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- July 10, 2015Read more
Echoes are some of the most disruptive things that can interfere with the beauty and enjoyment of your home theater system. There are many factors that contribute to the problem of echoes in the home. Some of them include hard surfaces such as marble, granite counter tops, high ceilings, and glass windows. The good news is that you can actually stop the interference of echoes without necessarily having to punch holes into your pocket.
Dealing with window effects
You can reduce the amount of echoes that windows produce. This is possible by using good quality velvet draperies.
You need to hang them long enough so that they can flow all the way down to the floor of the room. They will absorb some of the echoes and sound waves that result from the glass in the window.
Hard floor have a resounding and bounce-back effect that produces echoes in the house. You can lay large area rugs on the floor in order to soften the surface and help absorb the resounding sound waves. Additionally, you can go a wall-to-wall carpet as an alternative for floor rugs but it is a viable long-term solution compared to floor rugs.
Hard wall surfaces
These are another source of echoes in the house. You can use wall coverings as a means of lowering and softening the effects of echoes on the walls. You can fortify the wall coverings using thick velvet panels so that their muffling effect is enhanced.
Go for soft furniture
This is another tool to curb sound echoes in the home. Soft furniture hat has a lot of upholstered pieces and parts are a great way of muffling sound reflection.
This is another echo absorbing tool that you can install to deal with echoes interference. You can place he foam on top of storage items and tall furniture. The good news is that it us a very affordable and readily available option in all nearby fabric accessories store.
Keep the house clean and orderly
This is another simple technique that will go a million miles in ensuring that you minimize echoes. When a house is disorderly and cluttered with everything everywhere, it creates room for many objects for sound to bounce off. Make sure that the house is not cluttered and if you do not have all the time to do that, you can hire the services of professional house cleaners to relieve you.
Dealing with bedroom echoes
The bedroom is one of these places where most people would like to enjoy the soothing and comforting power of good music. However, bedrooms also have their own share of echoes that disrupt the sweetness of a home theater. You can deal with this by hanging fabric canopies over your bed. Additionally, you can use a thick comforter for your bed to enhance its muffling effect.
- July 15, 2015Read more
There are many ways of enriching your home theater experience. One of them is connecting it to a computer LAN in order to enlarge and broaden your enjoyment of the home theater. With new technology in the market, you can now get your system connected to a computer network at a more affordable cost.
Before going on with your plan, you need to factor in the restrictions imposed by your ISP(Internet Service Provider).This is because most of them can be very restrictive and may not allow some kind of server connections in their terms and conditions as per your agreement with them. They can either disconnect you or charge you more.
But how can you go around this and still enjoy an internet connection on your home theater system? Read on below to find out how you can do that.
The good side of wireless connections is that they are fast coming down in the rates they charge, compared to the fixed wire systems. You can simply construct a home data network by adding a wireless access point to the network.By adding a PC card, you can get your system on line by plugging into standardized PC card slots or by using USB-based adapters. Many modern appliances use the 54 Mbps wireless standard while a handful of them use a better version that is more suitable for videos which conforms to the 802.11n standard and they can do up to 300Mbps.
If you have a satellite connection, you can still use it as another root to get your system on line. You simply need a high speed internet modem placed anywhere on the network.Additionally, this kind of modem can act as a router if you want to install more than one device to your network hence the need for a router is totally eliminated.
Another tool you can use to do the connection is by use of phone lines. You can use phone lines to send signals from one room to another. Some networking systems use higher frequencies on the cables to send data while allowing you to continue using the phone and watch video simultaneously. This connection pathway is based on the (HPNA) Phoneline Networking Alliance standards.
Use electrical cables
Thus is another transmission and connection option that you can take advantage of .You need to use low-cost appliances that adhere to the HomePlug AV standard. This is a standard networking protocol for Ethernet connections through AC power cables. With this channel, you can get decent speeds of up to 200 Mbps though they are based on the location of the device on the network and what you are watching at any given moment of time
- July 22, 2015Read more
Safety first, safety last
I know the excitement that come with the prospects of one buying and enjoying the soothing and entertainment of a new dream home theatre. The excitement is hinged to when the system is going to be wired and the booming and soothing, acoustics begin to rock the airwaves.
However, there are a number of factors that need to be carefully considered and attended to even as you install the system. Safety is one of these indispensable factors that cannot be ignored as you install the wiring system.It is because of the above that this discourse seeks to bring to light the importance of doing the wiring in a safe manner and how to achieve that. Keep on reading to find out how best you can achieve wiring safety.
All wiring in the home has a potential risk attached to them. This is because everything that uses electricity has the potential of posing a threat to the safety and lives of the people living in that house. Electricity, if mismanaged, can simply be destructive and fatal, and hence the issues of safety in wiring cannot be ignored or under prioritized.
One of the primary causes of safety compromises in wiring is rooted in financial and budgetary considerations, which at times override the issues that are more important. For instance, most people will rather go for lower quality connection and installation cables in order to save money (but risk their own lives and that of the home theater). They fail to use specially certified wires and cables that comply with national standards in terms of resistance to fire, abrasion, extreme temperatures and chemicals.
Another area of conflict between saving money and ensuring safety is connected to the personnel doing the installation. Most families will rather do the installation alone without the supervision or the approval of a qualified electrician just for the sake of saving that extra dollar. If you do not have the necessary technical skills to do the installation by yourself, please call an electrician because not all of us are gifted to handle technical things.
Another issue that contributes towards poor safety in installations is poor planning. When planning is not done properly or in time, many things are overlooked. For instance, the exact length of the cables may not be taken into consideration. When the material date comes, the budget has been drawn based on inaccurate estimates and when unforeseen expenses come in, many guys will simply compromise safety in order to fit within a budget that was based on flawed and incomplete planning. So, make sure that you plan ahead and do it thoroughly, making allowances for price hikes and extra lengths of wiring cables.
- October 15, 2015Read more
Acoustic panels and tiles play an important role in improving the quality and consistency of audio in your studio or your entertainment room. Musicians who record in small studios, such as garage studios, frequently make use of acoustic wall panels and acoustic ceiling tiles in order to smooth out the sound of their audio. No matter how much you spend on speakers, amps and high quality instruments, if you do not pay attention to the space in which that audio equipment is being used then you will end up having problems when it comes to recording audio.
Home studios are difficult to work with because they are not only small (necessitating the use of acoustic diffusers), but they are constructed using materials that have less than ideal acoustic properties. In addition, because of the limited budget that many home-studio owners have, it is difficult to create pro-level sound. A spare bedroom studio will never sound like a professional studio – but with the right choice of acoustic mats and panels you can make huge improvements to the quality of your audio, even if it won’t quite match the professional level.
The most important thing offered by acoustic diffusers and panels is control. Acoustic tiles and panels can help to both diffuse and reflect the sound, preventing reflections that could otherwise disturb the clarity of the audio you are working with. It takes care and planning to design a small studio layout that works well in this regard, however. If you have a good ear and you are clever with angles you can guess where to place mats and lay out the mirror points by eye (or ear). You can position a ceiling cloud in a similar way to ensure that reflections are controlled both horizontally and vertically. However, this is not ideal. The best choice would be to use the tools provided by companies like Vicoustic to plan your room layout. Vicoustic offers several pre-defined layouts and also lets you work out your own.
Once you have installed your mats and panels, you will probably find that you can hear the results of the installation instantaneously. The main section of the room should have a controlled “live” sound. One good way to test the quality of the padding is to do some recordings and make sure that acoustic instruments and vocals can be clearly distinguished from each other. If you position the vocalist well away from the acoustic instruments there should be good isolation. You can carefully control the ambiance of the room to produce a roomy sound, or you can aim for a cleaner sound quite easily.
When you are laying tiles or panels, try to leave a little air gap behind them. This will serve to muffle the sound even better, which is important if the room is made of drywall or other materials with poor acoustic properties. The difference in audio quality should be clearly noticeable once the panels are glued in place.