How To Set A Home Theater Set Up Surround Sound System
Knowing how to set up a home theater surround sound system sounds more complicated than it really is. A home theater surround sound system enhances the external sound from your television and other video components set up to the system. Setting up surround sound in your home brings that movie theater sound and feel into your home. When surround sound is set up properly it bounces off the walls around the room and allow the sound to come from every angle around the room. A home theater surround sound system can be set up easily in a few steps.
To set a home theater set up around surround sound system you will need:
- surround sound system
- subwoofer (optional)
- Set up your receiver. Set your receiver close to the television, either on a wall unit or in stereo cabinet. All off your wires and cable for your home theater speakers will be hooked up to your receiver, so you want to make sure to sit it somewhere with easy access to it.
- Set up the front speakers. Angle the center speakers directly above the center of the TV screen, towards where you will be sitting. Take the front side speakers and place them on either side of the TV at least three feet from the center speaker. Aim the front speakers at your head where you will be sitting for the best sound.
- Set up the back speakers. Place the two back speakers in the corners near the side walls at the back of the room. Make sure the back speakers are placed at least ear height, if not higher where you will be seated. Allow equal distance between the speakers, and make sure that they are a little farther apart than where the front speakers were placed.
- Set up the subwoofer. To get the most crisp sound from the subwoofer, place it on either side of you front speakers. A good idea to make sure that the subwoofer is placed properly is to put it into place and then judge the sound by walking around the room. Wherever you get the best sound from is where you should place the subwoofer.