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?

Home Audio or Home Theater Speaker

Knowing a products job description is important because it allows you the homeowner to decide whether or not it’s living up to its potential. If your toaster burns your toast, you get rid of it. If your dishwasher doesn’t clean your dishes you call a repairman. So then, how do you know if your home audio system or speakers are doing what they’re supposed to do and if it’s time to get rid of them?

Let me offer this answer. The job description of a home audio speaker or home audio system is to zonk you, to remove you from reality and take you to another place where time passes without you knowing it, where distractions don’t exist. Good home audio speakers allow you to get completely and emotionally involved into the piece of music or film. Is your home audio or home theater system doing that for you?

I’ll never forget my first time listening to great speakers. It was a pair of Vienna Acoustics Mahlers. When the music played, the first thing I noticed was the hair on the back of my neck standing up, followed by goosebumps down my arms as Andrea Bocelli began to sing to me. The song was in Italian, and I don’t speak Italian, but I understood exactly what he meant. My vision blurred, things around me got slightly darker, and I was motionless. About 4 minutes later, after the last note had played followed by silence, I snapped out of it, and had to take a moment and look around to figure out where I was.

When you sit down to play a movie or piece of music on your home audio or home theater system, you will insert a disc, and hit play. Only 2 possibilities now exist. The movie or piece of music will take hold, grab you, and absorb you completely into it…. or not.

That is the job description of a home audio speaker. If you’re not experiencing what I’ve just described, you need to come down to Soundings in Denver, CO and hear it for the first time. I promise you, it won’t be a waste of your time.

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.

Samsung LED TV for Home Theater in Denver, COLED TV

LED TVs are still LCD TVs. It is just that these new sets use LED lights rather than the fluorescent-type lights used in most other LCD TVs. Using the LED as a backlight source can allow the TV’s to be made thinner but can also reduce image uniformity if not done properly.

For more information on LED and how it’s being used in LCD TVs click here to read the full article at Home Theater Magazine or call Soundings to ask your questions.