3 Key Steps for High Quality Acoustic Performance at Home
Are you a gamer, music aficionado, or simply like hearing your favorite movies in true surround sound? Whatever your reason, improving your home's acoustic performance is most often about the power sources in your home.
Still, here are 3 key steps to getting high-quality acoustic performance at home so you can enjoy the best entertainment from the comfort of your own space.
1. Use the Right Power Source
One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when trying to improve their home theater's acoustic performance is assuming it's their equipment that needs improving.
In reality, the most important improvement is usually your power source.
Your home needs the proper wiring, cables, circuiting, and more so that maximum sound can be delivered from your equipment to you. Powerful audio comes from powerful equipment, but sometimes, more importantly, it comes from powerful power sources.
Just be sure to have experienced professionals install the right wiring and cables for your home sound system. This will save you time and money by helping you avoid costly mistakes from DIY installations.
2. Arrange Your Furniture Correctly
When looking to improve the sound performance in your home, take a look at where your couches and chairs are. If you're sitting anywhere closer than 4 feet away from a speaker, you're going to be overwhelmed with sound.
Louder isn't always better. To get the best high-quality audio, space your couches and chairs away from walls or speakers.
This allows the sound to travel and enter your ears at the ideal distance. Proper furniture spacing also eliminates too much sound localization so you're hearing all the minute details and not missing a beat.
3. Don't Use "Automagic" Audio Correction
If you're going to the trouble of purchasing great sound equipment, arranging your home for the perfect acoustics, and ramping up your power sources, why on earth would you then set your AVR or pre-po to "auto"?
Automated routines often mess up the basics of sound. The result? Your sound is far from less than ideal. At a bare minimum, you should set up the following audio aspects yourself:
- Subwoofer integration
- Audio levels
If you're a novice when it comes to sound settings, you can always get a professional's help. Experienced sound technicians can evaluate your home, wiring, and systems to help you create the ideal audio settings for your equipment and home.
Improve Your Home's Acoustic Performance Today
Whether you're a "techy," or brand new to the world of home sound systems, these three tips will help you improve your home's acoustic performance today.
Our team of reputable electricians and audio experts are here to answer all your questions.
Contact us today to set up an evaluation of your home's audio and power capabilities and take one step closer to enjoying the sound system of your dreams.