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Audioholics’ Guide in Getting Good Sound From a Desktop Audio System

— June 21, 2021 01:00

Audioholics’ Guide in Getting Good Sound From a Desktop Audio System

If you think you can't get a good, high-fidelity sound from a desktop system, think again! Audioholics put together a guide that can help you take your desktop sound system from "meh" to "mind-blown"!

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Entertainment Centers: Destroyer of Good Sound Systems

— March 31, 2021 01:00

Entertainment Centers: Destroyer of Good Sound Systems

Fancy home theater entertainment centers can wreck the fidelity of a good sounding hi-fi system. We discuss what to avoid to maintain the best performance of your audio equipment when placed in furniture.

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Arylic Up2Stream DIY Boards: Build Your Own Media Server

— March 08, 2021 08:00

Arylic Up2Stream DIY Boards: Build Your Own Media Server

Arylic offers what they call a DIY line of audio equipment that can serve as the basis of a low-cost home stereo system functioning as a multi-zone media server. Best of all you can build it yourself.

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How to Set Up a Home Studio for Beginners

Zahub Shahid — June 25, 2018 00:00

How to Set Up a Home Studio for Beginners

Creating your own home recording studio will save you time and money if you do it right. Check out our set up tips and recommendations on room acoustics, speaker selection and other gear needed.

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Tips To Create Your Home Gaming Room

Henry Jones — March 06, 2018 00:00

Tips To Create Your Home Gaming Room

Looking to integrate a game room into your home theater. This article gives you some tips and tricks on how to achieve just the right look for your audiohlic home.

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Building A DIY Sealed Subwoofer

— June 24, 2016 10:00

Building A DIY Sealed Subwoofer

Are you a serious bassaholic on a tight budget? A DIY subwoofer might just be the fix you’re after. For not a lot of cash it’s possible to build a sub that can compete with a hi end store bought.

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How to Install a Hidden In-Floor or In-Ceiling Subwoofer

— March 17, 2016 09:00

How to Install a Hidden In-Floor or In-Ceiling Subwoofer

Hidden in-floor or in-ceiling subwoofers can provide great bass without being seen. Learn about the hidden subwoofer options available and how to install a concealed subwoofer.

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How To Install a Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D Speaker Setup

— March 09, 2016 22:00

How To Install a Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D Speaker Setup

This installation guide shows how to retrofit a home theater system to support the latest Dolby Atmos/DTS:X/Auro 3D surround formats using Beale Street in-ceiling speakers for the height channels.

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Professional Pre-wiring tips for Speakers, TVs, and Networking

— October 02, 2015 11:00

Professional Pre-wiring tips for Speakers, TVs, and Networking

Wiring a home for audio/video and networking can be a daunting task, but these tips and tricks will help ensure you complete the job like a pro and future-proof your home as much as possible.

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Home Theater AV Cable Prewire Basics 101

— September 01, 2014 16:00

Home Theater AV Cable Prewire Basics 101

Prewire your home theater with the right AV cables, HDMI, speaker cable, audio and video interconnects. Get ready for a Dolby Atmos home theater if you follow our guidelines.

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How to Find Studs in Any Wall

— July 22, 2014 08:00

How to Find Studs in Any Wall

Locating studs in a wall can be easy if you know the right techniques. Here's our expert advice on how to locate a stud in any wall for easy HDTV installation.

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Building A Low-Cost Audio Media Player with Vintage Computer Parts

— April 16, 2014 08:00

Building A Low-Cost Audio Media Player with Vintage Computer Parts

Tech Article: Audioholics goes step by step to show users how to build an audio media player at minimal cost using an old spare computer.

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How to Use A Speaker Selector for Multi-Room Audio

— October 10, 2013 08:00

How to Use A Speaker Selector for Multi-Room Audio

Learn how to distribute audio throughout your home with a speaker selector. We'll show you how to chose the right model, features to look for, issues to be aware of, installation basics, and more.

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Polk Monitor 10B Crossover Upgrade: Breathing New Life into Vintage Speakers

— July 07, 2013 21:20

Polk Monitor 10B Crossover Upgrade: Breathing New Life into Vintage Speakers

Upgrading the crossover in your speakers is a great DIY project for old and new speakers alike. Using a pair of Polk Audio Monitor 10B speakers, we show you how it's done.

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Building a Do-It-Yourself Loudspeaker Design

— July 02, 2013 10:00

Building a Do-It-Yourself Loudspeaker Design

This article details the challenges and rewards of building your own Do-It-Yourself (DIY) loudspeakers. Want to build a killer speaker system at a fraction of the cost of commercial designs? Read on.

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How to Properly Set Up your Center Channel Speaker to Maximize Performance

— March 22, 2013 00:00

How to Properly Set Up your Center Channel Speaker to Maximize Performance

This article gives tips on proper positioning and setup up of your center channel speaker for achieving maximum performance. Center channel placement is critical to ensure a direct path of sound.

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Building a Spouse Approved Home Theater Solution

— March 12, 2013 13:00

Building a Spouse Approved Home Theater Solution

This article consists of EMP, SVS, Samsung & Deno home theater components installed into a home to produce great surround and distributed audio that a spouse can also be happy with aesthetically.

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AV Tip: Where to Look for Home Theater Help

— February 10, 2013 17:05

AV Tip: Where to Look for Home Theater Help

Looking for help setting up your home theater? Here's an overview of the best places to find answers to all your AV questions.

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AV Tip: Eliminate Background Noise In Your Home Theater

— January 01, 2013 01:30

AV Tip: Eliminate Background Noise In Your Home Theater

For the best sound quality keep the background sound in your home theater to the minimum.

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AV Tip: Conceal Your Speaker Wire

— December 24, 2012 06:55

AV Tip: Conceal Your Speaker Wire

We love speakers but hate seeing wire run down the wall or across the floor. Here are some tips to help you hide your wires.

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Pimp Mom's Car - How Pioneer Transformed a Jeep Liberty

— May 10, 2012 15:00

Pimp Mom's Car - How Pioneer Transformed a Jeep Liberty

At Audioholics we love audio. Wait, scratch that... we love GOOD audio. And with that said, it's with great pain that we ride in a vehicle that doesn't live up to the standards of an audioholic.

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Using a Relay Rack for Accessible AV Equipment

— October 31, 2011 05:35

Using a Relay Rack for Accessible AV Equipment

To hide your AV equipment you need a few things. For one, you need a closet or space to put them in. Secondly, you need a rack or shelf system and the proper accessories to make everything accessible.

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Upgrading In-ceiling Speakers for Whole Home Audio with Niles

— October 19, 2011 07:00

Upgrading In-ceiling Speakers for Whole Home Audio with Niles

While many of us would love to spend the majority of our day locked in our man-caves or home theaters listening to music on our big audio rigs, the reality is that we don't. So how do we upgrade?

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Naples Florida Home Does More Than Golf

— August 26, 2011 04:53

Naples Florida Home Does More Than Golf

There are home theaters that focus on luxury, some that focus on high-end equipment, and others that are themed. This latest, from Electronic House's "Cool Homes" section, is all about golf.

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NetGear Powerline AV500 Adapter Kit Review

— July 25, 2011 11:55

NetGear Powerline AV500 Adapter Kit Review

Devices like Netgear's Powerline AV500 Kit are set to revolutionize the way we connect our homes and our gear. You should check it out, because our testing shows that it beats wireless hands-down.

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Largest Elan g! Control System Ever Built

Lisa Montgomery — July 08, 2011 06:00

Largest Elan g! Control System Ever Built

The Elan g! system programmed by AudioVideo Specialists for a 10,000-square-foot suburban Chicago home epitomizes the extent of a well-executed home control plan.

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JBL Synthesis Sports-Themed Theater

Steven Castle — June 01, 2011 20:20

JBL Synthesis Sports-Themed Theater

Audio Video Interiors (AVI) tuned up a rockin' JBL Synthesis speaker system that makes you feel every bone-crunching gridiron hit while an iSky fiber-optic starfield shines down from above.

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Cayman Islands Theater Includes Real Balcony

— May 12, 2011 02:40

Cayman Islands Theater Includes Real Balcony

Electronic House has an article about a pretty cool home theater located in the Cayman Islands. The theater room was built from the ground up and includes custom-designed theater seats and a balcony.