How to Create Perfect Home Theater Systems
Installing Dedicated Theaters in New Home Construction
If you’re a builder in the Summit, NJ area, listen up. Homeowners want their new residences to effortlessly blend technology into their space. This may include a dedicated room for their home theater system. As you begin the construction process, there will be many elements to keep in mind to ensure optimal performance. Consider bringing in the expert advice of a professional integrator--like Connect Consulting. This blog will cover several ways your construction can benefit from an AV professional’s perspective. Read on to learn more about how we can help create the ultimate entertainment space.
Creating the Space
The room itself is a huge factor in the performance of a home theater system. For instance, the audio quality can be greatly affected by the size and shape of the room, and the picture can be changed depending on the ambient light. It would, therefore, be wise to incorporate the opinions of an audio video expert from the very beginning of the process. During the construction phase, here are a few considerations to take into account:
- Placement: Basements are a very popular choice for homeowners. In fact, they typically work great. In general, the perfect place for a home theater will have limited natural light, be enclosed to capture sound, not share a wall with any main areas of the home, and have a stabilized temperature to preserve the equipment.
- Make a Plan: The dimensions and design of the room will have a huge impact on the quality of your theater’s sound. Mapping out the space beforehand with your AV expert will ensure top-notch sound. The seating is a good place to start. Knowing where the audience will be helps determine what equipment will work best and where it will fit. You can even create custom built-ins to house speakers based on this decision!
- Soundproof: Take the time throughout the construction process to soundproof the space. You will ensure that sound is not getting in (disturbing the audience), or out (disturbing the rest of the house).
- Design: As you begin to install floorings, seating, and wall coverings, remember that each of these can impact the theater’s performance. Work with the homeowner and your integrator to ensure that both style and substance are being considered.
Wiring and Equipment
Working with an integrator will also guarantee that all technology fits seamlessly into the room. The easiest way to do this is by working together throughout the process. In terms of wiring, an integrator can make certain the room is ready for the most current technology. Most homes, for instance, aren’t wired with low voltage wires that are necessary for streaming 4K.
In terms of adding equipment, when creating our audio profile, we like including both in-wall and in-ceiling speakers for immersive sound. If we could wire the space and begin setting equipment during construction, the homeowner can expect the best results. For one thing, the placement will be based solely on performance and not dictated by what’s already been done. We can install these speakers after the room is complete, but it would take a lot more time and includes some intrusive construction. Save the homeowner unnecessary hassle and get it all done at once!
Having a partner throughout the construction process whose focus is AV performance is the best way to install an ideal home theater. Contact us today to start the conversation.