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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
March 26, 2014

AV Receivers vs. Separates: Which One Is Better?

For the mobile DJ who spends more time packing his gear than actually playing on it – having less gear to carry just makes more sense.  Some of the gear that will need to be packed will be odd shaped and heavy.  Think of things like cabinets, amplifiers, and speakers.  You would need a large van with an automatic step in order to haul a rack into your venue, but the odds are that you will carry it in piece by piece.  The same things really goes for the smaller and more sensitive pieces of gear that you will have to deal with.  It has to be moved without being destroyed at the same time.

Many of the mobile guys feel that if they were to resize their load out, they would lose the credibility of being a professional, since they would no longer have separate pieces of their equipment …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
March 3, 2014

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Use Home Speakers At Parties

Anyone who has ever thrown a good house party knows that there are elements to the party that make it happen.  There are also elements that will make a party much harder to throw.  Sound is often the most crucial part of the party, yet the right set of speakers is often also the last thing that the thrower really considers.  They think that if their home theater system can handle a loud Star Wars movie, than it can handle a room full of people just fine – but this is not always true.  Having many people in such a small space does wondrous things to sounds.

Bodies in a room will inevitably absorb a lot of the sound that is being transmitted.  This is especially true for bass.  Without a subwoofer that can deliver a lot of bass, your regular hi-fi speakers will basically cause your sound to be …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 23, 2013

TV Speakers Be Gone!

The most basic of basic home theater systems are not even home theater systems; they are simple 2 channel systems that make use of only two speakers.  This type of setup works well when the primary focus is providing audio with a limited amount of space and power.  Each speaker might house a subwoofer, as well as two other speakers to differentiate the sound.  Typically, a two channel speaker system will use larger floor standing speakers rather than the smaller monitor sized bookshelf speakers.  A surround sound system can have up to seven different speakers, each with one dedicated channel to emit sounds within a frequency range.

Most DJs who want a great deal of power behind their music will find problems when going with a surround sound system.  These tiny satellite speakers might be easy to mount and hide from the rest of the system – but their shortcomings …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 22, 2013

PT-7030 Surround Processor Review

When it comes to routing audio and shaping your audio signals, most DJs and producers will work with their computers as much as possible before looking for hardware solutions.  Often times, a small issue can be solved by a simple software setting.  You can even work a great deal with your basic virtual EQ to correct your volumes within your recording.  This works out great until you realize the limitations of your computer and its peripherals.  It might have HDMI connections as well as digital connections, but it was never built to be the hub for multiple audio solutions.  Once you factor in the extra amount of work that it takes for your soundcard to process everything – you’re looking at an overloaded piece of hardware.

Perhaps it might be best to look into hardware solutions that fix your existing setup.  If you have six different digital connections running to …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 17, 2013

Utilizing The “Extra Bass” Feature in an AV Receiver

How many speaker systems do you really need to have running through you house at any given moment?  If you are like me, you have a bookshelf speaker system that you use for your computer and general music listening.  You might even have a pair of PA speakers that are used for larger events; finally, you might even have a pair of home theater speakers or a receiver that handles most of your multimedia.  Honestly, while it is nice to have the right set of speakers for any occasion, it is also not very cost effective.  I won’t be able to drag out the home theatre system for a local gig, but I can minimize the need to have a bookshelf speaker system along with a home theatre system.

Some might have a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system that is used for watching movies.  Most of the modern system …