CORDS! Cords everywhere!

Posted by Nick on 3/19/2014
When you are setting up your surround sound system you'll come to find that while you get some sweet sounds out of those great speakers, you've also created a labyrinth of wires that are now running throughout your room. Just like Indiana Jones, if someone were to trip on said cord trap, then they would be chased by the rolling ball of ownership anger.

Find the Best Home Theater Speakers

Posted by Owen on 3/18/2014
In order to find the best home theater speakers, it requires a bit of a balancing act between cost, space and performance. First of all, you can find speakers for anywhere between tens of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars...apiece. As for space, you’ll need to figure out how much room you have for the speakers, as the answer to this question could go a long way in terms of constraining your choices. Size matters, when it comes to speakers, however technology has brought some mighty powerful and dynamic sound to smaller sized speakers, so start looking on the small side, and get some good quality subwoofers. Especially when space is an issue, you will most likely do best from wall mounting or ceiling mounting your television and all your speakers, as by doing so, you free up pretty much all the space for your chairs, couches, etc.

How to Incorporate Sound System Speakers and Mounts in Irregularly-Shaped Rooms

Posted by Owen on 3/17/2014
Installing home theater systems and speakers in regular rectangular and square-shaped rooms is easy since you can simply provide speakers on every side. Most of the guides and resources too that are available online assume that your room is of the same shape, thus going the DIY route is easy. But how do you plan for a home theater and surround system that can be accommodated inside an odd-shaped room? This can be frustrating and stressful for many homeowners who will use and install speakers for the first time.

Surround Sound

Posted by Robyn on 3/12/2014
Of all the possible configurations, surround sound gives you the best auditory experience to go with watching your movies and playing video games. There are several surround sound specifications, however the best of the bunch are 7.1 and 7.2 systems. The main distinction between a 7.1 and a 7.2 sound system is that the 7.2 system has an additional subwoofer that provides more thrust to the sound.

What Not To Do When You're Mounting Speakers

Posted by Nick on 3/10/2014
You have your speakers. You want nothing more than to make sure that they are mounted properly to the wall. You take the speakers out of the box, take your mount of choice from our generous selection of wall and ceiling mounts, and there you go.

Your Initial Setup Matters

Posted by Eric on 3/8/2014
For music lovers, one of the greatest sources of pleasure and contentment comes from their home audio system. Even being able to watch movies with full digital surround sound makes all the difference, with speakers all configured for the optimum realistic effects. And whether you’re entertaining guests or just chilling at home by yourself, the ambiance created by music and/or TV audio emanating from a good speaker setup can be every bit as important as the furniture and even the color of the walls and how the room is decorated.

Secure Mounting

Posted by Eric on 3/4/2014
You've got a TV, home theatre system or that you obviously like, and now you've purchased mounting devices in order to install it exactly how and where you want it to be set up, for optimum viewing and audio purposes. Because you value your audio and video equipment, the last thing you would want would be for it to suffer any type of damage resulting from the manner in which it was installed. In fact, chances are that you have chosen to wall-mount these pieces in order to secure a safe place for them, not only where they can be seen and heard well, but also where they will be unlikely bumped into, causing them to fall over or fall down.

How Your Speaker Placements Affect What You Hear

Posted by Eric on 3/3/2014
It is not enough to buy high-quality speakers; you also have to learn where to place those speakers for the best effect. Speaker placement makes a significant difference in audio quality; if you do not put your speakers in the right place, you end up with distorted, blurred or unbalanced audio.

Sleek, Modern Design Ideas for Your Home Theater

Posted by Eric on 2/28/2014
Entertainment centers used to be enormous, taking up most of the space in the living room. The television was a heavy box, speakers were clumsy, and if you were fortunate enough to have a surround sound speakers, wires were everywhere. Today's home theaters are modern and sleek, appearing more elegant and providing extra space. Virtually every aspect of the home theater has been updated to take up less space and give you better sound along with a clearer picture.

Selecting a Speaker Mount for an Electrical Box Installation

Posted by Eric on 2/24/2014
Mounting speakers for your home entertainment system is a big job and one that, hopefully, you only have to do once. In order to accomplish this successfully, you need to decide where you want to place your speakers and what sort of mounts that placement demands. If you already have a wired home theater room, then look into electrical box mounts.

Space-Saving Ideas for Your Home Theater

Posted by Eric on 2/24/2014
You want the full surround-sound experience in your home theater with optimum audio quality and premium peripherals to match the high definition produced on your television screen. In a small space like yours, however, there just is not enough room for everything you want. You have to get creative to find new ways of getting the home entertainment you want in the home space that you have.

How Optimal Speaker Placement Improves Your Overall Sound

Posted by David on 2/21/2014
Sound is a crucial part of creating an immersive home entertainment system. Even if your speakers are not top-of-the-line, your audio experience is dramatically improved by choosing the ideal speaker location. Poorly placed speakers often produce tinny bass and unbalanced stereo sounds. Before purchasing speaker mounts, experiment with your speakers to find the best placement.

Why You Should Consider Mounting Your Speakers

Posted by Eric on 2/20/2014
The time when tabletop speakers were the best – and the most affordable – option for your computer or audio system is long gone. Having a floor standing speaker unit is standard in home entertainment systems and it may be useful for 5.1 or 7.1 speaker systems used with computers. And then there are speaker mounts, which may just be the most practical way to spread out your speakers and enjoy your sound system to the fullest.

Creative Home Theater Ideas for Small Spaces

Posted by Eric on 2/18/2014
Don't let space restrictions constrict your dream of having a home theater. While the physical dimensions do drive your design planning to a large degree, allow your imagination to flow within the limitations of your chosen room. With a little creativity and the appropriate equipment, you can bring the big screen to even the smallest of spaces.

How to Install Speaker Mounts

Posted by Eric on 2/11/2014
Installing mounted speakers in your home is a simple process, and it provides an excellent level of sound quality. When watching a movie, properly mounted speakers amplify the experience and help create a more realistic environment for the viewer. Read the instructions on your speakers before you start, and then begin planning.

Choosing the Right TV Mount Accessories

Posted by Eric on 1/28/2014
Mounting your television is not a task to take lightly. Make sure that your set is mounted safely and securely to prevent it from coming loose from its brackets and falling to the floor. Use the following accessories to mount your television and other home theater equipment in sturdy ways.

Choosing a Speaker Mount for Bookshelf Applications

Posted by Eric on 1/25/2014
Finding the right speaker mounts for your home entertainment sound system is sometimes an intimidating job. Because standing speakers take up so much space, bookshelf speaker mounts offer the next best solution. Among the many advantages of these mounts is that of placement, which provides an ideal home for front speakers. Once you decide on bookshelf speaker mounts, you need to decide on the type.
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