Surround Sound

Importance of Correct Installation

Sound is fifty percent of the entertainment experience. Great sound can really bring out the power of the visual presentation, and speaker placement is essential to experiencing the true impact of movies, music and games. We will then set your equipment up using state of the art measuring equipment to sound the best they can.

7.1 SPEAKER LAYOUT

A 7.1 system setup uses 4 surround speakers. To get the most out of your 7.1 set-up, the SBL and SBR should be the direct firing type, placed together on the back wall. This allows the THX Advanced Speaker Array, or ASA technology to deliver its maximum effect.

If the SBL and the SBR can’t be placed together, refer to the pre-amplifier or receiver’s manual for alternative configurations to maximize your system’s potential.

5.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM LAYOUT

A 5.1 system setup uses 2 surround speakers. Placed between 90° to 110° to each side and 2 feet or higher above the listener, the left and right surround speakers are what recreate the enveloping sound and intense special effects that you experience at the cinema.

FRONT SPEAKER PLACEMENT

The left and right front speakers are placed at ear height, producing a 45° angle as viewed from the main seat. This delivers a wide sound stage and precise localization of individual sounds.

CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKER PLACEMENT

The center channel speaker is placed either above or below the display. Depending on the placement, aim this speaker either up or down to point directly at the listener. If you have a perforated screen, center this speaker both horizontally and vertically behind the screen.

SIDE SURROUND SPEAKER PLACEMENT

The left and right surround speakers recreate the enveloping sound and intense special effects that you experience at the cinema. These speakers are placed between 90° to 110° to each side and 2 feet or higher above the listener.

BACK SURROUND SPEAKER PLACEMENT

The left and right surround back speakers are direct firing, placed together on the back wall to take maximum advantage of THX’s patented Advanced Speaker Array (ASA) technology. Using this speaker setup, THX ASA digitally reconfigures the surround channels to recreate the appropriate sound fields for movies, music and games.

If the SBL and the SBR can’t be placed together, refer to the pre-amplifier or receiver’s “THX Setup” menu for alternative configurations to maxmize your system’s potential.

SUBWOOFER PLACEMENT

There are a few variations for subwoofer placement, depending on how many subwoofers you have for your system. If you have four subs, place them cross pattern in the middle of each wall. If you have two, put them in the middle of opposing walls. If you have one, place it in the middle of the front wall.

CINEMA

What better way to escape from reality than by going to the cinema? The more immersive the performance, the more you enjoy the feature presentation. This is where a cinema comes into play.

A home cinema should let you sit back, relax and be whisked away into a truly captivating entertainment experience. Through engineering standards for acoustic performance, background noise, sound isolation and image quality, we can promiss that every seat in the house is a good one.