When installing speakers, you will most likely end up running long speaker wires. If you set up multiple speakers then the amount of cabling is enormous. Then add to that all the cabling that is connecting your AV receiver to your Blu-ray player and television. You might want to think about ways of hiding this cable mess.
One option for hiding cables is to use cable channels. The channels can be mounted to walls or simply placed on the floor. Cables are then inserted into these channels which keeps them out of sight.
Another option are products that can send the audio signal wirelessly. One such product is the Amphony wireless speaker kit that you can find online. Using one of these wireless kits, you can eliminate at least those long speaker cables that run between the front of your room and the back for connecting those rear speakers. If you purchase a kit which has a single receiver unit for connecting two speakers, you will still have to run speaker cable between the receiver unit and each speaker. I would recommend to place the receiver next to one speaker. You …
Loudspeakers will sound differently depending on the environment in which they are set up. Therefore, it is not surprising that if you have listened to the speakers in the dealer showroom that the sound at home is quite different. I will give you some pointers for improving the sound quality of your loudspeakers.
First of all, the location of the speakers is crucial. You never want to set up a speaker close to a reflecting wall so that the sound bounces off the wall. Generally, the speakers should be rotated such that the front is facing towards the middle of the room. If you have to speakers then you might want to position each speaker in one corner of your room. The front of each speaker should be facing towards the middle of the room. Make sure that neither speaker is closer than 3 feet to the wall. If the speakers are any closer, chances are the wall itself will affect the sound quality. The more reflected sound components exist, the more the sound will be affected by obstacles and walls.
Further, make sure the speakers are positioned on soft pads …
Getting the hang of new products might be tricky if you have just recently made the purchase. Technology is evolving so fast these days. However, even though new products boast with new fancy features, some of the basic principles remain. Therefore you don’t have to be scared about purchasing the latest generation of audio products. In fact your products might work better than previous ones in terms of performance. However, manufacturers have also realized the fact that many consumers struggle when it comes to operating their products.
That is why the user interface has also been revamped oftentimes with the latest generation of their offerings. Most products shipped with some sort of a remote control. However, in my personal experience I find that often easier to operate a device from the front panel versus using remote control. Also, I don’t generally recommend spending hours to study the user manual. Often you will have a quick start guide which will explain the basic features of each product so that you don’t have to spend hours getting to know how to work a particular function.