Here’s How to Upgrade Your Home Theater Sound System with Purpose

Home theater systems and the sound that makes them has gotten smaller, sharper, and richer. Although any video editor or filmmaker will tell you they want you to experience their work in theatres or on the largest screen possible, not as many focus on sound quality despite it being equally important to what appears on-screen. A 4K image, for example, isn’t worth a thing if sound-wise, it sucks.

Now imagine a home theater sound system where you hear every word of dialogue, every atmospheric detail, and every note of the soundtrack. Ideally, this is the sort of home theater sound you want to search for. Thankfully, contemporary surround sound systems and audio speakers are small and higher in quality than ever. You don’t need massive to win the day, nor does spending $1,000s equate to good sound. You can have excellent results with speakers significantly less in cost.

Monoprice® DT-3 50-Watt Multimedia Desktop Speakers
$139.99

There are many ways you can go with upgrading home theater audio. Some choose to buy premium surround sound systems already configured and easily set up. Others meanwhile will purchase speakers and subwoofers that they themselves can easily move and position in accordance with what the room looks like. You can also start from scratch with some speaker wire, an amplifier, and go forth from there.

If what you want is surround sound and you refuse to look at anything less, search for a minimum 5.1 channel speaker system. The ‘5’ refers to a 5-speaker setup and the ‘1’ indicates a low-frequency effect channel which is a fancy way of saying ‘subwoofer’.

Monoprice® Premium 5.1-Ch. Home Theater System with Subwoofer
$299.99
  • List price: $349.99

Using a surround sound system, you can mount the speakers against the wall, set them up on speaker stands, or alternatively position them on a table. Regardless of where you position yours, you will need to stick with strategy to ensure audio is moving correctly throughout the room, from the right angle and/or direction.

Can you use the audio channels from your own TV? Sure, lots of people do. This is very basic sounding audio though. If you really want to have an experience and fully immerse yourself in something you can feel in your bones, a home theater speaker and subwoofer far exceeds the limitations of any flat-screen.

For a lot of people upgrading their home theater systems, saving space is a must. For them, a Bluetooth stereo soundbar has the quality and functionality that’s well worth installing in a small room or condo apartment. If you want more than that, a pair of high-performance bookshelf speakers or home entertainment-friendly 50-watt multimedia desktop powered speakers also work. Needless to say, there are no rules. Choose what suits your budget and space.

PrimeCables® Stereo Bluetooth Sound Bar with Wired Subwoofer
$79.99

Loud, dynamic, and high quality sound elevates a home theater system, and it’s worthy of an upgrade if you don’t already have the right speaker setup. Customize your home theater experience at PrimeCables today.

Is Your Home Theater System Everything You Want it to be – The Best Deals in Canada are Here!

We don’t blame you if you take a look at your home theater and think to yourself, this doesn’t make me happy. Everything from lack of affordability and lack of space to a lack of access to the right products means Canadians don’t always have the sort of home theater they want.

September is PrimeCables’ annual Home Theater Month sale, promising deals and discounts readymade for home theater enthusiasts tired of dealing with the same old junk. Save money, space, and time, and shop with us this month. Here’s just a few of the products you can pick up on sale, without breaking the bank.

Bluetooth multimedia stereo speakers

High quality sound awaits you when you upgrade to a Bluetooth setup. This allows you to enjoy home theater audio as crisp and clear as can be as well as to connect your smartphone or alternate devices whenever you want. All through Bluetooth so there’s no wires needed! Listen to podcasts, music, watch movies, sports, news, concerts, and more – all in amazing sound.

4K UHD TV 55” home theater ready

If you’re in the market for a new flat-screen TV, you can’t go wrong with the discounted 55” 4K home theater TV available exclusively from PrimeCables. In addition to supporting the most advanced picture quality commercially available to consumers currently, there’s enough HDMI inputs to plug in whatever device, console, media streaming box, audio system, or otherwise.

Wireless multimedia keyboard

If you’re getting heavy in on home theater accessories and entertainment setups, and there’s multiple inputs or computers to manage, you can simplify everything with a portable wireless multimedia keyboard remote. This gives you one remote for everything from your laptop to the flat-screen, video game console, media player, Internet, Android TV box, and whatever else you need. Super inexpensive, you’ll be glad you have it and you can throw away any old clunky remotes.

Projector and projector screen

If you’re looking to make a sizeable difference in your home entertainment system, switch out a flat-screen for a projector and projector screen. A widescreen HD projector is readymade to deliver high quality video and audio, in a big way. Expand your video size as you see fit. No boundaries exist as to the size of the picture. It becomes just like going to the movies. If you’re watching in a basement or a low light situation, this is an amazing upgrade even if it’s a bit of a bigger cost commitment.

Find the best home theater deals in Canada from PrimeCables this September and grab your favourites before they expire! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to give yourself a home theater system you’ll fall in love with and never want to leave your seat for.

What Are Our Best Selling Home Theater and Tech for August – read here!

Canadians love shopping PrimeCables every summer as they find deals here they won’t find anywhere else. Save $100s off premium home theater cables, accessories, tech, and more. Inventory’s been flying off our warehouse shelves all summer long. Here’s some of our best-selling tech in Canada this August 2019.

HDTV antenna

Enjoy free local over-the-air TV as well as programming from major American networks with this indoor HDTV antenna. Built thin and easily placed almost anywhere in the home, keep it in plain view or hide it as you see fit. It’s as easy as unwrapping it, plugging it in, and scanning channels.

720p 32” bedroom TV

The perfect TV for any small condo, dorm, apartment, or bedroom, this 720p 32” bedroom television is a great starting point for a home theater. The picture looks great, the 60Hz refresh rate’s a smooth feature, and dual 10-watt speakers work well at delivering high quality sound.

Android TV box

4K HD streaming direct to your TV. This X96 4K Android smart TV box is absolutely amazing, connecting you to Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, and more. Do you want a smart TV but don’t want to buy another flat-screen? This is your workaround, running fast and stable for home entertainment setups anywhere in Canada.

HDMI Ethernet cables with Nylon protection

Fast speeds encased in an HDMI cable with Nylon protection and Ethernet functionality never came this cheap before. For less than $6, receive a gold-plated HDMI cable perfect for your computer, TV, and home theater needs.

Bookshelf speakers 2-way pair

Though small in size, the quality of the sound in these bookshelf speakers is quite profound. Listen in with excellent clarity and detail. Perfect for a small home theater system in a dorm room, condo or apartment, or in a bedroom, this is your opportunity to get excellent sound regardless of what you’re working with budget-wise.

Stereo Bluetooth soundbar

If you don’t want to go the bookshelf speaker route, another way to have high quality sound is through a stereo Bluetooth soundbar. With Bluetooth capability, this means you can not only connect TVs and laptops to it but you can connect iPads, Androids, smartphones, tablets, and anything else with connectivity built-in.

Magnetic 360-degree car mount

A summer road-trip must-have, instead of struggling with your smartphone or GPS in seats, cup holders, and around the driver’s seat, get this magnetic smartphone car mount. All you have to do is stick your smartphone on it and you’re good to go on your next adventure!

Get these trendy, affordable home theater and tech products from Canada’s own PrimeCables this August. Save yourself hassle and inconvenience. Get yourself the products you need to live comfortably and enjoy your media the way you want to have it!

How to Run Speaker Wires for Home Theater Speakers

So you got some speaker wire for a home theater system you want to lay down. It’s not hard to lay down speaker wire but how to run wire down successfully through a room without having it outright noticeable is where a lot of debate can happen.

There are ultimately three basic ways to run speaker wire for a speaker system in a home. Homeowners either choose one or a combination to get the job done. There’s running the wires along baseboards and baseboard moulding, there’s running wires using crown moulding, and there’s also running your wires using crawlspace or attic access.

The simplest way to install speaker wire is to use the baseboards. If you have a carpeted room, choose this. Carpets are typically laid down using tack strips a half-inch from the wall. This gives you a built-in channel to use. Just be careful, when laying the carpet back down after you’ve installed the wiring, to not puncture the wiring. If you intend to use speakers wall mounted, you might be able to run the wire through a hole in the wall and down the wall cavity. For some, this can be an option.

Alternatively, if you’re planning to run wire down through a crawlspace or attic, you may also require the services of an electrician. Assuming you’re free from any regulations preventing you from continuing, simply run the wire down the wall from one location to the other. The hard part will evidently be finding the right wall cavity so plan, plan, plan. If you decide to go the route of installing speaker wire using crown moulding, you’ll need to know how to properly install the moulding which is an art in and of itself. Any of these methods will work to run speaker wire. Ultimately, it’ll come down to your personal preferences and the manner in which your home is built.

Anyone serious about having the best quality surround sound audio experience for their entertainment room, speaker wire is almost a necessity. For high-end speakers, there’s nothing better. You get to customize so much with wire that’s adaptable like this. Buy the length you want, input it wherever it’s got to go, and if you ever need to update or swap some of it out, a little extra’s not far off.

For oxygen-free, copper speaker wire cable in Canada, visit PrimeCables. You can rely on PrimeCables’ speaker wires for the utmost transmission of high quality audio signals day-in and day-out.

What is a Home Theater Hi-Fi Speaker Amplifier Used For – see here!

A speaker amplifier is a very basic home theater product that you’ll find employed in entertainment systems across Canada.

An amplifier works by taking low voltage signals from a source, such as a TV, and powering them with enough gain to use them in a pair of speakers. Building a surround sound home theater setup, you may choose a tube amplifier to give your sound the power you desire.

Canada’s own PrimeCables is a top source for home theater accessories, sound systems, and professional audio. In terms of speaker amplifiers, there’s one that has really caught our eye. The tube amplifier 25-watt stereo hybrid is a very impressive model and comes with a number of features that make it worth consideration for any home theater audio.

The most obvious of which is its Bluetooth capability which makes it easy to connect smartphones, tablets, laptops, and devices of any kind. Bluetooth is such a handy feature to have on any analog or digital audio home theater setup because it makes it easy for you to tap into from any electronic as long as said device also has Bluetooth built in. No cables necessary. So in a sense, a tube amplifier with Bluetooth gives a TV system but it’s also a home music center as well.

A tube amplifier like this comes with 25 watts of power which is a good amount for home theater. There are inputs for USB and RCA, the frequency response is from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, and as if its features weren’t enough, the deal gets even sweeter with fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada as long as you buy from PrimeCables.

If you’ve never been satisfied with your home theater audio or think you can do better, a tube amplifier’s a start to re-building your home sound system. Hi-fi enthusiasts love tube amplifiers, as they allow one to completely customize the sound experience. When paired with the right speakers and cables, you can assemble a winning combination of pro audio products at a fraction of the cost you’d pay for a pre-designed system. For homeowners who use them, a tube amplifier is the centerpiece around which their audio’s built. With a tube sound, you’ve got more power. The PrimeCables 25-watt model uses two 6P1s and two 6N1s vacuum tubes in a classic, modern design. If you’re looking for a way to create amazing sound without paying overwhelming costs, shop it all at Canada’s own PrimeCables today.

Mount your TV while Keeping Things Simple, Fast, and Easy

The process of installing a TV wall mount and then, mounting your flat-screen can take time and effort. Done incorrectly and you could wind up with a damaged wall or TV. Unfortunately, poor TV wall mount installations are common. Equipment not mounted to studs and/or not enough screws are two of the several mistakes one can make when trying to mount. Alternatively, here are a few ways to keep things simple, fast, and easy.

 

Plan ahead.

 

Knowing what devices you need to connect, the cables you’ll need, your speaker system, and any shelving units or cabinets required to house your devices, make a plan as to how you want to proceed. You may choose to use certain devices wireless while in other households, it may be better to go with a wired Ethernet connection. Light, wall support, and height all need to factor in, when deciding where to place your TV wall mount.

Buy tv wall mount from PrimeCables with fast free shipping
Buy tv wall mount from PrimeCables with fast free shipping

Buy the correct cables.

You don’t want to have everything in its right place only to find out you don’t have the right cables or enough of them. If you’re concerned about the number of cables you have, consider a surge protector to keep things safe and hazard-free. You will also want to buy some cable ties if you’re going to have more than two or three cables. These ties can help keep wire together and organized.

 

Ventilation.

Every electronic device needs space to ventilate, as they all create heat which can damage them or shorten their lifespan. Therefore, ensure you’ve left a little space behind the TV set to ensure it does not overheat in any way. Any cabinetry you use for devices should also have ventilation holes to allow heat to escape. For device-heavy households, they may choose to install a cabinet cooling fan if everything’s locked in.

 

Use the studs.

The best advice we can give anyone when it comes time to affix your mount to the wall is to find the studs and use them. There is no point in mounting a flat-screen if there aren’t studs to attach the mount to. Be sure to use a stud finder and use those studs as a means of securing your wall mount. They will help in ensuring the weight of a flat-screen does not cause any damage to the wall.

 

Using these tips, we’re confident installing a TV wall mount will be simpler, faster, and easier all-around. Choose from Canada’s best TV wall mounts today at PrimeCables.

Top Sales on TVs, Home Entertainment Systems, and Electronics for Easter Monday 2019

Easter is almost here and in celebration, PrimeCables is having one of its biggest home entertainment systems and electronics sales yet. These are some of our top Easter 2019 deals available only in Canada.

 

TVs

PrimeCables has a small collection of 720p and 1980p screens ranging in size, including a 32” bedroom 720p TV for $149.99 and a larger 43” 1080p television for $255.99. If you’ve been biding your time to buy a TV for your home theater setup, Easter might be just the time.

 

HDMI cables

PrimeCables carries HDMI cables of all types and lengths. If you require a replacement, want to purchase an extra HDMI cable for your home entertainment setup, or simply want a different cabling arrangement, HDMI cables are on record low pricing just for Easter!

 

Projector

Do you want to take things to the next level without replacing one screen for another – buy a projector. Projectors are equal or lesser in expense and will deliver a large big-screen theatrical experience. If you’ve always dreamed about having an absurdly large TV but the expense is a turn-off, a projector and projector screen is the perfect replacement.

 

Speaker wire

Using speaker wire, you can completely re-wire your home audio setup to accommodate whichever devices or speakers you want. You won’t find cheap-price, high-quality speaker wire anywhere else in Canada like this.

 

Media TV box

Stream media directly to your TV using any of PrimeCables’ smart TV boxes, including the Android MXQ-4K HD media player for $29.99 or the X96 4K Android smart TV box for $49.99. As one of the focal points of PrimeCables’ Easter 2019 sale, these smart TV boxes aren’t going to last long. Anyone who isn’t already set up with a smart TV, instantly convert what you have into one connecting you to hundreds of apps, software, and media streaming possibilities.

 

Network Ethernet cables

If Internet connectivity is an issue at home, consider using network Ethernet cables to create connections to your main screens that are reliable and wired.

 

Speakers

Re-design the way you listen to media on your home theater system with an amazing set of speakers. Pick up a Bluetooth stereo soundbar for $54.99, something smaller like a pair of stereo desktop USB powered speakers for $13.49, of a 30-watt mini-amplifier for home audio for $39.59. You can’t have an amazing home theater system without high quality audio involved.

Celebrate this Easter 2019 with PrimeCables and take advantage of these offers, and more. Fast, free shipping is automatically applied on any order above $49. No matter the weather, come Easter, when you’re shopping with PrimeCables, you’re always going to be having a good time!