To get the best from your home-entertainment equipment depends on how the system as you position them as a unit.
Before buying a stereo system, storage, think about how you use it, whether access to adaptation – and the stereo system is often required to access the top – and placed in a room where you want to.The key is to enjoy the best speakers in your system, the position where the sound quality. This room type and shape, and size of speaker to a large extent, depends – some are designed to sit on the floor, some on a shelf or on a wall, and a rigid stand, designed to be used.
Positioning the TV
Your television should be easy to view from the most comfortable seats in the living room, but it shouldn’t dominate the room. You can meet both of these conditions by placing it on a cart or keeping it in a cabinet or cupboard with closing doors. However you house it, do make sure that it is on a stand of some sort or placed on a surface to keep it off the floor. The recommended minimum height from the base of the set to the floor is 48in (120cm). This allows you to maintain a good seating posture while viewing. Unfortunately, some commercial stands are much lower than this, forcing you to crane your neck forward or slump in your seat in order to see the screen.
Make sure the television is positioned so that there is minimum reflection off the screen from both the window and any lighting. At the same time, though, it is a good idea to have some lighting near the television when viewing, as looking away from the screen from time to time helps to reduce the eye fatigue caused by focusing on it for a long time. This relief is most effective if you look at something of a similar brightness to save your eyes from having to readjust to different levels of light.
Positioning the Stereo
The operating height of the stereo is an important consideration. You should position the system either low enough so that you can kneel in front of it or high enough for you to stand comfortably while loading CDs. Some storage units include room for speakers, but while these look neat, they probably don’t give you the best sound quality. The most effective position for the speakers is on the floor or high up on a wall in a corner of the room. Here, the sound output is reflected by the corner walls and the floor or ceiling. If this is not possible, the next effective option is to position them on the floor or near the ceiling against one wall. The further the speaker is from the corner, the more the sound is reduced.
In a small room, the speakers are often so close to the seating area that it is impossible to have any background music without it interfering with the conversation. In such a case, placing the speakers off the floor – either wall-mounted or on a shelf-can help. Wherever you decide to place your speakers, it’s a good idea to take time to experiment with a few arrangements to find out by trial and error which one suits you best.
Some of the more expensive speakers are supplied with detailed instructions about where they should be placed. These are the result of exhaustive listening tests by designers, so it’s as well to follow them to the letter. Carpets, curtains, even items of furniture can all affect the quality of sound from the speakers. Bare walls and floors reflect the sound, making it much clearer and bigger, while thick carpets and curtains have a muffling effect.
It does not matter how incredibly expensive the speaker system or TV you just bought is, The most important thing is that it’s set up correctly. One misstep, and you can have unwanted echoes and feedback disturbing your ability to listen to music or watch movies. Read more Interior Design Guide and Ideas