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The Advantages of Wall Mountable Stereos

Jul 3, 2008
A stereo system is now an essential part of home entertainment in any modern home. They come in a variety of sizes and brands with many features. You have to pay attention to their quality of sound and their ability to blend in with your home when buying a stereo system. Wall mounted stereos answer these requirements perfectly.

One of the main advantages of having wall mounted stereos is their space saving ability. They are compact in size and won't take up any floor space. Some people also believe that they provide better sound due to the fact that they are mounted on the wall. This may be because the sound cones are situated against an immovable wall and since the stereo moves less it is subject to fewer distortions. Another reason for better sound may be because there are fewer obstacles between the listener and the stereo. Sound quality goes up when the stereo is placed against a wall since sound waves reflect off the wall.

Also keep in mind that even if your stereo isn't mountable, you can make use of wall mountable stereo shelves to achieve the same space saving results and sound quality. And don't forget, you can make use of the corners in your rooms, where the space is usually wasted and that will give you an additional advantage.

Placement

While you can save space by mounting the stereo on the wall, you should also pay attention to the correct placement to get the best out of the stereo system. You shouldn't forget that your primary goal is to obtain the best sound quality. However, since most audio experts agree that placing the stereo in corner of a room gives you optimum sound quality, you can kill two birds with one stone. When the stereo is in a corner, the sound waves reflect against the walls, the floor, and the ceiling of the corner it is in. So you can see how this can work in your favor.

Also, when you're mounting your stereo against the wall, keep in mind that you should place it at a convenient height. You'll want make sure that you can access it easily with your remote control. Before you find a location for it, you should also take into account that curtains, carpets, and other items, can absorb sound and thus create a muffling effect.

Buying Wall Mountable Stereo Shelves

When buying wall mountable stereo shelves, you can buy shelves made specifically for stereos or simply choose to focus on your basic wall mountable shelf. These can come in variety of styles, ranging from classical to modern. They also come in a variety of materials, ranging from plastic to wood.

You'll want to be certain to select the shelves that will blend in with your room's décor, as well as fit within the means of your budget size. Also, you'll want to be sure that the shelves are able to hold the weight of your stereo. You should also consider the shelves' ease of installation. Some wall stereo shelves do not require power tools, or studs to mount.

And remember, you can also save more space by having wall mountable CD racks and other storage compartments nearby so you can store your audio collections and other accessories out of the way.

With some knowledge and foresight you can have a great sounding stereo system that doesn't take up a lot of space and has the look and feel you desire.
About the Author
Tameka Norris has been living in small spaces since she was 10 years old. She now runs a website titled Furniture for Small Spaces which offers nifty tips and tactics, a Q & A section for people in need of answers, projects for the DIYer, photos of small spaces and more.
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