| CABLES FOR GREATER HOME THEATER ENJOYMENT
HOME THEATER COMPONENT SOURCES
Blu-Ray DVD, Cable /SAT Box, Game System, Computer, Media Server.
Most of today’s sources have HDMI connectivity. Some sources still
audio interconnects, digital audio, USB.
If you are unsure of the optimal connections for your
please fill out the Home Theater SYSTEM
ANALYSIS - and we will
respond promptly with suggestions and a nearby knowledgeable
AV dealer who can help you make the right choices
AV RECEIVER / PROCESSOR
Digital AV receivers offer control switching and processing
functions as well as multichannel power. Processors and AV preamps
require a separate amp(s) and usually offer many advanced
Digital to Analog conversion, (D to A), upscaling video
signals, multichannel audio, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and many other
features with great benefits.
For better CD players you have to choose the right INTERCONNECT or DIGITAL AUDIO cable.
Blu-Ray Players HD Cable/SAT boxes and other high definition sources require an HDMI connection.
SPEAKER CABLES carry signal and power – they are subject to more distortions than Interconnects which carry just signal. It is important to
consider the length, power, electrical characteristics and other factors in choosing the
right speaker cable.
It is preferable to locate your receiver or amp(s) close to the speakers.
Terminations via gold plated spades, banana plugs and pins are suggested over bare wire to
minimize corrosion. Many Left, Center, Right (LCR) speakers offer 4 post
(bi-wire) connection vs. the standard 2 post.
Most Straight Wire speaker cables
offer internal bi-wire capability. If you are unsure of the best speaker cable solution for your home theater system – please do not
hesitate contact us for answers and a referral to one of our knowledgeable AV
A Home Theater is not complete without at least one SUBWOOFER. Better subwoofer cables will provide tighter, faster,
cleaner bass with more dynamic impact for optimal low frequency reproduction
Most of today’s subwoofers are self powered with a built in
amplifier and require an AC power connection. LFE (low frequency effects) come out via a single RCA
connection from most current AV receivers. Many installers use a basic coax connection which is not optimal
for long runs.
All Straight Wire subwoofer cables are advanced Star Quad designs with
various insulations and conductors. They are
terminated in standard format for low resistance and even shield noise
distribution. They can all be terminated in balanced format (XLR) and in a single ended shield connection upon request.
Basic cable used for
video transmission. Single wire that combines luminance, chrominance and sync
signals in a coaxial design cable. Used to connect VCR’s, TV’s, cable boxes and
other NTSC standard video components. Terminated with F, RCA or BNC connectors.