Want Better Picture and Sound From Your Home Theater?

If you want better picture and sound out of your home theater or home audio system, look to your wall socket.

The power coming from your wall outlet may be fine for your refrigerator or toaster but in most cases it can do some really bad things to the quality of the picture and sound coming from your home theater or home audio system and shorten your home theater or home audio systems’ life. While some electrical issues come from outside your home, most of them originate in the home.… ›› READ MORE

Job Description: What’s a home audio speaker supposed to do?

I know this sounds like a silly question, but think about it for a moment – what is the job description of your home audio or home theater speakers? I mean we all know the job descriptions of other things around our house, the toaster is supposed to deliver golden brown toast, the dishwasher is supposed to clean your dishes until they sparkle, the microwave is supposed to heat things up quickly. What then, are your home audio or home theater speakers supposed to do?… ›› READ MORE

Marantz Rolls Out New SR-Series Home Theater Receivers

The new 07 SR-Series Home Theater receivers from Marantz are truly high end offerings for discerning buyers. Solid build quality, great cosmetics, and superior sound quality from generous power offerings are all hallmarks of Marantz Home Theater receivers. They are continuing the tradition with the new SR5007, SR6007 and SR7007 series of Home Theater receivers. Come down and visit us at Soundings Fine Audio and Video in Denver, Colorado for a first hand look and a demonstration of the new Marantz lineup. … ›› READ MORE

The Truth about LED TV’s

There is a lot of hype surrounding LED TV technology currently being used for home theaters in Denver, Colorado. Many have been wrongly told that LED TV is a new technology different from LCD TVs when in fact it’s not. LCD TV panels, unlike Plasma TVs, do not produce their own light. In order for a LCD TV to produce an image, the LCD panel must be backlit. This has been traditionally done by fluorescent tubes (much like ones you’d see in an office building) located behind the LCD panel.… ›› READ MORE

These Things on My Head

Sound and music are parts of our everyday life. Just as we have eyes to see, we also have ears to hear. We seldom take the time to consider the characteristics and behaviors of sound and how we hear. Sound is created when an object like a violin vibrates the air, and those vibrations travel through the air until they reach our ears. Our hearing works much like our vision. With two eyes, not only can we clearly see objects, we can also measure their distance from us.… ›› READ MORE