As TVs have got slimmer the sound quality has been more difficult to maintain. But with a Home Cinema system, not only can you enjoy the high definition picture, you can immerse yourself in the ultimate sound experience too.
Home Cinema is a way of bringing a new sound experience into the home, giving you a clarity and depth of sound you won’t have heard direct from the TV.
There are broadly two systems of Home Cinema; 2.1 and 5.1.
Whether you choose a simple 2.1 system with all the speakers next to the TV, or go for a 5.1 system with rear speakers, you will be able to enjoy the soundtrack and effects exactly as the director had intended.
A simple 2.1 Home Cinema keeps things neat and tidy, with two front speakers, one each side of the TV and a sub-woofer.
The sub-woofer is the speaker that delivers rich, deep bass, adding drama and realism to any movie. The sub-woofer can be positioned wherever is convenient as the bass sound produced is non-directional.
Benefits of 2.1 systems
For the ultimate rush a full 5.1 surround sound layout will put you at the centre of the action.
Benefits of 5.1 systems
The addition of a centre speaker at the front enhances speech, and two rear surround speakers left and right, truly immerses you in a cinematic sound experience.
Itís worth considering that most 5.1 Home Cinema systems require cables to be run to the rear speakers from the front of the room.