Essential Audio Accessories for Building Your Home Theater

Been dreaming of watching your favorite movie on the big screen complete with surround sound; all while remaining in the comfort of your own home? Then you are likely considering a home theater. At Midwest Speaker, we specialize in providing the very best in audio accessories for Minneapolis and are here to help you build a home entertainment system you’ll be proud to show off. Whether you have a dedicated theater room planned or are thinking of upgrading your weeknight living room movie night, we have recommendations on the essential audio accessories you need to get the job done.

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You’d be surprised at how little it can actually cost to upgrade your at-home movie-watching experience from functional to enjoyable. Here are a few key elements to making your home theater exceptional:

AV Receiver

The AV receiver is the hardest-working component in a home theater. A receiver is both the amplifier and processor for your theater. All of the audio and video inputs and internet connections are routed through the receiver and then processed and either passed up to the projector or down to the speakers. You will need enough inputs for all of your sources including a Blu-ray player, game console, media streamer, and a host of other audio and video components. Many receivers nowadays also offer Bluetooth,  Roku Ready and other necessary technology for streaming online content.

Speakers

A great-sounding home theater doesn’t need the biggest or the loudest speakers, just the best ones for your room and budget. One of the most important parts of a good home audio system are the speakers. Check out Consumer Reports on speakers you’re interested in and then talk to home audio professionals like us to get our opinion and advice.

If you’ve ever walked out of a movie to complain to management about the sound quality, then surround sound is likely a must. So, you’ll want to start thinking about the size and appearance of your speakers as well as where all the speakers in a surround system would be placed. 

Have a room you can dedicate to a complete home theater? Then you could be looking into in-wall and ceiling speakers. We have an extensive selection and can help you choose the right ones for your unique needs.

You can even build your own custom system and our home audio team can help you do it. We can assist you in determining what types of speakers will be suit the room they will be going into, among other decisions.

Whatever it is you’re looking for in a home theater, the experts at Midwest Speaker Repair can help turn your dreams into reality. For more information about audio accessories for your Minneapolis area home, call Midwest Speaker Repair at 651-645-7385, or you can Contact Us or Browse Online.

Happy Holidays from Midwest Speaker Repair

As 2018 is coming to a close, we want to thank our clients for another successful year. We are grateful to continue serving Twin Cities customers with our speaker products and services. This would not be possible without the support and patronage from all of you!

We want to thank each and every one of you who has used our services or bought our products this past year. We hope you will trust us for all your future speaker repair needs.

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

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What to Look for In a New Home Audio System

Are you looking for a better way to listen to your music? Or, are you ready to create an immersive theatre-like atmosphere with surround sound? Then you are likely looking into a new home audio system. It is important whenever investing in new home audio, no matter how big or small, that you choose a high quality system that works for your needs and one that will last. The right set of speakers, if properly taken care of, can last far longer than your car. The key to home audio bliss is to empower yourself with knowledge, do a little research, and test a few out. At Midwest Speaker we are experts in home audio for the St Paul area and we would like to give you a few pointers to help you find the right home audio for you.home audio

One of the most important parts of a good home audio system are the speakers. Check out Consumer Reports on speakers you’re interested in and then talk to home audio professionals like us to get our opinion and advice. You can buy an audio system kit and these will usually give you everything you need for a complete surround-sound experience in your home. Or, if you’re looking for simple stereo, we can help you with that as well. A simpler system can sometimes sound better than a more elaborate one for the same price. It all depends on what you’re looking for. If you primarily listen to music, one pair of speakers may be exactly what you need. However, if you’re a movie buff and surround sound is a must then you’ll want to start thinking about where all the speakers in a surround system would be placed.

You can also build your own custom system and our home audio team can help you do it. We can assist you in determining what types of speakers will be suit the room they will be going into, among other decisions.

When it comes to speakers, you are sure to find what you need in home audio here at Midwest Speaker. We are also factory authorized to repair many major brands of speakers. We offer an incredible selection of tweeters and woofers from our custom audio brand MW Audio. So when you need new home audio please check us out. We carry great speakers at amazing prices.

Are you interested in learning more about home audio for your St Paul area home? Call Midwest Speaker Repair at 651-645-7385, or you can Contact Us or Browse Online.

Home Stereo on the Fritz? Troubleshooting, Repairing & Replacing Your System

When your home audio systems aren’t working as well as they should, it can be quite frustrating. Especially when you turn on your stereo and nothing comes out! As home audio specialists serving Minneapolis and the surrounding areas, we are well versed in repairing a variety of issues and are here to provide you with the best solution for your unique home audio problem. We understand firsthand just how annoying it can be when your speakers stop working for no apparent reason. That’s why we’ve come up with some quick and easy troubleshooting tips as well as some repair and replacement options to help you get the best home audio to suit your needs.home audio

Troubleshooting

First, check the connections. Make sure the connections running from the source to the receiver are attached. If this doesn’t work, we also sell home audio repair kits for a variety of speaker performance issues.

If your surround sound doesn’t quite sound right, make sure all individual speakers are enabled by going through the receiver’s setup.

If none of the above suggestions work, at this point, it is a good idea to bring your speakers in to Midwest Speaker to be checked out.

Repairs

Bring your speakers to us any time they need to be re-foamed, re-coned and more. Who hasn’t blown out at least one speaker in their life? There are a few ways you can tell that you just blew a speaker. You might see smoke, you might smell a bad odor and you will definitely notice the sound quality has drastically deteriorated. This type of home audio repair must be performed by the professionals.

Replacement

The most important parts of a good home audio system are the speakers. There is a huge variety of styles and brands on the market today. It’s a good idea to look at reviews of brands you are looking to buy. Consumer Reports is a good start for customer reviews, and you can also talk to home audio professionals like us to get our opinion and advice. We can help you determine what types of home audio will best suit the room it’s going into and other important decisions.

When it comes to other aspects of your home audio like your TV, ask yourself what kind of room you will be watching it in. For example, a plasma or OLED TV generally works best in a dark or dim room. But if your home theater is going to have bright lights, then you should consider an LED or LCD TV.

Whatever you are looking to purchase, the experts at Midwest Speaker Repair can help! Interested in learning more about home audio in Minneapolis? Call Midwest Speaker Repair at 651-645-7385, or you can Contact Us.

Home Entertainment: Audio Accessories that Count

No matter what it’s used for; movie viewing, production, entertaining or music, we are always seeking to take our home entertainment systems to the next level. Whether you’re still starting small or looking to go big, audio accessories can help build your entertainment system into something you love. And, nowadays, virtually anyone can have studio level audio equipment within the confines of their own home. So, if you’re looking to implement your own at-home theater or are just looking for a small system operating off of your personal computer or television, all of the audio accessories for your Twin Cities home can be found at Midwest Speaker Repair.

Here you will find speakers, guitar and bass speakers, speaker wire, diaphragms, connector pieces, speaker cloth and foam as well as more personal sized speakers like those for in-wall or ceiling placement. As experts in the industry, allow us to guide you through some of the must-haves in audio accessories:

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Speakers

Of course, some of the most important parts of a good home audio system are the speakers! There are a huge variety of speakers on the market today. You can buy an audio system kit, and these will usually give you everything you need for a complete surround-sound experience. But, if you choose to build your system piece by piece, there are a variety of audio accessories that can help you do so. The experts at Midwest Speaker Repair can assist you in determining what types of speakers will best suit the room or system they will be installed in, among other decisions.

In wall & ceiling speakers are also essential audio accessories for your theater, surround sound or studio. These specialized speaker types are widely carried at Midwest Speaker Repair and we can help you find the right ones as well as their volume controllers.
In addition to audio accessories, we also have speaker accessories! We stock cloth to cover an otherwise open speaker. We have grill cloth and foam grill covers that will get your sound to where you want it.

Diaphragms

The finest transducers on the market as audio accessories are sold at Midwest Speaker Repair. With the ability to smooth any vibration or feedback for you may be experiencing in your current audio set-up, our diaphragms are always in stock.

Connectors

25″ jacks, .25″ plugs, adaptors, banana plugs or XLRs, you name it! We’ve got you covered. We stock dozens of the of different connector types, consisting of cables that go to microphones, speakers and musical instruments. You can even build your own custom cables with bulk cable and connectors that we have.

We also carry speaker wires for in-wall wiring as well as Bluetooth receivers! No matter what you’re looking for, trust the experts at Midwest Speaker Repair.

Ready to look into audio accessories for your Twin Cities home? Call Midwest Speaker Repair at 651-645-7385 or you can Contact Us or Browse Online.