May 9, 2021
Are Surge Protectors Really Necessary for All Electronics?

You have a lot of money invested in your electronic devices and it makes sense to protect them; one thing to worry about is power surges. Purchasing insurance from the device’s manufacturer is an option (and it’s one you should consider) however, surge protectors are really good at protecting from this potential hazard. You can […]

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January 20, 2020
When Should You Replace a Surge Protector?

If you are like me, you likely have your home theater system and other electronic devices plugged into a power strip or surge protector of some kind. (If you are using a simple power strip, I highly recommend you switch to a surge protector!) Surge protectors are a great way to help protect your electronics […]

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December 7, 2019
Can a Power Surge Damage Speakers - How to Protect Your Speakers

Power surges can be damaging to electronic equipment and especially damaging to speakers. The power outlets in your house produce a 120-volt charge, and most of that voltage does not make its way to your speakers. During a power surge, output voltage spikes way beyond this usual threshold. A power surge can blow out your […]

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February 11, 2019
What Is the Best Power Conditioner? 11 Best Power Conditioners

Do you have expensive home theater equipment? Are you ensuring that it’s protected? Beyond surge protection, the best way to protect home theater equipment is with a power conditioner. Why buy a power conditioner for your home theater equipment? A power conditioner is a vital component to home theaters that filters out “dirty” power and […]

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February 4, 2019
10 Best Surge Protectors for Home Theaters

When it comes to providing a power source for your home theater system, there’s a right and a wrong way to do it. The wrong way? Multiple basic power strips and an unorganized mess of cords. The right way? A single surge protector that is designed to provide both power and protection to all of […]

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January 11, 2019
Do You Need a Power Conditioner for a Home Theater?

Whether you’re building a home theater or have had yours set up for years, longevity is of utmost importance to you, because you want your investment to last for as long as possible. So what can you do to keep your home theater in great working condition for years to come? You may have heard […]

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September 25, 2018
10 Ways to Protect Home Theater Equipment

Home Theater equipment is quite valuable and should be protected as best as possible. I did some research regarding the best ways to protect home theater equipment. What are the best ways to protect home theater equipment? Use surge protectors Use a power conditioner Plug the equipment into a UPS Dust frequently Avoid stacking equipment […]

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August 19, 2018
Dangerous to Run Cables through a Wall? - How to Safely Run Cables!

Is it Dangerous to run cables through a wall? The short answer is, well, probably not. It really depends on a few different things to determine whether it is dangerous or not. And depending on how cables are run through the wall, it may also break the regulations within the NEC (national electric code). I'm not […]

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Hi! I’m Jonah. I grew up addicted to different electronics. I began working for an Audio/Video installation company years ago and realized my passion for Home Theaters! The Home Theater DIY is a place for me to share my different findings and experiences about home theaters and home electronics. For more information, check out my about me page!

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