HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR HOME THEATER ROOM?
Enjoying a cinema like experience at home is one of the most rewarding investments in your home. The thrilling rumbling sound of a great action movie scene and the larger than life image projected on the screen, are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. So, what makes an ordinary room an awesome home theater? There are a few considerations to take into account.
- First, is the dedicated room’s dimensions.
- Second, the acoustics in the room
- Third, the location in the house.
The room’s dimensions determain the distance from the projector to the screen and the screen’s size. The room’s acoustics has a lot to do with the structural environment (wood vs bricks), the amount of openings (windows and doors) and its layout and size. The room’s location in the house is important as well. Proximity to bedrooms or kitchen might inconveniently cause rattling noise, Therefor, the basement or an isolated room is a preferable choice. There are no identical spaces, Different rooms have each their own unique properties, A professional preliminary design will result in optimal audio visual quality and will maximize your home theater experience.
WHAT IS A SURROUND SOUND?
At the heart of a home theater system, there’s the A/V (Audio / Video) receiver. Besides amplifying the speakers, it’s responsible for audio and video signals switching and for decoding digital formats like Dolby Atmos, THX or DTS, Whichever the movie director intended for the surround sound effect. A home theater’s most common surround sound configurations are the 5.1 – totaling in 5 full range speakers and one subwoofer and the 7.2 – a total of 7 full range speakers and two subwoofers. They’re both including 3 full range LCR (left, right & center) channels and another 2 – 4 surround rear left and right channels. Since the human hearing range is between 20Hz at the low end to 20kHz at the high end, 1 or 2 Sub woofer speakers are used solely to produce a clear, deep and rich bass sound to complete a surround sound listening zone.
HOME THEATER SYSTEM INSTALLATION & CALIBRATION
Sound treatment is necessary in order to isolate outside noise and prevent sound from leaking out. Determined by its shape and dimensions, bass traps and broadband absorption panels should be installed to achieve an acoustically well balanced room. The placement of the speakers is carefully measured to create the “sweet spot”, where the viewer is immersed in sound and can hear the details and the full dynamic range in high fidelity. Another crucial components for a successful home theater system are the media projector and the accompanied screen. The maximum distance for a small to medium sized home, is typically between 6 – 10 feet. For larger homes, a standard throw projector projects to a 100-inch screen from a distance of roughly 8 – 15 feet. To gain the highest quality out of your system, A professional calibration of the sound system and the projector is necessary. The fine tuning of the gear will result in an astonishing performance. Accurate Communication Services Inc. is responsible for many successful home theater installations in LA’s homes. Would you like to know more about home theater installation at your own home? Give us a call, We’d happily like to chat and help you start enjoying movie screening or streaming, TV watching and console gaming in a dedicated home theater that will maximize your family and friends fun time.
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