Everyone deserves an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, where you can enjoy your favorite hobbies in peace. Whether you love gaming, listening to music, watching sports, or soaking in your favorite movies, creating a “man cave” in your home with all the creature comforts you can imagine is an excellent way to give yourself that much-needed space to decompress. Going from envisioning your man cave to making it a reality, however, takes some work.
At Starpower, we can provide you with everything from the most comfortable custom man cave furniture to a surround sound setup that will blow you away with its volume and fidelity. Perhaps you’ve already started working on redeveloping your own private retreat, or maybe you’re just getting started — in either situation, we’re ready to help by providing access to top of the line products and keen advice from experts in home theater design.
Upgrading Your Mancave: The Starpower Guide to Wireless Audio Systems
When you can remake your space the way you want, it makes good sense to eliminate most of the troublesome problems and concerns you’ve experienced in the past. For example, who wants to spend time fiddling with tons of cables and wires running all over the room just to be able to listen to good-quality audio on your favorite music? Though wired systems remain popular and accessible, the growing accessibility of wireless systems and their increasing reliability make them a solid choice.
While you can’t go completely wireless — we aren’t yet in the magical world of wireless power transmissions — you can eliminate a great deal of the cabling that was once necessary to set up surround sound systems. Though you may need to add some new special power outlets in your space to provide easy power to components such as a wireless subwoofer or the speakers themselves, you can count on using a wireless home theater receiver as a base station for communicating with these components. With the initial considerations out of the way, it’s time to focus on making decisions about which hardware will actually yield the best surround sound system for your man cave.
Before you start purchasing speakers and subwoofers and more, stop to think about the room you want to fill with sound. It’s critical that you take the acoustics into account before you go any further, or you could end up with a sound system with uneven levels. Avoid an unpleasant experience by thinking about where you will place speakers. Subwoofers, for example, are generally best placed in corners, while the proper positioning of standing speakers (or wall or ceiling-mounted, as the case may be) is essential for ensuring that you can enjoy the “surround” effect. The good news: with a wireless setup, you are far less constrained in placement terms, and can take better advantage of the acoustic potential in your room.
What if you don’t have any idea where to put those speakers, even with the flexibility of wireless capabilities? Don’t worry — we can help. At Starpower, sound design is an integral part of our abilities. Let us pay a visit to your space so that we can not only understand the acoustic profile of the space but also provide helpful product suggestions for meeting your needs.
The heart and soul of any sound system for a home installation is the receiver, whose job is to take the audio signal from the source — be it a game console, your stereo, or your TV/projector setup — and give it the extra bit of oomph necessary to travel to your speakers for high fidelity sound reproduction. Some systems, such as several of the available Bose wireless surround sound systems, do not use a separate receiver or have their wireless modules built right in to the hardware. Other Bose products, such as the massively powerful Acoustimass system, do require a receiver sold separately to power your speakers. Don’t overlook this critical component, and be sure to ask your Starpower rep for advice if you aren’t sure what type of receiver will provide your system with the necessary longevity.
Do you need a separate amplifier to pair with your receiver? That depends mostly on the size of the system you want to put in — for example, a 7.1 or 7.2 surround sound system will probably need the amplifier. For a simple wireless setup such as a Bose soundbar with two standing speakers, though, the receiver alone should be all you need. Your Starpower team will help answer this question.
Wireless Systems That Allow for Flexibility and Extendibility
With wireless audio, your system can be as simple or as complex as you require. The most basic setup one can use involves a simple soundbar paired with a wireless subwoofer. The soundbar sits in front of the TV and contains a full range of speakers, while the sub provides the bass response necessary to round out the sound. Bose soundbar systems have fantastic reproduction quality and can even be extended further with the addition of daughter speakers that can also interface to the soundbar wirelessly. With this method, the creation of a “surround” sound experience is simple.
Traditional 5.1 and 7.1 surround systems are going wireless today, too — and you can even add more subs later to deepen your bass response for a richer sound. Dolby Atmos systems which include ceiling-mounted speakers are much easier to design and install today when you can easily cut down on the number of wires running around. However, no matter which system you choose, ensure that you’ve left room for growth in the future — you never know when you might decide that a certain part of the room needs extra coverage.
Enjoy a Complete End to End Solution for Your Man Cave from Starpower
A far cry from the systems of yesterday, today’s home wireless audio systems pack a mean punch and can provide you with the range and depth of sound quality necessary to make your space the ideal escape. For those on the hunt for the perfect home theater receiver to others interested in complete sound design and installation, you’ve come to the right place. Use our guide as a basis for deciding what to purchase or discover the true range of our capabilities.
With tons of options from TVs, sound accessories, seating, and even lighting, Starpower is the perfect place to look for the best home theater systems for your man cave. Don’t wonder about whether you’re making the right decision to purchase a product — enjoy the certainty that comes from professional help provided by the experts. Stop by your local Starpower location today to browse products in person and share your ideas with us, or get in touch directly to make arrangements for an in-home consultation with our team today. Bombastic movie theater-quality is just a phone call away.