3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Home Theater Design Project
Why Meridian Is the High-Performance Solution for Surround Sound
A home theater serves one purpose: to provide a dynamic and awe-inspiring movie-theater experience in your own home. Sounds fairly straightforward, right? Not so fast! Before you mount a standard TV in your cinema space, drag the couches into the room, and install a soundbar, you need to read this blog. The only way to achieve the look, feel, and sound you want is to do it the right way.
This article will highlight surround sound and why Meridian is a premium choice for high-resolution audio. Most importantly, we’ll help you avoid three mistakes that are commonly made by DIY home theater installers and even some “professionals.” Keep reading to see how you can add amazing audio to your home theater design in Roslyn, NY.
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Mistake #1: Depending on TV Speakers
Some of the latest 4K TVs from makers like Sony include speakers that are lightyears better than ones from several years ago. But you don’t want to use them in your home theater. Can you imagine it – watching an ultra-high-definition 4K movie, captivated by the visuals, but listening to audio from one source? That’s not much of a surround-sound audio experience – and it’s nothing like the movie theaters.
Meridian Audio designs high-end speakers, subwoofers, pre-amps, and amps that offer powerful sound. Correctly configured, the surround-sound system immerses you in dynamic audio, so you won’t simply watch a movie, you’ll feel like you’re in it. Meridian’s home theater line is all about total immersion. For instance, their DSP architectural speakers offer unparalleled audio, but they are flush mounted with your walls and ceilings. They are an active part of your home theater design – out of sight but offering amazing audio.
Mistake #2: Installing a Soundbar or Subpar Speakers
Soundbars offer sound quality that’s a step up from TV speakers, but they won’t deliver the high-end audio you crave when watching a movie. The same is true for standard store-bought speakers. It’s true that you can configure them for surround sound, but it’s like watching a show on an HD TV. You’ll never get the same experience as you would with a 4K TV or a high-end Sony projector.
Install Meridian surround-sound speakers in your home theater, and you’ll hear and experience the difference. Meridian supports 3D audio formats such as Dolby Atmos. That means when action or dialogue happens in one area of the screen, such as planes flying overhead, your speakers respond – making it feel like you’re in the center of the action. A soundbar and ordinary speakers will never achieve that.
Mistake #3: Putting Loudspeakers in Your Home Theater
Nothing is wrong with floorstanding speakers. In fact, Meridian is known for their ground-breaking loudspeakers that deliver earth-shattering sound. While you can place them in your home theater, they’re not ideal if they are the only speakers in the room. After all, you want surround sound. If you want to get lost in a movie or TV show, a surround-sound system is the only way to go.
So, if you love the look of floorstanding speakers, complement them with wall speakers and ceiling speakers. Then, when you press play on your smart home tablet, the movie audio comes through all of the speakers. In addition, you can enjoy the sleek and impressive look of loudspeakers in your private cinema space.
Make sure your home theater design includes high-performance audio equipment from Meridian. Find out more by calling Home Theater of Long Island, chatting with us on this page, or filling out our online contact form to request a consultation.