One of the best ways to bring a theater experience into your home is with a good surround sound system. When your surround sound system is set up right and you have the right equipment, the music you listen to and the movies you watch can really come to life. On The Go Audio would like to share some tweaks you can make to your surround sound system to improve your sound experience at home.
Surround Sound Speaker Placement
A common mistake made with surround sound systems lies in the speakers. You don’t want the speakers to be placed all in one place. You should spread speakers around the room to increase the depth of sound. The best place to put speakers is around the room on the side walls. You want them to be behind you and a couple of feet above your ears when you are sitting down. Whether you have a 5.1 or 7.1 channel system, you want the speakers to be distributed around the room to give you a feeling of being surrounded by the sound. Avoid any speaker clusters.
Increase Bass from Home Theater Subwoofer
Often, the subwoofer get shoved in the corner. It’s a common misconception that this is where the subwoofer belongs, however, this isn’t always the best resting place it. You should try placing the subwoofer in different areas of the room to see where you can maximize the bass coming from it. The dimensions of your room play a big role in how well you can hear the bass produced by your subwoofer. If you don’t have a subwoofer at all, you need one, and a good quality one at that.
Low Profile Center Channel Speaker
The speaker that plays the biggest part in dialogue and lyrics is the centerpiece speaker. With technology constantly changing and improving, it doesn’t take long for your surround sound system to become outdated. You may be tempted to replace speakers here and there, but it is important for the sound to be balanced. This especially rings true for your front speakers, including your center speaker. Make sure you match the output and size of the drivers between the left, right and center speakers.
Understand Your Surround Sound Receiver
When listening to music on your surround sound system, you may be feeling like your system is coming up short. But you may not be taking full advantage of the technology available to you through your receiver. This will help you get the most out of the music you are listening to and bring out the many layers within the recordings.
Home Audio Surround Sound Systems in & More in Hesperia, Apple Valley, Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead & California High Desert
Your home surround sound system is the heart and soul of your home theater experience. If you are unhappy with your surround sound system and are considering upgrading or making any audio changes to your home theater system, On The Go Audio can help. We offer several options for surround sound systems in your home theater setup. Call us today!