What makes a good home theater setup?

To create an immersive home theater, we recommend, at minimum:

  • a surround sound system
  • the biggest HDTV or UHDTV you can manage
    • a broadband internet connection

Here are some plans to take note

  • Plan your setup
  • Surround your sitting area with sound
  • Setup your home theatre

Plan the kind of setup that you want

Find the recommended Dolby Atmos speaker placement for the best possible experience whether you have a 5.1, 7.1, or 9.1 setup.
 
But wait a minute what is all these numbers all about?
 

The 1st no. of a speaker system configuration defines the number of main speakers in the setup. When it comes to the main speakers, we are referring to the front left, front right, center, and various surround speakers.

The 2nd no. (example: The “1” in 5.1)

The second number of a speaker system configuration indicates the number of subwoofers in the surround sound setup. It is most common to see a 1, which means there is one subwoofer in the setup, but you may come across a 2 every now and then. While most surround sound systems work great with only one subwoofer, some people prefer the sound of two for their unique room and needs.

The 3rd no. (example: The “2” in 7.1.2)

As if two numbers weren’t enough, you may come across numbers like 7.1.2 or 9.1.2 in your home theater product search. While these numbers seem to be pretty complex, it simply is giving room to define “height” speakers in a home theater surround sound system. Height speakers are usually located in the ceiling of the home theater room, but they may also be upward-firing speakers.

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