If you own a computer which is several years old then most likely you will have noticed a performance degradation with the last few years. There are several reasons for this. First of all, if your computer uses a traditional hard drive then most likely your drive will become more and more fragmented. That means that the files on your hard drive are placed in many different locations. This fragmentation becomes even more severe if you drive is full. In that case it will be difficult for your operating system to figure out a location where to store large files without placing different bits and pieces different areas. That means that the performance of UPC is very much affected by the read performance of your hard drive.
If you own a solid state drive, on the other hand, you will not see that much degradation of performance. In fact, you don’t have to defragment a solid-state hard drive at all because random axis is pretty much as fast as sequential axis. There are no mechanical parts of have to be …
If you have ever utilized a Bluetooth audio receiver in order to convert a speaker into a Bluetooth speaker, you may have experienced dropouts when streaming audio. These dropouts are caused by the wireless signal not reaching the speaker. However, dropouts could also originate from other devices interfering with the transmission. In this article, I’m going to offer some tips for improving the wireless range when using Bluetooth audio receivers.
When purchasing a Bluetooth receiver you will typically find a specification for the wireless range. Most commonly available devices will operate up to 30 feet line of sight. This means that you can walk away up to 30 feet from the Bluetooth receiver and still get a clear signal. However, this range is often optimistic and does not consider the fact that anybody walking between the streaming device and the Bluetooth receiver can interrupt the signal and therefore decrease the effective range.
Also, when streaming through walls, you will often experience a drastic reduction in the effective operating range. This is due to the fact that the signal gets weaker …
Nowadays space is often premium. People don’t have space to put in both the audio equipment anymore. Instead, many people focus on getting small appliances as well as small gadgets. That is not surprising with the increase in real estate value. Also, keeping appliances small reduces the cost of moving or shipping appliances to your home. In addition, many people are concerned about the environment. Smaller devices mean less demand for precious resources. In this post, I’m going to focus on many audio amplifiers. I will show you how we can maximize the return by getting amplifiers which are very small.
Thanks to advances in amplifier technology, the size of audio amplifiers has been reduced drastically. Nowadays, you can find amplifiers which are as small as a deck of cards. However, these amplifiers will work for applications that wire huge amounts of wattage. However, they do fairly well for situations where you to set up speakers in a medium-sized
If you want to squeeze out the maximum wattage of these amplifiers then you should follow the rules. First of …
A Look at Some Options for Wireless Outdoor Speakers
Having an outdoor party is a great way to distract yourself from the heat and also enjoys some food and conversation with your friends. If you are lucky enough to have a pool by your house then you and your friends can refresh themselves. However, a party wouldn’t be complete without decent food in some music. I’m not going to get into how you can get some decent food. I’m going to focus instead on how you can add some music to an outdoor environment.
If you don’t have wireless networking or don’t want to invest in an Internet radio, then why not go for some wireless speakers. There are a number of outdoor wireless speakers available from Amphony, Soundcast, Sony and other manufacturers. I’m going to look at some of these and in particular discuss what you should look out for when making your purchase. Of course, instead of buying expensive speakers, you can just crank up a radio. However, most radio programs are full of commercials and you probably …
If you have a cell phone such as an iPhone then most likely you always get annoyed when listening to music over the speakers which are integrated into the phone. The sound simply doesn’t have any bass and it appears quite tinny. Unfortunately, designers of loudspeakers have not yet been able to come up with a design which produces adequate sound quality in a tiny package. And a tiny package is exactly what the designers of cell phones have to deal with. There’s virtually no room inside the phone for decent speaker. Phones were actually never designed to broadcast music via the internal speaker. In addition, there’s only one speaker inside the phone and thus you will not be able to play stereo music over phones speaker.
However, most cell phones have wireless technology integrated that supports streaming audio. Bluetooth is a technology which is widespread. By using a Bluetooth receiver from http://www.amphony.com/products/bluetooth-audio-receiver.htm which is connected to an amplifier, you can easily stream music from your phone to your home speakers. Alternatively, you can purchase some Bluetooth speakers. Those …
I will give you some shopping tips for purchasing some speakers, in particular wireless speakers. When shopping for any type of product, it is always important to follow the two-step strategy. Most people make the mistake to search for a product by entering if you keywords which are related to the product into a search engine and then doing a price comparison. That will usually give you some inexpensive products but the problem is that these products often times are not ideal for your application.
Step one of your research should always involve finding the product that fits your application. That means first of all, you need to figure out the requirements of your application. In the case of wireless speakers, some of the parameters to look at are as follows:
1) Speaker wattage
2) wireless transmitter range
3) number of speakers
4) number of audio channels
5) transmitter connectors
6) iPhone connectivity
7) wireless protocol
Some of these parameters might sound a bit technical. But don’t worry. I will explain some of these parameters in the following sections. …
Wireless models of loudspeakers are quite popular these days. That is because the wireless technology offers more flexibility in placing speakers then regular models which require running speaker wire all over the house. In this blog post, I’m going to offer some tips and also reveals some secrets that manufacturers of these wireless speakers do not want you to know.
One of the misconceptions of wireless speakers is the fact that many speakers actually are not truly wireless. That is because wireless models require an internal amplifier as well as a receiver in order to reproduce the music and drive the internal woofer and tweeter. Therefore wireless speakers by definition require power. Power can be received from a power supply or internal batteries.
An internal power supply has to be connected to a wall outlet. Usually the connecting cable between the power supply and the plug that fits into the speaker is fairly short. Therefore, a wall outlet needs to be in close proximity to where you plan on using the speaker. If you’re planning to use the speakers outdoors, …