Having your own custom in-home theater can be a lot of fun. You can control virtually every aspect of your theater experience, allowing you to create an atmosphere that perfectly suits your preferences. Of course, if you want to have a top tier custom home system that’s just like the theaters, you need to have high quality sound. So how do you go about creating that?
Pay Attention to Dimensions
When choosing a room for your home theater, dimensions are everything. Not just any room will be capable of facilitating amazing sound without altering the delivery. Ideally, your theater room will be rectangular, following the Golden Ratio of 1:1.6:2.6, with the numbers representing the proportions of the height, length, and width, respectively. If you don’t have a room that is suitable, you may want to consider a different set up instead.
Choose Your Sound System Wisely
Of course, if you want to have a custom home theater with amazing sound, you need to be smart about the sound system you choose. Not all sound systems are created equal, and neither are all sound systems created as, “one size fits all.” For example, think carefully about how many subwoofers you should have. This will impact the lower frequencies in the sound. Do your research. Look at reviews, spec sheets, and other information of different systems so you can get an idea of how different options perform.
Frequency reflections, both high and low, can have an impact on the quality of the sound in your custom home theater. Reducing the reflections will allow you to enjoy the full range of sounds featured in any given movie. Factors such as the room dimensions, number and placement of subwoofers, the use of room equalization technology, and trapping the bass will help control lower frequencies. Acoustic panels among other things that help break up sound waves placed around reflection points will help manage higher frequencies.
The sound your custom home theater is able to generate is critical to having a truly enjoyable movie-watching experience. There’s more to creating amazing sound than just installing speakers. You’ll need to mind the room’s dimensions, choose a sound system wisely, and take steps to reduce the reflections of both high and low frequencies. By doing so, you’ll be well on your way to designing a custom home theater that is truly just like the movies.