With the latest TVs becoming thinner and thinner it becomes even more important to enhance the sound quality as with this type of TV there is very limited space for manufactures to fit any decent size speaker thus substantially reducing the overall sound quality .
Your choices for home cinema systems:
These fall into two main category’s
All in one systems this basically includes everything you need in one box
DVD or Blu-Ray DVD this unit will contain also the amplifier to drive the speakers the best setup would be a 5.1 speaker setup or if you don’t want five speakers plus the subwoofer you could go for a 2.1 home cinema system
The 5.1 system can will give the best overall surround sound experience
for your home cinema setup and will be best suited to reproduce the movies
originally sound track
The second category
Is the separate system these are a big step up in quality and can range hugely in price from around £500 upwards of thousands
A separate system would consist of a AV receiver , this is the amplifier to drive the speakers and also a connection hub where all your components , DVD , SKY, PVR , Media streamer etc plug into you will also need a speaker package this would normally consist of five speakers and a subwoofer but you can go for a 2.1 3.1 or 7.1 setup
it’s a case of setting your budget
as with most things in life the more you pay the better the overall quality, you should do your research on the latest products . and chose according to your budget and viewing space ,
Separate speakers can be small wall mounted units , floor standing , or ceiling speakers plus your subwoofer , with a separate system this will be an active unit
( it has its own built in powered amplifier)
The home cinema setup is one of the most important things to consider when installing a home theatre entertainment system. A good setup will make your viewing and listening pleasure equal with watching actually being and as close to the real thing as possible If you fail to properly install the correct cables and then setup the system correctly to ensure good audio and picture quality, all your state-of-the-art equipment may just be wasted. I have seen many system that were not even running I surround sound mode that had been used for a few years , after our company had setup and calibrated the sound plus fitted correct connections the home cinema then produced a true cinema experience .
Here are some things to consider when doing your home cinema setup. It is important to begin with good planning. It’s all about location, location, location. Ask yourself if your home has an adequate area to set up your big screen and TV and audio equipment? Is it a part of the house that will not disturb anybody sleeping in any other room? If you plan of fitting ceiling speaker’s this should be a major consideration.
One of the major mistakes people make is purchasing a large flat screen TV that is too large for the room the whole system must me balanced.
This is the one of the most important parts of your home cinema setups although most of us do not have the luxury of a dedicated space its normally a case of making the system fit into
your living space the ideal setup you would form a sound stage where your seating / view area would be located in a central position , left and right speaker would be place at equal distance as you are sitting away from the screen and angled at your seating the centre speaker directly bellow or above the screen if you are going for a projection type of home cinema then an acoustically transparent projection screen could be used and the centre or both left and right placed directly behind the screen. Rear surround sound speakers should be located in a wide position’s slightly behind and angled directed to the central viewing position
The subwoofer should be place fairly close to the left and right speakers the bass sound
should not overwhelm the small speakers and should sound as if the low end sound are coming directly from them
If you’re having problems finding the perfect spot, try this : move your sofa or chair out of the way, or into another room, and then place the sub in the listening position. Yes, I know that sounds like a made idea, but it’s just for test purposes. Now play music and movies with a lot of bass, and take a little walk around your room, stopping in the spots where you’d like to put your sub. As you move about you’ll notice the bass’ apparent loudness and definition changes from location to location. When you find the place that sounds the best, put the sub in that spot.
When all else fails, try placing the sub as close as possible to your sofa or chair, with the sub at the end of sofa position. That location can work wonders and really improve the sound of your subwoofer.
if placed into the corner it will enhance the bass a give a more booming sound although this is not to everyone’s liking .
However unfortunately most rooms will not allow us to layout our home cinema it this perfect setup so you will may have to compromise the speaker layout. Once you have performed the all important sound audyssey this will compensate for the rooms acoustics the audyssey is normally achieved with a setup mic provided with your AV receiver, and placed in your viewing positions, during the setup process.
some systems take around four or five different seating locations measurements and then calculate its settings based on the results . once saved this should remain and not need resetting you can
Now sit back and enjoy your home cinema experience.
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