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LG has made a name for themselves in home theatre. They’ve been aggressively pursuing new technologies in the space, and doing some impressive work, especially with OLED (or organic Light Emitting Diode) display tech. If you’re looking to kit out your home theatre with LG branded products you’re going to start with a display, so let’s get cracking there.

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New technology solutions to help you stream music to every room in your home

by Blogger on ‎02-17-2015 06:00 AM - last edited on ‎02-19-2015 01:36 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We're facing a tidal change in the way we consume music. The way music is played back has also undergone dramatic change. While wired speakers are traditonal solutions, more and more people are enjoying the benefits of wireless speakers which offer great sound but have added flexibility. Bluetooth connected speakers as well as Sonos' audio-focused network connectors and wireless speakers  are great solutions worth checking out to get sound in every room in your home.

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Pioneer Elite Receivers: Audio Refinement at its Best

by Blogger ‎02-06-2015 10:41 AM - edited ‎02-06-2015 10:56 AM

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Pioneer has been a household name in electronics for quite some time, particularly for audio equipment. They introduced their Elite series of audio receivers several years ago as their premium product, but recently upgraded it a big step up from previous generations. They’ve improved both the audio performance and the feature set so these Elite receivers can fill your home with audiophile quality music as well as deliver surround sound that will really enhance your home theatre experience. Here is a taste of why they are so good.

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Want a better home theatre experience? Get a better receiver!

by Blogger on ‎02-04-2015 03:34 PM - last edited on ‎02-05-2015 05:06 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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How important is a receiver in your home theatre set up?  Very.  Think of it like the engine of a car; yes you can still sit in the seats, and yes, the car will keep the rain and snow off you, but without the engine, you're just lounging in a fancy metal can. Not sure what a reciever does?  We'll explain that too.  Come check out some solid options from Pioneer.

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Review: Polk Audio OMNI SB1

by Blogger ‎01-25-2015 10:03 AM - edited ‎01-25-2015 10:25 AM

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There are a lot of people out there with great flat screen TVs set up in their homes but are still using the TV’s built in speakers. Sure those do okay in a pinch but if you want your audio experience to be good as the visuals that TV delivers, you should consider setting up a home theatre system. One of the great things with flat screen TVs in comparison to older TVs is that now you can put TVs in more places where you might not otherwise have the space, but what about speakers? Not everybody has space for a big and complex home theatre setup. Running cables and positioning speakers can be a bit of work for some people. If you want something that you can install simply, won’t take up too much space, and will still give you a great sound experience, then a soundbar is for you. Soundbars do all of this, delivering the right balance between simplicity and performance. Polk Audio has a very solid history in premium audio so it was a treat to check out their Omni SB1 soundbar with subwoofer.

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I have limited space in my living room. A big home theatre setup would be impractical so I always had my eye on soundbars. They help you enhance your audio experience while being easy to setup and not taking up much space. I had the opportunity recently to spend some time checking out the Energy Connoisseur CS-30 Soundbar and Subwoofer system and found it perfectly filled that gap in my setup.

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Review: Polk Omni S2 Rechargeable Speaker - My Love-Hate Relationship

by Blogger on ‎01-05-2015 01:37 PM - last edited on ‎01-05-2015 05:09 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's a heavy, weighty speaker, and that's probably because the Polk Audio S2 Rechargeable Speaker is packed with all kinds of good stuff that will make it one of the best sounding speakers you'll ever bring into your home, especially considering it's portable and rechargeable.  But find out why, despite the sound of angels singing eminating from this music box, I had a very frustrating experience.

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Getting music from your phone or your computer to your Hi-Fi audio system can be accomplished in a number of ways; some cheap, some expensive. The experience isn’t uniform–some are great, some are less than great. Mass Fidelity’s Relay has been on the market for some time, and as one of the premium solutions available from Future Shop it has raised the question “is it worth the price difference over commodity competitors on the market?”. Let’s take a look together. 

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Klipsch R-10B Soundbar Review

by Blogger on ‎12-31-2014 11:30 AM - last edited on ‎01-02-2015 02:28 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Here’s the R-10B soundbar and subwoofer system from Klipsch. As we all know, a good soundbar should not simply provide a louder version of the television’s built-in speakers’ sound. What we want to hear is a wider, more colourful rendition of the audio. Crisper details in dialogues, enhanced bass, etc. In general, a better definition of the mid and high range frequencies is needed. And this is exactly what the Klipsch R-10B delivers. Furthermore, the 8-inch sub (included in the system) really gives that extra “oumph” without more wires in the way, thanks to the R-10B’s wireless configuration.

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Can a Receiver work with a Soundbar?

by Blogger ‎11-28-2014 01:45 PM - edited ‎11-28-2014 01:45 PM

 

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Home theatre setups can get complicated once you start adding on all sorts of different components. There are a lot of different gadgets out there and people’s setups can vary wildly, so you’ll rarely see the same combination of gear twice. With that in mind let’s take a look a community question that popped up in our forums recently. A user as asking about setting up their soundbar with their receiver, which is actually a pretty interesting question and gives us an opportunity to talk about how to approach your home theatre setup and get everything working in harmony.

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Pioneer X-CM32BT-K Micro System Review

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2014 03:25 PM - last edited on ‎11-26-2014 03:54 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Here's how to transform an ordinary stereo into a more modern one in a snap: add ways to connect to it with and without wires! Pioneer wins this bet by giving the Bluetooth-enabled X-CM32BT-K speaker over seven ways to play music. This versatile system acts as a CD player, an AM / FM tuner as well as a docking station for your multimedia devices (either through Bluetooth or with a wire connection). Furthermore, this micro system does all this without compromising either sound quality or power.

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Reviving Vinyl: Record Players are all the Rage

by Blogger on ‎11-17-2014 06:26 AM - last edited on ‎11-18-2014 01:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There's a saying about everything old being new again.  It's definitely true for vinyl records. The old fashioned technology is having a bit of a resurgence, with sales spiking, and new and imporved technology emerging to play all your old discs, or to play a growing number of new ones.

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Top 5 soundbars Rated by Customers

by Blogger ‎10-31-2014 01:05 PM - edited ‎10-31-2014 01:19 PM

 

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The soundbar phenomenon exists because there is a need for an in-between home theatre solution between simply using the speakers from an HDTV or splurging on a larger multi-speaker surround-sound system. These five soundbars have garnered the most praise from customers.

 

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Introducing the new Bose Solo 15 home audio solution

by Blogger on ‎09-30-2014 09:36 PM - last edited on ‎10-01-2014 09:22 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Bose has introduced a new home audio solution, one that's compact, but packs big sound.  It's a great way to boost the frequently poor audio quality on many built in TV speakers.  After all, you've got a fancy HDTV, with lots of home theatre bells, whistles, and toys, why wouldn't you want it to sound great?  Check out Bose's new offering....

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Review: Martin Logan Crescendo brings style and substance to wireless speaker market

by Blogger on ‎09-28-2014 05:35 AM - last edited on ‎10-01-2014 02:50 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Aside from being one of the most-visually stunning wireless speakers I've had a chance to see, Martin Logan's Crescendo, which features  dual Folded Motion tweeters and a 5x7-inch mid/bass woofer for a deep, extended bass response, offers delightful sound reproduction in almost any environment.

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