How To Set Up Home Theater Subwoofer

You've just purchased a subwoofer for your surround sound and need to know how to set up a home theater subwoofer? A subwoofer delivers that hard core bass, in addition to enhancing the overall sound to your home theater system. If a subwoofer is set up incorrectly you will miss out on most the benefits that it has to offer. A lot of people place their subwoofer in just any spot thinking that are utilizing its full potential. Follow the steps below to learn how to set up your home theater subwoofer correctly to be able to maximize its full use.

To set up a home theater subwoofer, you will need:

  • subwoofer
  • surround sound system
  1. Hook up the subwoofer. Connect the subwoofer to the back of the receiver. Make sure all the cables and wires are plugged in correctly to the back of the receiver and to the back of the home theater subwoofer.
  2. Position the subwoofer. One of the best places to position a subwoofer in next to the television on either side of your front speakers. To get the most crisp sound place the subwoofer next to one of the front speakers.  Walk around the room to judge the sound, whichever position you get the best sound from is where you should place the subwoofer.
  3. Set the right range on your subwoofer. The main setting is the crossover setting. This setting allows you to choose the amount of bass that you want coming out of the home theater subwoofer. The crossover setting also allows you to distribute what comes out of the other speakers in the room. Match the crossover dials with what your main channel speakers are capable of handling. Make sure you set these levels comfortably. You don't want over do it to where you blast out your eardrums. Check the manual to get an accurate range if needed.  
  4. Test out the subwoofer. Play a movie to test out the subwoofer. This will give you a more accurate idea of what levels to set your subwoofers at. Make any adjustments to the settings that are needed. Enjoy your new home theater subwoofer.
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