15 Aug Performance of a Legacy Home Theater System
Extreme Makeover: Home Theater Edition.” You’ve invested in a home theater system a while ago and now have the urge to enhance the system without incurring the expense of replacing any of the existing components. Impossible? Not at all! Here are two things you can do to significantly upgrade the performance of your legacy system to make it the best home theater possible:
Upgrade the sound: Add a second home theater subwoofer to your system. Many of the home theater systems we designed in years past here at PAC-NJ, northern New Jersey’s source for home theater equipment and home theater installations, had only one subwoofer. Almost all home theaters can benefit from the addition of a second matching, or similar subwoofer. This will provide much more uniform low bass audible from every seat in the room, and a more powerful and robust overall sonic performance.
Add acoustic treatment to the room. Most multipurpose theater rooms lack any elements that help tune the room for improved and more neutral acoustics. Rooms with hard wood or ceramic tile floors, rooms with large and numerous windows, and those with vaulted or cathedral ceilings all are prime candidates for acoustic treatments. PAC-NJ offers many home theater acoustic tuning options that will blend nicely into the existing room decor. One of many options that I particularly love is the acoustic art wall panel. Simply described, it’s a 1¼-inch thick acoustic wall hanging panel, available in many shapes and sizes. It can be covered by the fabric of your choice and then framed with any frame material that you prefer. The art aspect is great because our vendor can create a digital Giclee of any image we provide them with. Possible images include movie posters, family photos, fine art, or just about anything else you can imagine. So your favorite wall art can also function to dramatically improve the sound of your home theater set up, too!
That’s just the beginning. There are more steps you can take to rejuvenate your legacy home theater system, and I’ll cover more of them in my next blog.