Have you ever been over to a friend’s house (or perhaps this happens at your own home) and felt that the movie you just watched was lacking in some way, but you couldn’t quite place your finger on what went wrong? Was it the acting? No. Was it the plot? No. Was it well written? Yes. Were you sitting in a comfy chair or sofa? Yes. Was the dialogue too soft at times to hear or perhaps the action on screen did not hold your attention? If the answer to this last question is yes, then good news, we can help! Most likely the problem was the audio or lack thereof. Together we can overcome this issue and actually get you excited again about watching tv and movies at home! Become one with your movies!
Because most people have the perception that it costs too much money to get a speaker setup or that they do not think they have room for one, they tend to just skimp out on good sound. A quality made film will draw you into the story and hold your attention til the end, but only if you take the time to setup your living room (or wherever you watch movies) to have good audio. All modern films have surround sound encoded into the movie just waiting for you to unleash it upon your senses. Some of the more popular surround sound formats include Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, Dolby True X, Dolby Atmos, DTS, and SDDS.
Together; both audio and video will create that sense of realism that you are there in the middle of the story. For instance how about hearing a car zoom from the left of the screen to the right and then crash into another car, catch on fire and explode? Surround sound will steer the sound to the appropriate speakers as needed and with the addition of a powered sub woofer explosions will come to life. Or what about the sometimes subtle nuances in a film created to build suspense? This too can be properly recreated with a good audio setup. Imagine watching a scary movie. In this scene some friends are talking in the middle of the room (heard thru the center speaker) with some music playing faintly out of one of the rear speakers. At the same time out of the other rear speaker a door creaks open (que the scary music). Suddenly the attacker rushes towards them wielding a weapon, (heard thru the center speaker) the friends all take off running in different directions. Wouldn’t that be much better than the lifeless sound just barely audible coming from your tv speakers? Of course it would!
Upgrading your sound is really easy! If you do not have space for lots of speakers we suggest starting out with a sound bar. Sound bars are quite affordable (even the more deluxe ones with a sub woofer included). A sound bar will replace the sound coming from the tv speakers and make it much more realistic sounding. For even better sound, consider a home theater in a box (HTIB) solution where everything you need is included together to hook up to your television. This is extremely popular due to affordable pricing, appearance (small matching speakers that can be wall mounted) and easy to follow setup instructions. You can also mix and match everything to make your system unique and truly stand out. Click here to see our entire selection of products.
This was originally written by Premium Audio 1/2016 and somehow was never published on our own site, yet was published on 7/19/16 as an ad for Premium Audio on another site. Sorry for the delay, we thought we published this on our own site and didn’t. Better late than never!