Theater Acoustics

The main rule is to stay away from using the same length for two or more of the room?s dimensions. The very worst shape is a perfect cube. Each dimension (length, width, height) of the room causes specific audio frequencies to be reinforced and others to be cancelled.

Theater In A Bus

A small theater in my home had come together fairly well, and when my partner asked if I could build him a little home theater in his RV Bus, it seemed like the perfect gift. The concept seemed rationale; we would take a couple of components we had hanging around the office and just install them in the Bus.

Thinking About a Universal Remote? Consider Usage Model, Costs, Range

Even if you only use your PDA to sync up to your workplace calendar or to store your address book, most PDAs are capable, with a little help, of helping you manage remote clutter and consolidate your home theater functions.

Thoughts on getting the best bass in your listening room

The use of powered subwoofers and separate midrange/treble satellites both allows you to be conservative in the amount of power your main amplifier produces.

To Centralize or De-Centralize your lighting control: That is the question!

The ?controlling? power has been built into each individual switch and scenes can be programmed and selected from pre-programmed switches in the house. Electricians and installers no longer have to learn special wiring schemes as they can wire a house using standard AC wiring methods, and run UL rated CAT5E cable drops into each junction box.

Top Ten Protection Checklist

?Power outages can have a significant impact on small to medium-sized businesses. Here are ways to protect your mission-critical assets.? ? American Power Conversion

Total Room Home Theater Part 2

This issue we will cover different methods of acoustically treating the interior of your home theater / media room.

Total Room Home Theater What Is It?

Like any other project, consideration needs to be given to everything from the ground up starting with the floor.

Tracking Energy Waste

The Submeter shows you where electrical power goes in your apartment building, office, marina, or RV park! Do you have a "smart house"? A submeter can track all of your branch circuits and report power anomalies. Read and control from any internet connection.

Trends in Residential Energy Management A White Paper

Expect cautious incursions into the world of deployed energy management solutions in the beginning. Eventually, however, we believe that commercial deployments in larger numbers will be the norm, at least in certain markets. After 30+ years of watching a market evolve at a painstakingly tortuous pace, the next few years should provide some interest and excitement.

Truth In Power Ratings

Specs are, by their very nature, just a snapshot of an amplifier or receivers capability. NAD's Full Disclosure Power Rating is an attempt to bring a broader understanding to the power rating issue.

Twenty First Century Dimmers

All homes have several application areas for dimmer lighting. Each of these application areas has unique ergonomic and safety requirements. As you walk around your home tonight think of the rooms in your home and how they can benefit from the new lighting control technologies.

Understanding Double Layer DVD Recording

The construction of a Double Layer DVD+R disc is complicated. Reflectivity, transmission and absorption of both recording layers must be balanced. Each recording layer has its own wobbled pre-groove that controls rotation speed and addressing for that layer. However, the entire ?table of contents? and system area of a Double Layer recordable disc is contained only on the first recordable layer (L0).

Understanding Projector Screens

Be careful, you may end up with TOO bright an image! An excerpt from a series of articles published in Practical Home Theater Guide.

Unleash your wireless music with Apple's AirPort Express and Keyspan's Express Remote

Using the Express Remote, you can easily send common commands to iTunes including play, pause, stop, pause, mute, volume up/down, next track, previous track, etc.

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