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6 Reasons Your Home Sound System Is Driving Your Guests Crazy
Back in 2012, you may have spent weeks browsing big box retailers and online sites for the best home sound system. We bet you showed it off to your friends and family, throwing out facts about its wattage and powerful bass. Sure, it was great then, but what about now? While you may still be satisfied with your system, your family and friends might not share the sentiment. Here are 6 things that may be driving your guests crazy:
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Benefits of a 7.1 Home Theater Speaker System
Whether users are playing video games, listening to their favorite music or watching movies with friends, there is no question that surround sound is the most preferred audio format on the market. Surround sound, as the name implies, delivers audio from 360 degrees around the listener rather than just through screen channels in front of the listener. This translates to richer round, a more authentic feel and a more appealing experience. Although Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound may be considered sufficient, upgrading to a 7.1 home theater system may be the ultimate way to enhance audio in any home.
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How to setup Fluance with Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos setups are popular among audiophiles and cinema lovers alike. In addition to accommodating up to 128 tracks for theater-quality replication, the Atmos format has become increasingly common at home. After they were introduced in 2012, Atmos technologies quickly fulfilled roles in a range of audio products and media formats, such as Blu-ray.
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Selecting Proper Speaker Wire for your Speakers
Choosing the right speaker wire gauge can be a big step for audio lovers. There are many different products out there, and people may encounter quite a bit of misinformation about which cables are right for them. Many modern audio consumers lack familiarity with wiring. In reality, however, selecting speaker wire isn't difficult for those who know the basics.
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What is Dolby Atmos?
Since its debut in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been enhancing commercial theater with a three-dimensional, lifelike audio experience. Instead of sounds coming from beside or behind the audience, Atmos enables sounds to move around an audience in a three-dimensional space so that listeners feel like they're truly immersed in the action. This new format requires more speakers than its predecessors, and it can support up to 64 channels. The addition of ceiling-mounted speakers provides realistic audio effects from overhead. Atmos is more than just a format with more channels than the classic 5.1 and 7.1 decoding schemes; it's a unique system that differs from other schemes in several ways.
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Matching Speaker and Receiver Power
Of all the decisions involved in planning a home theater system, the choice of speakers may seem like one of the most straightforward. However, matching the appropriate speakers to a receiver isn't as simple as it appears. Certain specifications, such as speaker watts and speaker power ratings, need to be considered in order to optimize the system's performance.
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How to Buy the Right AV Receiver
As the centerpiece of any modern consumer entertainment setup, the humble home theater receiver plays a huge role in how people enjoy media.
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Where to Place your Subwoofer for Optimal Sound Performance
Creating an acoustic heaven with a home theater is about more than simply finding the right equipment. For high-end devices like home theaters that come complete with powered subwoofers, positioning is crucial.
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Speaker Wiring Guide
Your Fluance Home Theater products come with 18 gauge internal lead wire to connect your speakers to your receiver/amplifier. You can connect your speakers to your receiver/amplifier via the standard method or through the use of banana plugs:
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Tips on Wiring your Speakers for 5.1 or 7.1 Home Theater Systems
Sure, it's great to throw down a bunch of cash for nice complete home theater speaker system and the amp that makes it all work together, but this is only the beginning.
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Setting up Your Center Channel Speaker
How to Position and Set up a Center Channel Speaker Even the best home theater system won't deliver optimal performance if it's not set up correctly.
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Why You Need a Subwoofer
Why you need a subwoofer for your Home Theater. What Are the Benefits of Having a Subwoofer? For home theater systems as well as other audio setups, subwoofers are integral items that help to deliver great sound to listeners.
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MDF Wood Speaker Cabinets
Whether you have a speaker system from the XL, SV, AV or SX series, you have a good looking speaker. One defining feature of Fluance speakers is the visually stunning MDF cabinet construction, and while it looks amazing in any living, family or entertainment room, many people are unaware of what that term means.
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Neodymium Speaker Magnets Explained
In this article, you will meet a component that perhaps doesn’t get the exposure that it should – the magnet. While each speaker driver is made up of two magnets – an electromagnet and a natural/permanent magnet – the focus will primarily be on the latter.
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Understanding Bipolar Speakers
Bipolar speakers can be very confusing for those new to home audio, and are often dismissed without researching the benefits of this speaker design. The science of bipolar surround sound speakers is pretty simple: the speaker drivers are on opposite sides of a speaker cabinet, creating omnidirectional sound. Basically its two or more speakers outputting sound in multiple directions.
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Fluance HD Compatibility
Video is only part of what high definition has to offer. High definition digital audio is also supported by many HD devices such as Blu-ray players, HD-DVD Players, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and services such as HD cable and HD satellite. Exciting features are available including Dolby Digital, DTS, and 7.1 channel surround sound!
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5.1 & 7.1 Surround Sound Speaker Placement Guide
Speaker placement is the most important part of any Home Theater setup. The proper placement will optimize surround sound and performance of your Fluance speaker system. We have put together some information to help you maximize your audio experience with Fluance.
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Bi-Amp or Bi-Wire Instructions
Fluance Bi-Amp & Bi-Wire Connection Instructions and Information Do I have to bi-amp or bi-wire my connections with your speakers? Some of our models have speaker wire connections to allow for bi-amplification or bi-wiring. This is for your benefit and can be used to enhance the performance of your system.
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Setting up Your Home Theater System is as easy as 1, 2, 3
Your home theater system can come in a variety of sizes, colors and styles. While looking at the thousand-dollar system can impress some, really impress listeners by your ability to create a room filled with high fidelity sound. Here are some basic steps and explanations for the components to your newest home theater system.
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7 Step Guide to Purchasing a Home Theater Speaker System
Making the right decision on a home theater system can be daunting without an action plan. This list of 7 pre-purchase hints will help ensure you make the necessary considerations before your next home theater system purchase:
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Home Thetaer Speaker Basics
When choosing speakers for home cinema the demand for, and placement of speakers differ depending on whether they will be used for a Dolby Pro Logic surround sound system or a digital soundtrack such as Dolby Digital or DTS (Digital Theater System).
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