THE 6 THINGS YOU CAN’T DO WITHOUT IN YOUR HOME THEATER PART 2
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If you’ve been following our blog, you know the basics: finding the right screen, integrating an immersive audio system, and installing the right seating.
But there’s a lot more to know about crafting the perfect home theater in your Weddington, NC property.
In this blog, we’ll take you through some more aspects of your home theater system – some that you may not have thought about – to get you on the road to success.
All you have to do is keep reading.
4. Acoustic Treatments
Have you ever stepped into an empty, unfurnished room and started to speak?
You may have noticed an echo, even when you were speaking at a normal volume.
Hard, flat surfaces reflect sound which makes empty rooms sound hollow.
When you install a home theater, often the first things added are carpet and plush seating.
They can help regulate the sound.
But home theater audio is all about optimization. You don’t want to hear good audio, you want to hear the best.
If you’re not hearing the best sound possible, you may need acoustic treatments.
Typically, acoustic treatments take the form of wall or ceiling panels that help absorb more sound, so you’ll hear less of an echo. They’re very common in larger home theaters.
Unlike acoustic treatments, which are supposed to make the sound in the room better, soundproofing keeps the sound from bleeding through the walls.
That means you can listen to your movies, sports, and other content at louder volumes without waking the neighbors.
But soundproofing a room isn’t always as simple as adding some sound dampening materials within the walls. There’s actually quite a bit of science to it.
Sometimes it’s even necessary to build a small room within the room, a process called decoupling.
Your integrator will understand what’s necessary when it comes to properly sound proofing your space.
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of your home theater.
Too much and you can have a hard time watching your movie.
Too little and it can be impossible to navigate your space. Especially if you have to get up while a movie is playing.
Clever applications of light is a must. Your overhead fixtures have to illuminate independently, so you don’t have to raise everything each time someone needs to move around.
Additionally, you can install track lighting along the floor to indicate clear walkways without disrupting the movie.