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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Recently a friend of Axiom appeared on Facebook to tell us his Axiom’s were still going strong, 6 years after they first made the flight to Indonesia. I could immediately picture his room, because at the time, dedicated home theater rooms weren’t that common in North America, let alone around the world!
Home theater design has come a long way from five-speakers-stuffed-into-the-basement-rec-room. People have managed to convert empty spaces above garages, or taken over other rooms to build a truly decked-out home theater room.
How can you build your dream room? Here are four key considerations to take into account as you put pencil to paper (or mouse to screen): Log in
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