Gibson seals Philips deal, picks up WOOX Innovations

Gibson Brands has been making very deliberate strides towards the goal of creating an empire over the past few years. The path of growth has brought such companies as Onkyo and TEAC into the fold. But the most recent deal is probably the biggest and most important step towards the path of worldwide leadership in music and sound.


The art of subwoofer placement

Ed Mullen has served as the director of technology and customer service for SVS for almost a decade. During this time, he has been asked and answered nearly every question about subwoofer speaker and placement imaginable. Here, he tells us how to find the best spot for your subwoofer.

Can you find the speaker in this picture? Our 7 favorite design-tech companies

Every home has its issues, whether it is an ominous pillar in the middle of your proposed media room, awkward room dimensions, or difficult room materials with which to work. Luckily, there are a lot of brilliant manufacturers who are creative enough to offer design solutions that make your home both high-tech and high-style. Here are our favorite solutions-based companies that provide the best of technology and design with an eye on keeping your home beautiful and serene.

How about an $80,000 speaker? Meridian has you covered

It’s not every day you get to write about an $80,000 speaker. But, well, here we are. The day has arrived. One of the top brands in the high-end home audio business, Meridian, just announced that its Special Edition (SE) DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers are now available to order.

Yes you can! Create a small home theater in any room with these 5 tips

Most people think they have to overhaul a sprawling basement or game room in order to create a true home theater experience. But that’s certainly not the case. You can create a true home theater, a room that lets you escape from the outside world and immerse yourself in top-notch audio and larger-than-life video in so much as a spare room.

5 quick tweaks for better sound from your speaks

Does the sound from your speaker echo around the room? Does audio appear to be coming from the wrong speakers? Does the volume switch from unbearably loud to incredibly hard to hear? If so, read on. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves that will help you get a better sound experience.

Take your home theater from blah…to hell yeah with these 5 tips

We used to talk about the wow factor a lot in the home theater biz–that intangible that makes friends’ eyes light up when they enter your home theater. We don’t talk about it so much anymore, what with all the design-oriented solutions that have sort of taken over.

The Soundwall speaker embraces music with hanging art

At one point in history, speakers were simply a means to produce some pleasant audio. It must have been easier back then to choose something to bring home, as those options would be considered limited by current standards.

5 buys under $300 to make your Spring Break stay-cation a blast

Make your Stay-cation more like an Away-cation this Spring Break by thinking outside the box with the help of a little home technology. Here are our top 5 tips that will help you get away from it all, without leaving home.

Why Sonos might soon be cloned

Yesterday, Sonos, the company that invented and popularized the wireless multi-room audio category more than a decade ago, nobly released its patents in an announcement on the company’s blog. The company says that by doing so, other speaker manufacturers can benefit from their investment in research over the years. Sonos hopes this will foster creativity within the home audio category.

10 great giveaways: Win a $6K gaming chair, $10K theater, 60″ TV, and more…

In the age of big data, no one is safe…So why not give the following companies your personal information, too? At least you might when something. Kidding aside, the following 10 giveaways from around the web will have you decking out your home theater (or creating an entirely new one, in some cases) in high style.


Paradigm Soundtrack 2 soundbar eliminates setup hassle

With so many options available these days, it’s hard to know what your chosen speaker system will require. Wire, no wires, a receiver, a special mount? Paradigm Soundtrack 2 not only eliminates concerns such as these, but sounds great and is available now for $900.