If you are considering purchasing a new audio system for you home, you likely have lots of great ideas about what you want. Here are a few thoughts on what you don’t want.
If speakers are too large for a small space or too small for a large space, then you’ve done it wrong. Do your research to see what size and kind of speakers you need for your specific space. You also need to be aware of placement. Putting the speakers too close or too far from where you normally sit to listen to music or watch TV can drastically change the sound.
It’s also important to know if your main use of the speakers will be for watching movies or for listening to music. There is a big difference in the way music is processed and compressed and the way movie soundtracks are recorded. You’ll want to get speakers that cater to your preference.
While the speakers are definitely important, they can only work as well as the receiver that drives the sound through them. You need to take into account how many speakers the receiver can handle and if it has enough ports. Don’t forget to purchase the connectors, RF splitters, and cables necessary to hook up all your devices. Be sure to check out reviews on how well it produces sound.
Incorrect TV Size and Placement
While you will probably move your furniture around more than once after setting up your system, placement of your TV is important for optimal viewing pleasure. If you are too close, you won’t really see the whole picture, but if you are too far away you may not get the experience you were hoping for. An agent in your local showroom can not only give you a measuring guide but may also be able to adjust the location of a chair in the showroom to help you see the difference.
To help you avoid making a purchase on impulse, keep in mind that you want to buy from a company that has a good return policy so you can get the system home and make sure it really works in your space. Do some research about customer policies and warranties so you know what you’re getting.
If you know what to avoid, it can help you make the right purchase. Spending time to learn what you really want will help you when it’s time to pull out the plastic and buy the sound system.