Professional Audio Consultants Technology Blog

[embed]https://youtu.be/uFPFADJTIIg[/embed] PAC owner, founder, and resident turntable guru Ralph Tarnofsky discusses a few turntable options for spinning your records. Whether you’re a seasoned audiophile, or someone who is just discovering the wonders of vinyl for the first time, PAC offers quality turntable solutions that are pleasing...

Lossless Music Sites

For the past decade my friends and clients have constantly asked me the same question. Will internet music downloads ever sound as good as my CD and vinyl collection? I am happy to report that I can now recommend downloaded lossless music sites with music files as a true high fidelity source for serious listeners.

Outdoor Sound "THE OBVIOUS BENEFIT TO THIS CUTTING EDGE DESIGN IS FLEXIBILITY OF PLACEMENT AND A TOTALLY STEALTH LOOK." By now nearly everyone has seen and heard conventional outdoor speaker systems. I am talking about those wedge shaped white or black cabinets that are bracketed to the...

My love of music and movies motivated me to start a small HIFI business back in 1975. I have been on the scene from the time the home electronics world revolved around the vinyl LP and the vacuum tube, through today's digital revolution. I'll present...

I recently visited a local supermarket, and as I was walking through the dairy aisle I heard an old familiar tune playing through the store’s background music system. It was Michael Jackson’s Beat It, from the landmark album Thriller. I admit that I couldn’t help...

Just in time for the holidays, I present three high tech products to enjoy in your home. One is brand new; the other two, while not new, are much improved. THREE DIMENSIONAL TV 3D TV is here NOW! Thanks to blockbuster movies like Avatar, Toy Story 3...

My love of music and movies motivated me to start a small HIFI business back in 1975. I have been on the scene from the time the home electronics world revolved around the vinyl LP and the vacuum tube, through today's digital revolution. I'll present...

My love of music and movies motivated me to start a small HIFI business back in 1975. I have been on the scene from the time the home electronics world revolved around the vinyl LP and the vacuum tube, through today's digital revolution. I'll present...

Sometimes we feel like marriage counselors here at PAC-NJ, northern New Jersey’s source for home theater equipment, service, and advice. Couples come in shopping for audio-video components, but often one spouse objects to the way the equipment looks, or worries that the high-tech gear clashes with the rest of the décor. In our last blog we talked about mirrored design solutions that can make flat screen HD TVs disappear, and home theater speakers designed for placement behind walls. Well, your stack of audio video components and other can also do a disappearing act, so you can enjoy your system without having to look at the gear that drives it.

We’ve dealt with just about every question imaginable about home theater and audio video gear here at PAC-NJ, northern New Jersey’s source for home theater equipment , installation services and advice. But here’s one we hear over and over: “I want a new home theater for our family room, but my spouse doesn’t like the way the equipment looks – How can we both get what we want?”

“I bought a new, state-of-the-art flat screen HD TV, but the sound quality is like something out of the 1960s.” That’s a comment we hear from lots of people here at PAC NJ, northern New Jersey’s center for home theater equipment and advice. These people want to know why slim, new HD TVs have such poor sound quality, and if there is anything they can do about it.

We recently addressed the topic of HDMI – High-Definition Multimedia Interface – and explained why this single-cable technology is more than just another pretty abbreviation. We’re getting more and more questions about HDMI audio video technology here at PAC-NJ, northern New Jersey’s source for home theatre systems and services, so let me share with you some of what we tell customers.

Call this Part Two of “Why you should install your home theater during construction or renovation of a home, and not after.” I was blogging about this topic recently, and want to give you some additional reasons to consider if you’re building or renovating a home and trying to decide when call in a professional home theater installer.

Can a multi-room music system really save a marriage? Well, as I explain to our customers here at PAC-NJ, northern New Jersey’s source for state-of-the-art home entertainment and audio video systems, it can sure help you make beautiful music together – even if you’re moving...

I recently blogged about problems involving connecting cables, remote control units and managing power that do-it-yourselfers often run into when they’re trying to install a complex home theater or audio video system. Two other areas where we see lots of DIY mistakes involve what I call management issues: managing heat, and managing room noise. Here are the basics of controlling these issues every DIY home entertainment installer needs to remember: