DIY Surround Sound

DIY Surround Audio

The argument of whether or not to mount your surround sound audio system yourself has maybe landed on deaf ears or maybe you have stubbornly decided to address this DIY installation home project yourself. Good for you! you go! but after some failed attempts and when things aren’t definitely as easy as you thought. Then you re-evaluate the idea of hiring a home theater professional installer or maybe it’s about time to start watching DIY speaker calibration video on Youtube.

Where to really start this home theater project clouds your mind, then as a second thought you realize you reconsider all the hard work needed when looking for home theater installation services in Houston, TX . Then At that moment, you actually are presuming that you have purchased a home theater audio system that may be too advanced technologically speaking than what you initially thought and it may be an impossible task to install it but then you finally make your mind and get all hands on board. You start by actually preping the work area to protect your furniture from any accidents and moving all the heavy furniture out of the way before beginning the actual installation process. The you open the users manual for more specific clues that likely came along with the home theater audio system package you got.

The many things to keep in mind with a surround sound system or a surround system installation is that nothing at all is going to work if the people seating in the room don’t get that immersive feel a surround sound audio system delivers by locating the speakers correctly. Nonetheless, you make sure that the other home theater components are located where they are supposed to be. You start with the AV receiver before starting to team up with the speakers. Particularly since you are a rookie and this is your very first system you chose a super advanced AV receiver, that comes with the Bluetooth capabilities, WiFi and all the whistles. Then you realize that the AVR has a lot of ports! yes a lot! and now wonder if you are using the correct slots. Fortunately is actually that a lot of devices have the ‘slots’ properly tagged for merely this function.

Once you have the receiver connected you begin placing audio speakers. If you went with the standard 5.1 home theater stereo system you should possess 6 sound speakers consisting of 2 front speakers, 2 rear speakers, 1 center speaker and 1 subwoofer. This is a really good unit to begin with and also (if you bought your AVR wisely, with zone 2 capabilities) are going to leave behind area for development and expansion in the future. You certainly begin with all the guidelines for the positioning of the 6 sound speakers for a 5.1 sound system as well as broaden those instructions to expand the secondary zone later.

Along with a general 5.1 surround sound system the positioning of the speaker is crucial when cancelling out background noises that are found in films, that’s why proper site in relation to the action on the screen is imperial – Side note: I will cover how to find the best TV installation service in Houston pretty soon. While this really isn’t an excessively complex idea you will be blown away at the amount of people who have their surround sound systems improperly put together when you entertained that idea in your mind.

With the 5.1 channel receiver you will move the rear speakers as well as front speakers to let the audio waves expand. If you at that point think about updating from a 5.1 to a 7.1 surround sound system you will certainly install the additional 2 middle speakers to the middle of the room to obtain that extra layer of audio delivered by those to additional channels of audio.

If you are actually making the investment in a proper home theater system audio system and then think about installing it yourself and a DIY project for the weekend then please put in the time to guarantee that the av receiver and the speakers are properly positioned and also set up so as to get your money’s worth from your investment. Now you can kick back, relax and appreciate your brand new sound sound system.


Choosing Speakers For Your Home Theater

Choosing Speakers For Your Home Theater

To enjoy the exciting experience of having the best home theater, you will need to come up with some rules to assembling you music system. Apart from the surround sound speaker installation that you want installed, you have to consider factors such personal interests, the size of your theater, and other factors.

Create a system to suit your entertainment



It is advisable to pick speakers that are uniquely configured to suit the type of audio you love listening to. If you’re interested in how music sounds, quality left and right stereo speakers will suit you the best. For movies, you can consider expanding your surround sound environment with an av receiver and quality speakers that offer wonderful home theater experience.

What Other Factors in the Room?

Before you start researching on the features of the speakers that you want to buy, evaluate your theater size or the room where you will place the speakers. Variety of factors in a room can also affect the number and type of speakers you’ll want to choose. The space that you will place your system will affect the sound quality. Hard surfaces will reverberate sound, which can distort the audio by amplifying the speaker power and cancelling out the sound. Softer surfaces like carpet can absorb sound, irregular surfaces like table surfaces will spread out the sound.

Movable speakers will offer you situation flexibility, so that you enjoy your classic tune in any room, while you travel or outdoor event. When you choose portable speakers you can choose the ones that feature a rechargeable battery, so that you don’t have to stick to an outlet to listen, making it easier to enjoy your music on-the-go.

The Speakers

First of all you have to ask yourself one basic question: “what is it that I want to listen to?”Are you looking for a system to connect with your digital music library? Or is it for improving the sound of your TV? Or is it for multi-channel movies? You want to do it your way and do it simple?

Shop for a pre-matched speaker system. If you go out to do shopping, start by reading the specifications of matched systems. Do it unique, mix and match the speakers as follows;



  • Buy a speaker that you position at the center below or above your TV wall mounting
  • Look for speakers that surround your theater and go beside and/or behind you seating area
  • You can use bipolar speakers or bookshelf speakers
  • Consider one or two powered subwoofers
  • Front right and left speakers that flank your TV set
  • You can choose speakers that stand on your floor or bookshelf speakers for your main front system

If your receiver has Dolby Atmos@ sound processing, include specialized Dolby Atmos and two pairs of in-ceiling speakers for overhead surround effects to make your sound system complete.
For a cleaner-looking system you can consider in-ceiling speakers, custom flat-panel speakers, or in-wall speakers that integrate your TV set.