Whole-house music is something a lot of us yearn for – it can be as practical as wanting to listen to the radio while making lunches in the kitchen, or as decadent as wanting the music to follow you no matter where you are during a party. Regardless, few of us have the space (or the inclination) to put full-blown bookshelf or floor standing speakers in every room of the house.Log in
September 6, 2012
August 22, 2012
Are you considering building a home theater in your house? You know, the kind of room where friends and family kick back with big bowls of popcorn and the latest box office hit, immersing themselves in better-than-movie-theater sound? If so, get the inside track on what to do when building a home theater room by taking advantage of this hard-won advice from our message board members:
1. Buy more cable than you had anticipated. Accounting for twists, turns, reroutes, and doubling-back means that what once looked like more than you could ever need is now labyrinth-like maze that that needs to be fed ever-increasing lengths.Log in
July 7, 2012
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.
- 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.
June 27, 2012
Panels for your fridge to match the surrounding cupboards, invisible magnets holding cupboard doors shut . . . sometimes the best place to hide something is in plain sight. If your room or personal style doesn’t lend itself to a freestanding home speaker system, you may be looking for options that give you a that ‘invisible’ look.
5.1 Surround Sound = A Lot of Hiding!
How do you hide an entire 5.1 surround sound system? Turns out there are lots of ways! First and perhaps easiest, you can do what chameleons have been doing for centuries . . . just take on the same appearance as your surroundings! Get loudspeakers finished in the same wood as the rest of your furniture, or take it a step further and use a paintable finish.