Tips on Choosing a Pre-Packaged Surround Sound System

Televisions have come a long way from the standard models we all used decades ago. While HDTVs and the more recent 4K models have greatly improved how we view our favourite programs, many people are still choosing to use surround sound systems with their modern TVs to enhance the audio quality. If you want to enjoy a true home theatre experience, you can’t go wrong by adding a pre-packaged surround sound system to your current set-up. Here are a few tips on how to choose a sound system based on the features that most units have available.


How to Buy the Best Surround Sound System for your Home Theatre

Generally, all surround sound packages come with the basics that you will need to experience theatre-quality sound at home. This usually includes five speakers of various sizes, a subwoofer, and an audio/video receiver. To choose the best system that will suit your own personal audio/video needs, you will have to take a look at the additional features offered by each product.

Video & Audio Options

 If you do not have space available for additional components such as a DVD player or Blu-Ray player, you can find surround sound systems that have disc players built-in. This is a great option if you need an additional disc player since you can typically save money on bundled systems.

Some pre-packaged surround sound systems will include an iPod dock or an option to connect your MP3 player. This is another good option for consumers with limited space on their current TV stand or cabinet because it allows them to enjoy both video and audio benefits all from one singular device.

 Sound Quality

 If you are interested in a system that offers the best quality sound, you will want to look for premium receivers, such as those that feature Class D digital amplifiers. These will provide you with a clear and crisp sound that is highly detailed so that you will not miss a single line from your favourite movie.

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 Subwoofer Options

 Subwoofers are typically included with most pre-packaged systems however they can provide different levels of sound quality. Passive subwoofers get most of their power directly from the receiver and will not provide you with the same deep bass sounds as powered subwoofers.

 Automatic Speaker Calibration

 This feature allows you to easily set up and customize your speaker settings to suit you’re your room and home theatre system. With automatic calibration, you plug in the included microphone which allows you to listen to various tones played by your speakers so that you may adjust the settings to your own personal preference.

Input Options

 Brand new devices are being added to the market every day and for that reason you want to own a speaker system that offers plenty of inputs to support both new and existing components. You should check to see if the system you have in mind has the type of and correct amount of AV inputs that you will need. You will also want to purchase a system that has enough HDMI or other component video inputs to support all your devices.

By using these helpful tips, you should be able to narrow down your choices and find the ideal home theatre sound system that will satisfy your needs and expectations.

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