Have you ever sat in a movie theater and wanted to have the same sound experience in your home? The sound of a car racing behind your couch only to have the swoosh of a fire hydrant exploding in your left ear? You know you can have it with your own home audio system. Surround sound can be easy to achieve in your own home, but where do you start? First let’s talk about what you need:
- A large screen television, usually at least 27 inches across.
- A minimum of four speakers, most surround sound systems come with 5 or 7.
- You’ll need equipment that actually separates the surround sound signal
- A room that has a comfy couch, popcorn on the table and perhaps a cold beverage.
Okay, so you don’t need the popcorn for surround sound, but this at least gets you started. If you have questions about putting a home theater or surround sound in your home, please contact one of our pre-screened vendors to help you. Each home is different and you want to get the biggest “BANG” for your buck. Regardless of what speaker it comes out of! Find a home audio company!
When your husband say he would really like surround sound and you gather the kids in a circle around him, it’s not what he means! Course you knew that.Â Do you know what surround sound is though? It’s the main thing that actually creates a home theater atmosphere in your home. For the right mix, you need three speakers in front of you and two speakers behind you or at your side. Different sounds come out of different speakers because the audio signal is actually split into multiple channels. The front speakers provide the most prominent sounds. If a gun-shot is coming from the left side of the screen, you will hear that shot come from the left speaker. If a dog is barking on the right side of the screen, you better hope Fido isn’t laying next to the right speaker! The third speaker is located just above or below the center of the screen. It actually anchors the sound coming from the speakers on the left and right. The speakers behind fill in the background noise and give you a sense of movement. For more information on surround sound, be sure to call one of our pre-screened Home Audio experts and they can fill you in on the system that will work best for your home. Install your surround sound today!