Some Solutions for Installing Home Theater Loudspeakers

Setting up home theater loudspeakers can be somewhat of a hassle. In particular, those speakers which are located at least 10 feet away from your main receiver unit might be annoying to set up given that you will have to run a fair amount of speaker cable all over your room. However, there are some alternatives that can help you with the installation.

wireless speakers with a transmitter unit

First of all, you might want to consider purchasing wireless speakers at least for the rear speakers. In fact, wireless rear speakers are quite common nowadays. Most of the major brands have introduced home theater kits which come with a pair of speakers that get a wireless signal that speaks stream by the main unit. In some configurations, there will be a special transmitter module which has to be inserted. This module is usually an option that can be purchased when necessary.

In the past, wireless audio is to be transmitted by infrared signal. However, and infrared signals can easily be blocked by people walking in front of the transmitter. Also, if you live in a home that has a great amount of sunlight then the infrared signal can easily be drowned out by sunrays. More recent systems usually employ RF waves. This signal is immune to external light sources. However, it does suffer from dropouts …


How to Improve the Sound of Your Electric Guitar

If you are a music enthusiast then playing an electric guitar is a skill that can be picked up fairly quickly. However, the main advantage of an electric guitar versus an acoustic guitar is that it connects to an external amplifier quite easily. Therefore, the sound doesn’t have to be recorded via a microphone. As a result, you can get much cleaner sound then with an acoustic guitar if you are recording.

Let me give you some tips about how to improve the sound when using an electric guitar. First of all, make sure that the audio cable that plugs into your guitar is connected well. Also, it should be a balance cable in order to minimize noise which is picked up from other equipment. Also, do not run the cable close to other electric sources.

I always recommend using a separate amplifier. You might even consider a preamplifier which connects to your mixing console. For life performances, many people prefer a speaker that has a built-in amplifier. This can be used almost anywhere. However, for recording sessions this type of equipment is not adequate. Instead, you should pick a decent audio amplifier which connects to a balanced cable on the input side and outputs a line-level music signal that connects to your console. This preamplifier minimizes distortion. Make …


Why Are Audio Gadgets Becoming Smaller?

If you’re following the latest trends in audio gadgets than you may have noticed that newer products tend to be smaller than the previous generation. I will look into some of the reasons for this trend.

First of all, people like things to be small. The smaller something is the easier it is to carry around and take it with you. Obviously, you don’t want to be too small because you can easily misplace it. However, when it comes to MP3 players and other audio products, people usually want their gadgets to be small. Therefore, manufacturers are striving to reduce the size of their products. The smaller the product the easier it is to market to the customer.

However, they are also some other reasons that allow manufacturers to reduce the size of the products. First of all, most gadgets are based on technology which is often integrated in so-called integrated circuits. By using these circuits, products require less board space. Less board space means that the enclosure can be made smaller. However, for customized products, the circuit board is still usually fairly big. That is why you don’t really see a reduction in size of some higher-and products. Also, people prefer some products to have a standard size. One of the standard sizes is the size required by …


Get Excited about Technology

If you are like me, you’ll probably get chills every time you find a new gadget. It is quite amazing to discover what manufacturers come up with and what features they packed into new releases of their popular products. But every once in a while you will find some unique new product in the market which you have never seen before. Surely, everybody is constantly improving their product offerings. Regardless of whether you talk electronics or general consumer goods, there’s always something that can be improved. Usually, products have a certain lifecycle. Afterwards they will be replaced with newer revisions. Sometimes, not much actually is being improved and in some cases the manufacturer is just reducing their manufacturing costs. That is often the case if there’s a lot of competition in a particular product niche.

It is quite rare to find something groundbreaking. But there are often some gadgets which are quite unique and features which had thus far not been offered by other products. I get excited regardless of whether I can find new features or a groundbreaking new product.

Whenever I discover something new, I want to play around with it. The best place to do this are trade shows. During these shows, you can often get some fairly knowledgeable people to explain the product to you. …