What It Takes to Achieve Perfect Audio in Your Home Theater System
Don’t Waste Time With Sub-Par Sound
When you’re first planning a home theater system installation, you spend a lot of time thinking about finding the right components.
You may ask questions about the best sounding speakers, or which receivers will minimize distortion.
But the truth is, much of the performance of your theater’s sound system isn’t based on the components at all. It’s rooted in the room itself.
Optimizing a home theater for top audio quality is a major priority for installers. Here, we’ll show you how achieving great sound goes beyond only your devices.
Just keep reading for more.
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Optimizing Your Theater for Audio
When we talk about “optimization,” we’re referring to making a room sound its absolute best.
Think about this: An empty room – one with no carpeting or furniture – makes a lot of echoes.
Sticking a speaker, no matter the quality, into a bare, unfinished basement will achieve the same result.
So the first thing to do is to add soft surfaces to your space. Things like carpeting and custom theater seating will immediately affect how things sound.
But if you picture a commercial movie theater, you’ll notice that the soft surfaces aren’t just reserved for the floor. The whole room is covered with plush fabric.
That’s because the huge sound system – often featuring more than 60 speakers – has a lot of places to create echoes.
So commercial theaters, and your home theater, need to cover the walls with acoustic panels. These wall-mounted additions help absorb more sound so your surround sound system can sound fuller and more robust.
A Small Wrinkle: Immersive Audio
For real audiophiles, there’s nothing better than immersive audio systems like Dolby Atmos.
These systems make it possible to hear commercial movie theater-quality sound with configurations as small as 5.1.2.
But to do it, your Atmos system needs to utilize some of the echoes your room can create. That means it affects traditional home theater construction methods.
Instead of covering every aspect of the theater with acoustic treatments, including the walls and ceiling, installers have to take into account the necessity of echo and arrange the speakers to take advantage of it.
Minimizing Sound Bleed
You probably like to listen to your movies and music at a high volume.
You’re not alone.
But your neighbors and family members might not feel the same way – especially if they can hear your audio from the next house over.
Soundproofing is an essential part of your home theater experience. And it can be quite an intricate process.
Sometimes it’s even necessary to build an entire room within your room, to make sure the sound stays within the walls. It’s a process called “decoupling.”
Are you ready for your Cherry Hill, NJ home theater system to sound better than ever? It all starts here.
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