In a typical 5.1 system, two main speakers are placed front left and right, there’s a centre speaker for dialogue, and two rear channels for surround sound effects, plus the subwoofer for low frequency grunt (that’s the .1).
For the surround channels, full-size floorstanding speakers provide more action, oomph and bass throughout the sound field – they’re ideal for larger rooms and serious home cinemas. For those with smaller living spaces or who want a more subtle presence, smaller satellite speakers are more discreet, while still delivering a fantastic cinema-like performance.
You can even mix and match – with full-size front left and right speakers for great big-screen action and stunning stereo music, but smaller and more discreet satellite speakers for centre and rear channels.
One of the latest breakthroughs in home cinema sound has been the introduction of Dolby Atmos. Simply put, this system uses additional speakers to put sound above the viewer, allowing effects and ambience to be heard in a nearly three-dimensional way for a truly immersive thrill.
Of course, with Richer Sounds, it’s your choice and we’ll help talk you through your options.
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