Are Your Home Theater Speakers in the Right Place?

Posted by Nick Niesen on November 1st, 2010

Sound is one of the most important aspects of a great home theater experience. Quality sound really brings film to life and that fact spurs many home theater aficionados to select their speakers and sound equipment with great care.

Too often, though, the speakers that sounded great in the listening room don?t pack the same punch when installed at home. The issue is usually related to speaker positioning.

There are a few factors anyone should consider when installing home theater speakers. One should be aware of proper distancing, height and angling (also referred to as toe-in). Sometimes the perfect set-up is outlined in the owner?s manuals and documentation that come with the speakers. In other cases, it?s necessary to evaluate proper positioning with a ?trial and error? technique.

If your speakers aren?t bringing the movies to life for your home theater system, don?t give up and go purchase a new sound system until you first double-check the positioning of your speakers. Even small adjustments can have a huge impact.

By finding the optimal positioning for your speakers, you can breathe new life in what you may have believed to be an inferior speaker. You can also begin to enjoy the movies the way you had hoped to when you first decided to invest in a home theater system.

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