Audio plays such a huge role in peoples lives, it reflects our moods and sets the tone and atmosphere in our homes.
Integrating a music system into the home and having single or multiple zones of audio can really make a difference and transform residences. Set your system to play your favourite lazy day song on a Sunday morning in the master bedroom, or stream your party playlist throughout the whole of the downstairs for all of your guests to enjoy during the evening.
Now with the Audio system in place, you want to have a gathering where you can watch a major sporting event or the final of your favourite reality TV show, set the lights to the optimum level and allow everyone to enjoy the occasion on the latest 4K UHD OLED television, listening to it via the expertly set up Surround Sound System.
Ever been torn between watching two events that start at the same time? Now there is a solution, Video Tiling, this allows the viewer the capability to watch at least two different events on one screen, meaning you no longer have to choose between the big match and the final day of a major championship.
Bringing Audio and Visual systems together in the home allows us to enjoy all our favourite media anywhere in the home and really does make downtime or special gatherings that bit more personable.
Surround sound is a technique for enriching the fidelity and depth of sound reproduction by using multiple audio channels from speakers that surround the listener.
First used in cinemas, surround sound is now a realistic and achievable experience for home owners.
There are 8 audio channels in a 7.1 surround sound system.
You have front Left, Centre and Right Channels, side Left and Right channels, Rear Left and Right channels, and a Subwoofer Channel.
When considering a home theatre it is important that it is designed correctly. The speaker placement is vital in contributing to the overall experience of a home theatre, it can really make a difference between a good sounding system and an outstanding sound experience in your home theatre.
Yes, HDMI was designed to carry 8 channels of audio which means it is capable of 7.1 surround sound.
The introduction or ARC (Audio Return Channel) has changed the way audio is sent and received by TVs and made it possible to distribute audio channels via HDMI replacing the need for the previous phono stereo cables.
There are arguments for both cases, but ultimately it comes down to what the user desires and and space constraints.
Some users may not have the space for free standing or mounted front left, centre and right speakers, therefore a sound bar may be the better option for them.