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FAQ: Converting a Room to a Home Theater This FAQ discusses converting a regular room into a theater room covering such topics as: running dedicated 20A lines for amps and subs, passing cables through walls and passive treatments for bass.
FAQ: DTS:X Blu-ray Compatibility, Ported and Stacking Speakers In this FAQ, we answer questions about DTS:X Blu-ray compatibility, front vs rear ported speakers and the issues of speaker stacking and whether or not it should be done.
Bi-amping vs Bi-wiring: What's the Difference and is it Audible? There are various ways to connect loudspeakers. Bi-amping vs bi-wiring, active vs passive bi-ampling; what kind of effect can it have on your audio system and is it audible? Read on.
What are the Best Amplifiers in the World? Best Power Amplifiers: If you have a thirst for power, you're in luck. We take a look at some of the best amplifiers on the market today, with some models easily exceeding 1kW of output per channel.
How to Buy a Subwoofer Let us show you how to make an educated purchasing decision when buying a subwoofer for your home theater system, taking into account size and aesthetics as well as performance. How to shop subs? Here
How To Calibrate and Level Match Your Speakers We walk you through the process of manually calibrating and level matching your speakers so you can double-check the results of auto-calibration. You'll just need an SPL meter to get the job done.
Q&A: Using the A/B Speaker Selector for Comparisons Tech article: A reader asked us if it was possible to use the A/B speaker selector to compare speaker cables. The short answer: yes, you can do that, and compare speakers with instant switching.
Q&A: I Have A Bose Acoustimass 10 System, What Receiver Should I Buy? Frequently Asked Questions: A reader wants to know what A/V receiver to use with his Bose Acoustimass 10 system. We discuss the system's power ratings, and if its worthwhile to go beyond the minimum.
Retrofit an Old Flagship A/V Receiver or Upgrade? FAQ: A reader wants to know if its possible to breathe new life into an outdated flagship A/V receiver by adding a preamp or re-purposing it. The Audioholics run through his potential options.
How To Read a Review - An Insider's Perspective With the decline of B&M; stores, being able to read a review is imperative. Obviously, arming yourself with knowledge about the product you are buying is the key to your success. We help.