A great home movie theater expresses your personality.
There’s something curiously satisfying about building your own home movie theater. It’s a great opportunity to express your movie taste in the décor, and a perfect place for nesting with family and friends to watch the latest releases without the hassle of parking, line ups, cell phones going off at suspenseful moments, and of course, not having a pause button just when you need it most!
So how can you take the experience from ‘good’ to ‘great’? With these five things in place, you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect home movie theater experience. Log in
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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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There’s something so appealing about a big new television, isn’t there? Thoughts of movie nights with the family gathered around, seeing the big game in thrilling HD that’s so realistic you feel like you’re right on the field . . . but often when you get everything set up and ready, the sound is disappointing.
What causes this phenomenon? Physics.
Before your eyes glaze over, don’t worry: this isn’t a grade eleven science recap! Rather, a simple explanation of why tv sound systems aren’t able to keep up with the big-screen picture, and more importantly, what you can do about it. Log in
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Getting center speaker placement right is key.
You’ve finally got 5.1 surround sound in your house and you’re all settled in with a big bowl of popcorn and your favorite movie – you know the one – that will really show off your new system.
But . . . something’s lacking. The dialog isn’t as clear as you were expecting. What gives?
There are a few hard-and-fast rules to center speaker placement that can really make a difference in whether your system sounds like it was professionally set up.
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