So…you’ve decided you need a home theater. Where do you begin? Creating the movie theater experience at home can seem daunting. Here are the basics you need to have for an enjoyable watching and listening experience:
- TV. You need a big picture, which can mean something different to you depending on your room size, but typically 32” screen at minimum is best. For an updated home theater system you need a flat screen, high-definition television.
- Digital Media Player. This could be one or more of the following components that plays stored media: DVD/Blu-Ray player, DVR, iPod, Playstation/Xbox, etc.
- Receiver. Simply put, this is an essential, core element to any home theater system to amplify audio/video signals from the source and route them to your TV.
- Speakers. Speakers are crucial to getting a quality audio experience. Typical set-ups involve at least 4-5 speakers or possibly more depending on your room size and what you need to bring rich, theater sound into your home.
- Subwoofer. The sub is what delivers deep and powerful bass, the low frequency sound that brings movies with special effects to life right in your living room. Depending on your room size and set up, more than one subwoofer may be used to complete your system.
- Accessories, odds and ends. This means A/V cables, speaker wires, surge protectors, and a universal remote to control your whole system.
What are your options? You could use a pre-packaged, home-theater-in-a-box system for your audio components, which does not include your TV or your media source component (DVD/Blue-Ray, etc.). Typically these systems are easy to set up since the components are designed to work together. However, if you want a high-quality, full surround sound experience, it is better to build your own system if you feel comfortable choosing and setting up your own components.
Velodyne has been in business since 1983, and our company has won many awards for our subwoofer technology. We are recognized world-wide for our superior sound. The subwoofer really is the heartbeat of the sound system and size matters. If you have a large room, you will need a larger driver to achieve deeper bass. If you don’t have a lot of room or would prefer that your subwoofer is portable, there are many smaller subs on the market to meet your needs. You may also choose other convenient options, such as remote control and different pre-sets depending on what you are listening to or watching. However, having the best equipment doesn’t mean anything without proper placement. Read our article about the importance of subwoofer placement to maximize the sound quality in your listening room. Visit our website for more information about our products to find the subwoofer that is right for you.
Are you in the market for a home theater system? Let us know if you have questions about our subwoofer lines.