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Your Home Theater: Make Sound a Priority

on Monday, 29 January 2018. Posted in Home Theater System Fort Smith, AR, Home Theater Systems

Quality Audio in Your Private Cinema Can Change How You Experience Media

Your Home Theater: Make Sound a Priority

There are two main components to watching a film or show of any type: what you see and what you hear.  While 4K resolution screens and projectors cover your viewing experience, the other most important aspect is your audio.

Incorporating high-end audio into your Fort Smith, AR home theater system will transform every movie night you have from here on out.  Read on to learn how you can bring this needed feature to your space!



Check Out Your Acoustics

The acoustics of a room are vital to your viewing experience, and whether or not sound is reflected or absorbed is a huge factor to consider.

If a room is entirely empty, then the sound is reflected off the surfaces – creating an echo.  But with carpeting and other pieces of furniture in the room – the fabrics and materials absorb the sound.

Installing a surround sound system into your theater naturally creates a whole lot more sound in the room.  With so much sound, you don’t want to risk having a horrible echo.  A great way to combat this is by mounting acoustical treatments in the room.

These treatments are fabric-covered wall panels that will reduce sound reflection and get rid of any echoes that could hinder your movie-watching time.

Immersive Audio

While these acoustical treatments of course help with sound absorption, there’s also a tiny issue.  You don’t want to mess with immersive audio.

Small surround sound systems also rely on audio reflection, so they can make you feel like you’re truly in a commercial theater, enveloped in intense audio.

The thing to watch out for is where your sound is being reflected, and if there is anything obstructing it too much or causing it to echo.  This may determine if you need overhead or upward firing speakers.

You’ll also want to look out for vaulted ceilings.  If you have one, you’re better off putting in overhead speakers there.  Due to the complex sound reflection situation, you won’t get an immersive effect without them.

Other Worthy Factors

At the end of the day, your home theater is your own – which means you can customize it any way you’d like, to your exact needs.  But there always some recommended guidelines to follow so you can give you and your family the best experience.

An important note is that any flat, hard surface you bring into the theater could affect your sound quality.  So anytime you want to install a frame or new furniture piece, take into consideration its effect on the acoustics.

After visuals and audio, your seating takes center stage!  Make sure to put in comfy seating you can design and customize to your own theme!

Great seats will support your body and neck, without blocking any sound from your ears.  Their soft fabrics will also help with lessening sound reflections!

Want to host the ultimate movie night in your own home theater system?  Give us a call to learn more or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team.  We’d love to hear from you!




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