The Fine Art of Setting Up the Home Audio/Theater Experience

By: | November 10th, 2016

Home Audio & Theater

Home Audio & Theater (Image By PascalSijen [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

IndustryTap has covered the recent trend to re-experience home audio systems from the 1960s and 1970s in “Company’s Retro Vibe Takes Today’s Music Lovers Back to the Good Old Days” and anyone who experienced the good old days knows how good they were.

21st Century Home Audio Experience

But today’s home audio systems, including home theater systems, 3D printed components, wireless speakers, home networks, multi-room AV, projection systems, lighting, shading, security enhancements, and more, make the audiophile experience better than ever.

Those building the ultimate listening experience take into account room shape, windows, walls, flooring, and wall and room color. Once the environment is set, the next concerns include speaker placement, the ideal distance for listening, the playing center field, woofers, and so on. Finally, there is the visual experience of the home audio system: optimum angles, distance, and viewing height.

Achieving a Theater-Like Experience in Your Home

If one would like to go further and have a full home theater, the most important choice is picking the right display and projection system. A theater-like viewing experience is not necessarily easy to achieve, but the best home theater systems generally have a two-piece projection/green combination.

Equally important is choosing the right room, preferably dedicated to the home theater, where an immersive audio and visual experience can be achieved through the control of lighting. For more details on home theater setup, see “Home Theater 101: Learning the Basics of Home Theater Systems.”

Software: A Key to the Home Audio/Theater Experience

The following video shows a Dolby Home Theater v4 Demo:

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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