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Home Theater Setup

Got a question on how to setup a surround system or calibrate a subwoofer? Audioholics has the answers. Most of our writers are industry trained professional and installers and they share their trade secrets in our articles. Learn how to shop for the right AV gear to fit your needs. Then get invaluable tips on proper setup and calibration so you can achieve the best home theater experience possible.

Grayscale Calibration of Home Theater Televisions

Home Theater Calibration

Grayscale Calibration of Home Theater Televisions

Steve DellaSala — August 25, 2004 20:00

With the onset of larger TVs and Rear Projector TVs, many Home Theater Systems are as good as movie theaters, and sometimes, even better. As more and more consumers enter into the TV market, it's

DVD Audio Setup Tip #1

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DVD Audio Setup Tip #1

— August 25, 2004 20:00

DVD has truly changed the Home Theater realm by providing the home audio enthusiast with audiophile and videophile quality as good, or even better than the Cinema. However, many neophytes may not

Subwoofer Placement Tips for Cabinetry Installations

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Subwoofer Placement Tips for Cabinetry Installations

— August 25, 2004 20:00

I have been asked repeatedly by members of this forum about recommendations for putting subwoofers into custom or pre-made cabinetry so here are my opinions and recommendations.

Home Theater Furniture 101

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Home Theater Furniture 101

Dave Adams — August 25, 2004 20:00

Today's home theater is nothing like it used to be. There was a time that your hi-tech entertainment system was simply a TV in a corner. Now you toss in a DVD player, surround sound system, digital

DVD/CD Players Buying Guide

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DVD/CD Players Buying Guide

— August 25, 2004 20:00

Choosing the right DVD player is not a trivial matter in a market flooded with products from various hardware vendors. There are more than several players to choose from in each price category and

Bass Management: The Right Stuff

Subwoofer Setup

Bass Management: The Right Stuff

— August 25, 2004 19:00

It has been over a decade since the first generation of Dolby Digital Receivers hit the market. These Receivers implemented a crude and inflexible bass management system and had limited power.

Placement Suggestion for Cube Speakers

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Placement Suggestion for Cube Speakers

— August 25, 2004 19:00

Need placement suggestions for your Cube Speakers? This article will give you illustrated guidance to help you maximize your cubed experience.

Setting Speaker Levels & Distance in a Surround Sound System

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Setting Speaker Levels & Distance in a Surround Sound System

— August 25, 2004 19:00

This article gives basic calibration tips on setting speaker levels and distance in a multi-channel surround sound system.

AV Receivers Buying Guide

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AV Receivers Buying Guide

— August 25, 2004 19:00

AV Receiver Buying Guide: Power, How many speakers, audio streaming, AV connections and processing requirements. These are all important considerations when shopping receivers.

Subwoofer Calibration Using Rives Audio Test CD 2

Subwoofer Setup

Subwoofer Calibration Using Rives Audio Test CD 2

— August 24, 2004 19:00

If you bought a sub-woofer lately and had the pleasure or displeasure of trying to integrate it into your existing system, then hopefully this…

Madisound Solist DIY Speaker Kit

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Madisound Solist DIY Speaker Kit

— June 13, 2004 20:00

In this article it is hoped that some of the risk factors of building speakers is removed (i.e. investing time, effort, and money without ever knowing how the speakers will turn out.)

Building Do It Yourself Loudspeakers

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Building Do It Yourself Loudspeakers

— September 30, 2003 20:00

Through the years I listened to as many speakers as I could in the area and what I found in general was that I didn't like hard dome tweeters. Although there were a few speakers with hard domes that

Loudspeakers Buying Guide

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Loudspeakers Buying Guide

— October 19, 2002 19:00

In this practical buying guide to loudspeakers, we explain various types from 2-way to 3-way, ported to bass reflex, and what all of the audio terms mean to help you make better purchasing decisions.

Crawling for Bass - Subwoofer Placement Tips

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Crawling for Bass - Subwoofer Placement Tips

— March 29, 2001 18:00

Do the Subwoofer Crawl. It's the easiest way to find the proper placement location for your subwoofer to get the best performance and sound.