Just as with all hifi audio equipment, proper maintenance and upkeep of your turntable is essential for protecting the sound quality and lengthening its lifespan. Record players in particular are sensitive pieces of equipment and can be easily damaged by normal amounts of dirt and dust. And if you think that you don’t get your turntable dirty, think again. When a turntable needle hits the grooves of a record, it produces a small amount of static electricity which actually attracts dust to it. Beyond that, dust will collect on the turntable naturally, so even if yours sits idly on the shelf, it still needs to be cleaned. Worry not – just a little upkeep and cleaning goes a long way to prevent damage that is expensive to repair and help your turntable last as long as possible.
Proper placement of your home speakers is essential to getting the full hifi audio experience. If you've invested a significant sum of money into your speaker system, you want to be able to hear the full capabilities of your equipment, and placement can have a large effect on sound quality, especially when it comes to music. There are a variety of factors to consider during speaker placement to get a full, crisp sound from your hifi speakers.
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.
As television screens get bigger and bigger, we sometimes run out of room to put them. Mounting your big screen on the wall is a great way to reclaim valuable space, to keep it safe from sticky fingers as well as mounting it in a better viewing position. Despite being pretty simple to install, there are some common mistakes that some people do which can result in a less than perfect installation.
Ensuring you have a solid connection between your speaker wire and its post is a key to strong, consistent sound. Depending on your preference, you may choose to use bare wire, banana plugs or spades. Although not difficult, sometimes it’s the simple things that can be tricky. Today we would like to show you how to connect a spade to your speaker wire.
Fingerprints, food and who knows what else always find their way onto your TV screens. When you’ve finally had enough of watching your favourite show through smudges, you know it’s time to get cleaning. In years gone by you could spray almost anything directly onto the glass screen of your television and rub it off with newspaper or a paper towel. Not any more.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget all those little extras you need to get the job done. Although just a few of the numerous items available online, we’ve made a list of the most popular items that will be used this Easter. Ensure your project is not left unfinished by planning ahead. From HDMI cables, wall plates, speaker wire, cable tool kits etc, you can find it all online from Selby.
With Easter around the corner, many people see this as an opportunity to get some of those Home Renovation Projects out of the way. This involves planning and preparation to make sure you have all the gear ready to go BEFORE the Easter long weekend. This week, we want to help you start thinking about all the bits & pieces you may need to finish the task.
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.