Tweaking Your Home Theater
Speaker Spikes or Rubber Speaker Feet?
A question we often get is about speaker feet. Do you have to use them at all? And if you are using them, should you use rubber feet, or should you use speaker spikes? What about if you have a bookshelf speaker?
Speaker Port Plugs: Could They Solve Bass Issues in Your System?
We often get asked about when to use speaker port plugs: should I use them? What do they really do? Why would I want to block a port if you went to the trouble of putting a port in?
Center Speaker Placement Part 2
Here's another tip to improving your center channel performance to get better dialog: a totally free, easy-to-do one minute center channel speaker hack.
Two Hacks For Clearer Dialog: Tune In Your Center Speakers For TV
Center channel: a speaker that doesn't get much respect, but one that does a lot of heavy lifting, especially with today's soundtracks. If you're looking to improve your TV's sound, check out our latest video.
Best Songs to Test Speakers
If you watched any of our speaker setup videos that talk about placement in regular rooms, in odd-shaped rooms, toe-in, and all those other aspects of setting up your speakers, you’ve heard me refer to using certain setup or test tracks. One thing that I haven’t done is gone through some of the albums that I use when I’m setting up a pair of speakers in a new room. It’s a wide variety of different types of music.
Separates or Integrated Amps?
Separate amplifier and processor? That's just for quirky audiophiles, right? Maybe not . . . Andrew Welker explains why movie lovers and classical music aficionados might want to go that route, too.