Your Home Theater System Bible

Managing Home Theatre Noise

home theatre noiseSetting up a home theatre can be a breeze now that there are a number of installation variations that anyone can consider when opting to create a new home theatre and experience a better viewing as well as audio experience. However, whatever the selection may be, still there are challenges that may arise from time to time.

One of the considerations is the quality of sound that may be produced with the current set up within the room where your family home theatre has been set up. There are a number of factors that need to be dealt with to ensure that every viewing or listening experience would be as momentous as it should be.

When selecting or setting your room for your family home theatre, there are a number of essential rules you need to consider to get the best sound.  Understanding how your home theatre room functions in relation to the different devices installed in there would help a great deal in how the whole home theatre set up will function.

Normally, rooms with smooth, hard surfaces that are made of wood, glass, tile, stone, as well as  paneling, will project sound that are more scratchy as well as shattering than in rooms with less reflective objects. In much the same way, a room with filled with heavy draperies, overstuffed fixtures, as well as other sound-absorbent stuffs will also reflect sounds that are dull.  A good suggestion to spread out sound reflected as well as balance the absorption properties within the room is to change the materials, textures,  as well as the surfaces within the area.

Likewise, rooms or locations enclosed with ceilings or walls that are able to reflect sounds toward the listeners may also not project sound that may be as good as they could in different angles. More specifically, slanted ceilings that lead the sounds toward the listening positions are determined to not good for sound.

Take note that just about anything that an interior designer suggests will likely compromise your room’s audio quality. For instance, two huge couches facing each other about 8’ at a distance, with neither couch facing the large rear-projection video display located against a side wall, is not a good setup. No seat in that particular home theatre would be in a proper position for viewing the screen or hearing the surround sound.

You need to bear in mind as well that too much of anything within the home theatre room can be bad for the sound quality. If you really want the sound to be pronounced for everyone to appreciate it, your setup will take more space as well as larger speakers. Moreover, the seats will then have to be set in two rows and the back row raised above the front.

Your home theatre is your special area that does not normally follow the guidelines required in setting up a typical living space. Understand the rules to help you set up your room appropriately and have a better home theatre.



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Posted on August 23, 2013 by 0 Comments Short URL


Alphonso Soosay, an accomplished musician and sound recording specialist has been in the industry for more than 30 years. In this blog Alphonso shares all his experiences and knowledge in the recording and home theatre industry. Alphonso Soosay's Blog

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