Enhance Your Home Theater With The Right Audio


Some homeowners balk at the thought of spending money on a home theater room. They feel that they will not be able to replicate the experience had in a theater, and don't want to spend the money trying.

The fact of the matter is that you can create a theater-like experience in the comfort of your own home. You just need to make sure that you are focusing as much on optimizing the audio of the room as you are on creating crystal clear images.

Install the Correct Speakers

Your home theater audio experience will depend on the type of speakers that you choose to install.

It's best to steer clear of any speakers that feature single or dome tweeters. The tweeters are responsible for creating sounds that have a high-frequency range, and sub-par tweeters could cause a slight ringing or shrillness to permeate your sound. Opt for speakers with a multi-array tweeter set-up instead.

Most home theater rooms feature a surround sound system. You need to ensure that you are not installing dipole speakers to service a surround system. Monopole or bipole speakers are better equipped to create off-axis dispersion that will allow the type of traveling sound you are used to hearing in a movie theater.

Add Enough Subwoofers

The subwoofers are the audio components responsible for generating low-frequency sounds. Commonly referred to as the bass, these low-frequency sounds are vital to the quality of your movie-watching experience.

Don't make the mistake of thinking that a single subwoofer will service your entire theater room. You will need multiple subwoofers to help avoid any peaks and dips in sound that could affect the listening area.

An audio professional will be able to help you determine how many subwoofers are needed to ensure that all people watching a film in your theater room have the same sound experience.

Create a Successful Layout

Part of the audio quality in a theater room can be attributed to the audio components installed, but part relies on the layout of the room itself. You should never place seating in direct contact with walls. This could interfere with the vibrations and paths sound takes to travel throughout the room.

It's important that you add some type of sound-absorbing wall treatment to help prevent any outside sound interference or reverberations that could compromise the quality of your audio experience. For more help, use professional audio design services.


11 July 2019

Home Theater Installation: What You Should Know

During my last home remodel, I decided to put in a full home theater. The planning and installation process was fascinating for me. I decided to create this site to detail all of the things I learned about how to select and install the screen, the projection equipment, and even the surround sound system. Don't dismiss your dream of having a home theater just because you think it's too complicated. The information here will help you to plot out your own home theater or even just install projection equipment into an existing room. No matter what your goal is, there's sure to be details here that will help you.