Home Theater Audio Setup

Written by Matthew Seigneur

Your home theater audio setup will depend onrepparttar space available to you, what kind of signal your receiver can carry, andrepparttar 110020 number of speakers you have. With proper setup, it doesn't matter if you have a simple stereo audio setup or a complex multi-speaker setup. Proper home theater audio setup will give yourepparttar 110021 most enjoyable experience.

The first step to proper home theater audio setup is if you have a tile, hardwood, or any other non-carpeted floor, to put down an area rug. Hard floors may look nice but they affect acoustics poorly.

The second step in home theater audio setup is to place your speakers. For a stereo setup, placement is simple - one on either side ofrepparttar 110022 viewing area. For Dolby Digital 5.1 or Surround EX, however, you must take extra considerations into mind. Your center speaker should either be on top or below your display and facing your primary viewing position. The left and right front speakers should be on either side ofrepparttar 110023 screen, preferably at ear level, at about a 45 degree angle fromrepparttar 110024 center ofrepparttar 110025 viewing position.

Ifrepparttar 110026 seating is meant for more than one person, all three ofrepparttar 110027 front speakers should be placed in a straight line. Surround speakers should be placed slightly torepparttar 110028 rear of and alongsiderepparttar 110029 seating, a few feet above head level when sitting. Ifrepparttar 110030 surround speakers must be placed behindrepparttar 110031 seating, experiment with pointingrepparttar 110032 speakers at an angle so thatrepparttar 110033 sound coming from them seems to 'surround'repparttar 110034 viewer. If you have a subwoofer, place it wherever is most convenient, as it's placement is not critical to sound reproduction.

Home Cinema Design

Written by Matthew Seigneur

Home Cinemas are becoming increasingly popular, but if you decide to install one you must think carefully about home cinema design. What system you buy, what seating you decide on and how you arrange your speakers depends on many factors, such asrepparttar viewer capacity you plan on having andrepparttar 110019 size ofrepparttar 110020 room that will berepparttar 110021 home to your home theater.

The optimum setup for a home cinema design is to give it its own dedicated room. This allows you to position seating, speakers,repparttar 110022 display and equipment inrepparttar 110023 best possible positions. Budget, however, will be your next consideration. You'll need at least a DVD or VHS player, a widescreen television set, an amplifier (preferably surround sound) and speakers. Make certain to leave room in your budget for cables and wiring as well.

You will also want to budget for interior design necessities such as seating, lighting, and acoustics. You will wantrepparttar 110024 best seating you can get forrepparttar 110025 most comfort. Remember, you will be spending hours upon hours inrepparttar 110026 seating watching movies, so they should be ergonomically correct and comfortable, but not torepparttar 110027 point where it would be easy to fall asleep in them. You will also wantrepparttar 110028 seating to be acoustically correct - they should have some sort of upholstery, without lots of exposed wood or metal parts. The seating also shouldn't have high backs, as this will affectrepparttar 110029 viewer's experience ofrepparttar 110030 sound by blurring it.

Lighting is also important. Too much light and you will be dealing with glare off of a screen or a washed out projection. Hang thick, heavy curtains of black or a drab color over any windows, and install a folding door over any doorways. Make sure any lighting in your home theater design is controllable so it can be turned off and on when needed.

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