When online superstore Amazon started in 1995, it sold only books. Now, you can buy just about anything and have it delivered to your door—and if you’re a member of Amazon Prime, that delivery can be made in two days for free. If not, you can sign up here for a free trial.
Even so, AV enthusiasts might be surprised to find certain things on Amazon. Here’s a list of five products you might not have thought were available there.
One of the most contentious debates in the world of consumer audio is whether or not high-priced cables are worth what their makers charge for them. As you can see in many systems discussed on AVS Forum—and most Home Theaters of the Month—many of our members think not. It’s important to use cables that are well constructed with robust connectors, but they needn’t cost more than the rest of your system.
Here are two brands of inexpensive cables that are well-respected on AVS Forum and available for quick delivery from Amazon:
Many audio newbies forget that the room is as important as the equipment they put in it. Also, few rooms are acoustically ideal, making it critical to install acoustic treatments in order to get the most out of the rest of the system. But who would have thought that such products could be bought on Amazon?
Among the many no-name brands available from the online giant, one company stands out. Auralex Acoustics has been making treatments of all sorts for nearly 40 years, and we can highly recommend their products.
Aside from which gear to buy, one of the most common concerns of AVS Forum members is finding an equipment rack that will fit in the available space. Then there’s the issue of seating—comfort is critical for watching long movies. Can these items be found on Amazon? Absolutely!
Here are two well-established brands that sell a wide variety of home-theater furniture on Amazon:
Massively Multichannel Amp and Pre/Pro
Of course, you can find AV equipment on Amazon, but even we were surprised to find this massive 11-channel power amplifier from Yamaha:
Yamaha MX-A5000BL 11-Channel Power Amplifier
If you need a massively multichannel preamp/processor to go with that, Amazon has you covered:
Yamaha CX-A5100 11.2-Channel Preamp
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