I see a common problem with amplifiers that are older that cause some of them to perform dramatically worse than new. The issue is that the knobs and switches that are associated with the low voltage (preamplifier) side of the amplifier can corrode internally. I have seen this problem with JL Audio subwoofers, M&K subwoofers, Parasound amplifiers and… Read more
I recently had the opportunity to work on a home theater system with a pair of Tekton 18″ Cinema subwoofers. The room was 4500 ft3 and easily achieved reference sound pressure levels without significant distortion. These are the highest output subwoofers I have encountered at the $1,000 price point. They are large with the… Read more
; Audyssey makes products to programatically equalize sound in home theater environments. I typically encounter these in receivers from various manufacturers. I recently had the opportunity to work with the stand alone version for subwoofers. This system had one attached to a single subwoofer located in the front of the theater. It appeared to do… Read more
Unusual wall mounted subwoofer. Some people may find this unusual subwoofer from Sunfire easier to mount in their home than other options.
Subwoofers are a huge part of a great home theater system. Finding the right subwoofer setup for your room is one of the keys to great theater sound. After working on 1000’s of installations I believe I can offer some insight into how to go about selecting these. Before deciding on the product you need… Read more