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Installing Surround Sound Enhances The Home Theater Experience

Jul 21, 2008
If you're installing up a home theater you should seriously consider installing surround sound - otherwise you'll be missing out on a vital part of the home theater experience! Although ordinary speakers will mimic the sounds of the movie, the surround sound speakers will provide greater quality and make you feel as if you're sitting right in the center of the action on the screen.

With the inclusion of a digital media port the good surround speakers will be more versatile in respect of adaptability and functions. With this digital media port you can play music from your ipod, your computer or any Bluetooth device and take the audio on those devices as well. This will also make extraordinary tone and range that the speakers will produce.

When choosing surround sound speakers you want to opt for a high quality system. You need to purchase a minimum of 5 speakers to get good surround sound. A system will usually have three to five wall mountable speakers along with a subwoofer. The wall speakers provide a wide sound field - so the more the merrier! To achieve the best surround sound experience you'll need two front speakers, a subwoofer, a center speaker, and two rear speakers.

Installing surround sound speakers can be a challenge because you have to run wires across the room. Because some of the speakers are in the back this generally entails going under the seating or snaking the wires along the wall. If you want, you can drill holes into the floor to make way for the wires or you could just eliminate the whole messy wire business and go with wireless.

There are additional specifics you may want to look for. For example, if you want to put your center speaker close to the television, buy one that is magnetically shielded; otherwise you run the risk of distorting your image. (Make sure you know before you buy if this is the way you want to arrange your solution.) The subwoofer you buy also needs to have its own power supply.

Finding the right receiver is crucial for your Surround Sound experience. The ideal receiver will allow you to control movie and music output separately, to plug in headphones and other accessories easily, and has at the minimum a 4-channel Dolby Pro Logic decoder. Additionally, Auto Calibration and Digital Cinema Sound will provide the crispest listening experience. Finally, buy the highest-wattage receiver you can afford.

You have to know what you are doing when it comes to installing surround sound as you can run into many problems which take time to resolve. Most people don't know what they are doing, so it may make sense to hire a professional. Once you have choosen the right speakers and receiver, the important job is done toward having a great system.
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Please visit http://www.hometheaterroomsdesign.com/ where you can learn how to build a great home theater room as well as find out more about installing surround sound.
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