Home Theater Speaker Systems

Home theater speakers are by far the most important components of your home theater system. Once connected to your home theater receiver, their job is to accurately reproduce at least 6 channels of audio from today’s digital audio/video sources such as DVD players and high definition tuners.

Because you need 6 or more speakers, your home theater speaker system could very well end up the most expensive part of your surround sound system. The reason for this is obvious. At a minimum, a surround sound system will have a total of 6 speakers.6 channel home theater speaker systems

Home Theater Speaker Systems

For example, a Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1 surround sound system has 2 main/front speakers that will be placed to the left and right sides of your television screen. A center channel speaker is used to reproduce a major portion of all dialog on movie soundtracks and should be placed directly above or below your TV. Two rear/surround speakers have the job of creating off screen effects and front to back depth in your home theater room. The .1 part of 5.1 stand for the LFE (low-frequency effects) channel.

A subwoofer delivers all the low bass effects and rumble on DVDs from action scenes, for suspense, or even a huge explosion.Before you buy home theater speakers, you should think through speaker placement — do you want floor standing speakers or do you want to mount small speakers directly on the wall. Have you considered in-wall speakers? Where will you be placing your subwoofer? (It usually sounds best somewhere near a corner.) In-between size bookshelf speakers might need speaker stands to raise them appropriately to ear level.

Home Theater Speaker Systems

DIY Home Theater Kit Hands-on home theater speaker design/do it yourself types might want to consider building a home theater loudspeaker kit.Be sure to check on return or exchange policies of the store where you buy your speakers. Home theater speaker evaluation is best done actually listening to your new home theater speaker system connected to YOUR receiver in YOUR home!