If you have your own AV receiver or multichannel processor at home, you don’t need me to tell you how much a good surround sound system can enhance and enrich the movie-watching experience. You probably also don’t need me … more >
For years, people “in the know” have thumbed their noses at in-wall speakers and, in particular, in-ceiling speakers. After all, everyone knows that speakers mounted in a wall (sometimes referred to as “architectural” speakers) can’t sound good, right? And … more >
If you’re as enamored with home audio as I am, the annual CEDIA EXPO can be a bit like Disneyland. The exhibition space is positively overflowing with amazing sound solutions, from gargantuan subwoofers to gigantic tower speakers to little … more >
I’ve always been fascinated by denotations and connotations—that is to say, the difference between the dictionary definition of a word and its implicational baggage. A soundbar, after all, is by definition a single speaker cabinet designed to replicate the … more >
If you have difficulties hearing, you may feel left out in the typical discussion about home theaters. After all, if you’re struggling just to hear the words coming from your TV screen, and find that turning up the volume … more >
With action-packed, high-energy films like Taken 2 and Argo currently in theaters, it’s easy to find yourself day dreaming about that moment you finally get your hands on the newly released DVD. With that, comes the longing to watch … more >
Raise your hand if you genuinely love wires and cables.
No, that doesn’t apply if you simply have a preference (or even a passion) for one brand of cables and interconnects over another. If that applies to you, you can … more >
A vacation home is, by nature, a place to get away from it all—an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a destination for peace, quiet and most of all, simplicity.
So what would happen when a family … more >