Home Entertainment Designed for the way you Live

How to Create a Movie Theater Experience in any Room

Surround Sound Installation San Diego

Home Entertainment Designed for the way you Live

Going to the movies is an experience enjoyed by many… Some go to the movies to simply escape from their daily worries while others go to change the way they see and feel the world. Whether you are in a great mood or need a little lifting up, going to the movies can help you escape even if it is just for a moment.

The movie going experience is created to move, touch and make us feel… something if not everything all at the same time. Our sense are enticed by the smells of popcorn, our eyes are captivated by colors and special effects, our ears are stimulated by sound and what we feel while watching each movie is different each time.

Watching a movie can help you break away from stressful thoughts or enhance a first date… whatever experience you might be after… wouldn’t it be nice to have that same experience in the comfort of your own home?

Home theater systems are not just for dedicated rooms; most home theater systems are placed right in the living room. The key to re-creating the movie theater experience is about choosing the right products and getting your speakers and flat screen TV installed in the sweet spot of your room. No two rooms are alike and no two systems are the same… today’s home entertainment solutions have been developed to bring you the home entertainment experience you always dreamed of… and can be designed for the way YOU LIVE…

Surround Sound, San Diego Audio Video

What is surround sound? Surround sound is a type of audio output. The audio output generated by a surround sound system actually surrounds the listener with what feels like a 360 degree space… or put more simply the sound is all around you. As an example, in an action packed movie you might see a helicopter-flying over-head… with surround speakers the helicopter actually sounds like it is flying over you thus increasing the movie watching experience.

How Does Surround Sound Work?

To understand surround sound and how it works it makes it easier to compare it to stereo sound. With stereo sound there are two speakers and sometimes a subwoofer depending on the set up. When a listener has only stereo sound they hear music, voices or background sounds from the same two channels also known as speakers. This means that even background noise that has been made to enhance a scene but not necessarily be the focus of the scene comes from the same direction at the same levels… thus making it hard to really experience everything the director intended you to.

Surround sound on the other hand gives variances in sounds which are presented to you from different directions as well as levels depending on which sounds are mean to be in the foreground and which sounds are meant to be in the background known as ambiance or background noises.

A great example of how surround sound works is thinking about it like a real experience you are having… Like being in a classroom where you hear foreground sound like the teacher talking and background sound like someone playing with a piece of paper. Your attention is on the teacher because the sound is more prominent and right in front of you versus the rattling paper you hear because it is not as loud and it is also coming from another part of the classroom.

Family Room Surround Sound

Surround Sound, Speaking in Technical Terms

Technically speaking, surround sound works because multiple audio channels are being used to provide a more realistic experience. The audio from the movie sound track is received through speakers that are positioned in different locations of the room. When a surround sound system is used to watch a movie from a source such as a Blu-ray DVD player a decoded sound track is sent to a receiver and surround sound speakers providing you with a depth to your listening experience. Or put simply, the sound is dispersed the way the director intended in that you hear the right foreground noises and the right background noises at the right levels and places thus creating a 360-degree listening experience.

Surround Sound – 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1

Surround sound systems can be a simple 5.1 channel set up where 3 speakers are placed in front of you (left, right, center), two speakers behind you (right surround, left surround) with a subwoofer somewhere in the same room (for low frequency effects). Surround sound speaker systems can be placed in-wall, in-ceiling or can stand alone depending on which type of speakers are used.

6.1-surround sound produces six channels of sound. The speakers are placed in similar areas with an added level of depth that is produced by the extra speaker in a rear center position. 7.1-surround sound produces 7 channels of sound much like the other two surround sound speaker set ups the 7.1 has speakers in the same areas with two added levels of depth that is produced by a left rear and right rear speaker.

How to Create a Movie Theater Experience in any Room

Home theater possibilities are made endless with today’s available technology. Today’s technology allows you to generate the same big, booming audio experience a dedicated home theater has to offer in any room. With the right set up your room can be transformed into a movie going experience without the headache of ever having to leave your home. Mount your flat screen TV in the right place add a good surround sound system and you just might be on your way to creating the movie experience you want in any room.

Flat Screen TV Placement

The placement of your flat screen TV is very important. When mounting your HDTV or Ultra 4K what you don’t want to do is mount it so high that you have to look up. This can cause discomfort in your neck and shoulders. When mounting your flat screen TV you want to consider the size of the TV, the size of the room, and where you will be sitting to ensure you are mounting your TV in just the right spot.

Speaker Placement

Speaker placement is more important that you might think! Considerations such as where you can put the speakers, as in can I hide them must be taken into consideration. You may think putting your nice newly bought speakers into a cabinet might not matter but it does. When you put speakers or subwoofers into a cabinet that hasn’t been specially designed for that purpose you run the risk of muffled sound. Another important item to make note of… surround sound speakers need to be placed in very specific areas in order to produce the 360-degree sound experience…

If you need help with your surround sound installation you may want to consider calling Shultz Audio Video. They have the solutions you need to create a movie theater experience designed for the way YOU LIVE.

Living Room and Family Room Surround Sound Solutions

The key to a successful surround sound or home entertainment project is working with the right company. Retrofitting older homes for a home theater systems or simple surround sound can be done. Wires can be routed through your attic or walls and when necessary wires and cables can be run along the exterior of a home. Retrofit installations require thinking outside of the box. The type of thinking that sees beyond the missing wire and the low vaulted ceilings in your attic. When you are ready add a surround sound system or home theater system and are looking for the best solutions, products and installation services… call Shultz Audio Video, they are well versed in what it takes to re-create the experience we each have come to enjoy at the movies.

Contact us today. We have simple family room surround solutions to fit your lifestyle and your budget. Start living your dream today!

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