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Speaker Placement for 9.1 Systems

Pin Point Mounts12/15/2014General
Front, back, side, center and subwoofer - makings of a 7.1 system. If you believe this kind of system, with a total of 8 speakers, would be everything you will ever need to fully enjoy movies and video games - it’s time to think again. 9.1 systems add an additional dimension to the mix, giving you an even better listening experience. With them, you get the front, back and side speakers, as well as the center and the subwoofer plus a pair of front height speakers. And the additional speakers need to be placed in a certain way, right?

Characteristics of a Good Speaker Stand

Pin Point Mounts11/30/2014Tips and Advice
Here is a basic litmus test that is a trade secret of Audiophiles. Play a piece of music with very strong bass. Place your hand very lightly on the speaker's side which has the most vibrations. Place the same hand on the middle of the speaker stand's pillar. Compare the vibrations that you feel. You may have to do this several times to have an accurate assessment. If the vibrations on the speaker is stronger than that on the stand. Your stand is not too good at its job. If the vibration feels about the same, your stand is doing a decent job. If the vibrations are stronger on the stands then on the speakers, you have one hell of a stand.  

Evaluating your Current Speaker Stands

Pin Point Mounts11/29/2014Tips and Advice
A speaker stand that sounds bad with a particular pair of speakers may work wonders with another pair of speakers. The reason for this is simple. It all has to do with how efficient the stands can drain away the vibrations created by the workings of the woofers. If your sound system is muddy-sounding, lacking in focus and booms- your speaker stands could be at fault. If the stands are solid, of high quality and expensive, and your system still sound this way, it could be due to misuse because of a poor understanding of how the stands work. 

Speaker Options and Mounts Recommendations for Distributed Systems

Pin Point Mounts11/28/2014General
Chill-out music is gently streamed in the background as you lounge around for that afternoon cup of your favorite brew, when a voice suddenly replaces the soothing voice of Moby announcing an up-coming promotion. Then, Moby’s soothing voice gently airs once again to calm the nerves of professionals and other customers in the area. Welcome to the benefits provided by distributed audio systems, a popular system often heard and installed in restaurants, bars, office buildings and even cafes. 

Why Mounting Speakers in Your Place of Business Is a Really Good Idea

Pin Point Mounts11/27/2014Tips and Advice
If you own a bar, a club, a restaurant, or a discotheque, you have to have some music there. And we’re not talking about live music, although it could occasionally be good to host live bands, or string quartets, or DJs. We’re talking about the background music that’s played all the time to set the tone for the place. If you play music, you must have speakers, right? Even if you don’t play music, if you own a sports bar that plays sport events on TVs all the time, you still need speakers. And you need to place them carefully.

How Much Do You Really Need a Subwoofer?

Pin Point Mounts11/27/2014General
Subwoofers can be a tricky thing. Sound systems with .1 in their name have them, and sound systems without the point and the one don’t. You can see people buying both types, and you can read online reviews praising and panning them. So, if you’re out to buy a speaker system, it’s perfectly normal to ask yourself - do I really need a subwoofer?

It’s the Speaker Stands, Silly!

Pin Point Mounts11/24/2014Tips and Advice
You have bought yourself a pair of your dream bookshelf speakers and then plod them onto a pair of stands of the appropriate height without any other due considerations, and find that the sound was less than what you expect. Despite running in after the required hours they still don't right. This can lead to another vicious cycle of changing the speakers, the amp, the CD player, etc. How many of us would take a second look at the stands? Probably not many.

Understanding Speaker Impedance

Pin Point Mounts11/24/2014General
For almost every speaker you can buy, you'll find a specification for impedance, measured in ohms (or Ω). But they never explain what impedance means. Fortunately, impedance is kind of like great rock'n'roll. Understanding everything about it is complicated, but you don't need to understand everything about it to "get" it. So for this article, I'll tell you exactly what you need to know about speaker impedance without making you feel like you're taking a graduate-level course at MIT.

Maximize the Entertainment Value of SONOS Play: 3 Using Appropriate Mounting Solutions

Pin Point Mounts11/20/2014Tips and Advice
Digital tunes streamed using networked speakers is now one of the latest trends when it comes to home entertainment. Gone are the days when players for cassettes, vinyl and even CDs are popular and prized in the market. Today, music enthusiasts and homeowners are now looking at a modern way on how to enjoy their daily music fix. This time, the spotlight is on digital music that can be compressed in one loaded PC or a packed smartphone and can be streamed in different parts of the room. 

What is the Wall of Sound?

Pin Point Mounts11/17/2014General
Audiophiles for the last nearly fifty years have had the pleasure of listening to musical arrangements so multi-layered and lush that they forever changed the landscape of popular music. Everyone from the Beatles to the Beach Boys, to Prince and Lady Gaga embraced what has become the iconic pinnacle of aural sensory richness, Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound.

Avoiding Mistakes when Choosing Speakers for Small Rooms

Pinpoint Mounts10/30/2014Tips and Advice
The abundance of models of speakers on the market generally means that you’ll have plenty of choice, no matter what kind of speakers you’re looking for. Still, there are some traps you need to avoid to get the speakers you’ll actually be happy with, which is especially important when you’re looking for speakers for a small room.

Should You Choose Stands or Mounts for Your Speakers?

Pinpoint Mounts10/15/2014Tips and Advice
When looking for a sound system, some people tend to focus solely on the speakers themselves. There’s a good logic behind giving them all the attention - they don’t come cheap if you want to buy good ones, and they have a large role to play in how your sound system will perform. Still, performance and convenience of use also have a lot to do with the way you place the speakers - and that’s where the stands and mounts come into play. But when it’s time to choose between the two, do you know which you’ll choose?

Plasma TV Mounts

3dcart SEM Team10/12/2014General
When looking for a plasma TV mount, there are quite a few options for you to choose from. Most of the plasma TVs that you find these days are simply too large to put on a television stand, or they do not have a base themselves, forcing you to hang them up on your wall. This is not a bad thing, as hanging your large television on the wall can save you quite a bit of space.

TV Wall Mounts Allow Greater Viewing Angles In Any Situation.


Whenever you have a situation where you wish to view your television from different parts of the room without having to move the television physically around, the articulating wall mount comes to your aid, by allowing you to easily alter the television viewing angle to suit the new viewing position.  This is one of the major advantages of an articulated wall mount over a fixed position on the wall or on a fixed base mount.

Catch a Wave: Understanding How Sound Works

PinPoint Mounts10/2/2014General
When we sit down in our comfy chairs to watch a movie, or listen to our favorite music, we usually don't put a lot of thought into the mechanical process that creates the pictures we see or the sounds we hear.

The SONOS Company

Pin Point Mounts 9/29/2014General
Having a home entertainment center is something that is almost a common place today in the modern home. 

Install Your Home Theater The Right Way

Nothing can increase the warming ambiance of your home than the pleasure of a home audio system. Whether it is watching movies with full digital surround sound or entertaining guests with music filling the room, a good speaker setup is a critical element of a quality home audio system. There are numerous options for how to arrange speakers in any given space and many of these options include placing speakers on stands and/or fixing them to ceilings and walls. It is important for sound quality reasons to always raise speakers above the floor so that the sound that comes from them can adequately fill a space.

What Gauge Do You Need?

PinPoint Mounts 9/22/2014
When it comes to installing your speaker system or home theater system, the speaker wire you use will most likely have a noticeable impact on the overall sound quality of your system. Even the greatest speakers won't sound all that good if you use poor-quality wire. Most speakers don't include speaker wire, and choosing from the available options can sometimes be confusing. You’ll want to select the right gauge, length, and type of speaker wire for your system, plus understand techniques and options to help you make dependable connections to your gear.

What Is Speaker Impedance?

PinPoint Mounts 9/16/2014Tips and Advice
As you are searching for the right speakers for your home-theater system and your budget (always something to keep in mind), you will undoubtedly come across a number of numbers that describe the various specifications and characteristics of speakers and varying price ranges - with the expectation that you will be able to compare them side by side.