Home Theater Acoustics & Ambient Light Control

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Learn About Acoustics and Soundproofing

In designing a dedicated home theater, audio and video selections and placement are critical. Speaker placement in particular is extremely important. The most key track in a film is the dialogue track which is produced through the center channel speaker. If you cannot understand dialogue, the movie is greatly impacted. In rooms with multiple rows of seats, hearing dialogue clearly can be a challenge. And the biggest difference to your home theater will be proper, stellar acoustics design. See our acoustics blog for more information. At Sierra Integrated Systems, we are specialists at speaker placement and our passion is to help you with your overall room design so that you are fully satisfied.

Not only should your family and guests be able to see the entire screen, they need to hear all the speakers. With two or more rows of seats, the location of the center channel becomes more critical. Our experts will also design to optimize the center speaker position. Our staff can help plot out speakers perfectly based on your entertainment use and if you want to spend more time watching movies or enjoying concert videos and music.

Subwoofer Placement

The subwoofer (the speaker providing deep bass effects) can usually be hidden under the screen and we can help with design options. We believe every room should be analyzed, especially for low frequency response, since the wavelengths can be several feet long. We also find that the more subs, the better the sound – four is ideal for the best in home theater.

Surround Speakers Placement

Finally, surround speakers can be positioned to your sides and on the rear wall. You should have one or more pairs of side speakers and one pair of rear speakers. Their placement will be related to how your seating arrangement works out.

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