Some neat ways for Streaming Music to Speakers

Traditionally, loudspeakers always had to be connected to an audio amplifier. However, lately wireless streaming has become popular. There are many portable devices which supports Bluetooth and other wireless protocols. Therefore, I will talk about how to stream music to loudspeakers.

One way to make your speakers wireless is to connect a device which can receive music in order to stream from a cell phone or other portable device. One popular format is Bluetooth and thus by using a Bluetooth audio receiver from Amphony or any other manufacturer, you can easily transform your speaker to become wireless. Note, however, that you will need to figure out whether you speaker is passive or active.

One easy way to figure this out is by looking at the rear of the speaker and determine whether the speaker connects via speaker cable or via RCA cable. If the speaker accepts speaker cable then most likely the speakers passive. That means you will require a power amplifier in order to drive it. If, …

How to Pick the Perfect Gift for an Audio Fanatic

If you’re married to someone who loves audio gadgets then you might have a hard time picking out the right type of product as a gift. The fact is that most people who are interested in audio products and consumer electronic products have quite some knowledge one comes to the particular features of their products. Therefore, as a novice it is often hard to pick out the perfect gift. However, you still want to pleas by choosing an appropriate product.

The best approach in choosing a product to give to your loved one is to first of all make a list of components that are in your house. Just simply get the names and model numbers of every component which is typically listed either in front or in the back of each product. Then take this list to your local audio retailer. Your retailer might have a good idea about what components can easily complement the existing setup.

Obviously, there are many products out there such as wireless …

A Look at Bluetooth Wireless Speakers

Have you ever wondered how Bluetooth speakers work? The fact is they are more complicated than traditional wireless speakers. Let me explain something about the technology that is being used. Bluetooth speakers are quite a bit more complicated than FM wireless speakers. FM wireless speakers are working similarly as you FM radio. The audio signal is being modulated onto a high-frequency carrier wave. This wave is being received and demodulated within speaker. This audio signal is then fed to an amplifier. Because of this simple operating procedure, FM speakers have become quite cheap lately.

In contrast, Bluetooth speakers are quite a bit more complicated. As an example, let’s take a look at Amphony speakers. The audio that is to be transmitted, is first of all being converted into data. This is done by using a converter circuit. This data is stand being extracted and compressed in order to reduce the data rate. This compression is usually performed by a specialized digital signal processor. Then this data is …

A Look at Some Power Supplies Used in Audio Amplifiers

Power supplies come in different shapes and sizes. However, a good power supply is crucial for an audio amplifier to work properly. That is easy to understand. A power amplifier has to provide a fairly high amount of wattage to some speakers connected to the amplifier. Without a decent power supply, the signal going to the speakers will be compromised.

Let’s look at some types of audio amplifier power supplies. Some models use external wallwart power supplies. This is often the case for amplifiers that don’t have more than 50 Watts power. An external power supply means that the manufacturer of the amplifier can focus on the design of the amplifier itself without having to worry about integrating the power supply. Also, an external power supply is usually safety approved by the manufacturer of the power supply. That means that manufacturer of the amplifier doesn’t have to spend a fortune getting safety approval for its product.

wireless speakers with an iPod cradle

Another reason for using external power supplies is that depending on where …

How to Save Money on a Home Theater System

Lately home theater systems have become quite popular as an alternative to going to a movie theater. Obviously, if you watch movies at home, you will not be able to see the news releases which are usually first shown in movie theaters. However, if you can wait a few years until movies become released on DVDs, you can save yourself some money by not having to purchase tickets and also not having to spend money on gas for going to a movie theater.

However, purchasing a home theater system can be quite an investment. Depending on how serious you are about watching movies, this can be quite a significant amount of money. However, you can also get by on a shoestring budget if you have to. I will show you what options are available and how much you should spend as well as how you can save some money whilst purchasing a home theater system.

When purchasing components for setting up a home theater system at home, the …