Choosing Home Theater Speakers for Your Video
This is a great
time to choose home theater speakers for your video room in your
home. The variety available is amazing and though prices have
not declined you will get more speaker for the same money with the
new models. When shopping for speakers keep in mind that what
you are doing is finding surround sound speakers that will blend
well with your theater components and will sound right in your
Buying an underpowered sound system for a larger
room or a room with cathedral ceilings is guaranteed to disappoint
you. When you talk to a salesman, define how you will use the
spekers and what you expect from them. Better yet, visit one
of the many websites devoted to home entertainment. Many of
them have interactive forms where you can enter information about
what you need and the space you have and then receive a list of
recommendations for sound units that would work for you.
You should visit several sites when doing this
as many of them are representatives for one or two manufacturers
and you want a wide variety to choose from. One of the most
difficult decisions to stick to is how much you are willing to pay
for your new speaker system. For that reason, narrow your
potential choices to one or two in each price range and then
compare those to make your choice.
A tower system works well for home video
sound. When we hear the word tower, we often think of the
older, huge speaker but new models are only 2-3 feet tall and 8-10
inches in width. They are also much more attractive than the
models of a few years ago. Many consumers prefer to add an
amplifier and this will affect the size and power of the speaks you
choose. A hodpodge of products that are mismatched can result
in a substandard listening experience.
To place your speakers, you can use furniture or
shelves or purchase special stands to keep them at the same level
as the people in the room. There is not always a need for
running yards and yards of speaker wire across the floor or into
the ceiling space as many products are now wireless. Another
alternative is the availability of adapters to change wired
products into wireless but these are best used sparingly.
Speaker strength is measured by watts with most
quality products having an output of 200 watts or higher.
Once you have made your choice you are ready for the fun
part. The last item installed in your theater area is usually
the home theater speakers. Installation is easy to do and it
won't be long till you can relax in your favorite chair enjoying
high quality sound.