Four Tips to Get Superior Sound Quality from Home Sound Systems
It doesn?t take an audiophile or sound expert to know that a superb sound quality is vital to home TV viewing experience. Home sound systems are made to serve that purpose. Composed of various components such as speakers, amplifier, and connecting wires, sound systems can make a lot of difference to your viewing experience. Each audio component affects the quality of sound you hear.
Not many people are aware that there are many ways to make the most out of sound systems, though. A common notion among homeowners is that all home audio systems can enhance the sound of home theater systems. Period. But that is not completely true. In fact, there are some tweaks you can do to boost the sound quality produced by your home sound system.
1. Set up your speakers correctly.
As the most important components of your home sound system, your speakers must be placed at the right location for optimum sound quality. Ideally, the center speaker is positioned on top of or below the TV set, while the front speakers are placed at a spot that is either partly angled at the viewers? direction or facing directly into the room. For the best sound quality, place your surround speakers at an angle that points to the main viewing position or facing straight across the room. While positioning the various speakers of your home sound system, ask someone with a good sense of hearing to sit in the main viewing position and listen to the sounds that each speaker produces. That way, you can easily test whether a certain speaker position gives the best listening experience.
2. Tweak the auto setup features of your receiver.
You may not know it, but your home sound system may possess a number of advanced features for manipulating sound quality. Check your owner?s manual to see the sound calibration features of your audio system. Some modern receivers of home audio systems come with features that enable users to measure sizes and distances of speakers, balance channel volume, or adjust frequency response and delay settings. Nowadays, receivers allow manual adjustments on the receiver settings so that you can control the sound to suit your preferences, the settings of your room, and the configuration of your speakers.
3. Tweak the settings of your subwoofer.
Did you know that you can get more advantage from your subwoofer simply by adjusting its settings? A subwoofer provides deep bass or low-frequency sounds for a better cinematic effect when viewing movies on TV. Too much crossover and bass volume create unclear and intrusive sounds. You can enjoy a rich, super sound quality by ensuring that the subwoofer?s level and crossover settings are correct. Additionally, you get well-defined bass that perfectly complement the sound of your home audio system?s speakers.
4. Set your DVD player or receiver to ?Direct? or ?Pure? mode.
Using these modes eliminates unpleasant noise and interference from the sound produced by your audio system. Particularly, the ?Direct? and ?Pure? modes turn off the unused parts of the circuitry of your audio system. As a result, you get clean, distortion-free sounds.
These are just a few tricks to juice out the best-quality sound from your sound system. Of course, you can still find more tweaks for home sound systems by browsing through your owner?s manual.
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