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Connecting an audio amplifier might seem trivial but there are a few considerations that you should be aware of in order to avoid mistakes and in the worst case damaging your amplifier. Just spent a few minutes to read this article to find out what you should know for a proper set up.

When taking the amplifier out-of-the-box, be sure not to rip any cables which were attached to the amplifier from the amplifier. Sometimes manufacturers will attach cables to the unit prior to packaging the product. In this case by not properly removing the unit from the box and actually damage some of the connectors.

Make sure to remove all of the Styrofoam and packaging from the amplifier. Next, verify that the voltage of the power supply matches your mains voltage. Sometimes manufacturers will ship products which were not designed for a specific mains voltage in …

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Most types of audio amplifiers have a power supply built in. That means that the power cord is connected directly to the amplifier. All you need to do is to connect the power cord with an outlet and you will be all set. However, keep in mind that some products are designed for different voltages. That is because some countries have a 120 V power supply voltage while others work with more than 220 V.

In that case you might have to flip the switch depending on the mains voltage so that the power supply will work properly. Some power supplies are not able to tolerate the wrong voltage and thus checking the input voltage is crucial. However, some amplifiers don’t come with their power supply. Instead, they will have a power connector at the rear which requires a specific voltage.

In order to operate such …

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The price of electricity has risen steadily over the last decades. Therefore, for cost reasons it is always good to think about conserving power. However, conserving power also serves in protecting the environment. Let me talk about how you can save money by conserving power when running electronic appliances.

As you may notice, most products have a standby mode. It standby mode means the device is ready except commands through a remote control but is not doing anything otherwise. You can typically tell whether a device is in standby by looking at the light typically is on. However, many people don’t realize that devices also use power when in standby. In fact, all the TV sets in the United States together running in standby need an amount of power for which a dedicated power plant is required. Therefore, the best way to minimize power consumption is …

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Installing wireless speakers doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, everybody will have at least some background in setting up electronic products can easily do the job. Obviously, picking some speakers which have better wireless reception can make the job a lot easier. I will explain in a minute.

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Regardless of whether you are setting up a home theater system or are distributing music in your home, you can either connect regular speakers or opt for alternatives. The alternatives to regular speakers are sound bars as well as wireless speaker models. Sound bars are easy to set up because you don’t have to install several dedicated speakers. They usually work pretty well in most environments. However, to optimize the sound coming from the rear speakers, sound bars often do not fully satisfy.

Therefore, I highly suggest putting in some rear speakers. Setting up rear speakers usually is …

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You don’t have to be a professional in order to understand and be able to use audio product. Compared to computer products, these types of products are usually much more straightforward to use. However, quite a bit has changed in audio technology. They have been new advances such as the Blu-ray and wireless streaming. These functions are probably not familiar to many people. Also, there have been new standards introduced in the area of surround sound. I will show you how you can easily become familiar with these new technologies and how you can set up equipment yourself without spending the money to hire an installer.

Obviously, many of us would like to save some money when purchasing and installing audio equipment. By doing some price comparison, it is often easy to find a deal. However, you can also save money by doing the installation yourself. However, when …

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A cell phone is a great medium for storing a personal music collection. Many people have transferred music from their CD collection into MP3s. That is a logical step because juggling CDs always has been somewhat awkward. Also, CDs will become scratchy over times and start skipping. The MP3 is the most commonly known audio format for storing music. However, there are also some other formats out there that are as good or even better than MP3. So when converting music from a CD, I recommend either using MP3 with the bit rate of higher than 384 kb per second or instead using a more modern compression scheme such as advanced audio codec. If you use AAC then you can get away with a data rate of 128 kb per second. The higher the bit rate the better the sound quality but the more …