Home cinema

No, it doesn’t involve selling popcorn to strangers off of the street! Home cinema has come to be a catch-all term for a system that plays music and movies with a TV or projector and an external speaker system of some kind, usually surround sound. The whole idea is to recreate as accurately as possible the picture and sound quality of a cinema auditorium. Filmmakers want their work to be showcased in all its glory, with not a line of dialogue missed or a pixel out of place and a home cinema is just the tool for the job – in fact, you’d be surprised at how easy it is to build a seriously impressive sounding system.

Product review: Sonos Ray

Product review: Sonos Ray

Hot on the heels of the updated Beam Gen 2, Sonos has released its lowest price soundbar yet, the Ray. Stripping back features such as HDMI and Dolby Atmos support, Sonos finally has a much-anticipated entry-level model – but will …read more

Custom Install: Outdoor Cinema (Part One)

Custom Install: Outdoor Cinema (Part One)

With summer here, many of us are getting our gardens ready to spend time (hopefully!) in the sun. This often means investing in new garden furniture, BBQs and gazebos. At Richer Sounds, we have an exciting new development to add …read more

Product review: Denon AVR-S660H/S760H

Product review: Denon AVR-S660H/S760H

“Yes sir, we do happen to have a unicorn in the back, or available for delivery”. This is a statement that has, at times in the last year or so, felt more realistic than having AV receivers, the cornerstone of …read more

Product review: JBL Stage A130 speakers

Product review: JBL Stage A130 speakers

Having sat on the periphery of ‘home’ speakers for many years, JBL have released their new Stage range. Built on the bones of their renowned studio speakers, the JBL Stage A130 are aggressively priced in a saturated point of the …read more

Product review: Philips 65OLED856 TV

Product review: Philips 65OLED856 TV

With the maturity of technologies such as OLED and QLED every year the competition for best all round television gets more competitive. Over the last few years Philips has been on a staggering rise to join this conversation so when …read more