Which kind of home theatre setup is perfect for you?
If you’re still in two minds about sprucing up your entertainment gear, let us help you out. Do it! Adding a home theatre system to your existing entertainment setup is always a good idea. The TVs one gets these days usually have thin to non-existent bezels with tiny speakers usually pointing down or back, or both. Augmenting this with a nice home theatre system is sure to make the movies and TV shows you watch become more immersive, and the music you listen to, more enjoyable.
There are two important factors that will determine your buying decision:
- The size of your room
- The size of your budget
The bigger they are, the better will be the theatre experience. Unfortunately for most of us, we don’t have much control over these factors. So let us help you find the best experience you can get based on the space and budget you have.
Note if you aren’t familiar with the terminology used to refer to home theatre systems: Home theatre systems are usually described by numbers like 5.1 or 7.2. The number to the left of the point is the number of speakers, and the number to the right, the number of subwoofers.
Let’s start small, and build from there.
Small rooms (Around 80 sq ft)
The smallest rooms need the smallest investments, relatively speaking. For really tiny rooms, a good soundbar, preferably with a subwoofer, could be quite adequate. It’ll definitely be far better than the stock TV speakers while giving you more width and height to the sound and a rumbling low end from the sub. You could even try a mini 5.1 system like the Elac Home Theatre Package.
However, soundbars aren’t always the most musical, so if you want to add the versatility of listening to music on this system too, going for a nice pair of bookshelf speakers would definitely improve your experience. You can reduce complexity and space used by choosing a centre channel speaker instead of a soundbar to improve midrange clarity – spoken word and dialogue. To power this 2.1 or 3.1, we recommend you get a good quality AV Receiver. These will be the heart of your home theatre, providing all the connection options and you would ever need.
Medium Sized Room (around 200 sq ft)
You can still use a 3.1 setup like we recommended for the higher budget bracket earlier, but we would certainly recommend bigger speakers like the Wharfedale Diamond 11.2 or even floor-standing 11.3, depending on your budget.
A good 5.1 home theatre system is a serious recommendation from us to get the optimal experience possible for you. It hits the perfect sweet spot for the best value-for-money in terms of a home theatre experience. They don’t have to break the bank or your house to set up.
This will involve a pair of main left and right channel speakers, a centre channel and two rear or side speakers along with a subwoofer. Fortunately for you, we have a range of 5.1 Home Theatre System packages with speakers perfectly paired with one another. You just have to select the one that fits your budget to get started.
Large Room (300 sq ft and above)
With a bigger room, you can still make do with a good 5.1 home theatre system. However, getting more powerful speakers, preferably floor-standing speakers like the Wharfedale Diamond 11.4 would be ideal to fill the room with sound. Adding another subwoofer is also a good option if your budget allows to make it a 5.2 home theatre system to really make your windows rattle.
The sky is the limit for those with big rooms and big wallets, of course. You can keep adding more channels to your system – as many as your AV receiver can allow. If you have a Marantz SR6015, for instance, it will support a 9.2 channel home theatre system – that means the usual 5.1 plus more satellite speakers on the sides, behind or even above the listening position, along with 2 subwoofers. You can even add two more satellite speakers for an 11.2 system. The more speakers you have, the more immersive your theatre experience will be, but we are warning you, if you get to this level, you may just have all you need to open a cinema hall in your home.
So which one will you go for?
Figuring out a whole home theatre setup from scratch isn’t easy, so we hope we’ve helped clear things up for you. And if you want to pick something up from our store and need some help, we are always here to make your decision easier based on your needs. Just call or message us on Whatsapp on +91-87795-79179.
As we mentioned before, we also have whole 5.1 home theatre system packages that you can get at great prices, where everything is selected for you beforehand. Some of the ones we recommend come from Wharfedale, Elac and Q Acousitcs across a range of price points, and are sure to be very happy with any that you select.
Once you get a home theatre system, you’ll need to set it up too. Would you like a step-by-step guide on how to do that? Just leave us a message at the number above or put a comment below and we’ll get right on it.
Until next time, happy listening!