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  Center channel speakers have a different look to them for a few reasons. It all began way back in the late 80’s when Dolby began licensing their surround sound for home use in the form of ‘Dolby Pro Logic.’ That was when surround sound went mainstream. VCR tape rentals were well under way and […]

  Bruce, The larger of the two rooms could use 2 pairs in there. I’d suggest you at least wire for two pair and maybe just cut in one set and see how it sounds to be safe. I always use the analogy of the mom and pop grocery store for coverage issues. Many times […]

  Richard, You can mount round speakers in such a way to cover the hole made by those boxes. You just have to be careful on placement of your template and cut just to the the edge of those corners. Then, your only problem left is rotating the dog-ears into position. There will be one […]

Center Channel Question

  Scott, Not necessarily better…or worse for that matter. When you have an identical speaker in all locations you get a certain tightness to the sound by timbre matching all the drivers exactly. While you`re not changing too much with the center channel being different, you’d hear the difference if you were to do a […]

  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 […]

  Lori, We have an area just for Theater Kits. They are all 5 speaker kits in different shapes to match up with what you want to do with your room. Some are three rectangular for the three up front and two rounds for the ceiling in back. Some are all ceiling just in case […]

  Ben, The type of system you need at this point will be determined with what type of wiring was installed. If you have just speaker wire run throughout, then you`ll be choosing a speaker distribution type setup with a speaker selector and volume controls and most likely just a single zone type system (same […]

  Wilfred, You should be able to do the work yourself without too much trouble. I’m glad to see you have looked over the FAQs. As for the theater, a 5.1 type system like you’ve described is perfect for most of our customers unless your room is really long, over 25 ft. front to back. […]

  John, For a surround sound system we recommend these in this category: http://www.inwallstore.com/category_s/67.htm As for an overall project idea document, check out this installation guide: http://www.inwallstore.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/install_guide.pdf     Name : > John cantrell > > Message : > {I would like some help picking out speakers for a surround sound system. I would like […]

  Dennis, I think that the JA products we carry are the best bang for the buck stuff. If you’re looking for a theater kit take a look here. If just for ceiling type speakers, look at these. As for an installation guide, we`ve got one that OEM Systems made up here.     > […]