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What Are the Different Types of Home Theater Speaker Systems?

Back in the ’90s and early 2000s, home theaters were pretty rare sights – only the wealthiest could afford them. The technology was also much more primitive with clunky speakers, VCR machines, and five different remote controls. Today, the cheapest home theater setup you could get would be far superior to even the most expensive one 20 years ago. Though 4k TV’s, Blu-ray players, and higher-quality projectors have improved the video side, advances in audio technology play a large role in this advancement as well.

Depending on the type of audio system you select, you’ll see some different kinds of speakers. Generally, home audio systems fall into two categories. A home speaker setup for a flat screen in the living room will have a pretty basic setup with a few speakers, and home theater rooms will have a more elaborate surround sound system with additional speakers.

The basic home audio setup is frequently called a front system because it includes only speakers at the front of the display. Typically, it consists of 3 speakers: one at the front, one on the left, and one on the right. You might also have a sub-woofer at the front, but sometimes it can be incorporated into the other speakers.

The most common surround sound systems include the same front speakers, but add an additional two to four speakers around the room, literally surrounding you as you watch. Understandably, more speakers will cost more money. But, audio aficionados will say that the money is well worth it, as the sound becomes much more immersive and resembles more of the theater-going experience.

Setting up a home theater system is a job for audio-visual professionals, since it is a lot more complex than you might think. At AVI, we specialize in setting up home theater and surround sound systems in multiple settings, from residential to commercial spaces. We will help you pick out the perfect system for your space and budget and install it seamlessly into your home. Call us today to talk about home theaters at 321-228-5053.