How to create your perfect Home Theatre System: A Guide by EAV, the Audio-Visual Specialists

Are you in the market looking to set up a high-quality home theatre system that provides an immersive listening and all round viewing experience? Count on us at EAV, the audio-visual specialists, for your audio-visual needs. In this short guide, we aim to provide you with all the information we believe you need to create the perfect theatre at home that meets your personal needs and preferences. Our expert team will work closely with you to understand your requirements and provide bespoke solutions. This will ensure that you get the best equipment for your home theatre system.

What Do You Need for a Good Home Theatre Setup?

Well, to set up a high-quality home theatre system, you’ll need three essential components: a display, an audio system, and a media player. The display can be a TV or projector, while the audio system typically consists of speakers and a receiver. Finally, the media player can be a streaming device or a Blu-ray player. At EAV, we are proud to offer a range of home cinema packages that include all of these components, maximising your entertainment investment and ensuring you yield the greatest tailored media experience.


Let’s talk about sound.

When it comes to choosing your perfect speakers, the number you need depends on the size of your room and the level of immersion you want to achieve, this is why it is important for us to learn more about you and your preferences to perfectly tailor and match equipment to your needs. For most rooms, a 5.1 surround sound system with five speakers and a subwoofer will provide an immersive audio experience.

Do you know the Differences Between 2.1 and 3.1 Sound Bars? And 5.1 and 7.1 audio systems? Sound bars are an alternative to traditional home theatre systems and are a popular choice for those who want a simpler setup. The numbers in the name of a sound bar refer to the number of speakers in the setup. A 2.1 sound bar has two speakers and a subwoofer, while a 3.1 sound bar has three speakers and a subwoofer. Similarly, a 5.1 sound bar has five speakers and a subwoofer, while a 7.1 sound bar has seven speakers and a subwoofer. The more speakers a sound bar has, the more immersive the audio experience will be. At EAV, we offer a range of sound bars to suit different preferences and room sizes, so you can choose the perfect setup for your needs.

Wall colour is a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer darker colours like black or dark grey to enhance the cinematic experience, while others prefer lighter colours to make the room feel more spacious. At EAV, we can help you choose the best colour for your home theatre walls based on your preferences and needs. The best flooring for a home theatre is one that absorbs sound, such as carpet or hardwood with an area rug. Hard surfaces like tile or concrete can reflect sound and create an echoey effect. We can help you choose the best flooring for your home theatre to ensure that you get the best audio experience possible.


In your design stage, have you considered the 38% rule?

Our expert installers will assist you in setting up your speakers to the appropriate angles and dimensions to maximise your entertainment and audio experience.

What is the 38% Rule for Speakers?

The 38% rule for speakers is a guideline that suggests that the distance between the front left and right speakers in a home theatre system should be 38% of the total distance between the viewer and the screen. This ensures audio balance and provides an immersive experience.

The receiver is the heart of your audio system, and it is responsible for processing and amplifying the audio signals from your media player and sending them to your speakers. When through. on a specific receiver, being spoilt for choice can make the process even more daunting. There are several factors to consider that we will help you navigate through, for example the number of channels your receiver can process and amplify, the power output that your receiver can deliver to your speakers will depend more so on what you want to achieve from your experience but it is crucial for us to accurately identify your needs vs your wants to provide you with a more powerful and dynamic audio experience and deliver the best return on investment for your personal preferences and additional features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth and support for various audio formats.

If you’re someone who takes their home entertainment seriously, you know that every component of your setup can make a huge difference in the overall experience. While a high-quality receiver is undoubtedly an essential part of your system, it’s worth noting that upgrading your speakers can often yield a more significant impact on sound quality. Of course, there are situations where upgrading your receiver might be the more effective choice, particularly if you’re working with an outdated model that doesn’t support the latest audio formats.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional setup with a TV and speakers or a more complex projector system, we have the expertise to help you create the perfect home cinema experience. Our goal is to enhance your media experience in a way that is both practical and enjoyable, and we’ll work closely with you to ensure that you’re completely satisfied with the end result.

As you now know, setting up a high-quality home theatre system requires careful consideration and design. Whether you are a sports enthusiast or a profound movie critic, we can tailor each and every detail of your entertainment set-up, to create the perfect home cinema to accurately and sufficiently meet your needs and requirements based on the data we gather by getting to know you.

To learn more about our services and how we can help you create the ultimate home entertainment system, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’re passionate about what we do, and we look forward to helping you achieve your home cinema goals.



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