If you want to enhance your viewing and listening experience, all you need is to have a powerful home audio system. It is an exciting entertainment as it not just restricted to movies, you can play music and you can also connect some systems to your phone or computer. You can have a simple 32-inch TV and an in-box home audio system or a huge projector with and in-wall speakers. There are a lot of factors that come in between and need to be considered before you settle on either of the two options or an in-between.
Things to consider while setting up a home audio system:
- Room space: It is important for you to study the room that you will be setting up the home audio system in. The size of the room should ideally determine the size and type of your entire system, if it is a small room you do not need to set up too many speakers as it could be too loud. And, if you lower the volume, it would be an incomplete use of the speaker’s potential. The lighting of the room is important, as ambient lighting can result in screen glare on the TV or a washed-out image of the projector. If the room has a carpet then the output of the sound will be different from the one without a carpet, so you have to consider that as well.
- Audio reproduction: This is a very important factor of your home audio system, you do not want a system that does not satisfy you with the music output. You must choose between a home theatre receiver or a preamp/amp combination. A home theatre receiver usually has three components: A radio turner or in some cases a HD radio, internet radio, or XM. A preamplifier that switches and controls which audio device your TV is connected to, it also selects which speaker the output is supposed to go to. A built-in amplifier that sends the signals and the power to the speakers.
- Loudspeakers: The next most important thing in line for your home audio system are the loudspeakers. Just as the size and type determine the type of video device you need; the loudspeakers are also set up on the same phenomenon. Before you buy the new speakers, get through a thorough research, listen to various speakers and setups. If you are buying a set of speakers, consider buying the same brand for the other parts of the home, this will improve the connectivity and the output. You need a sub woofer, there is no other way around it. A sub woofer is a specialized speaker that only reproduces the extremely low frequencies, this works well for movies.
- Source components: You can stick to old school DVD and cd players, but the main source component you need for your home audio system is internet. An internet connection can get you all the action you are looking for. Once you get a Wi-Fi connection, you can connect your smartphone, computer or any other device with in-built Wi-Fi to your home audio system. A smart TV will also expose you to directly playing things from the internet on your TV, you can access Netflix and watch all your favorite shows on the TV as well. The antenna, cable or satellite is also as important as the internet, because what is a TV without TV channels?