Home Theater Design and Construction – Part 8

Everything seems to be in place. There are no shorted wires or cables and all your in-wall or in-ceiling speakers, if you have them, are installed. You really are on the home stretch now. Just a little equipment hook up, programming, and calibration separate you from having a great movie night in your new home …

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Home Theater Design and Construction – Part 7

Okay, so you’ve been working away for months to design your home theater, get your room built, and choose some great gear. Now it’s time to put all the ingredients together and actually spend time enjoying it. You should be at the stage where the actual construction of your theater room is complete, but it’s …

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Home Theater Design – Part 6

In the last installment, we’d started to look at how to determine what components to select for your new home theater. The decision process can be roughly broken down into four criteria: Performance – Your component choices need to be able to deliver the home theater experience you’re looking for. Features – Your system needs …

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Home Theater Design – Part 5

Finally! It’s time to start shopping. Your home theater’s really coming together now. All you need to do is put the finishing touches on the room, like paint and trim. That’s not so much fun, but buying new home theater gear certainly is! The question is; what to get? Well that depends upon multiple factors, …

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Home Theater Design – Part 4

For part 4 in our home theater design and installation series, we’ll look at more interior room acoustics and some home theater lighting design considerations. One of the main goals in home theater is to get great overall sound quality and dialog intelligibility. The sound that leaves your speakers should sound the same after it …

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Home Theater Design – Part 3

This time we’ll examine seating and speaker placement and some interior room acoustics. These are obviously extremely important to get the best sound quality and preserve the true theater experience. In a dedicated room you have the advantage of being able to place the seating and speakers in the optimum locations. Typically, today’s dedicated theater …

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