the home theater system must be arranged symmetrically inside the room: diagrams for correct positioning for a 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1 home theater system.
To start, think of triangles. Ideally, the front left speaker and the front right speaker should be the two edges of an equilateral triangle and the listening point should be the third edge.
The front speakers or right, left and center channel of the home theater should be positioned at the same height as the listener’s head when seated.
If the center front speaker is to be mounted above the screen, it is advisable to point it slightly downwards so that it is directed towards the listener’s head.
When positioned on the corners of the room, you can tilt the front speakers (right and left) to point towards the listener for even better sound.
The rear speakers, however, should be positioned a few centimeters above the listener’s head and always directed towards the listening point.
The acoustics in the room
The configuration of the environment, the furniture and the surfaces have a significant impact on the sound quality of your home theater system .
The smooth walls, the ceiling and the floor deflect the sound. The carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture absorb or dampen the sound (as well as the spectators in the hall).
It takes a fair balance between reflective and absorbent surfaces. A room that reflects too much sound is not good while a room that absorbs too much sound could give a dull sound effect.
The shape of the room and the size are characteristics that can influence the sound: use these tips as a starting point for a correct configuration of your home theater system but do not hesitate to move and move the speakers if you are not satisfied with the sound.
Matter of centimeters
Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects regarding the configuration of a home theater system is the fact that small changes in the position of the speakers can make a big difference on the sound.
If you feel that the volume balance between the channels is uneven in many movie scenes, try rotating, raising, lowering or moving the speakers a few centimeters.
Try to guess how the sound can be reflected in the room, do some listening tests and try again until you find the optimal arrangement of the home theater speakers.
Subwoofer exchange trick
Contrary to popular belief (and many diagrams published on the net) the subwoofer of the home theater system must not be positioned near the screen or near the front speakers.
A trick to getting good subwoofer placement is swapping the subwoofer.
First, position the subwoofer as close as possible to the listening point of your home theater system.
At this point put the subwoofer into action and walk around the room trying to find the point where the bass is perceived more full-bodied. The point thus identified will be the optimal one in which to place your subwoofer, exactly under your feet.
A family of happy speakers
When the tone of your loudspeakers is the same across the board, you will get a richer, clearer and more consistent suno.
The easiest way to make sure that the stamp fits on all loudspeakers is to buy the same brand and the same line of loudspeakers.
Hide the cables
The loudspeakers of home theater systems need cables to work. It is necessary that these are ordered as much as possible and do not form unpleasant skeins. We recommend wrapping the excess cable in small ordered skeins.
If there is no way to bring the cable inside the wall, we recommend using colored cables so that they can better blend in with the color of the plaster.
To hide the cables the best solution is always to run them inside the walls and under the floors inside the corrugated (for this type of installation it is better to consult with a professional installer).
There are also wireless solutions for home theater systems , however wirless speakers currently offer less choice than traditional speakers.
SoloSuono can give you some information about the wirless solutions suitable for your needs.