Journeying into vinyl music comes with a bit of a learning curve. There are many components, features, and other considerations to explore as you learn more about the technology and how it impacts your listening experience. There are seemingly endless products and accessories you can buy to enhance or upgrade your system. It can be […]
Home Audio Knowledge
There are so many different options available when it comes to speakers and home theater equipment that the process of buying the right ones can often seem overwhelming. All you want to do is listen to that great new album from your favorite band – you don’t have time to concern yourself with things like […]
Although most consumers look upon surround sound as a relatively new technology, the very first surround sound experiments date back to the 1930s. The technology really came into its own in 1940, when legendary entertainment innovator Walt Disney released his revolutionary film Fantasia. Disney tasked his sound engineers with the development of an audio system […]
An A/V receiver is more than just a box that you plug all your equipment into. It is, quite literally, “the brains of the operation” as far as your home theater is concerned. It’s the single component dedicated to processing and transmitting nearly every aspect of the content you’re enjoying. It makes sure audio information […]
You’ve probably heard it before: Vinyl records sound “better” or “warmer” than CDs and digital songs. Today’s consumers collect records for this very reason. But what gives vinyl that warmer characteristic?
It’s important to maintain the needle, or stylus, on your turntable for the best possible performance and enjoyment of your records. It can be tricky to know exactly when to switch it out. We highlight some signs of stylus wear and some maintenance tips.
If you’re creating a true home theater experience, understanding how an SPL graph works can help. SPL, or sound pressure levels, are powerful indicators capable of logging your home theater’s dynamic range. You can download an SPL graph on your smartphone, so you’re never left without recording options. Even if you’re not sending notifications based […]
A home entertainment setup is all about the sound source. Arguably, speakers are the most important component of any home theater. Many audiophiles spend years—and a lot of money—fortifying top-notch home entertainment systems capable of redefining the listener’s experience. When picking your speakers, you might find yourself stuck between two choices: active and passive speakers. […]