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Glossary: Audio and Home Theater Terms

Glossary: Audio and Home Theater Terms

Terms and Lingo From A to Z   # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z # 0 dB – the threshold of hearing, 130 dB is the threshold of pain. 24/96 – Usually refers to […]
There's a million ways to skin a speaker, tower vs. bookshelf, cabinet vs. in wall or in ceiling and another that comes up frequently, active vs. passive. We'll take a look at the differences between each design as well as the overall advantages and specific use cases that will benefit from one or the other.
How to Compare A/V Receiver Power Specs

How to Compare A/V Receiver Power Specs

Like many consumer electronics purchases, an A/V receiver is a significant investment. Not only will you probably be spending at least $600 on one, but it will have a large effect on how the audio coming from your speakers sounds. In short, anything you run through your A/V receiver will only sound as good as […]
The Truth About Speaker Impedance

The Truth About Speaker Impedance

Impedance, it’s a fairly straight forward concept, all electrical circuits and components resist the flow of electricity (or current) to some degree and the way we measure that resistance is impedance. The unit of measurement of impedance are ohms, often symbolized by the Greek letter omega: Ω. All pretty simple, right? Well, there’s still many […]
The Top 5 Reasons to Add a Subwoofer to Your System

The Top 5 Reasons to Add a Subwoofer to Your System

Once upon a time, back in the Dark Ages of the mid 20th Century, people either listened to music on their hi-fi system consisting of two speakers or watched TV accompanied only by the speaker inside the TV set. That started changing with the introduction of the subwoofer in the ’60s, but things really got […]

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