Premium Audio has been featuring exclusive new, never before seen or heard of surround sounds for many years now. Today is different. Today I will discuss a much more simplistic way to enjoy your movies. Today we will discuss the significance of soundbars.
There are many people who have either never heard of or never thought much about soundbars. For this reason I will explain what a soundbar is. A soundbar looks very much like a center channel (center) speaker. Beyond that they are completely different from one another. A center channel is there to steer the sound around the room and is primarily used for dialogue, but is also used for sound effects coming from the front of the room.
A soundbar is placed in the same location that a center channel would normally be placed (above the tv or directly below it). A soundbar does much more than just handle the effects that a center does. When using a soundbar you will notice that there are no left and right speakers, nor are there any rear speakers. Just like with surround sound speaker systems a powered sub can be added and is highly recommended.
So how is it different you may ask. The significance of soundbars is that they can be used to replace all those speakers and speaker wires used with traditional surround sound systems. Soundbars have the ability to take all the sound coming from the movie and simulate having all the speakers you are used to having in a 5.0 speaker system. Some soundbars have a sub woofer input built into them for attaching a powered sub. Soundbars also can be much cheaper than buying a speaker package.
So there you have it, the significance of soundbars. These can be used in a dorm room, kids room or any small room that you wish to watch tv or movies in. So if you thought that you couldn’t afford decent speakers or a decent receiver look no further than a soundbar to fit all your home theater needs.
How to improve your home theater that is the question that you are most likely asking yourself. You have probably been given some tips over the years by various people, but how useful were these tips? Seeing as how you are reading this post (and probably others from us), here at Premium Audio, I am guessing that the tips were not that good since you are still seeking out advice. Luckily for you you have finally come to the right source for this issue. We have years of experience with this (established in 2005) with our focus on not just selling products, but making even the products you already have sound even better than before with little or no cost involved.
Here are some general tips that we have tested and proven to work in most situations:
The order of these suggestions do not matter. Try one, try none, try them all – the choice is yours!
- Upgrade your speakers. Perhaps they are too small or just not very good. Cheap speakers are just that …. cheap and it shows. Start with the center since it is the most important. Then work on the front speakers. After that upgrade your rear speakers and or sub.
- Upgrade your receiver. It may be lacking in power or just not very good. Clean amps from top of the line brands always sound better even at low volumes.
- Upgrade your speaker wire to at least 18 gauge wire. 16 gauge is even better.
- Relocate your home theater to a room with better acoustics. Rooms that are overly large, odd shaped, have vaulted or partially vaulted ceilings or are just plain open (great rooms) are less than ideal for home theater. Bedrooms and finished basements work best because they are generally square in shape (or rectangular) and you can close the door to keep the sound in the room.
- Does it sound like an echo chamber or like it’s all muffled? Flooring choices can make a HUGE difference!
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Customize Your Home Theater 5.1 channel to 15.2 and everything inbetween
The Evolution of Home Theatre: 22.8, 22.4.4 and 22.6.2 channel surround sounds
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