If you recently got a home theater system or a pair of wireless speakers, you may require a few tips on correctly setting it up if you don’t want to contract an installer. I will outline the basic setup procedure and give some recommendations in order to help stay away from a few common problems. The next components are generally included in your home theater system: 5 to seven satellite speakers, subwoofer along with a main component. This central element is also referred to as surround sound receiver or amplifier. It is the main hub of your home theater system. Select a place for the surround receiver. You might wish to locate it where you have the largest amount of space. Nonetheless, please also keep in mind that you will need to run loudspeaker wire to every loudspeaker, so don’t pick a location which is too remote. Pick a location which is not far away from your audio source or TV because you are going to need to connect the receiver to your source.
The receiver requires an audio signal in order to deliver surround sound. Generally it is going to accept an optical surround sound signal. You can connect this input to your TV by using a fiberoptical cable. This cable might not be included with your system but it is available at any electronics shop. However, installing your loudspeakers can be somewhat more difficult . You won’t need as much speaker wire if your loudspeakers are cordless. Some packages come with all-wireless speakers whilst others merely contain wireless rear loudspeakers. For all other loudspeakers, start by measuring how much speaker cord you need. You may wish to add some extra length for safety. In most cases, you will not be able to run the cord in a straight line to your loudspeakers. You might need to consider carpets, furniture and so on. Therefore be sure you include all of these extra twists in your computation. Speaker cable is available in different gauges. The higher power you are driving into your speaker the larger the required gauge. This is going to avoid your cord from overheating and also helps reduce cable losses. The majority of subwoofers are going to have a built-in amp and as a result accept a low-level audio signal. You can attach your subwoofer by utilizing a shielded RCA cable. The satellite speakers each connect via a loudspeaker terminal that is normally color coded in order to help guarantee correct polarity. Most speaker cord will show one strand in a different color. This is vital as it will help ensure the correct polarity of the loudspeaker terminal connection. Simply attach the different-color strand to the loudspeaker terminal which is colored. In the same way, observe the accurate polarity whilst connecting the loudspeaker cord to your surround receiver to keep all of your loudspeakers in phase.
Wireless loudspeakers normally need to do some audio buffering during the transmission in order to cope with wireless interference. This creates a short delay whilst the audio is transmitted. This delay is also named latency and should be taken into consideration during your install. Normally the latency ranges between one and twenty ms. For optimum effect, it is optimum if all of the speakers are in sync. If you have wireless rears then the audio will by to some extent out of sync with your remaining loudspeakers. In order to keep all speakers in sync you are going to need to tweak the receiver in order to delay the signal going to your wired loudspeakers.
Typically the front- and center-speaker audio is going to require to be delayed. The rear-speaker signal that is going to the wireless rears should have no delay. Call your manufacturer if you can’t figure out how to set the audio delay. Generally home theater systems that were designed for cordless loudspeakers or include a wireless transmitter are going to have this capability and allow your speakers to be in phase.