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How to Select the Perfect Sound System and Craft the Ultimate Home Theater


Plan a Home Theater Installation With Audio in Mind

Your home theater installation is about more than just watching your favorite movies and sports games. It’s about completely immersing yourself in your media and escaping reality for a while. But building the perfect home theater in your Philadelphia, PA home is a process that can quickly become overwhelming. So we’re here to help! If you’re wondering just what kind of sound system you should install in your private cinema, this is the guide for you. Keep reading for a quick breakdown on theater audio options.

See Also: Home Theater Installation Tips: Picture Perfect 4K UHD

Why You Need Immersive Audio

When you sit down to watch a movie, does it bother you when it’s in standard definition? It doesn’t change the content, but knowing you could catch more detail if you were watching a 4K Ultra HD version can be irksome. Similarly, you don’t want a surround sound system that offers audio in “standard definition.” You want a system that elevates the audial detail to a completely new level. You want Dolby Atmos immersive audio.

Atmos is still relatively new to the home market, but it’s been making waves for the past few years. Essentially, the technology promises to bring commercial theater-quality surround sound to your home theater. An Atmos system sports two or more overhead speakers in addition to your standard surround sound configuration. It uses the natural sound reflections in the room to mimic a much larger system. It’s professional quality sound you can enjoy in just about any space. 

Should I Go Wireless?

Wireless audio sounds like a great idea. You can enjoy all of the easy-to-use controls of a Sonos system without the hassle of heavy installation. There’s no downside, right? Well, wireless audio isn’t as reliable as a hardwired system. Your wireless network will also have a harder time providing consistent, lossless sound. So in most cases it’s a better idea to install a hardwired system that’s fully calibrated for the conditions of your space. 

Of course, there are some instances when wireless is the way to go. Consider updating a satellite house with a full theater setup. Because you’ll likely not want to invest so much time and money into a system you won’t use as much, wireless is a perfect solution!

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