Getting the Best Sound Quality from your Home Theatre System

You’ve just installed and setup your amazing new home theatre system, the popcorn is ready and you’re all settled in to watch a movie on your new projector screen when you realize, the audio quality doesn’t match up with the rest of the home theatre environment. We’ll outline 5 tips to ensure your home theatre system produces the best sound quality possible.

Use the Right Speakers

Using the right speakers is critical to great sound quality for any home theatre system. Many people simply use the wrong speakers or cheaper models in their home theatre. Don’t use speakers that with a single soft or metal dome tweeter as they will give you poor reliability and reduced sound quality. Multi-tweeter setups and compression drivers produce much better sound quality.

Keep Seats away from walls and speakers

When it comes to surround sound, its important to ensure that you’re far enough away from the speakers. As a general rule, we recommend sitting at least 4 feet away from any speaker. Ensure your home theatre seating is far enough away from walls as well, especially a back wall or you’ll lose the envelope effect that surround sound offers. Be sure to do your seating layout before choosing your home theatre equipment to get the best setup for your space.

Keep Subwoofers in mind

As a general rule, you should have two subwoofers for each row of seats in your home theatre. This will ensure that you have consistent, smooth bass across your entire seating around.

Don’t Neglect Acoustics

Your audio system is only half the solution when it comes to producing great quality audio for your home theatre. Room acoustics are crucial to a proper home theatre setup. Ensure you have bass trapping and sound absorption to make your home theatre room sound great. It shouldn’t sound dead or echo. One way to test your room acoustics is to have a conversation with someone inside the room. The conversation should feel natural and not sound off due to the room acoustics.

Don’t rely on automatic audio correction

Automatic audio correction is a setting that is commonly used during DIY home theatre installations, but the end result is sound quality that is subpar at best. As a bare minimum, we recommend doing basic setup on your audio system including speaker size, distances, levels and subwoofer integration.

If you’re looking to have a home theatre system setup in your home, get in touch with our team today to schedule your free no-obligation consultation.

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