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Home Theatre Audio Calibration Basics - What you need to know

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Home Theatre Audio Calibration Basics - What you need to know

We know it was tempting when you first purchased your new home theatre to plug it all in and start watching your favourite movie without giving the audio calibration too much consideration. But if you have not done the correct audio calibration then your system could be seriously under-performing. Most new AV receivers these days come with their own calibration microphone and inbuilt software to automate most of the calibration process.  While the automatic calibration tools are really good, they are not always 100% accurate and should be checked to ensure optimal performance.   The basics of Home Theatre Audio Calibration: Speaker Distance...

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What is Dolby Atmos? How can you have it in your Home Theatre?

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What is Dolby Atmos? How can you have it in your Home Theatre?

Dolby Atmos in the Movie Theatre Until recently, sound at the movies has been mixed in a method for the cinema to make it sound the way it would in home. The mixer set a specific number of channels to designated speakers. At home, a 5.1 mix may create a surround sound effect to the rear speakers. In the cinema, the same principles would apply. Dolby Atmos has changed this dynamic as it is bases on audio objects rather than specific audio channels. You must be thinking what is an audio object? Well an audio object is any particular sound event heard in a movie....

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How to find the correct VESA wall mount size for your TV

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How to find the correct VESA wall mount size for your TV

The common question we get asked by our customers is "What TV Mount will suit a ...?" or "How will I know if this wall mount bracket will fit my TV?" The fact is that when your shopping for a TV Wall Mount Bracket the manufacturers quoted TV size is just a suggested size this bracket would be suitable to hold, to know if it will suit your particular model of Television you must check the supported VESA Mounting Dimensions of the product. As unfortunately, all the different manufacturers use different mounting dimensions for their different models and sizes. So while one bracket may be...

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How to Position Speakers for Optimal Sound in your Home Theatre

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How to Position Speakers for Optimal Sound in your Home Theatre

Learn how you can position surround sound speakers to achieve top performance and amazing sound. You’ve finally decided to invest hundreds, maybe even thousands, into those high-end speakers that you’ve had your eye on for years. After all, your home theatre wouldn’t be complete without them, but in order to achieve optimal sound and top performance of your speakers, they need to be positioned and installed in a way that will match your listening preferences and the optimal positioning in the room. When surround sound speakers are set up properly, they will work together to create engaging 360-degree effects. Surround...

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How does a speaker work to produce sound?

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How does a speaker work to produce sound?

Most people understand that speakers produce sound, but they usually don't know exactly how these devices work to produce the sounds we hear and enjoy. Through the creative use of electrical current and magnets, speakers are able to produce the range of noises that make up our favourite songs and movies.   Speakers and the Human Ear The human ear is a complex organ that translates fluctuations in air pressure caused by vibration and movement into sound. These vibrations generate kinetic energy to surrounding air particles, just like how movement in water generates waves. The word "frequency" is used to...

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