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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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January 9, 2019
Can You Use Studio Monitors for a Home Theater?

Ask any serious audio enthusiast about listening to music and chances are they will have a listening setup that reaches far and beyond a conventional off-the-shelf home stereo system. For these people, the quality of playback is a hugely important factor in their enjoyment of what they listen to. They are likely using studio monitors […]

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January 3, 2019
Is a Receiver the Same as an Amplifier? Receivers vs Amplifiers

So you’ve decided to set up your own home theater system, and now you’ve come to a bump in the road. “Do I need an amplifier or a receiver? Aren’t they the same thing?” It’s not a surprise that this is a confusing topic, as these terms are thrown around pretty interchangeably. But there is […]

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December 30, 2018
Are Heavier and Bigger Speakers Better?

There has always been some debate about the size of the best speaker. As devices get smaller and thinner, so do speakers. This may lead consumers to assume that these new, smaller speakers are better than the large, bulky ones, due to new advances and innovations. But there are still those who swear by the […]

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December 23, 2018
Can You Mix and Match Home Theater Speakers?

When you are ready to set up your home theater speaker system, you may be thinking about working with a bunch of different brands and equipment, since you’ll need a number of speakers and speaker types to build a great home theater system. You might be wondering, can I mix and match brands in my […]

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December 8, 2018
How to Set Up a Logitech Harmony Hub - Configuration and Setup Guide

Ever wanted to control your television and other devices with your smartphone or tablet? Maybe even use Alexa or Google Assistant to control those same devices? Well, this is all possible by the Logitech Harmony Hub! Setting up the Logitech Harmony Hub is slightly confusing if you aren't technically inclined. There are many steps and lots […]

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October 30, 2018
How to Set Up a Media Server for a Home Theater

You've probably heard about home media servers or media centers. They have many different uses, but its main responsibility is to provide media such as movies, tv shows, games, music, etc. in a centralized manner. The media server is made possible through the use of a NAS (Network Attached Storage) enclosure or a dedicated computer. […]

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October 17, 2018
Acoustically Transparent Screen - Speakers Behind a Projector Screen

Ever wonder where the speakers are inside a movie theater? Yes, it's kind of dark even when the lights are on, but you don't see any speakers in the front of the theater. You don't see any speakers in the front because they are actually behind the screen through the use of an acoustically transparent […]

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October 5, 2018
Home Theater Lighting Guide - Everything You Should Know

Lighting in a home theater is probably overlooked by many entering the home theater space. Most people may think, "shouldn't it be completely dark inside of a home theater room"? The answer is no! Nobody wants to stub their toe when they stand up to refill a beverage, get more food, etc. A little bit […]

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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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