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Old 23-03-2012
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Tips to Choose a Surround Sound System

Purchase of electronic equipment can be scary. Nobody wants to spend more than $ 600 to $ 1000 on something to discover in the six months it has become obsolete. Selecting a surround sound system is not different. Not all systems are created equal, and you should be aware of this when shopping for one. Remember that just for the reason that you only have a DVD player now does not mean that you will not have a BluRay player in the future. Be aware of the potential of your system, not only what you use it for right now.

For a home sound system, an important decision that will have to make is between a stereo and a surround sound system. By definition, a stereo system will have only two channels and two loudspeakers. A surround sound system can have up to 6 or 8 different sound channels and a number of speakers to match. It is easy to believe that surround sound is universally better. After all, it is common to talk about it and has many impressive demonstrations that show the appeal of listening to different sounds around you. At some level it is a marketing gimmick. If a movie is good enough, most people will be drawn enough to forget the difference between stereo and surround sound. Surround sound is more practical for applications that movie musicals.

An additional consideration is your budget. With a fixed budget, common sense dictates that you can afford a better pair of speakers that can be found on the purchase of 8 speakers with the same budget. In additional, many faces surround sound settings not to use the full range speakers and a subwoofer to rely on low-end frequencies that is more of a point source of sound stereo speakers! Finally, it is important to know the two kinds of settings before taking a decision.

Select a surround-sound system can be quite confusing because of the large number of choices that are available on the market. The sound system that should have absolutely chosen activated 5.1 Dolby Digital sounds, and all the sound systems that have mentioned this feature. You should also consider the size of the room, where she is playing, and then select a sound system that the number of speakers that suits your needs. Here are some of the best decisions you can pick from.

Surround systems are often specified by a number. This is easy. The figure for the dot stands for the number of separate channels of sound that a system can display. The one stands for the subwoofer, which allows for the display of very low frequencies. A 5.1 system means you have six boxes (5 + 1):
  1. Center Speaker
  2. Left
  3. Right Front
  4. Left
  5. Right
  6. Subwoofer

Different kind of surround Systems:

  • 5.1: the most common surround system

Dolby Digital, Dolby Prologic 2 and DTS 5.1 systems are the most famous. If properly drawn up a 5.1 system which already gives a very realistic surround sound.

  • 6.1: with separate rear speaker

In a 6.1 system, a rear speaker added and takes the spatial effect. You should have the space for it and the bank cannot be against the wall.

  • 7.1: the two rear speakers

Is similar to the 6.1 system, but now with two rear speakers. These are also Dobly Digital EX, DTS or Prologic 2x systems.

  • Surround sound with two speakers

A solution to the army of speakers that you normally need for optimal surround sound. The quality of the surround effect is strongly dependent on the seating position. Journals are pretty excited about these systems. Bose (with the familiar 3-2-1 system), Denon and Sony are some manufacturers that offer.

  • Wireless Surround Sound System

A wireless surround system is likely to be 5.1. This refers to the number of speakers out there. With 5.1, there is a speaker for the center to the front left, front right, rear left and rear right. The 0.1 refers to a subwoofer, which reproduces the low frequency sounds. Although 5.1 is the lowest number you will see, you can also consider 6.1 or 7.1 for additional rear speakers. Manufacturers currently using infrared light and radio waves to send signals. The front speakers are typically cable and this configuration is saved to the rear. These speakers still need wires to be connected for power. Although some other battery operated on the market, they offer high sound quality.

How to buy speakers for surround sound
  • Check your receiver manual to determine what kind of speakers you'll need.
  • See if the surround channels are in mono or stereo.
  • Read professional journals in systems Home Cinema and all the websites dedicated.
  • Visit a specialty store that has a showroom for Home Cinemas
  • Feel free to ask the seller if you can demonstrate in a DVD from you.
  • First, listen to the general effect then you can concentrate on the accuracy of surround sound speakers.
  • Make a quick comparison with three different pairs of speakers.
  • Make sure that the seller makes the demonstration on the same volume level-3 during its testing.
  • Buy the speakers that provide the best surround sound effect.
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Old 18-06-2012
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Re: Tips to Choose a Surround Sound System

Surround sound system can be a easier choice. You just need to go on web and find new models on that. You can easily compare them and that's all. What really matters that you should get right product in right budget. You surely does not want any of additional features like wifi connectivity or fm support. Because this features increase the cost of model. In my view if you want you can go for a mod range 5.1 system and fix that on your amplifier.
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