Renovating Home Theater - AxiomAudio
If you are contemplating renovating home theater and utilizing that unfinished basement space or perhaps a dormer-type space with slanting walls above a garage, there are a number of factors to consider besides the home theater dimensions.
Tips: Surround Height
When it comes to determining at what height the main surround speakers should be mounted, “above ear level and to the sides of the listening area” goes only so far.
How to optimize subwoofer levels
It's confusing. In most home-theatre setups, your Dolby Digital/dts A/V Receiver has a menu for setting the levels of all your speakers, including an adjustment for the Low Frequency Effects (LFE) channel.
Tips: Stands For Speakers
A visitor to the Axiom message boards was recently contemplating sawing a chunk out of his 24-inch wooden stands in order to “get the tweeters of his M22ti bookshelf speakers exactly at ear level.
Running Multiple Sets of Speakers in Other Rooms
I get lots of emailed questions from home theater enthusiasts who want to use their A/V receiver to run a second pair of bookshelf speakers in the bedroom or den, sometimes even a third pair on a patio—in addition to the main pair of speakers in their home theatre system.
Fine-Tuning Center-Channel Sound
Location, location, location. It's the mantra of real estate agents, and it could just as easily apply to your Center Channel.
Center Channel Intelligibility
Although most conventional forward-firing speakers don’t direct their audio frequencies as narrowly as a flashlight beam, they still are directional to a degree, depending on the frequencies of sound.
Tips: Biwiring And Biamping - Axiom Audio
Bi-words seem to be proliferating these days (bi-coastal, bipolar, etc.), and the world of stereo and home theater loudspeakers is no exception.
Basic TV Picture Calibration
This is a very basic guide to getting a better picture from your TV set. We’ll save the elaborate setup, which requires a test disc, for a later edition of the newsletter.
Acoustical Room Treatments
The Listening Room: Reflection and Absorption
In the quest to get smooth, well-balanced sound reproduction in our homes, the one component we often ignore is the listening room itself.