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Front Projector Technology

Front Projector Technology By Shane Buettner Two (And A Half) Basic Flavors I'd love to regale you all with stories of the CRT front projectors of yesteryear. These beasts were bigger than a VW, but cost a lot more. But that's not why I'm here. Thanks to the digital revolution, [...]

November 26th, 2017|Categories: Projection, Video|

Whole House Music Systems

Whole House Music Systems OVERVIEW Of all the electronic amenities available to a new home, none are quite as enjoyable as a whole-house music system. Distributing tunes from one stereo system to speakers in far corners of a house is nothing new. Handy homeowners have been stringing wire from their [...]

November 26th, 2017|Categories: Sound|

Speaker Technology Primer

Speaker Technology Primer By Thomas J. Norton Speakers are available in a bewildering variety of styles, sizes, and technologies. On the technical side, the vast majority are conventional box designs using one or more drivers—most commonly a single cone woofer for the bass and midrange, a single dome tweeter for [...]

November 26th, 2017|Categories: Sound|

Structured Wiring FAQ

Structured Wiring FAQ What is Structured Wiring and why should I have it in my home? Structured Wiring is simply an advanced wiring system roughed into your new home that allows the homeowner to take advantage of new technologies and services that are available now and in the future. Examples [...]

November 26th, 2017|Categories: Wiring|

Surround Sound Formats

Surround Sound Formats Today Despite the heavy emphasis on video over the past 15 years, the evolutions of home audio and video have actually taken nearly identical paths. Looking back on the home A/V market in the mid 1990s the industry began a transition away from the VCR and its [...]

November 26th, 2017|Categories: Sound, Video|

Room Accoustics

Room Accoustics Rooms resonate just like organ pipes. The room is an unwanted extra instrument playing along with the musicians. The design goal for a good music room is to minimize this coloration, which is strongest at bass frequencies between 20 and 200 Hz. At higher frequencies the room still [...]

November 26th, 2017|Categories: Sound|