Stranded vs. Solid Speaker Wire

The basic difference between stranded wires and solid wires is that one is more flexible than the other. However, both have their own pros and cons, some of which we’ll discuss below. With so many different varieties of wires available in the market, you might be confused about which type of wire is best to … Read More

Can You Convert An RCA Cable To Speaker Wire?

It is possible to use an RCA cable as speaker wires by simply cutting off the ends that have metal plugs. However, this requires some expertise in the area since you will have to connect a new cable to the ends of these now cut-off RCA cables to connect it to the audio system. In … Read More

Can You Staple Speaker Wire?

If you want to staple your speaker wires, you can use the staples that electricians use to keep line voltage cables in place. However, you have to be extra careful not to staple through the speaker wires and pierce them. There’s an obvious need to place your speakers strategically to get the most out of … Read More

Are Mirage Speakers Discontinued?

After being bought by Klipsch, Mirage Speakers have disappeared, and the company no longer manufactures them.  In 2009, Klipsch had a significant buyout of some of the biggest brands, such as Athena and Jamo, and Mirage was also one of them. People considered the audio system provided by mirage speakers to be one of the … Read More

How To Connect 3 Speakers To 2 Channels

There are two different ways to connect multiple speakers to one amplifier through two channels, the first is through a parallel method and the other in a series. Generally, when the speakers each have at least an impedance of more than 8 OHMs or even more, they can be connected parallel. If you’re looking to … Read More

10 vs. 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

The main difference between 10 and 12-gauge speaker wire is that the former can handle more amperage than the latter type of wire.  According to the American Wire Gauge chart, 10 AWG or a wire with 10-gauge has a bigger diameter than a 12 or 14-gauge speaker wire. The diameter of the wire decreases as the … Read More

Do You Need A Center Channel Speaker For Music?

Yes, you need a center channel speaker for music if you have a surround sound system.  As the name implies, a center channel speaker is the one you position in the middle of a sound system because it is engineered to have no sound orientation. Center channel speakers usually have a design that looks different … Read More

How To Weigh Down Speaker Stands

The best way to weigh down speaker stands is to unscrew the plate of the stand and fill them with sand or any material of choice.  Audiophiles understand the need to weigh down a speaker stand in order to experience the best acoustics in their sound system. This is why no acoustic enthusiast worth his … Read More

Left And Right Speakers Sound Different (Solved!)

Every speaker in a surround sound system serves its own purpose. If your left and right speakers sound different, then it could be because of many reasons, such as: A broken signal source A broken or loose wire between the speaker and amplifier Asymmetric positioning of the speakers The left and right speakers may sound … Read More