Articles in the "home audio" Category

Comparing Ported vs. Sealed Subwoofers

March 31st, 2023 at 2:10 p.m. · By Eric Doi ·

If you’re trying to choose the best subwoofer for your home audio setup, you may be wondering about the differences between ported and sealed subwoofers. Both types of subwoofers have their benefits, but which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each ...

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The difference between RMS and Peak measurement

December 13th, 2022 at 10:53 a.m. · By Eric Doi ·

As you explore the world of sound and recording, you will come across terms like RMS and peak. But what is the difference between these two measurements? It is important to understand the differences so that you can assess audio signals correctly and understand the quality of the speakers you ...

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Understanding Speaker Components

November 11th, 2022 at 11:48 a.m. · By Eric Doi ·

In order to understand speaker components, it is important first to understand sound. Sound is a type of energy that travels through the air, or any other medium, as a vibration of pressure waves. When these pressure waves reach our ears, they cause the eardrum to vibrate, which in turn ...

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Using Speakers In Your Home

October 3rd, 2022 at 10:21 a.m. · By Eric Doi ·

When thinking of utilizing speakers in general, most thoughts generally move towards listening to music in one capacity or another. It's true that music is the driving force for good quality-sounding speakers. People are influenced, inspired, and simply enjoy listening to music. Some people focus so deeply on the quality ...

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What Speakers Do I Need?

September 14th, 2022 at 4:10 p.m. · By Eric Doi ·


Music in your home can make the world of a difference in creating the home atmosphere you desire. With technology continuing to grow and expand, figuring out what speakers would work best for you can be confusing, or at least daunting. This article is to help articulate what speakers ...

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5 Things Needed to Build a Home Theater

July 21st, 2022 at 3:24 p.m. · By Eric Doi ·

If you're looking to add a home theater to your new or preexisting house, there are some things you don't want to miss when it comes to creating a home theater experience that best fits your needs, your allotted area, and your desired experience, and your budget. To make your ...

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June 22nd, 2022 at 12:14 p.m. · By Eric Doi ·

Technology has been advancing in the AV industry extremely fast over the last decade. We are to the point where people are adding home theaters and extravagant backyard movie escapes to their own homes! Essentially, these homeowners have the freedom to watch movies comfortably at home and the money that ...

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Adding a Sub to Multiroom Audio

June 1st, 2022 at 11:11 a.m. · By Eric Doi ·

Adding a Sub to Multiroom Audio


If you’ve ever been to the movie theater or installed a subwoofer in a car stereo system; you know the benefits and unique experience that come from adding a subwoofer to an audio system. You may already have a home audio system that ...

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Holiday Buying Guide - 2020

‘Tis the season of giving with the holidays around the corner, if you’re a last-minute gift-buyer like me, then you might be scrambling around for what to buy your family. If this is the case, we have a few ideas for everyone, including your kids, family gifts, or even gifts ...

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What is Whole Home Audio?

October 8th, 2020 at 9:51 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

A whole-home audio system has been moving its way up in popularity over the last several years. With passing time, technology has advanced and there are now more options for anyone. These options are what helps you to find the “right” system that works for you. Solutions can vary in ...

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Is a Smart Home Worth It?

September 24th, 2020 at 8:43 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

Is turning your home into a smart home really worth all of the trouble? Have you experienced being inside a home that can be controlled through one system (ie. a phone, Control4 system, iPad/tablet)? Obeying the homeowner’s every command!

They could turn the lights on as it gets darker in ...

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Premium Audio for Gamers

August 25th, 2020 at 9:33 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

PC Gaming Setup

For all of you PC gamers, you know just how important your “battle station” is. Every setup consists of (at the very least) a gaming chair, a gaming desk, a keyboard and a mouse, one or more monitors, and the PC itself. Generally, when you have the ...

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Pairing TVs & Sound

August 10th, 2020 at 12:06 p.m. · By [email protected] ·

Now, who understands how it feels and the excitement when getting a new T.V.? The anticipation of getting to turn it on after it is all set up and connected to whatever “service” (Hulu, Netflix, DirecTV) that you have, is the best feeling! With all of these new television releases ...

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Retrofitting With VSSL

August 5th, 2020 at 9:09 a.m. · By [email protected] ·


Retrofitting is a basic term in construction meaning “to update your home from an older building with older outdated technology and adding newer technology to update it.” With the VSSL A.1 Audio Streaming Amplifier, retrofitting is made simple.

Take whichever room/area is outdated and make it new again, by ...

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What Is An AV Rack?

July 23rd, 2020 at 11:06 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

Electronic racks have become a popular addition to most household and commercial electronic installation projects. But why are racks becoming so popular? Does anyone really need an electronic AV rack? What is the purpose of using a rack to house all of that equipment and all of those wires? It's ...

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Outdoor Amplifiers

June 18th, 2020 at 12:17 p.m. · By [email protected] ·

With summer just around the corner, we know that you are looking at your landscaping options and wondering where to start. What can you include in your outdoor audio systems that will give you a premium sound?

There are so many different options available, however, we all know that the ...

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June 10th, 2020 at 10:20 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

We know that the VSSL amplifiers are designed to be easy to use. However, we do know that there are some instances where you just can’t figure out how to fix an issue. So we have compiled all of your frequently asked questions and made it easily accessible for you. ...

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TruAudio FAQs

May 28th, 2020 at 9:15 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

Have you ever had a quick question for TruAudio that you wish you didn’t have to call tech support or your sales associate for? Well, TruAudio has compiled this quick list of top 25 Frequently Asked Questions for anyone to reference!


1.  How do you set up the DSP ...

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Home Office: Make Your Home The Perfect Office

May 20th, 2020 at 9:26 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

Most audio enthusiasts that have speakers set up in their home, installed them for a specific reason; on the patio to make summer barbecues unforgettable, in the kitchen when a little inspiration is needed, and for the surround sound in the home theater room (who wants to go out to ...

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Speaker 101

April 20th, 2020 at 3:57 p.m. · By [email protected] ·

When looking for a sound system, the speakers play a huge part in what you are shopping for. The ultimate goal of a speaker is to produce clear audio output, whether its music or coming from your T.V. But how do you achieve this experience? Where does the sound come ...

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Custom Install vs Bluetooth

April 7th, 2020 at 11:52 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

The importance of having a good in-vehicle sound system used to be the “big thing”. But now having quality sound throughout your home is the newest trend. Having a home audio system that sounds crisp and clear no matter where you are at in your home is an essential set ...

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Commercial Audio Applications

March 24th, 2020 at 10:40 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

In the world of audio sound systems, most people think of them only being applicable to homes or being put into their cars, but an audio system can be installed in just about any room or space for any application.

The most popular commercial applications include places like; medical offices ...

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How To Take a Photo And Shoot a Video

March 19th, 2020 at 2:42 p.m. · By [email protected] ·

As a business who continues to grow each year, we know that keeping up with social media is important. Distributors and dealers want to see new products, ways that they can use those products (called “lifestyle” images/videos), and where those products fit into their life. The way that products are ...

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Ported vs Sealed Subwoofer

March 12th, 2020 at 11:49 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

What is The Purpose of Subwoofers?

A popular question that seems to be on the minds of audio customers is, “Why do I need a quality subwoofer, what is the point?”. Subwoofers are what gives you more bass. It is what extends the sound of your music. Of course, if ...

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Amplifiers: Which is Best?

March 4th, 2020 at 2:13 p.m. · By [email protected] ·

There has been a lot of technological advances recently and it is to the point where people are adding home theaters and extravagant backyard movie escapes. Essentially, these homeowners have the freedom to watch movies comfortably at home and the extra money that would have been wasted at a commercial ...

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Amplifiers - 101

February 25th, 2020 at 2:26 p.m. · By [email protected] ·

Sound is a fascinating thing to understand. At this point, you may not know much about sound and how it is transferred, or you may be educated on the topic but did you know that sound essentially is just a vibration that moves air particles? Essentially, when something vibrates in ...

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Luxury Outdoor Landscape Audio

February 18th, 2020 at 10:50 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

What Is Outdoor Landscape Audio?

For those of you who are backyard enthusiasts that love to spend time in the comfort of their own home, an outdoor landscape sound system is certainly the thing for you! Imagine installing an outdoor luxury audio system, that is positioned around your large patio-seating ...

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Dolby Atmos

February 11th, 2020 at 10:43 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

Background/How it Works

Dolby Atmos surround sound has been compared to the clarity of a 4k T.V., only it's for your ears. For those of you who are audiophiles, Dolby is definitely the best hearing experience that you can possibly hope for in an in-home theater. It is the first ...

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Why is Theater Design Important?

January 31st, 2020 at 2:04 p.m. · By [email protected] ·

Who wants a new in-home theater installed in their house this summer?! With the popularity of having a home cinema room growing more and more each year, it is important for those of you who are newbies, to know, “Why is theater design so important?” Where do you start and ...

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Why Home Theaters Are Better

January 29th, 2020 at 11 a.m. · By [email protected] ·

The new "It" trend is building a theater in your home to avoid driving to a commercial movie theater. Sounds great right?! Opinions of this trend seem to swing both ways and several will argue that the home theater doesn't come close to the experience of a commercial theater. Many ...

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