If you love going to movies or live performances, you probably enjoy the feeling of being immersed in a storyline. To replicate this experience at home, you should start by investing in quality systems and components from an audio dealer in Chicago. If you can achieve realistic surround sound in your home theater, you will be able to enjoy a heightened viewing experience. To help you enjoy the best viewing and listening experience possible in your home theater, consider a few of these professional tips:
Select the right room:
When it comes to creating your home theater, careful room selection is critical. You should avoid setting up your home theater in square rooms where all of the walls are the same length. Instead, opt for a rectangular room and set up your screen and front speakers on a shorter wall so that the sound carries back along your longer walls to fill your room more effectively.
Place surround speakers carefully:
The positioning of your speakers is an important aspect of home theater installation. Mount your back-surround speakers on your side walls toward the rear of the room and five to six feet above the ground. Rear-surround speakers should be installed on your back wall at the same height level as your back-surround speakers and about two feet apart from each other.
It’s important to have at least one subwoofer to round out the sound in your room. If your room is larger than 140 square feet, you should probably invest in an additional subwoofer. Subwoofers generally deliver their best sound from the corner of the room, but it usually takes some trial and error before you find a position that delivers deep bass without excessive rumbling.
Protect your wires:
It’s important to consider the way that your wires can affect your system’s sound quality. Make sure that you keep your wire connections as short as possible, since longer wires can lead to weaker sound. It’s also important to invest in cable sleeves if you are running multiple wires alongside each other. These sleeves will keep your wires looking neat and prevent tangling.
Test your sound:
It’s unlikely that you will be able to achieve the ideal sound for your home theater system right away, so be prepared for a little trial and error to find the perfect audio setup. You can use a test tone from your home theater receiver to test out the sound and readjust your speakers to improve quality.
At Quintessence Audio LTD, we know how much of a difference the right audio equipment can make for your viewing and listening experience, and that’s why we’re proud to offer an extensive selection of quality home audio products. Our locally owned and operated company has been proud to serve customers since 1977, and we continue to be dedicated the quality of our products and our customer service. We look forward to being your trusted audio dealer in Chicago—stop by or give us a call today to find out more about all of the products that we carry!