Home Theater Design Part 9 - Adjusting for Peak Performance

Now it's time to head to the fridge for a cold one, kick off those shoes, and see how many decibels you can make from the MI3 sound track before the neighbors come over for an intervention.

Home Theater Design and Construction - Part 8

This should get you well on your way to a professional looking equipment installation that will provide years of service. If you care about such things, you might even impress your friends.

Home Theater Design and Construction - Part 7

Once you're sure of your wire / cable integrity, you can begin the hook up. Plan everything carefully. You don't want to start cutting the cables to length, only to find a piece of equipment can't go where you thought it could.

Home Theater Design - Part 6

The good news is that home theater equipment is better than ever, and more affordable to boot. In addition, there is much help available, on the Internet or from one of the many qualified custom installation firms in most areas.

Home Theater Design - Part 5

It's a sad fact of life that we all can't have an unlimited home theater (or home, sports car, or vacation) budget. You'll need to determine a realistic budget. One of the spending ratios that can be used is: Video Display - 30% Speakers & Subwoofers - 35% Receiver or preamp / amp combination - 15% Source Components - 10% Interconnects, Wire & Accessories (power conditioner, etc.) - 10%

Home Theater Design - Part 4

Dimmers are essential to create appropriate lighting ambience for a theater environment. There are several types of dimmers that can allow remote control of your lighting, either using an IR remote or a lighting control system.

Home Theater Design - Part 3

The most dramatic change in bass caused by subwoofer placement has to do with the interaction of the subwoofer and the room itself. Because of the relationship between a room's dimensions and the wavelength of sounds, certain frequencies are reinforced and certain frequencies are canceled at different areas within your home theater (or any other room).

Home Theater Design - Part 2

There are several criteria to address during the basic construction phase. One of the most important is noise transmission through the walls.

Home Theater Design - Part 1

If your budget allows, you can used advanced construction techniques to keep your theater soundtrack from annoying the rest of your house, your neighbors, and scaring the neighborhood pets. In addition you can keep outside noises from intruding into your theater.

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