If you are upgrading your home entertainment unit, you may want to find out how to setup a ceiling home surround sound system. Having surround sound adds to the audio experience of any home system. If you are able, hook both your stereo and your television up to the ceiling home surround sound system, so you can enjoy both movies and music.
To set up a ceiling home surround sound system you will need:
- Speaker wire
- Measuring tape
- Stud finder
- Fish tape
- Once you purchase a ceiling home surround sound system, choose the location of each speaker. Take some time and measure off where you want the speakers to go in your ceiling. You need to also make sure the speakers do not hit a stud above the ceiling, so use a stud finder to help.
- Most ceiling home surround sound systems come with a cut-out template. Use the template to help you find the right place to drill in the ceiling. Cut away the ceiling for each spot you intend to place a speaker by using the cut-out template. Make sure you also drill a large hole behind your entertainment system so you can pull the speaker wires through and attach them to the unit.
- If you have an attic above the ceiling, the installation job will be easier. You can just run the speaker wires through the attic and back down through the wall behind your entertainment system. If your ceiling home surround sound system is on the first floor of a two-story home, you will have to use a fish tape to run the speaker wire from each speaker location through the ceiling and then down to the wall behind your system. This takes some time, so make sure you firmly attach the speaker wire to the fish tape before you start.
- Wire the ceiling speakers and then finish installing them in the ceiling. Once you have each speaker installed, make sure the wires from the speakers are all located at the back of the entertainment system. Hook the wires up as indicated in the home surround sound system instructions. Turn the unit on to make sure that it works, then relax and enjoy your new system.