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August 19, 2011

Home Surround Sound vs Movie Surround Sound: What’s the Difference?

Home surround sound vs cinema surround soundWhat 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.

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August 11, 2011

Choosing The Best Home Theater Speakers: Three Must-Know Tips

best home theater speakersChoosing the best home theater speakers can seem overwhelming – with hundreds of speakers on the market, how do you get the right ones for your room?

Relax, there are some simple tips that can help steer you in the right direction.  By looking at these three tips,  you’ll be armed with the information you need to buy the best home theater speakers that meet your requirements and budget:

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August 9, 2011

Home Theater Subwoofer Placement: A How-To and Poll

Filed under: AV Tip of the Month,Home Theater — Tags: — Alan @ 5:17 pm

Home theater subwoofer placementMost of us understand that the subwoofer in a home theater system takes over the job of producing much of the deep bass energy from the other speakers in the system. “Deep bass energy” is defined as the deepest bass from 100 Hz down to almost subterranean frequencies of 20 Hz or lower.

But to be able to hear and thrill to those powerful bass frequencies depends a lot on the home theater subwoofer placement in the room. This occurs because the subwoofer interacts with the actual dimensions of any given room, creating zones of very powerful bass contrasted with areas where you’ll hear little or no bass. You may have noticed this if you walk around the room while deep bass is playing.

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August 5, 2011

Speakers for Home Theater: The Facts and Fallacies

See what speakers for home theater made it into this customer's getaway!

Looking for the best speakers for home theater? First, ignore the myth often perpetuated on the internet that there are speakers that are “best for music” and others that are “best for home theater.” The best speakers for home theater are the ones that are great with music; that is, they’re transparent and natural-sounding.

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