Speakers are one of the most important elements of a home theater system.
Without high-quality home theater speakers, your
home theater experience will not be as comfortable or enjoyable. Here is a guide to choosing the
perfect home theater speakers for your new home theater installation.
Evaluate the Size and Layout of Your Room
For a medium-to-large sized room whose primary purpose will be to serve
as a home theater, you can opt for a large TV and speakers. If the home
theater installation will be in a smaller room or one with a dual purpose,
you might want smaller home theater speakers. The layout of the room will
also inform your home theater speaker purchase as you’ll need to
purchase speakers that can be placed strategically around the room to
maximize sound quality.
Investigate Your Home Theater Speaker Options
A center channel speaker is placed just below the television, anchors sound
to the action on-screen, and delivers more than 50% of the soundtrack.
It’s crucial to a well-balanced home theater system. Front speakers
sit to the left and right of the television and reproduce the sounds of
things happening off-camera. Floor-standing speakers have high-impact
and low-frequency response, while wall-mounted speakers are unobtrusive
and still produce huge sound. Wireless surround sound speakers produce
atmospheric, ambient sounds, and work with the other speakers to produce
Determine Which Type of Subwoofer You Need
Many soundtracks produce low-frequency effects that make the soundtrack
much more lifelike. Most speakers cannot deliver these bass levels on
their own, and a subwoofer ensures that you hear every element of the
soundtrack. Experiment with different subwoofer locations to determine
the perfect placement, and consider placing two subwoofers for smoother,
more even coverage.
If you’re looking for the best
home theater speakers in Chicago for your new home theater installation, come see us at Tunnel Vision Technology
Inc. We specialize in intelligent home design and custom home theater
systems for all needs and all budgets. To learn more about our home theater
system installation and technology, call us today at (312) 265-3760.