Sunday, December 17, 2006
Technically the speakers in the Classic Two system are ‘budget’ speakers, at least for NHT. Personally I wouldn’t call a $2,000 bookshelf speaker system 'budget', but NHT attracts a lot of serious hi-fi enthusiasts with their higher end lines.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Mr. Eric LoBue, audioreview.com, writes: [The Majestic Diamonds] “produce that rich, detailed sound audiophiles know and lust after. Instruments and voices are well articulated with good separation. Music jumps out of the speakers with enthusiasm while maintaining its integrity.” Mr. LoBue continues: “I would like to see this technology [ETL] get picked up by those large manufacturers of “home theater speaker system in the box” and portable boom box type systems.” The tiny size and astounding clarity of the Majestic Diamonds are especially suited for the flat TV. The Majestic Diamonds can be located behind the TV screen. No other speaker manufacturer can make this claim.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
What's in the Box
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
KEF’s unique fivetwo Series speakers provide an elegant solution to the dilemma of blending a home theater speaker system into today’s custom interiors. The fivetwo Series build on KEF’s award winning Instant Theatre technology and brings it to new applications and levels of performance. The fivetwo Series Model 7 and Model 11 offer a unique patented acoustic solution to those who either cannot or would prefer not to accommodate five separate speakers and the associated wiring spread around their room, but would still like to enjoy the exciting experience of true 5.1 channel home theater sound.
The fivetwo Series speakers’ name derives from their ability to produce true five channel surround sound from just two patented speaker enclosures. The completely new line is comprised of the Model 7 bookshelf speaker system (seven drivers) and the Model 11 floor standing speaker system (eleven drivers). Both models feature a slender and elegant “racetrack” shaped enclosure and are available in either a matt silver or high gloss black finish to match most of today’s popular flat panel displays. Optional matching floor stands and wall brackets are available for use with the Model 7s.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Why settle for a sweet spot when you can have a sweet room?
There's nothing unusual about a father who's eager to show off pictures of his kids and rave about how great they are. This is one of those moments, except Ken Hecht, the president of Phase Technology, isn't showing me pictures (I'm getting a real-life look), nor is he exaggerating how good these particular offspring are. In truth, we're not talking about little people at all. What Hecht is so proud to show me is a very special—I know, that's what they all say—home theater speaker system he's been dreaming about and working on for the better part of 15 years. It's a system that, he tells me, "will make any room sound like the best theater in the country." As if that weren't enough, he claims that the system can expand the sweet spot from the typical single-pair-of-ears hot seat to an area large enough for half a dozen or more people to sit comfortably and enjoy a movie. He's christened the system with the name Digital Audio Reference Theater System, or dARTS for short. (Thankfully, his real children have names that roll a little more easily off the tongue.)
Monday, November 13, 2006
What was most mind-blowing was the very effective pseudo-surround from almost any stereo or multichannel source. I at first thought I had enabled the SRS TruSurround in the Samsung, but discovered that the particular option was off (using either the menu or just pressing the SRS button on the remote) and what I was hearing was the generic Virtual Surround circuit built into the Oppo DVD player. The most enveloping surround - with imaging on the sides and even behind in some cases - came unexpectedly on the original soundtrack music in stereo for some of the silent films in the Kino DVD set I just reviewed. I later turned off the surround option in the Oppo and tried the one provided in the Samsung - which wasn’t quite as noticeable.
I’m not suggesting that anyone going for this display should forego the usual addition of a complete six-speaker home theater speaker system including subwoofer. That is always going to be the ultimate accompaniment to the HDTV display, whether it is a large or small one. However, if space/decor/money/time considerations rear their ugly heads, you could do worse than investing in a pair of the tiny Orb speakers and accompanying subwoofer plus a simple stereo amp, and use the pseudo-surround feature to fill out the HT soundfield.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The Vice President of retail analysis and development in NY told me it was incredible: “You’ve received 1,800 responses in the first two hours”. I explained to him that home theater enthusiasts are a passionate people.
Another really gratifying finding is that more than half of the respondents have been reading us from 4-12 years continuously…and most of you think that it has improved over the last two years. No, just no one really have lives outside of this!
I’m reading the entire survey and collating the respondents comments sections to fine-tune what most of you want to see more about home theater speaker system and home theater stereo in the months ahead.
The timing on this couldn’t be better as we're producing our 2007 editorial calendar.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The following paragraphs summarize the work of home theater speaker system experts who are completely familiar with all the aspects of home theater speaker system. Heed their advice to avoid any home theater speaker system surprises.
Major consumer electronics (CE) maker Panasonic has announced plans to release its first Blu-ray disc player long with new audio receiver and home theater speaker system in September. While the company is behind Samsung and Sony with the Blu-ray player debut, it will still remain among the first companies to offer the new tech in the U.S.
“The debut of our first Blu-ray Disc High Definition Home Theater solution, combined with Panasonic’s Plasma TVs, allows us to offer consumers the most advanced and complete integrated home theater solution available,” said Reid Sullivan, Vice President of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company's Entertainment Group.
Those of you not familiar with the latest on home theater speaker system now have at least a basic understanding. But there's more to come.Panasonic Blu-ray disc (BD) player (DMP-BD10) will be able to playback CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs, supporting, when necessary, up-conversion to 1080p resolution. In order to take advantage of the player, users will have to own a TV-set with HDMI input as well as appropriate HDMI-supporting speaker system. Panasonic did not unveil many details about the Blu-ray disc player.
Panasonic DMP-BD10 will cost $1299.95 in the U.S., which is about $300 more expensive compared to players from Samsung and Sony, but still $200 more affordable compared to the Blu-ray disc player from Pioneer.
The Osaka, Japan-based maker of consumer electronics will sell the DMP-BD10 separately, however, in conjunction to it, it would also make available matching receiver (SA-XR700) for $999 and speaker system (SB-TP1000) for $2999.95. Additionally, the firm said it would release a new 65” plasma display (TH-65PX600) with 1080p resolution in fall 2006. Panasonic is the first CE producer, which is to offer Blu-ray disc player along with the other products necessary for watching movies on BDs.
Now you can understand why there's a growing interest in home theater speaker system. When people start looking for more information about home theater speaker system, you'll be in a position to meet their needs.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Doug Van Arsdale, owner of Custom Home Theater Speaker System out of Sharpsburg, creates the latter.
Van Arsdale has a background in construction and a knack for electronics.
"I've always been into connecting things and fixing things," Van Arsdale said. "I figured why not integrate my love for electronics and stereo with construction, into a full-time gig."
Since starting the business in 2000, Van Arsdale and his team have created more than 1,000 home theater systems in the Atlanta area.
Some rooms are dedicated private cinemas, where most of the electronics — including the television, video, stereo, lights and even heating and air-conditioning — are controlled by one remote.
Besides installing home theater equipment, Van Arsdale's business also offers interior design, where a decorator helps clients select the best color for the room, seating, whether it be stadium style or a sectional sofa, lighting and construction.
Of course, this all comes at a price. Dedicated theater rooms can range from $12,000 to $100,000.
Peachtree City resident John Hautala hired Van Arsdale to create a combination media and theater room.
The installation included a 50-inch plasma television, drop down 5-foot-by-8-foot screen, plus a closet full of electronics with game equipment such as XBox and PlayStation.
Before work started, Hautala had a particular request.
"One of the earlier requirements was to have one remote that controls everything, from the television to the audio to the video to the lights in the room," Hautala said. "That way I knew my wife would be able to use it, too."
Hautala admits the system wasn't cheap but would rather not divulge the amount.
"Some might say I'm half-foolish for spending that kind of money and I'd agree with them," Hautala said. "But you just do it because you want to."
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
One of my customer want to renovate his TV room. He want to install a home theater speaker System.
I already installed ceilling speaker in the kitchen, dinning room and the living room. He want in ceilling speaker in that room too. Look for the green circle near the foyer.
My question about rear surround speakers placement:
The room is about 10 by 18. On the room drowing, speakers are in light blue. Should I install on the wall speakers and at what height? Or in ceilling rear surround speakers?
My question about center speakers placement:
We will install an 40" LCD TV over the fireplace. At first i was planning to install the center speaker just over the fireplace, under the LCD. But my client want an LCD wall mount that can pan, tilt, swivel and have some Height adjustment. He want to be able to lower the LCD Panel when not using the fireplace to have a more natural Height.
I don't know if there are wall mount system that can do this? And if yes, when he will lower the panel, the front speaker will get behind the screen. I think that the speaker should be install with the LCD on the wall mount so that both the LCD and the center speaker move the same way.
Any products idea?
Monday, October 02, 2006
Would you like to find out what those-in-the-know have to say about home theater speaker system? The information in the article below comes straight from well-informed experts with special knowledge about home theater speaker system.
A recent addition in the field of in-wall speakers, in-wall surround sound speaker systems form a perfect match for your home décor. The primary purpose of an in-wall surround sound speaker is to enhance home theater audio system, thereby providing non-intrusive enjoyment by keeping the speakers invisible. Its advantages, among many others, are high quality, outstanding performance, perfect sound, space saving, easy placement, sleek design, and versatility. In-wall surround sound speakers are most ideal in a home theater environment.
In-wall speakers with surround speaker system can be referred to as an audio system that involve the application of subwoofers, volume controls, cables, and two or more speakers including a rear speaker. Generally, surround sound speaker systems are available in two designs: monopole and bipole. Matrix sound and discrete sound are among the prime technologies employed for the performance of surround speaker system.
Once you begin to move beyond basic background information, you begin to realize that there's more to home theater speaker system than you may have first thought.
In-wall surround sound speaker system also has some disadvantages. Since it has static position, in-wall surround sound speaker systems sometimes lead to poor accuracy. Further, its installation cost is high. Another factor that affects the proper functioning of in-wall surround sound speakers is diffraction loss.
At present, a range of in-wall surround speakers coupled with advanced technologies are available according to the budget, need, and style of the customers.
Knowing enough about home theater speaker system to make solid, informed choices cuts down on the fear factor. If you apply what you've just learned about home theater speaker system, you should have nothing to worry about.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
The most important consideration in the design and complete set up of your home theater is the size of the room. The home theater speakers and the other components of your home theater may need to consider the size of the room. Too small rooms for your home theater may not require so many speakers. Only three speakers may be good if the room is quite small. Do not overload your small room; you may not be able to get the entertainment and relation you want if you feel overloaded with so many home theater speakers. Because you only need three home theater speakers in your small room, you may need to acquire the high-end brand of home theater speakers to compliment the size of the room and the other equipments for your home theater.
If you have a bigger room however, the basic three home theater speakers may not be enough. You may need to put up to six speakers around the room, you may also consider complimenting your home theater speakers with subwoofer to complete the surround sound like in movie theaters. In addition to the speakers, you may also need to purchase a high-end television set which should not be smaller than 27 inches. It may not be reasonable if you buy a smaller television set because it may drown in the fineness of your home theater speakers. Additionally, the DVD player needs to be of high quality, having progressive scan your DVD Player may help provide sharp images and flicker-free pictures for your home theater system. The home theater speakers, television and DVD player are the basic components of a home theater system especially if the room is quite small. However, for bigger room, adding home theater furniture and home theater projectors may be necessary to complete the package.
If you find yourself confused by what you've read to this point, don't despair. Everything should be crystal clear by the time you finish.
If your home theater speakers system are of high quality. This is because of the need to provide a surround sound for the home theater set up. The DVD player and the television set may answer for the requirement of sight in a movie theater setup. Your home theater speaker needs to answer for the sound requirement, and if your home theater speaker is not of high quality brand, it may not be able to do the job for you.
In order for you to avoid making mistakes in your choice of home theater equipment including home theater speakers, and home theater furniture, you may require the services of a home theater designer. They will be able to provide the best recommendation that will ensure you will get the most out of your home theater system including topnotch home theater speakers. Additional home theater furniture may be necessary to complete the package and to dress up the whole room. Since they are the designers, they will be able to recommend the best for your home theater system set up. If you have a properly designed home theater, you will be the best entertainment possible.
Your home theater designer may take on the huge responsibility of choosing the most suitable home theater speaker to attain the best design for your home theater.
This article's coverage of the information is as complete as it can be today. But you should always leave open the possibility that future research could uncover new facts.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Since the surround sound speaker systems needed for a true home theater experience are made up of 6 speakers including the subwoofer, they can be a substantial part of the cost all by themselves. However, price is not always the governing factor in whether a speaker system is high quality or not. In fact, sometimes the best surprises come in inexpensive packages. Here is a home theater speaker review on the Athena technologies Micra 6 home theater speaker system:
One of the biggest challenges to home theater equipment buyers is in the installation of the the products that they buy, and the speaker system can be the most problematic of all since there are more wires that run farther distances than any other component in the surround sound setup. Happily, Athena makes the installation as painless as possible by providing the speaker wires in the box already, and a very clear wiring diagram that should be able to be used successfully by even the most technically challenged among us.
If you wish to mount your speaker setup to the wall or hang them from the ceiling they have already thought of that too and included handy swivel mounting brackets for that kind of job.
Is everything making sense so far? If not, I'm sure that with just a little more reading, all the facts will fall into place.
The system itself consists of satellite speakers that are small and stylish enough to blend in with almost any surroundings and yet capable of great sound in an average size room. Of course, if your listening area is in a very large room you may have trouble filling it up with sound, but that is to be expected at this low price level.
The 8 inch subwoofer is adequate and blends well with the other speakers in the system without overpowering them. All in all, the sound is very impressive from a speaker system that is so inexpensive.
The best part of this whole system is it's cost which is under $400 on some online sites. And considering how easy it is to spend thousands on a home theater surround sound speaker system, that figure is very easy on the pocketbook. So if you want to step up to a surround sound experience for your home theater system, but just can't afford the big bucks right now, consider this home theater speaker review of the Athena Micra 6 and see if it doesn't fir the bill.
So now you know a little bit about home theater speaker system. Even if you don't know everything, you've done something worthwhile: you've expanded your knowledge.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Sometimes the most important aspects of a subject are not immediately obvious. Keep reading to get the complete picture. The smallest loudspeaker offering from Anthony Gallo Acoustics, the 4" Nucleus Micro series packs a lot of punch. The Micro series, which consists of the all-new Nucleus Micro Ti and the original Nucleus Micro loudspeaker, is far and away the best price/ performance value on the market today. Available in a variety of colors and a number of installation options, Micro speakers are designed to blend beautifully into any home or office decor.
When word gets around about your command of home theater speaker system facts, others who need to know about home theater speaker system will start to actively seek you out. By the way, if you think that this speaker is cool, just wait until you hear them. Find out how to bring true hi-fi performance in an attractive, affordable package into your home.
The five carefully designed satellite speakers and slim-line powered subwoofer deliver precise, high-energy sound, It's a great match for a plasma or flat-panel TV. The surround speakers feature a 3/4" Dynamic Balance® tweeter and 3-1/2" Dynamic Balance woofer, while the front and center speakers include the same tweeter with dual woofers for a powerful front soundstage.
If your home theater speaker system facts are out-of-date, how will that affect your actions and decisions?Make certain you don't let important home theater speaker system information slip by you. All the satellites are constructed with heavy-duty, non-resonant aluminum, and feature rounded cabinets that break up internal standing waves — you'll get pure, clean surround sound.
Be sure you're getting the best bass possible from the RM6900 system, Polk has outfitted all five satellites with their exclusive Power Port technology. It allows the satellites to produce deeper, cleaner bass for better blending with the sub. Now you can understand why there's a growing interest in home theater speaker system. When people start looking for more information about home theater speaker system, you'll be in a position to meet their needs.