How Long Should A Speaker Last?

2016-12-16T09:21:11-08:00December 6th, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts|

  RSL 28 - Circa 1972                                                                          RSL CG4 - Current The answer to that depends on how they're constructed and if they're designed to be repaired. Many current speakers, in order to save money, have their woofers and tweeters built into a single plastic front board (called the baffle).

What Are Dipole And Bipole Surround Speakers? Are They Necessary?

2016-12-16T09:21:11-08:00November 18th, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts|

Many speaker companies include dipole or bipole surround speakers in their systems. What are they? In a conventional surround speaker, the drivers (woofer and tweeter) are mounted on one board, facing one direction. A dipole or bipole speaker mounts speakers so that the sound emanates from the sides of the speakers. In a bipole speaker,

Dolby Atmos – Is This The Latest And Greatest?

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00September 28th, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts|

Just when you thought it was safe to settle in and enjoy your 5.1 or 7.1 surround system, the folks at Dolby are conjuring up more ways to make surround sound even more elaborate. Why? Home theaters have gotten incredibly good with big screen TVs and excellent sounding audio. Commercial movie theaters need new ways

How To Listen To Stereo Music Over Home Theater Systems

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00September 8th, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts|

In addition to watching movies, most of our customers use their home theater systems for music as well. The source of music can be CDs, music over the Internet, iPhones, tablets, etc. Here are some of the ways to listen:  Direct mode - some A/V receivers have a direct mode, which bypasses a lot of

The Important Role Of Acoustics In Your Home Theater

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts|

The importance of your room's acoustic cannot be overemphasized! In college, I was working part time as a DJ at a local radio station. The studio walls and ceiling were covered in white acoustical tiles with little holes in them. You may have seen them in photos of radio and TV studios of the past.

How Much Should You Spend On A Blu-Ray Player?

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00August 30th, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts|

  The prices of Blu-ray players can range from under $100 to well over $1,000. I think there is a lot of miss-information out there. How much should you spend? When you play a high definition Blu-ray disc on an inexpensive player, the video quality will probably be very close to that of an expensive

Netflix Instant Movies

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00August 27th, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts|

If you're fortunate enough to have high speed internet without strict data limits, you owe it to yourself to check out Netflix's instant viewing service. Netflix is the company that K.O.'d Blockbuster and other video rental places. Can you remember the days where you had to jump in your car, fight the traffic to get

Tips for Installing Outdoor Speakers

2016-12-16T09:21:12-08:00August 26th, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts|

In case you missed last week's newsletter, we announced the introduction of the new RSL Outsider II indoor/outdoor speakers. After the newsletter went out, we received a number of questions about installing them. So, we thought we give you a few pointers in this newsletter. The owners manual that comes with the Outsider IIs contains