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January 28, 2013

A Few Considerations When You Install Surround Speakers

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,How-To — Tags: , — Amie C @ 3:02 pm

Surround sound is everywhere: once only available for movies and concert DVDs, it’s now being broadcast nightly on our favorite TV shows.  If you’ve been resisting  switching to 5- or 7.1-channel surround sound because you didn’t know how you were going to fit the speakers into your room, take heart: it’s easier than ever to get the right sound right where you want it.  Here’s a step-by-step guide to follow when you install surround speakers in your home.

surround speaker placementAim for Optimal Positioning First

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December 7, 2012

Designing an In-Wall Speaker

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,How-To — Tags: , — Amie C @ 4:03 pm

One question that several of you have asked pertains to designing an in-wall speaker: how does it differ from designing a regular speaker?  What factors do you have to take into account when you’re engineering it?

I caught up with Andrew Welker in our anechoic chamber (this time we put the floor in so I could turn the camera around!) and asked him about his strategy.

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September 6, 2012

In Wall Ceiling Speakers: Three Tips For Getting Whole-House Music Right

Using in wall in ceiling speakers for whole-house musicLooking for a way to get high-end sound in any room of your house?  In wall ceiling speakers may be the answer!

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.

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August 22, 2012

Building a Home Theater? 10 Things You Need To Know Before You Start

Our customers have lots of experience building a home theater!

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.

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