6 Steps to Creating the Perfect Dedicated Listening Room

on Tuesday, 01 December 2015. Posted in High-End Audio The Woodlands TX, High-End Audio

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6 Steps to Creating the Perfect Dedicated Listening Room

A true audiophile never stops thinking about his favorite music. It’s not enough to simply play a song off any record. It’s about creating an immersive experience that makes you feel like you’re in the front row at your favorite concert. To get that kind of crisp, three-dimensional sound you need the right equipment. If you’re going to invest thousands of dollars on high-end audio speakers, why not also give them an environment to thrive? Following these steps, Signature Home Theater can design a dedicated listening room to turn your Woodlands, Texas home into your personal concert hall.

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Find the Ideal Location for Your Space

Whether you’re looking to repurpose a room in your home or starting new construction, it’s important to take size into account. The ideal listening room needs to be small enough to contain the sound but not so small as to create unnecessary vibrations. With the right dimensions in place we ensure your sound waves only bounce off the walls and ceilings once, limiting the amount of distortion.

Decide How You Want To Use Your Space

How you plan on using the space will affect not only the room dimensions but also your speaker set-up. What kind of music will you be listening to? Rock and jazz have very different cycle wavelengths and could benefit from different dimensions. If you plan on listening predominantly to one style, you want to pick out a room optimized for it. If you plan on strictly listening to music, a two-channel set-up replicating a concert environment is recommended. If your room will also serves as a media room or private theater, a surround sound system would work best.

Create the Ideal Listening Set-up

So what is the ideal speaker placement for your room? Let’s go back to the two primary set-ups: two-channel and surround sound. For the two-channel set-up, we place your seating centrally and the two speakers directly in front and to the side of the listener (imagine there’s an invisible television between the two). For a surround sound system, we want to recreate a theater with speakers in front, to the side and behind the viewer.

Figure Out a Plan for Your Source Components

Most high-end audio speakers from brands including McIntosh, Wilson Audio and Paradigm are compatible with multiple sources. We work to link your equipment to the source of your choice while keeping wires hidden. With the right system in place, you can easily access music on a record player, CD player or even a streaming service all from the same touchpad, smartphone or tablet.

Install Acoustic Treatments in Your Space

Whether it’s to compensate for deflectors in the room like lamps or furniture or reduce outside noise, acoustic treatments can help optimize the room’s sound. For example, to resolve low frequency issues caused by the room being too small or too big we can install acoustic foam absorbers along your walls and ceiling. We can help you figure out where to place the foam and how much you will need.

Tune the Equipment to Your Space

Since you’ve already figured out your speaker placement earlier in the process, your wiring should all be in place when you finally bring in your high-end audio equipment. Now comes the final step. Most speakers come with custom management features to adjust the frequency to best fit the room. Once your equipment is hooked up, we can fine-tune it to work perfectly within the space.

Make sure your high-end audio speakers are worth the investment with a space that lets them shine. Contact Signature Home Theater to install a dedicated listening room designed to meet your distinct needs.

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