A complete home theater system makes for an exciting and amazing movie experience. What makes it amazing is the big screen that opens a different world and the 5.1 home theaters that deliver immersive sounds. The sounds make you feel like what you’re seeing is real. If you want your sound system to be as good as your high-def TV, then here are some tips to help you choose the right Bose speakers and know their proper placements.
Get speakers that match your room
If you don’t want your speakers to get in the way of your TV, then it’s best to get compact speakers. These speakers will blend into your decorations and provide enough room for other fixtures or devices. Bose has speakers that will go well together with your bookshelf such as their 161 and 201 models.
Look for tower speakers with immersive sound
Tower speakers often produce lifelike sounds that will make you feel like you are in a real theater. The immersive sounds produced by these speakers are made possible by their acoustic chambers. These chambers are capable of delivering surround effects great for movies and video games. These speakers are also recommended for jamming out to music.
Know the speakers that you need
If you are in the market for a home theater system, then you need these essential speakers.
- Center channel - The center channel provides most of the movie’s soundtrack which includes the dialogue. If your bookshelf serves as a stand, then a small center channel is an ideal choice. On the other hand, if your tower speakers act as front speakers, a large center channel is recommended in order to complement their strong output.
- Front speakers - Front speakers deliver most of the special sound effects of a movie. A pair of decent bookshelf or floor speakers offers a good movie experience.
- Surround speakers - Surround speakers are in charge with the ambient sounds like a gust of wind or rain drops. They also produce directional sound effects, e.g. a vehicle rushing by. Bookshelf speakers are commonly used as surround speakers.
- Subwoofers - Just like front speakers, subwoofers provide the deep bass sounds of the movie soundtrack. The sound of explosions and planes flying are delivered by a subwoofer. Bose offers impressive subwoofers such as their F1 model.
Know the right placement of the speakers
Keep in mind that the arrangement of your speakers has a huge impact on how the Bose home theater system will sound. To achieve the right speaker placement, first, figure out where is your listening position. If it’s in front of your TV or your couch, then angle the front speakers slightly towards it. If that doesn’t work, then try different positions until you find the one that delivers the best results.
For the center channel, place it below or above your TV. The surround speakers can be mounted to the walls behind your seating position. While the subwoofers are placed near a corner beside your front speakers.