Much planning goes into the design of a home theater, not just the placement of material but the aesthetics and functionality. Some questions arise with the approach of these possibilities.
Is my system strong enough to support my theater?
B. What is the display size of my screen?
C. What is my viewing area?
D. How do I surround my audience?
E. How comfortable are my customers?
Let's start with: "Is my system strong enough to support my theater?"
My first thought is: what am I trying to accomplish with my theater? I arrive at this question when I look at craigslist.com in my area, because I see people selling equipment based on their "idea" of what is a good material. Now let me say that all this is subjective, we all have our own thoughts and feelings about what is right and wrong and it is by no means concrete. These are my opinions only. So, with that, let's continue. If you have never dared to go out to a high fidelity seller, most of this will seem pompous.
If you shop regularly for Best Buy or Circuit City, I'm sorry to say you've never heard an exceptional sound. Do not put these stores down but they serve the greatest number. And now, one day, they provide better equipment, but my faith stays in the niche stores that know. Now, in the hope of saving face, it is probably because you have never known how to look for such sources. Again, is my "system" strong enough to support my theater? Well, who are you trying to support? Are you a family of five, single, or is it just you and your wife / husband? For me it's just me and my wife Cheri.
Whatever the case may be, a family of five will eventually need more space of course, so sound power naturally becomes a problem. A theater for less people becomes less strict based on pure volume. Not to say that quality should be reserved for many, as I say it's just me and Cheri, yet we can bear a lot but reserve the quality for ourselves. Selfish? You decide.
Anywho, let us continue with the size of the viewing area. Now, all of this becomes questionable if we sit around a 27-inch screen. Since all the HDTV is happening and the FCC becomes digital by the end of 2009, we are talking about LCD and Plasma TVs in the sizes of 48 "or more, sorry, so, nothing less is really not home theater, period, still my apologies.
Looking at the viewing area, if you do not contain your audience in your speakers More to the point if you have people outside of your stage, then you have lost the effect you have been trying to achieve all the way in. Understand this: A theater is dynamic. Sound envelope, your theater is more than a television, aloud.You will have lost the frontal dynamics, the surround surround and the back end, and depending on your financial commitment for your theater , the depth up to subsonic values.
I am amazed at all the surround systems formats now available, currently 5.1, 7.1 and 9.1 have their audience. I am a fan of 7.1, which means two left and right sector a central two surround side and two surround back channels. I have a subwoofer, but my front stage uses all the built-in subs, so the signal.1 is sent to the three main speakers, including my subwoofer that I can call to eliminate all the signals only to produce the frequencies who deliver the punch. deep bass. This becomes relevant in frequencies so low that they are not heard but felt, like explosions that give realism to the movies.
The size of the room and personal preferences give way to the surround sound experience and there are no strict rules. As a buyer of your hardware, you will only know what you are trying to do, but keep in mind that your audience stays in your sound environment, while developing your sound stage as much as possible . This happens with experimentation and knowledge of your equipment. Do not be a hard head, read your owner's manuals; manufacturers know your products better than you, even if you do not want to admit it.
Finally, as a host of your theater, if you put it all this time, be kind, you all have time to enjoy your theater, let your guests sit in the best seats of the House.