What’s the best way to set up a surround sound system?

What's the best way to set up a surround sound system?

Movies are available to home screens much more quickly these days. A great reason to have a home theatre. Surround Sound systems are a must for every home theatre – to give you a movie-like experience at home. The systems vary broadly in price, number of speakers, standards that they support, and so on.

Surround Sound systems use a combination of subwoofer components with the speaker to create a theatre scenario at home for immersive viewing. Designing and setting up your home theatre is no longer a seemingly impossible task. Instead, it is easier than ever with some easy tips.

1) Space Out Speakers

When talking about home theatres, the sound is all important and the best approach is to place smaller speakers all around the room. A trademark of an exceptional home theatre is the separation of audio components. The speakers need to be set up in a way that the sound seems to come from each and every direction without distorting effects or vocal quality.

2) Let the Walls Rumble

If you want more grunt from your sound system, consider adding a subwoofer to your audio package. These large speakers are devised to give your home the reverberation you hear at the cinema.

If you decide a subwoofer is what you want, make sure to install it on the floor and next to a wall. If you put it in a cupboard to hide it, the bass will simply rattle the cabinet! Let your subwoofer out in the open, preferably against a wall.

3) Optimize Your Sound

The final tip for bringing the ultimate surround sound system installation to your home is to know when to use it. When you choose movies and TV shows that are produced in a surround sound format, you get to enjoy your speakers and set up the way they’re intended to be enjoyed.

4) Cover Every Inch

If you prefer not to deal with issues like bad angles and sun glare at all. Then take a look at a curved television screen. These screens are also ideal for rooms with the furniture positioned at varying angles – like an L-shaped couch.

5) Calibrate your speaker levels

Most home theatre receivers come with a microphone and a program for calibrating your speaker levels. However few systems will compensate for imperfect speaker placement and room size.

The receivers will raise or lower the levels of the specific speakers to give you an immersive sound.

6) Use Proper Audio Cables

Use an HDMI cable if you’re connecting a Blu-ray or DVD player. You’ll also use digital audio or optical audio cable between the player and your A/V receiver. These sorts of cables will deliver the very best quality audio and supply the required encoding information to enable your receiver to supply the right surround sound output.


Remember, to set up a surround sound speaker setup, you will need an AV (audio/video) receiver. This device allows you to hook up and control multiple speakers. It then processes, separates, and amplifies your audio to drive your speakers.

If you have any problems, our QuickTech help team can help you with the installation. Just call us on 1300 016 017.

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