How to Get the Best Sound Quality Out of Your Home Theater

Immerse Yourself in Your Favorite Movies with 3-Dimensional Audio

Looking to create the ultimate movie watching experience in your Mandeville, LA home? Every aspect of your home theater installation will affect the way you experience your favorite movies, from the quality of the image to the power of the sound. Though it’s easy to focus on the big display and comfortable seating, your audio setup will be just as important. Take your home theater to the next level with a professional surround sound system that puts you in the middle of the action.

Creating the Proper Room Design

Home theater installations differ from their media room counterparts in that the entire room is optimized to enhance the movie-watching experience. Everything from the room dimensions to the furnishings needs to be taken into consideration at the start of your project to make sure you’re getting the most out of your AV equipment.

Enhance the audio quality by choosing a rectangular room for your theater, as square spaces usually result in more muffled and distorted sound. As part of the installation, you should try and soften the room as much as possible. Reinforcing the walls with acoustic panels can take care of problem areas where sound hits right after it leaves your speakers. There are also more practical ways to improve your acoustics: use soft furniture, carpets, and drapes and avoid any decorations with glass enclosures. The sound will be diffused as it moves around the room instead of bouncing around very fast, creating reverberation.

Upgrading to a Dolby Atmos Layout

Having the right speaker layout for the surround sound system will also play a big part in your home theater’s audio quality. Put yourself in the middle of the action by upgrading to a Dolby Atmos setup that offers truly 3-dimensional sound. Under a traditional surround sound system, signals are restricted to specific channels. This means certain sounds will always come from the same direction. For a more realistic experience, invest in a Dolby Atmos system that uses sound objects that move around the room.

We install the speakers out according to the specified Dolby Atmos layouts; all you have to do is decide how many you want to include in the setup. First, we place your seating at the center of the room—the further from the walls the better to avoid disrupting the audio performance. We then ensure that all speakers are equidistant from the viewers to create uniform sound throughout the theater. The final step is placing a subwoofer. While this piece of equipment doesn’t have as strict a placement requirement as your speakers, you still want to make sure it’s far removed from the walls as that can result in sound distortion.

Finding the Right AV Equipment

You’ve chosen a good room for your home theater installation and worked with your integrator to find the ideal speaker setup. Now it’s time to choose your brand new AV equipment! We partner with the top manufacturers in the audio and video industry to help you find the ideal speakers for your space. We select equipment with the right power output for the room and that fit your particular style. For example, we can install in-ceiling and in-wall fixtures if you don’t want your equipment to be visible.

For your AV receiver, you want to ensure that it’s Dolby Atmos compatible. You also need to make sure your receiver has enough audio outputs for the number of speakers you want in your configuration. This is why you always want to choose your layout before investing in your AV equipment. Our team involves you in the process every step of the way, but we can also make selections for you. We work hard to ensure your experience is completely stress-free.

Don’t miss any of the action from your favorite movies. Make quality audio a key component of your home theater installation. Bring immersive sound to your movie-watching experience with an expert solution from Bruno Audio Video. To get started call us at (504) 430 9182, or fill out our online contact form.  

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