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Best Ways to Get Your Ideal Surround Sound at Home

by Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team 06/19/2022

When you plan to include a home theater in your house, getting the ideal sound quality is highly important. Having the right size screen and setting up the best viewing distance help ensure excellent video quality. However, having poor audio quality can affect your viewing experience. The sound layout for your home theater involves more than just putting speakers around the room. You also need to know which sound system would work best and which positions are ideal for your speakers. Keep the following tips in mind to make sure your home theater ends up with the best sound layout possible.

7-Speaker System vs. 5-Speaker System

The speaker system you choose for your home theater can have a big impact on sound quality. A 7-speaker setup can offer the best sound quality overall, while a 5-speaker setup can offer high-quality sound at a better value in terms of cost. The speaker system you choose also depends on how much space you have in your home theater and its layout. Some systems provide enhanced sound quality when you’re able to place speakers in the ceiling, for example.

7-Speaker Placement

For a sound system with seven speakers, the ideal placement involves putting the primary right and left speakers at an angle between 45 and 60 degrees to your seating. The center speaker should be placed as close to the center of the screen as possible. You should put the center, right and left key speakers at ear level for the best sound experience. If needed, you can position the center speaker right under the screen if you’re using a large-screen TV in your home theater. The side surround speakers should be placed at ear level on either side of your seating, while the rear surround speakers should be positioned at a 45-degree angle on both sides of your seating.

5-Speaker Placement

For a sound system with five speakers, put the primary right, left and center speakers in the same positions as a 7-speaker system. However, the ideal surround speaker setup for these systems is slightly different, since you’re working with fewer speakers. Here, the surround speakers should be placed at ear level at angles of 110 degrees on each side. This puts these speakers behind your seating while providing excellent sound quality.

Seating Considerations

When setting up your sound system in a home theater, consider your seating layout. If you’re going to have multiple rows or a second row on a riser, you’ll need to be careful about where you put your surround speakers. Since those in the second or back rows will sit slightly higher, you’ll need to keep this in mind. Here, your speakers might work best being placed in a more central position overall in terms of height rather than aiming for ear level, since you’ll have different ear levels for each row. This placement helps ensure that everyone sitting in your home theater can experience outstanding sound quality while watching movies.

Acoustic Factors

Other acoustic factors to keep in mind include the shape of the room and windows. Ideally, your home theater should be in a rectangular room rather than a square one, which can distort sounds. You should also choose a room with few or no windows, since sound can bounce off of these. If you have windows, hang curtains to ensure better sound quality.

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Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team

A Winning Tradition Together, Dennis and Dawn Martin represent a winning tradition for home buyers and sellers throughout the Denver Metro area. Like the great Rocky Mountains themselves, this father and daughter business team continues to stand tall when it comes to providing the highest level of real estate service possible.  

Competitive, caring and fiercely committed to always going the extra mile on behalf of the people they serve, Dennis and Dawn view each client they serve as another member of there extended family. They believe great service stands the test of time, which is why they're always looking for new and better ways to improve on there already high standards.  

It's also why so much of their business comes from referrals and past clientele. Call them before your next move and put their winning traditions to work for you.  

A Fitting Partnership As native residents, Dennis and Dawn Martin are proud to be part of this rich heritage, Indeed, those who know them best will tell you they are yet another great Rocky Mountain tradition,  That's because this unique father and daughter business team have been making a positive difference in the lives of local residents throughout the Denver Metro area for several generations.  

The Martins like to refer to their service as "Hi Tech and Hi Touch. Dawn is the computer savvy entrepreneur who utilizes the very latest technology to streamline the home buying an selling process for clients,   Dennis the hands on consultant who pride himself on his extremely personal and caring service. For clients, however, it's really the best of both worlds, which is why so many people , including their kids and grandchildren, return to the Martins for all their real estate needs.  

So when you're ready to buy or sell your next home in the Denver Metro area, tap into another great Rocky Mountain tradition. Give Dennis and Dawn Martin a call. With over 50 years of local real estate experience between them they represent A Winning Tradition for home buyers and sellers alike