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The Apple Airport Express has changed the way I listen to music at home.  Everything is so easy now with just a few of these little gadgets.  They not only integrate with iTunes, but also with Pandora, Youtube and other apps that I’ve found like local radio station apps.  NPR even works! Parts list:   […]

  Russell and Shannon, First take a look at this page about pre-construction brackets. Then, if you’re looking for a system with high-power in-wall speakers, look at these under the brand InwallTech and this one for your theater. As for the rest of the system, consider this, we generally like to see the theater area and […]

Subwoofer setup is really not a difficult task.  You just need to see the big picture. This article will show you how. So you’ve got a couple of rooms where you think you might want to “crank it up”. During the design phase of your whole house audio project, you might want to wire for […]

  Typically, in a home situation we suggest a speaker selector with standard volume controls. That’s because you can turn off areas that you wouldn’t normally use. Those areas truly get taken out of the circuit and in doing so; the other areas get more power and better sound. In an application that you would […]

  Volume controls are just big resistors. They aren’t powered, they don’t plug into AC, and they don’t amplify. There are amplified volume controls available, but they are a specialty and will define what they amplify. This article addresses the common volume control.   Volume controls go inline with the speaker wire. They have an […]

  Frank, Your situation depends more on what type of receiver you have than what type of speakers you have. On a receiver, you generally have provisions for an “A” pair and “B” pair of speakers. If you are running just the two pairs of speakers, you are working within the guidelines of what the […]

  Jeff, The best way to approach a system like that is to split into at least two zones: the theater area and the rest of the house. That way,  you won’t have to impose the TV sound onto the rest of the house. So you use two receivers: one a surround model the other […]

  Tom,   Usually, we recommend using a separate receiver for your Theater room and the whole house system. This way, you can watch TV or a DVD and the rest of the house can be listening to something else and vice versa.   You can hook everything up to the same receiver as long […]

  Terry, With a speaker selector that already has impedance matching, you only need standard volume controls. No need to match twice. You can use these volume controls just fine. As for speaker recommendations, in the budget range of things, the MAS Audio stuff is the best value and for the better of the upper […]

  Charles, I’m a little concerned about your wiring. Hopefully, it`s just a misunderstanding. When you say, “Then a wire is run from there to the ceiling for speaker A, and from speaker A to speaker B,” do you have a wire actually between the two speakers in the room? From the volume control, you […]