Audyssey has sent out an email to installers a few days ago detailing a new licensing model for them. The new licensing offers a better cost structure for those who calibrate many receivers in their line of work. It requires the purchase of at least 5 licenses and comes with more discount, the more licenses... Continue Reading →
Building an Amazing Sound System on a Budget!
know budget and amazing don't normally go in the same sentence, especially with audio, but there is a trick most aren't aware of that can be used if you are willing to put up with a bit of inconvenience, and lack of style. Find out how!
Yamaha YPAO R.S.C – Take Two
This post explores what YPAO R.S.C. is really doing under the hood!
The Home Cinema PC – Simply!
Introduction I love packaged media such as DVD - in the old days - and now Blu Ray. Packaged media will always have the upper hand when it comes to quality of picture and sound so let's hope it's here to stay. Nevertheless, there are so many of us who download TV shows or even... Continue Reading →
Uncompressed Sound and Video are NOT Better than Compressed
The Marketing Machine Everyone was rejoicing when Blu Ray's standard allowed manufacturers to include uncompressed sound on disks. Most certainly Blu Ray's provide much improved sound but did you know that even DVDs allowed sound with more precision than some of today's Blu Ray's have? Let me explain... Perceptual Coding Perceptual coding in terms of... Continue Reading →
What is Room Equalisation (EQ) and why should you care?
It's great we have such advanced loudspeaker design, but once you put the speakers into a room, things get very messy. Let's see how room equalisation can help!
How to build a $300 screen that performs like a $2000 one
The difference a screen makes You can project onto a white wall and get a really great picture, but if you've spent more than $500 on a projector, you will notice a marked difference with a purpose built screen. The benefits of projecting onto a great screen include the following: Increased sharpness / perceived resolution... 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: Contrast Performance One of the most important... Continue Reading →
How to Wire up Your Speakers!
In this article, I show you how to wire up your speakers to your AV receiver correctly.