Control4 – 5 Ways to Go Big With Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room

Control4 – 5 Ways to Go Big With Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room

The “Man Cave” is said to be the “last bastion of masculinity” within the home, and whether your sanctuary is in a garage, spare bedroom, basement or media room, there are many ways that you can make it even cooler…way cooler than adding neon signs, mini-fridges, or even your favorite team’s memorabilia. In fact, integrating a variety of devices, sensors and programming into an automation system can make your personal space into something you might want to share with everyone! Click on the image below to see how you can add some spice to your special room! Content courtesy of: http://www.control4.com/blog/ Original...

Subwoofers Do You Need More Than One?

When showing off their home systems, most owners look to crank songs and movies that create the biggest booms. These house-banging sounds are driven by subwoofers, which reproduce the lowest frequencies in your audio system – the bass. A quality subwoofer provides the foundation for amazing music and adventure movies that shake the room. But is one properly placed subwoofer enough? Depending on the space, acoustic experts may recommend more than one subwoofer because with just one sub you can have locations in a room that have too much bass and others that have too little. Sometimes you can have overblown bass in one seat, and just a few feet away another chair there seems to be almost no bass. This phenomenon can be illustrated by the following analogy; imagine you have a rectangular bucket—the shape of most rooms—about half filled with water. You drop a stone in the bucket, the stone will create concentric circles of waves radiating out on the surface of the water, just like a subwoofer creates waves of bass. When these waves hit the wall of the bucket, they will bounce back striking other waves. When two waves smack into each other they can sometimes double in size or they can cancel each other out. This is not a perfect analogy. The way sound behaves in a room is much more complex; the sound waves in rooms react to each other in three dimensions and the bucket example is only in two dimensions. But the same thing can happen in rooms; the waves of sound in the bass frequencies from the subwoofer bounce against...