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Media Room Design Guide by Starpower
Designing a media room can be over-whelming. Where do you start? How do you know you've placed your speakers in the right location? Should you get a projector or a 85" TV?
There are so many things to consider and without help, you can find yourself with a lot of wasted money and time.
The experts at Starpower are here to help. Our guide to media room design will help you make some critical decisions when it comes to planning your space. If you're looking for something more low-key, check out out popular media room packages here:
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Media Room Design Features to Consider:
There are a variety of things to consider when planning your media room, including:
Placement of the speakers can make a world of difference in your audio listening experience.
Center Channel Speaker
The most important consideration here is that the center channel speaker should be placed at the center of the screen, above or below it. All the dialogues in the audio come out through the center channel speaker.
The subwoofer is an important component which enhance the audio experience. Important point to note here is that the subwoofer should not be placed at the center, close to the corner is a better option.
Surround speakers can be placed on the side walls or the rear wall. In media rooms, placement of surround speakers depends on the architectural elements of the room like windows and doorways. Ceiling mounted speakers are also a good option depending on the room.
If you have no room for speakers anywhere apart from at the TV, you might want to consider a speaker bar with multiple speakers in single compact cabinet. It can provide pretty good audio experience when coupled with a subwoofer and properly setup.
Starpower’s system-design experts can help you plan the best speaker placement for your media room.
Starpower's team of exeprts can help you find the best speaker placement for your set-up. We can do this in a variety of ways including 3D renderings of your space to ensure the best sound quality for your room. You can shop Starpower's collection of speakers here.
One major factor to consider when building your media room is the lighting in the space. You should consider how the sunlight streaming in through your windows will shine on your TV and how that will affect your your visual experience during the day. Sunlight in the room may cause your picture to appear washed out or dull . This problem can be tackled very easily with curtains, window treatments or motorized shades. For more information, check out our shades and lighting page.
Controlling Everything – Automation
Imagine you or your family and guests struggling to turn on the system, this will surely spoil the fun. A well thought out and programmed remote control will make all the difference. Now you can conceal all your equipment and still reliably transmit the signal to them. Check out the collection of control and automation options offered by Starpower.
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