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How to Set Up Your Own Backyard Movie Theater

Setting Up Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater A normal night at the movies hasn’t been possible for most of 2020, which has been a bummer for ardent film fans and casual moviegoers alike. Some theaters have adapted by offering drive-in movies, marking a resurgence in a tradition that was nearly extinct. But even with the drive-in theater renaissance,…

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Audio Home Theater Videos

Samsung HW-T450, HW-T550, and HW-T650 Soundbars Compared

We compare the Samsung HW-T450 vs HW-T550 vs HW-T650 As televisions continue to make strides in picture quality, smart features, and thinness, there’s one feature that they almost always fall behind on: great sound. Televisions that combine both a slim design with impressive sound quality are far and few between—and that’s just a matter of physics. Speakers make…

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Audio Home Theater Internet of Things Videos

Sonos Speaker Lineup Explained

Sonos basically invented the networked wireless speaker, and in the decade since the PLAY:5 debuted, they’ve continued to evolve and expand their offerings. Today, Sonos offers a refined product selection that offers wireless audio solutions for mutli-room music, movies, and outdoor listening. They’ve been extra popular lately, as countless people are seeking ways to make home life a…

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Learning Center Videos

How to Choose an Audio Receiver

graphic of Abt logo and audio receiver

Whether you’re looking to build a full-scale home theater with the most immersive surround sound system, or just want a basic stereo system to listen to music, the one piece of equipment you’re absolutely going to need is an audio receiver. The receiver is the brains of any audio system, bridging the gap between your input devices and…

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Audio Events

The Abt Audio Innovation Event Returns

speakers and audio equipment announcing abt audio event

When it comes to shopping for audio products, the proof is in the performance. Video reviews and forum advice might help you narrow down your target gear, but there’s no substitute for being able to demo an  A/V receiver or set of speakers before you buy them. It’s even better if you can do it in a space…

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Events TVs & Electronics

Samsung QLED 8K Launch Event

Last month, the groundbreaking Samsung Q900 QLED 8K TV quietly hit our showroom floor. The set was the industry’s first commercially-available 8K TV, and Abt was one of the few places in the country that you could see it. With four times the detail of a 4K TV, and clocking in at a whopping 85 inches, the Q900…

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CES 2019 Home Theater

CES 2019: LG HU85LA Ultra-Short-Throw Laser Projector

LG CineBeam

Continuing their trend of hiding fabulous displays in plain sight (see the transparent and rollable OLED TVs) is the LG HU85LA CineBeam laser projector. This ultra-high-definition, ultra-short throw home theater projector brings serious imaging capabilities to your home, without the space requirements of a traditional projector. A typical home theater projector has a throw ratio of around 1.5-2.…

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Events Home Theater

SVS Speakers & Subwoofers Unleashed

Twenty years ago, SVS began as a direct-to-consumer audio brand, leveraging the then-new idea of internet sales to cut out the middle man and get quality audio gear right to the listener at a fair price. In the years since, they’ve become a favorite brand of audiophiles on the internet and beyond, finding their way into retail stores…

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