How To Wire And Position Home Theater Speakers

- May 29, 2020-

In the setting of home theater, the placement of multi-channel theater speakers is a very interesting thing, which involves the planning of theater channels, and has a direct impact and relationship with the performance of sound effects, so planning in the entire theater At this time, the setting of the number of channels and the placement of the speakers must be given priority and consideration. In the setting of theater soundtracks, if audiophiles intend to achieve it on their own, then it needs the audiophiles to have more capacity reserves and experience accumulation.


When the theater speakers are set up according to the standard and plan, the speaker cable will be fixed accordingly.

How to route scientifically is playing the storage and installation capabilities of the gameplay. In fact, the most ideal design is to hide all the speaker wires accordingly, but for the ready-made environment, the shortest and reasonable fixed wiring is the best way.


The wiring of the home theater is generally divided into two types: "pre-buried" and "walking line". These two methods also have special methods. Pre-buried generally involves the process of house decoration, different root environments, pre-buried The difficulty will be greater, but the effect is also the most ideal.


For wiring design after decoration, "walking the line" is also the most convenient and simple move, but it must be a reasonable layout. Since wiring is a practice in the project, this time we will give you a better understanding of how to set up your home theater from the perspective of speaker placement.


Home theater placement has skills, in order to obtain a better hearing effect, the placement of speakers is very important. 5.1 Home theater speakers are placed in accordance with DTS, Dolby and US THX certified standards. Most families are currently in 5.1 or 7.1 channel, the shock of the theater can be achieved, if there are qualified players, plus the panoramic sound of the ceiling gameplay is already very good.


Let me talk about the most basic 5.1 placement. For 5.1 home theater, the front speakers should be placed with L / R / C: L and R on both sides of the TV, 2 to 3 meters apart. The speakers are placed on the TV so as not to affect the color of the TV magnetically. You can also place small C speakers in the TV cabinet (of course, you cannot block the direction of the speaker's sound radiation).


The surround speakers should be placed on the left and right sides of the rear of the viewer, and the sound axis of the speaker should be directed to the viewing area. The position can be higher. effect. For players in private theaters, most of them will put the LCR and even the subwoofer behind the sound-transmitting screen, which not only saves space, but also obtains the best in concealment.


As for the subwoofer, there is no fixed position in principle, but it should not be placed casually. In order to prevent the resonance between the subwoofer and the resonance frequency of the room, the ultra-low speakers are generally not suitable to be placed near the symmetrical midpoint between the increasing surfaces of the room. Generally it can be determined by room testing software and hearing sense.


As for the speakers, it is better to place them in a ring. The subwoofer can be placed next to the TV, which can make the sound more realistic. At the same time, sound insulation is very important, otherwise it will affect the rest of the family and neighbors. Therefore, it is best to choose good quality soundproof doors and windows. At the same time, we must also do indoor sound absorption. In the house where the home theater is placed, use less glass or smooth decorative materials, and do not use tiles. If these can be basically achieved, the sound effects of the theater can basically achieve the expected performance.

It is worth noting that too many smooth surfaces may cause the emission to occur, and the phase of the sound when it reaches the ear is inconsistent, which makes the sound cloudy and the dialogue blurred. At this time, you can lay a carpet on the ground or hang some sound-absorbing materials to improve it. If you can choose a room, avoid a square or a room that is exactly twice the size of the other side. Those can make the sound deteriorate due to resonance. Lean the chair where the surround speakers are installed as far as possible in the middle. You can place the speaker in the corner of the room and increase its bass through the ceiling and walls, which may sometimes make the bass too strong.