Gone are the days where people lined up at the cinema hall every week to enjoy the perfect film experience. With the technological advancements we have today, more and more individuals find it comparatively convenient to build their very own mini-cinema within their homes and enjoy films in the comfort of their home – as opposed to going out every week and standing in line to watch the newest films. Of course, the theatrical release is not to be missed, but for those who want to enjoy older films – or prefer to wait until the home release hits the shelves – the idea of a home theatre is definitely a dream come true.
It should be understood, nonetheless, that home theatres are still somewhat expensive today. Of course, you can have a so-called home theatre with just a good television and speakers nowadays, but if you want exactly what the word ‘home theatre’ entails, you will want to dish out a few more hundreds (or thousands) of bucks. If you have a good television at home, you can easily save up money, but otherwise, it might be wiser to invest in a home projector as opposed to one of the newest hundred-inch televisions.The most important aspect of home theatre systems Brisbane, however, is definitely the audio system that each offers. Generally, the average home theatre features the following sets of speakers:
- The main speakers – these provide the special sound effects and the soundtrack of the movie; you need two of these on either side of the television.
- The centre speaker – this is the speaker that provides the dialogues as well as the more important soundtracks (e.g. as in insert songs, for example); you have one of these located right beneath or on top of your television.
- The surround speakers – these provide the ‘cinema’ experience by having the atmospheric sound effects come from all directions of the room; you generally have more than two of these, and they are located to the sides and behind you usually.
- The subwoofer – this is basically what provides the ‘bass’ or the booming that makes your walls and body vibrate; one of these is enough to do the job, and since they are heavy and large, you can keep them anywhere with enough space.
The better Hi Fi systems naturally give you better quality audio output, but also contributing to the quality of the sound is the actual type of speakers you use. There are huge speakers that you place on the floor, as well as ‘satellite speakers’, which are small enough to keep on top of bookshelves and the like. Depending on the size of the room, you should consider what best fits your needs.
With video and audio both factored, you might believe that you have everything together for your home theatre, but do not be so hasty! Getting all the products you need is only part of the set-up – you also need to figure out the best settings for each of the electronics!