For a lot of people, home theatres are a relaxing refuge. You can take in your favourite movies and games, or enjoy time with your friends and family. So it’s no surprise that most people we speak to want to maximise their home theatre experience. And the best way to do that is by choosing the right home theatre speakers. The sound that your home theatre system produces will have a significant effect on the overall experience. A solid surround sound system will bring your viewing experience to the next level. But there are a lot of options to choose from. That’s why we have made this brief guide on how to choose home theatre speakers. It’s simpler than it seems!
Acoustics play a big part in choosing home theatre speakers so look at the layout of your room
Different rooms have different acoustic properties. And that has a pretty big effect on how your home theatre speakers will perform. So before you choose home theatre speakers, you should try and get an idea of your home theatre’s acoustics. This is not too hard either; simply have a look at the surfaces in the room and think about how they will block, absorb, or direct sound. Then think about how you can position your home theatre systems to optimise the sound your home theatre speakers produce.
It is helpful to draw a diagram and identify possible space for your home theatre speakers
Once you have had a quick look over your home theatre, we suggest drawing a diagram. This is a quick and easy way to identify the acoustic properties, and the available space of your home theatre room. Establishing these two factors is important for a few reasons. Firstly, it will help you find the perfect place to position your home theatre speakers. Secondly, it will help you work out exactly how much space you have free for home theatre speakers. And if you look at our next tip, you will see why that’s important!
When it comes to home theatre speakers, bigger is often better – depending on your budget!
When it comes to home theatre speakers, we suggest going for the biggest speakers you can. Of course, they should still be of good quality – but size is a pretty important consideration. And that’s simply because larger speakers are usually capable of emitting more sound of a better quality. That’s why you should pay careful attention to the space you have available. If you have some room to play around with, maybe you should think about upsizing your home theatre speakers.
Different home theatre speakers offer different sound experiences, so try and get an even spread
This tip goes out to everyone who is overwhelmed by the sheer volume of home theatre speakers available. If you walk into an AV store, you will likely be inundated with options. And even though that can be a little confusing sometimes, it’s a good thing! Different speakers play different roles in your home theatre system. For example you can choose from surround sound speakers, standing speakers, subwoofers and more. That’s where your acoustic diagram can help. Think about which speakers are best suited to which parts of your home theatre room. Then choose accordingly!
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for some help when you’re choosing your home theatre speakers
We understand that even with the help of your diagram, choosing home theatre speakers can be hard – especially if you don’t have a lot of experience with them. So don’t be afraid to ask for some help from an AV specialist. The specialists know their products inside out, and will be able to easily match your home theatre room with the perfect speakers. As always, a bit of expert knowledge is absolutely invaluable!