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How to Get the Perfect Audio in Your Home Theater

Combine Top-Notch Products and Installation for Exceptional Sound

Nothing is more important during a home theater installation than providing homeowners perfect audio quality. You could have the best visuals on your huge display, but it’ll go to waste if you can’t hear what’s happening. Optimizing for sound is a more complicated process than setting up your display since there are a lot of moving parts.

Ultimately, the goal is to deliver a clear, powerful sound that moves seamlessly throughout the room to create a 3-D audio environment in your home theater. In this blog, we showcase how to get high-performance sound in your Baton Rouge, LA home for a sonic experience which places you right in the middle of the action.

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High-End Speakers

Opt for powerful speakers with little distortion and wide frequency range to recreate a greater array of sounds. Center speakers should have particularly good midrange since they deal primarily with dialogue. During our installations, we only use high-performance lines from the likes of Bowers & Wilkins, Paradigm and Origin Acoustics.

Not only do we like these manufacturers for their high-end sound quality, but because they offer diverse lines as well. Our clients get to choose between loudspeakers, bookshelf speakers or architectural speakers that blend into the walls and ceiling. This way they get stellar sound without sacrificing the room’s décor.

Dolby Atmos Layout

To get sound that surrounds you from all sides, you should use a Dolby Atmos speaker setup in your home theater installation. Use Atmos-enabled AV receivers from Sony or Anthem to move audio seamlessly throughout the room, instead of having it limited to specific channels like in a traditional surround sound system.

Speaker placement is similar to a traditional 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound set up with left, right, center, and surround speakers. Overhead speakers are the only additional in a Dolby Atmos layout. Via in-ceiling speakers or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers that bounce audio off the ceiling, you enjoy the extra perk of hearing the sound directly above you.

Expert Room Calibration

When adding multiple speakers, it is vital to calibrate them to get uniform sound from them and your subwoofer. Having sound reach you simultaneously is only one of the goals of calibration. Our expert technicians also work to ensure you have consistent tone and volume. Even though many products include automated calibration features, a professional should take care of the final settings and layouts to make sure everything matches correctly with the room.

Acoustic Treatments

Very few rooms have the perfect acoustic environment for a home theater. Acoustic treatments are a great way to deal with problem areas in your theater. The most common treatments deal with absorbing excess sound. Employ bass traps and acoustic panels to absorb most excess frequencies then diffusers to spread out the remaining ones. That way, you only hear the sound coming from the speakers.

 

Ready to improve your movie-watching experience with immersive, high-performance sound? To learn more about how to optimize your home theater installation, give us a call, fill out our contact form or chat with us below.