March 05, 2012 by Grant Clauser
Imagine a room with the most impressive high performance home theater gear. It’s all set: the screen is on the wall; the projector is fired up and displaying your favorite movie; the subwoofer is boiling the marrow in your bones, and the yet all you can think of is how uncomfortable the floor is.
Oh, I forgot one element of this picture—there’s no furniture. You’re sitting uncomfortably on the rug while your components—the Blu-ray player, AV receiver and control processor are pushed against a wall. Wires are everywhere. Maybe you’re holding the projector in your lap, which is bound to get uncomfortable as that lamp heats up.
Without the right furniture, racks and mounting accessories a home theater is just a basement. Most of the time we’re promoting the importance of high-performance electronic gear, but high-performance furniture has as much of an impact on your enjoyment as the light output of the projector. Quality theater chairs, component racks and TV stands all make a plain room into a family’s favorite hangout. In this special free supplement you’ll learn about the latest trends in home theater furniture and how all the details combine to make your investment perform and last.
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Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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