Sound System No No's
Having to choose a home audio setup is never simple, especially when it comes down to its installation. In this article, we will point out the 5 most commonly made mistakes while setting up a home theater system.
1. Paying a lot For the Audio System:
The first most common mistake a person makes with the Home audio setup is expecting it to be good just because it has left a serious void in your bank account. This is especially true for the speakers that come with the TV.
With the rising demand for sleek and smart designs, it has left hardly any room for the manufacturers to work on a decent set of speakers.
As a rule of thumb, a person should always spend just about the same amount on the audio system as they have on the TV.
2. Satellite Speakers:
Small or satellite speakers are okay, but only as long as they have a decent sized sub-woofer. By nature, tiny speakers aren't good at producing low frequency sounds, the exact same thing holds true for the sub-woofer.
While size doesn't mean quality, always choose a sound system which has larger speakers for the center channel.
3. Dolby and Surround Sound:
As a pioneer of surround sound technology, the name Dolby is synonymous with great sound quality. This does not mean that it is what you need. There are many surround sound systems in the market that can be used in the home theater installation. Some of the more popular ones are the Dolby Digital, which also goes by the name of AC3 and there is also the DTS. If you really want a 7.1 speaker system, then it is best to go for the Dolby Digital EX or DTS ES.
There are also other surround sound systems in the market, like the Dolby Digital Pro Logic 2 and the DTS Neo 6 that are designed to simulate surround sound like effects via a stereo input.
4. The Manufacturer's Specification:
When it comes to manufacturer specifications, don't take their word for it. Check the frequency response curve provided by the manufacturer to give you a better idea of the sound quality, ideally the curve should be flatter, but the only way to really tell the difference is by hearing it.
5. The Best Sound Comes with the Best Cables:
You can't really talk about sound unless you're talking about cables as well. Sound cables differ in quality and price, but spending a huge amount on cables in a digital age is not smart. The only thing that you will really need to focus on is having wires that are long enough and that will be the most appropriate for the home theater installation.