flat-screen display is all but inaudible, a problem that is easily remedied by adding left-and-right channel front speakers and a matching center speaker. Let’s face it – the tiny drivers that engineers are forced to use to fit speakers in those flat screens are simply too small to do a good job of conveying dialog in normal-sized rooms. Log in
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What are the differences and the similarities between home surround sound and movie surround sound systems?
In the way both systems work, the goals of each are essentially identical—to provide a big stereo soundstage at the front, with a dedicated center channel speaker in the middle that anchors the actors’ dialogue at the movie screen or video display, and at least two or more surround speakers at the sides of the theater (or your room at home), with the option of two additional surrounds on the back wall. In both systems, an almighty subwoofer or two deliver the deep bass sounds of music and movie special effects. Log in
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