POSITION THE SPEAKERS PROPERLY The speaker-placement diagram should help you understand the ideal positioning of speakers in the home theater. The center channel is responsi- ble for speech clarity, enabling the viewers to under- stand what the actors in a movie are saying. Thus, you should place it above the center of the screen. Left and right speakers are responsible for produc- ing the on-screen sound effects. These should be placed at an angle of 30 degrees on either side of the center channel. The rear speakers (left and right surround) emit ambient background sound. Position them behind and at 110 degrees on either side with respect to the listening position. Besides the above-mentioned speakers, sub- woofers help amplify the bass energy. Audiophiles suggest placing the sub-woofer in the front of the room for accurate sounding bass. The rule of thumb to achieve a good mid-range and mid-bass response is to place speakers at least 60 centimeters away from walls, bookshelves or couches. Lastly, if you have a small room, use a sleek soundbar that packs the sound effects of multiple speakers into one device.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE LIGHTING The main purpose of lighting in a home theatre is to create a dedicated entertainment experience. Therefore, it is wise to stay away from distracting lighting and invest in subtle ambient lights that are dimmable and can be controlled using smart devices.
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