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Building a Home Theater on a Budget

Building a Home Theater on a Budget

Even though entry-level home theater technologies have become more affordable in recent years, top-of-the-line components are still prohibitively expensive and you need to make a significant investment in your equipment, even if you're building a modest system. However, if you put the time into careful consumer...

What Makes a Good Home Theater Setup?

What Makes a Good Home Theater Setup?

To get the most out of your home theater equipment, you need to think carefully about how you set up your media room or living room. A good home theater setup is simple and uncluttered, with easy access to equipment and controls. Speaker positioning is very important, particularly if you have a surround sound system,...

Understanding Room Acoustics

Understanding Room Acoustics

Acoustics refers to the manner in which sound behaves relative to the surrounding space. For example, outdoor and indoor concert theaters are specially designed to optimize sound. While such spaces typically include enhanced and intricate architectural elements which you're not likely to have in your home, you can...

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