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How To Wire Speakers For Your Home Audio System

Wiring speakers for Home Audio is straight forward.  Before we start, let's make sure we're on the same page about speakers, wire and amps. Stereo Pair - you have two speakers, one for each channel left and right Dual Voice Coil (DVC) - a single speaker that creates a...

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What Is Audio Downmixing

If you're using Video Distribution and Home Audio in tandem, and you want to play the TV through the Audio Speakers in ceiling, you'll likely need Audio Downmixing.Audio Downmixing is the process of converting a multi channel signal, into a stereo signal, or taking...

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Have you seen Barbie’s Dream Home Theater design?

Have you seen Barbie’s Dream Home Theater design?

How we created this fantasy home theater design inspired by the Barbie movie.We created a Barbie movie inspired home theater design to celebrate the movie. Director Greta Gerwig’s Barbie popular film has now crossed the coveted 1 billion mark at the global box office....

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7 Tips To Find the Perfect Smart Home Dealer

7 Tips To Find the Perfect Smart Home Dealer

 It's never perfect, but it can be a great experience.Clients who come through our Design Service, or spend time inside of The Smart Home Club, regularly ask 'How Do You Find The Right Smart Home Dealer?' It's never perfect for you or your Dealer, but there are some...

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Does Your Smart Home Require A Dealer | Tym

Does Your Smart Home Require A Dealer | Tym

Recently I was working a Parade Home in the Salt Lake City market.  I had been talking to a guest about Smart Home solutions when he asked me, ‘Do I have to use a Dealer for my Smart Home System?’ It’s a question we get asked a lot, and it’s totally understandable....

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Should You Buy Video Distribution | Tym

Should You Buy Video Distribution | Tym

As streaming services like Netflix and Hulu become increasingly popular, and cord-cutting becomes the new norm, the question begs do you really need video distribution? I love video distribution and believe it offers tremendous value in the right applications, but the...

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How Much Does A Media Rack Cost | Tym

How Much Does A Media Rack Cost | Tym

  Most people think of a Media Rack as a metal black shelf or cage that houses IT and Smart Home equipment.  So it’s not surprising people are usually surprised when they see the price of a Media Rack. Like so many things, there’s much that goes into a  Media...

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Audio Zones Vs Rooms | Tym

Audio Zones Vs Rooms | Tym

When you’re looking at Audio equipment you’ll hear the terms ‘Audio Zone’ and ‘Audio Rooms’ a lot. Sometimes even interchangeably, although that’s not totally accurate. It’s a simple thing but really helps to understand so you can design your audio system the way you...

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