Think of it like going to the movies: the huge picture is integral to your experience, but so are the sounds of deep, thundering bass and crisp, clean highs. From hearing the softest whisper of dialogue to gripping your seat during the explosive climax of the movie, sound is critical to your experience – but fitting out your home theater with the right setup can prove a challenge.
There’s the hassle of running wires all over the place, difficulties in placing speakers at just the right angles, and more – but the modern advantages of a wireless surround sound system can eliminate many of these concerns. Whether you’re ready for an upgrade or you’re in the process of retooling an existing media space, exploring options for implementing the best surround sound system for your space is worth your time.
At Starpower, we have an extensive catalog of high-level audio components, from speakers to receivers and amplifiers. These solutions, perfect for a variety of homes, slot in perfectly to our services in both designing and delivering a home theater installation. So, where do you begin? Let’s check out what you need to know about home audio systems and explore some ideas for delivering the high-quality sound your entertainment setup deserves.
A Word About Wireless Systems
There are no “truly” wireless sound systems in the sense that you’ll never have to deal with wires anywhere – you’re just moving where the wires are. For example, the “surround” speaker components to your system and even the subwoofer can receive the audio signals wirelessly, but they’ll still need to be connected to a power source. Likewise, you will still need to wire up a receiver that will transmit the audio signals wirelessly to the speakers, along with connections to other audio system components and, of course, your TV and/or media player.
Though there are some caveats, wireless systems continue to grow more sophisticated. Today, they represent one of the clearest choices for high-end home audio systems where convenience and interconnectedness are more important than ever. With all that said, there are several options available for creating both surround sound-like and true surround setups designed to suit your budget, available space, and desired outcome. If you’re in the middle of a home renovation project, there are even some options that can be particularly useful to you.
What if you want to make your speakers a part of the room, rather than having speakers on stands or simply sitting on the floor? Mounting speakers to the walls or ceiling – or even in some cases placing them in special recesses – can be an excellent way to create a low profile yet high performing sound system. Installing your system this way can provide speakers with more direct, hidden connections to power while ensuring that you do not have wires everywhere. Ideal when you’re already working on the space, Starpower steps in by not only providing access to the right products but the right design, too. Surround sound systems work best when the audio is directed at precise angles towards the viewers, and the seating arrangement and profile of the space can impact those placements immensely. If you’re interested in permanent speaker installations, enquire about how to make that idea a reality.
Soundbars and Subwoofers: Doing More with Less
If you have a limited amount of space to work with, achieving big sound in a small package is still possible, and you can do it with some wireless components. Soundbars are a popular option for homeowners with a lack of media room real estate, most often because the primary component – the soundbar itself – can sit right in front of your TV or projection screen and provide multi-channel sound output. Some soundbars even come equipped with Dolby Atmos technology, which enhances the “surround sound” sensation by projecting sound upward into the space so that it reflects down into the viewing area.
Although soundbars themselves usually connect to your TV with a discreet wire, many can interface with a separate wireless subwoofer to enhance the bass output and deepen the range of your system. While you won’t achieve the same effect with speakers strategically placed throughout your media room, this can be a delightful and functional solution for some homeowners. Be sure to ask your Starpower consultant about whether you should further explore these options.
True Wireless Setups: Sending Your Sound Over the Air
If the top of the line is the way you want to go, we can design a fully wireless home sound installation to suit your preferences. From 5.1 to 7.1 sound, we can customize an arrangement to deliver the movie-quality sound from a powerful yet minimalist system. Not only can we suggest the ideal wireless transmitter and receiver, but we will also undertake detailed calculations involving your home theater to determine the optimum acoustics and hearing angles while also establishing how to hide power cables and keep them out of the way. Want added functionality, such as Bluetooth, so you can pair your phone to your system and play your favorite music? We can do that, too!
From reliving the classics to screening the latest blockbusters in the comfort of your own home, you simply can’t create the perfect theater experience without high quality sound. Whether you opt for a truly high-end complete surround sound system, a built-in option, or even a space-saving soundbar, Starpower has your needs covered. If you aren’t sure where to even begin when you find yourself asking “where can I find a service for home audio installation near me?” don’t worry – call Starpower instead.
Enlist our help from an in-home consultation where we can learn about your needs and desires and explore the potential in your space. With our design team on the job and a highly experienced installation crew, you can enjoy a fully set-up and easy-to-use sound system in no time. Get in touch today to discover how to give your home media system the benefits of some Starpower.