It has become quite a necessity for many people to use speaker system, as this offers them a better quality for the sound when they watch movies, listen to music or simply for those times when they’re following a TV show.
As you certainly know, the boxes that the TV has are merely enough to reproduce the quality of sound that the movies have or the one that the music has to offer, and for having something good around your house, you might need a surround system.
However, even with those there is a problem, because there are five speakers that need to be set around the room, and usually these take up enough space to make you uncomfortable.
Let’s see some rules for installing an in-wall speaker system, something that can definitely help you out.
It’s important to use a speaker with a back box, even if you install it inside the wall. If you want to use a speaker that has no back box, all you are hoping for is to have an in-wall enclosure that is favorable to produce a great sound, and all this you surely know that is a gamble. You can easily find high quality speakers on the market, instead of relying on something that is definitely out of your control.
There are plenty of types of in-wall speaker systems that are high quality and you will see that their performance is optimal. You don’t have to use speakers that have paper cones anymore, or those that have tinny sounding drivers. There are more than enough audio companies that manufacture quality in wall speaker systems, which have their own back boxes already fully enclosed. This allows the designers of those speaker systems to control the output for the drivers and also to offer a high-end performance. In the end, this is what everyone is looking for actuall
When you install the speakers, make sure you know exactly where you will place them. This is because you will need to measure out first and then make the cutting. You’ll need to know where the TV will be placed, if it’s not already set up, as you’ll need to have a natural sound effect when the speakers are on. Specialists advise that it’s great to be able to create an equilateral triangle between the right and left speakers, and your prime listening position.
As there are usually 5 speakers in this type of system, you’re going to want to place two of them near the TV, and two of them on the other side of the room, while the subwoofer can have its own place. Don’t forget that you will be watching the TV mostly seated, so place the speakers at the optimal height keeping this in mind. You’re not watching the TV standing, so the speakers need to be at ear level.
Placing the speakers near the display – near the TV, will create the illusion that the sound is actually coming directly from the display, but the surround effect of the system will let you feel like you’re actually part of the action (for example, when you’re watching a movie) or that you take part at the concert (for example, when you’re listening to music).
This is that item that needs your total attention when you’re installing the in wall speaker system, because this is the one that directs the dialog. This is best to be set up under the screen, or under the TV, as it will help you a lot. There’s a very simple reason for doing this – if you place the center channel above the TV or above the screen, you won’t be able to point the sound directly toward the listeners, and this is what people need – to hear the sound. If you place it above the TV, the sound will go over your heads, instead of being pointed to your ears, where it should be.
People are sensitive to every sound that comes from the front, and if this center channel is placed too high, you won’t be able to hear the right sounds.
As we’ve already said, the rest of the speakers should go to the back of your sitting area. For example, if you have a TV on a wall, and the couch on the opposite wall, then three speakers should be on the same wall as the TV, while the rest of them should be on the same wall as the couch or even farther away, if the couch is on the center of the room (and this is the best position for it).
Wondering why, aren’t you? Well, the explanation is very easy – there’s a reason why that is called a surround system, because the sounds come from every direction, allowing you to have a more realistic experience when it comes to sounds.
The best place to set the rest of the speakers is in the back of the room and lower than the ones in the front (the ones that are placed next to the TV or the screen).
There is one piece in every home theater that is very important, and we’re talking here about the subwoofer. If you plan to install one inside the walls, this can be very “room-dependent”, as specialists say. You might want to consider having two subwoofers to compensate for any disturbance in the sound, even if this might prove to be a little more expensive. The peeks or nulls in the sound can be created by anything that is in the room – the furniture, the shape of the room or anything else, so you might want to have the perfect sound when you’re thinking about this.
Installing two subwoofers can adjust the sound, or you can also install just one on the back wall of the room. However, pay attention to what lies beyond that wall, because the sound and everything else will be heard in that room.