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In-Wall Speaker Selection & Installation Basics In-Wall Speaker Selection & Installation Basics In-wall speakers are becoming more popular these days with aesthetics playing a major role in dictating the theater system components. This article explores some basic fundamentals for choosing…
2007 Consumer Excellence Award Winners 2007 Consumer Excellence Award Winners The consumer electronics industry is awash with an influx of new products. Each year it seems that every manufacturer is on a quest to outdo all others in a race to integrate more features and…
Custom Install Tech System (C.I.T.S) First Look Custom Install Tech System (C.I.T.S) First Look Ever wonder how, as a custom installer, you could make your business more profitable? More organized? The Custom Install Tech System (C.I.T.S, pronounced "kits") was designed specifically for Custom…
Video: Installing Surround Sound Speakers Video: Installing Surround Sound Speakers We know you're out there. Yes, you. The guy who bought that 5.1 surround sound system in Christmas of 2006 but still hasn't hooked up the rear speakers. It's too hard, you say! There, there, we feel…
Basic Television Setup Tips Basic Television Setup Tips You've finally done it. You saved your money and finally purchased that beautiful flat panel or rear projection television you've had your eye on for the past year. While some may look at this as the…
How to Shop for Televisions & Displays How to Shop for Televisions & Displays This is a guide on how to shop for HDTV Displays. We discuss the different display technologies and pros and cons of each.
How To Shop Loudspeakers How To Shop Loudspeakers Ever wonder which loudspeakes to buy? We show you the things to look for in a speaker system to ensure you get the best performance and value for surround sound.
Whole House Wiring Basics Part 4 Whole House Wiring Basics Part 4 Welcome to the fourth installment of our continuing exploration of signal distribution for the residential installation. In part one, we explored various aspects of multi-room and/or multi-zone…
Building a PC as a High Performance Digital Stereo Source Building a PC as a High Performance Digital Stereo Source With the CD as we know it today starting to go into obsolescence, I figured it was high time to build myself a back up media to store and playback all of my music. Most PC's simply aren't up to the…
Reducing HVAC Noise in Theater Rooms Reducing HVAC Noise in Theater Rooms HVAC noise is usually the #1 problem in home theater rooms. Minimizing the source of the noise is one of many steps in the pursuit of a state of the art theater room. These external noise…