A well thought out home theater installation can provide homeowners with a state-of-the-art movie-going experience in the comfort of their own living room. While there are many different types of setups available, it’s important to note that any system is only as good as the design and location. If you are about to engage in your own DIY home theater installation, this guide will help you get the most out of your system.
Ensure you have collected all the essential tools in place before starting the work. Planning is vital even in small job and if you are missing out something you cannot go and search for it in the last minute. Gather all the cables and wiring required for installation process. Buy the wires in advance by measuring the length you need. Purchase only high quality cables which are absolute necessary for the installation. Or else, you have to make a beeline to the nearest shop for paying more than your requirement. Ensure that the length of the wire and cable are quite lengthy and bit more than your actual need. It is better to coil up some wire to ensure proper fitting than for running short of it. For example, if you need 22 inches of wire you can buy for 25 inches and nothing less than that.
Sound engineering. For optimal sound, location is everything. Correct angles and spacing make the most of your subwoofers. One helpful hint is that your speakers should be spaced apart by approximately double the width of your television screen.
Use the drywall saw to cut the part of the wall you marked earlier. You shall be coming up with two rectangular holes on the wall where you will insert the cables. Do this carefully to avoid destroying the wall or making larger hole than intended.
Cover your wall shelving with cabinet doors. If done properly, you can create stunning built-ins that will wow! your neighbors when they are over. May need to leave doors open to allow for ventilation so equipment doesn’t overheat.
HDMI wall plates come in numerous options and set ups. An HDMI cable is usually not the only cable you will have installed in your wall. You can get these wall panels that also include F connectors, RCA connectors, and multiple HDMI modules. There really is not a set up that you need for which there is no for an enclosure. So when designing your Home Theater Installation do your planning and don’t forget to use home theater wall plates to help organize and manage all your audio video cables. Usually, they are low priced but they will for sure make your installation look expensive!
Secondly, you must decide what else you want in the chamber. If it’s a dedicated room for the same then this will be simple. However, if it’s a multi-purpose room or a general recreation one that will also house a pool table or bar, you must take measurements and plan out accordingly.
The B&W MM-1 is an amazing pair of 2.0 speakers that will set your house on fire with their incredible performance. Are there better speakers on the market? Perhaps. Are there more affordable 2.0 computer speakers in stores? Definitely. But can any other speaker system perform as incredibly in such a small package? I doubt so. It is expensive, but in my humble opinion, well worth the price.