How to connect up your new Home Cinema Receiver?

3 easy steps You will need to follow 3 easy steps after you have unboxed and placed the receiver in your AV rack or other well-ventillated area of your home cinema. Connect your speaker wires Connect your audio cables Connect your video cables including monitor out Only then should you plug the receiver into the... Continue Reading →

What is Room Equalisation (EQ) and why should you care?

The Perfect Loudspeaker Loudspeaker design nowadays is advanced to a point where loudspeakers have a pretty much flat frequency response between 20Hz to 20Khz, which are the lower and upper boundary of human hearing. In an ideal home cinema, the main speakers reproduce frequencies from 80Hz up while the subwoofer is reproducing frequencies from 80Hz... Continue Reading →

Yamaha YPAO and YPAO R.S.C.

What is Yamaha YPAO and YPAO R.S.C If you have a Yamaha Surround Sound Receiver from the last few years, it will most likely have a room calibration system called Yamaha Parametric [Room] Acoustic Optimiser. In simple terms, using a microphone, YPAO will take you through a process to optimise the speakers in your room... Continue Reading →

How to choose the right display?

There are so many brands, makes and types of displays on the market today that it is rather difficult to choose one for your living or home cinema room. In effect, there are 3 major things you need to look for when evaluating the quality of a display: Black Level & Shadow Detail Performance One... Continue Reading →

How to wire up your speakers!

In my previous post, I explained how to position your speakers for surround sound. Next I would like to show you how to wire them up. This is something you do even before you plug your AV Receiver in. It is really simple to do if you get the basic principles below. Red and Black... Continue Reading →

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