A preamplifier is used for recording audio; it boosts an audio signal by increasing the signal gain. The signal that comes from an instrument, such as a guitar, bass, synthesizer, or microphone, is too weak to be processed by a DAW. This is why these signals are referred to as ‘mic-level’ or ‘instrument-level’. Processing gear requires audio at a higher volume, or line-level signals. To raise the volume of a signal, a preamp takes the audio through a process known as “gain staging”. This means it increases a signal volume while minimizing the noise level to help you achieve the best signal-to-noise ratio.
There has been a lot of discussion on AV forums about the concept of running multiple subwoofers with a bit of confusion created about the reason why.
We all know that one friend that just loves having their big sub turned up loud and thumping throughout their house, which isn't a bad thing if you're really into your bass.
For those looking to get the best from their home theatre or Hi-Fi set up, having multiple smaller subwoofers can be a great upgrade to consider.
There are great benefits to mounting your television on the wall. Not only will you have more space in the room, but you can also avoid the expense of buying furniture just to sit your television on.
Last week we talked about the role of Front Speakers in your set up. Today we would like to give you the simple run-down on the role of Rear Speakers. What is their function, and how important are they in achieving excellent sound. By understanding the role each speaker plays in surround sound, it will make it easier for you to get the best possible result.
So last week we talked about the role of a Centre Speaker in your set up. Today we would like to give you the simple run-down on the role of Front Speakers. What their function is, and how important are they in achieving excellent sound. By understanding the role each speaker plays in surround sound, it will make it easier for you to get the best possible result.
While using bare wire is a perfectly acceptable way to connect your equipment, banana plugs are simple and convenient adaptors which make it quick and easy to connect and disconnect your speaker cable with your receiver/amplifier. As well as being an easy way to connect, installing banana plugs can also improve the connections between your equipment.
So you’re thinking about setting up a 5.1 Surround Sound system? There is a lot of information available about speaker types and speaker placement which can be overwhelming. Over the next few weeks we would like to focus on the types of speakers which are part of a 5.1 system, and their role in giving you excellent sound. By understanding the basics of the “job” each speaker has, it will make it easier for you to get the best possible result. Today we'll talk about the "Centre Speaker".
Picture this... you have just bought a brand new TV, the picture is fantastic and the screen is enormous. Overall, you are truly impressed with your purchase…that is until you turn the volume up. The sound you hear can be described as thin and harsh with really poor bass. Due to the sleek design of most TVs on the market these days, their slim chassis only allows for small speakers which tends to produce poor sound and equally poor dynamics. A digital audio converter could be the answer.
As your Home Theatre or AV set up grows, you will find that the capabilities of your system will also. You may think that all the extra gadgets and options are just for those who are real enthusiasts; however there are great reasons why these “extras” are perfect for the everyday person. Switchers and splitters are more of those little devices that can make your home theatre set up so much easier to control. But which is used for what purpose?
Whether you have the cheapest or the most expensive of speakers, everyone can get a little more out of them. Even a moderately priced system can deliver excellent performance when properly set up in a good listening room. With just a few simple tips and tweeks, you should be able to achieve an improved audio experience. Today we have 5 tips you can try to get a “sweeter” sound.