Posts Tagged: Audio

Video & Audio Firmware Update Pitfalls

Video & Audio Firmware Update Pitfalls

Many audio and video products today offer the ability to upgrade the software in them that determines in many respects how these machines function.  Most people believe they need the newest firmware to have the best performance from their equipment.  My experience indicates this may not be the case.  While the manufacturers promote the benefits associated… Read more

Optimizing Your Home Theater Acoustic Treatment

Optimizing Your Home Theater Acoustic Treatment

  There are many opinions about where to install acoustic treatment panels in a home theater.   You will not achieve the maximum improvement from the panels you have purchased unless you position them properly.  It is a fact that fewer panels installed well can yield better results than more installed poorly.  One key point to consider is the panels… Read more

THX tune-up Version 1.0.2 Review

THX tune-up Version 1.0.2 Review

THX has released an app for the iPhone and the iPad that is designed to help with the setup of your TV and audio system.  Basically, this program is a walk-through of what you would find on a typical calibration disc with similar benefits and limitations.  The best thing about this product is that it… Read more

Car and Boat Audio Calibration

Car and Boat Audio Calibration

  Many of the head units found in high-end car and boat sound systems contain adjustments similar to that found in a surround sound system.  To obtain the best sound from these systems all of the parameters must be adjusted properly.  They include parameters like fader, balance, subwoofer level, subwoofer crossover frequency/slope, parametric equalizer Q/db/Hz… Read more