November 3, 2020
Components of a Home Theater System - How A Home Theater Works

There are many different pieces to a home theater system and it can be a little overwhelming at first glance, especially when considering the subtle nuances of every last detail, including things like the proper paint for a room - our guide - and more. However, that's why we're here! There's the display, receiver, speakers, […]

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July 16, 2020
Can You Put a Subwoofer on Its Side?

There are lots of reasons you might consider putting a subwoofer on its side. Most of the time, this is related to space. Sometimes a subwoofer just fits where you need it to when it’s on its side. But does this impact the sound quality? You can put a subwoofer on its side. There are, […]

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April 8, 2020
Wireless Home Theater Systems - Everything You Need to Know

Home theaters require a lot of equipment and attention to detail, including not only the gear itself but the type of paint (our guide) you use as well, and with every new component, there are often several new wires that need to be connected to everything else leading to trip hazards and laborious cable management […]

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March 28, 2020
Can In-Ceiling Speakers Touch Insulation?

So you’re installing speakers into your ceiling and your insulation is costing you some room. What do you do? Does it matter? How you handle your insulation will impact your sound, but more importantly, you may be wondering if it's dangerous for the speakers to come in contact with insulation. In-ceiling speakers can come in […]

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March 20, 2020
How to Mount a TV - Step by Step with Pictures!

Ready to mount your TV but uncertain about the process? Mounting a TV is a simple, straightforward task that is done with minimal tools and in a short amount of time. If you do it right, you will never need to worry about your TV being insecure on its mount. What are the simple steps […]

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June 6, 2019
Should You Put a Subwoofer on Carpet or Hard Flooring?

The audio side of a home theater setup can be intimidating. There are audio receivers to figure out, speaker placement, and you may even be considering acoustic panels for the walls or ceiling. It’s easy to forget one of the biggest surfaces and the effects it has on the soundscape: the floor. And since, more […]

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April 13, 2019
Home Theater in a Living Room - Everything You Should Know

Do you have a home theater in your living room, or are you planning to? A living room can be a great place to set up your home theater, but it can be a little trickier than having it in a dedicated media room, for example, careful attention to detail including things like the type […]

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April 12, 2019
What To Look For In Home Theater Seating: A Complete Guide

When it comes to your home theater, your seating decisions are probably the most personal ones you will make.  There are so several important questions to consider and options to weigh before you make your decision. When selecting your home theater seating, it is essential to consider the following factors: Room/Audience Size - How many […]

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April 12, 2019
How Far or Close Should You Sit to a Home Theater Screen?

When it comes to optimizing your home theater, are you taking into account how far or close your seats are from your screen? Whether you have multiple rows of seats or one couch in your home theater room, distance from the screen is an important part of the overall optimization of your room and experience […]

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March 27, 2019
Surround Sound Channels Explained: 2.1, 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, and More!

When you’re setting up a surround sound system, you’re going to run across numbers like 2.1, 5.1, 7.1, 7.1.2, 9.1, and beyond. As you see them over and over again, you may begin to wonder what they are. What do the different speaker channels mean? When it comes to surround sound channels, the first number […]

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