equipment reviews
This Month's Featured Equipment Reviews
ZenWave Cables and SurgeX ZenWave Edition Review
REDGUM BLACK RGi35ENR Integrated Amplifier Review
Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL 2.0 Headphone Amp & Preamp Review
iFi Micro iUSB 3.0 & Gemini USB Cable Reviews
Marantz M-CR611 Network CD Receiver Review
Latest AV News
AV News Forum Topics:
Home Theater Feature Articles
Categories in section: Home Theater Feature Articles
Audio Related Articles (64) Best Of & Top 100 Lists (33) Other (27)
Video Related Articles (36)

Ordering   Advanced search

Sunday, 01 June 2003 ,  Written by Bob Hodas
AV Education on RHT How I Tuned My Own (Difficult) Room – Without Blocking The View of The Golden Gate Bridge By Bob Hodas Last time we looked at a room that needed help but was not a big challenge. So as promised, now we get to look at my mess. I’ve been in this house for about 13 years and the system has evolved from large stereo speakers to small, stand mounted stereo speakers, to a 5.1 setup with five Meyer Sound Labs HD-1s and two Revel B-15s for the LFE channel. While I like to watch movies, my primary focus is music. So for me, the speaker placement took precedent over everything else. It was important to have a setup that conformed to the same standards by which I tune studios. At the same time, when my girlfriend moved in, I had to figure out a way to make some compromises ...
Thursday, 01 May 2003 ,  Written by Bob Hodas
AV Education on RHT: Bob Hodas on Proper Speaker Placement May 2003 Introduction When the esteemed editor of, Bryan Southard, contacted me to write an ongoing column on acoustic advice for home audio systems for, I replied, "No problem, I've analyzed more consumer level systems than I can remember." Southard then added in the challenge of writing my column from the perspective of a “do-it-yourselfer” who has made some significant investments in his gear but is tired of hearing that he needs to constantly invest more in gear to get better sound. We all know your room and your system setup is essential to the overall success of your sonics. In many cases, it is more than the gear you have purchased. In a world where there are very few rules of thumb, in my upcoming features, I'm going to give you my professional guidance in solving some of your system problems on your ...
Thursday, 01 May 2003 ,  Written by Bob Hodas
AV Education on RHT Sound Tips 3 By Bob Hodas Very few of us have the luxury of a dedicated room in which to put our speakers. In most cases, we are squeezing them into a space that is too small or have to deal with a living or family room that is not symmetrical. Then there is the spousal factor, which may keep you from putting the speakers where they need to be. In this column we will start to look at how to overcome some of these real world problems. This time we’ll look at how I dealt with a client’s room (let’s call him Bob) without having to go there to measure it. For you, that translates directly into a do it yourself project. We’re starting off with a fairly easy one today, a room that has a minimum of symmetrical problems. We’ll work our way into the big problems in the ...
Saturday, 01 March 2003 ,  Written by Bob Hodas
AV Education on RHT Sound Tips 5 By Bob Hodas So, in the last column, we had just gotten my speakers placed. Figure 1 shows the room layout once again. The five gray boxes are the L/C/R & Surrounds. The two black boxes are the LFE subs. The turquoise items in the lower right corner are my equipment racks. As stated in the last column, music is my primary focus. I therefore have my discrete surrounds set up in the rear, with the L/R/S in a modified equilateral set-up. This follows the DTS recommendation more than the ITU, since most recording studios are not following the ITU recommendation to date. Remember that these are set-up recommendations, not standards! I have also found (as have many engineers) that film soundtracks translate to discrete rears much better than 5.1 music translates to split surrounds or dipole/bipole-style speakers. So if you want to listen to a lot of ...
Saturday, 01 February 2003 ,  Written by Bob Hodas
AV Education on RHT Sound Tips 6 By Bob Hodas This month we are going to finish looking at my room. In Sound Tips 4 & 5, we addressed my speaker placement and acoustic treatments. We are now going to look at the final issue, the icing on the cake, equalization. Now, I know that word, “equalization,” strikes fear and loathing into the hearts of many audiophiles, but hey, let’s get real. If you have a home theater, you should know that almost every commercial movie theater in existence uses EQ (equalization). Every dubbing stage (film mixing studio) uses EQ. All of the places doing high-end film audio remixes for DVD release, like Mi Casa Multimedia (which works with New Line on films such as “The Lord of The Rings” trilogy), uses EQ. In fact, the Mi Casa guys are so tweaky about the sound in their rooms that I have a lifelong gig ...
Results 136 - 140 of 160 << Start < Prev 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Next > End >>

  home theater news  |  equipment reviews 
  blu-ray reviews  |  dvd  |  theatrical reviews  
  music download reviews  |  music disc reviews
  contact  |  about-us  |  careers   |  brands 
  RSS   |  AVRev Forums
  front page  |  virtual tours  |  dealer locator
  how to features  |   lifestyle & design articles
  Want Your Home Theater Featured on MHT?
   CE Partners: HDD  |  HDF  |  VGT  |  SD  |  DVD
  Advertise with Us | Specs | Disclaimer | Sponsors
  privacy policy | cookie policy | terms of use
  909 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245
  Ads: 310.280.4476 | Contact Us
  Content: 310.280.4575 | Mike Flacy