September 28, 2020
8 Best Soundbars for Big Rooms

Soundbars are a fantastic tool for pumping a lot of sound into a room without having to fuss with a huge surround sound speaker system. They minimize the number of wires you have to deal with, hardware you have to mount, etc. - and many of the newer fancier models do so in style. If […]

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September 20, 2020
Can You Blow Out a Soundbar's Speakers?

Every so often, a soundbar's output gets distorted, and listening becomes a pain. This isn't the norm, but it is the truth that many people have had to face. The culprit many times is a blown speaker.  But is it really possible to blow out a soundbar’s speakers? You can blow out a soundbar's speakers. […]

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September 10, 2020
How To Connect A Fire TV Stick To A Soundbar

The Fire TV Stick (on Amazon) is a great tool for your entertainment center. The simplicity of having everything you need in one small stick is hard to beat, but things get a little more complicated when you want to try and get the sound off the device and onto a soundbar. How to connect […]

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September 9, 2020
Can You Use a Soundbar Without a TV?

Maybe you are looking for a bit more volume from your stereo or record player, or you want that movie-quality sound even though you may be on a computer or laptop Perhaps you just need a speaker for a dance party. Whatever the reason, using your soundbar can be a quick and simple way to […]

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September 7, 2020
What is Audio Sync on a Soundbar?

If you've poked around much in your Television's settings after installing a new soundbar, maybe while making sure the TV is outputting to the right place, you may have noticed a settings option called Audio Sync. What is audio sync, and how does it relate to soundbars? Audio sync lets you adjust the audio tempo […]

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August 20, 2020
What Does D.in Mean on a Soundbar?

If you’re looking at your soundbar, you might see a D.in label on one of the inputs on the back. You may have even seen it on other media devices, too. If you’re wondering what it means and what it does, you’re in the right place. What does D.in mean on a soundbar? On a […]

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August 12, 2020
Can You Put a Soundbar in a Cabinet?

There are many different places you can put your soundbar, and some locations sound and work better than others. If you have a TV/entertainment cabinet, you may be wondering if that is an option. You can put a soundbar in a cabinet, but only if the cabinet is open-facing. If it's closed, the cabinet will […]

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July 24, 2020
5 Best Alternatives to Sonos Arc Surround System

With the Sonos Arc, Sonos has solidified itself as the soundbar king. And with the way that the Sonos ecosystem works that also means it is now closing in on the title of surround-sound king as well. The Dolby Atmos equipped Arc can, paired with a few other Sonos speakers, make a great Sonos surround-sound […]

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July 7, 2020
How to Connect a Google Home Mini to a Soundbar

We've written on the blog before about how you can use your Goole Home Max as a full-on soundbar, but you can actually get a lot of that functionality from just a Google Home Mini. Even though Google Home Minis don't have any inputs, you can connect your Google Home Mini to your soundbar via […]

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July 2, 2020
Can You Mount a Soundbar Vertically?

Mounting a soundbar vertically is one of those “can you”/”should you” tasks. Can you mount a soundbar vertically? Sometimes. But should you mount a soundbar vertically? In most cases, no. Soundbars are designed to put sound in certain parts of the room. When you rotate a soundbar 90 degrees to mount it vertically, your left […]

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