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Essential Elements for a High-Performance Home Theater


When building a home theater, there are a few central pieces of equipment you’ll have to consider. Audio, video and control systems characterize every home theater installation, so we’ll start by talking about your vision for those components.

Our team at Symspire knows that making your dream theater come to life involves many hours of wiring and heavy lifting, and we’d love to help. We’ll walk through your home and assess the proper brands and products for your lifestyle needs. As you see what we create for you, you’ll love envisioning long, winter days in your new favorite room: Add your family, friends and favorite snacks, and the setup will be complete.

So, what are the essential elements you need for the ultimate home theater installation at your home in the Franklin area or elsewhere in Tennessee? Find out below.

SEE MORE: Why Choose Sympsire for Your Home Theater Installation?

Amazing Audio

Of all the components in a home theater system, the A/V receiver probably works the hardest. As the amplifier and processor for your theater, the A/V receiver directs all audio and video inputs to the projector and the speakers. If you’re seeking best-in-class audio, we suggest a receiver that processes Dolby Atmos surround sound.

Speaking of speakers, we recommend that they are Atmos-enabled, which allows complex audio to be heard as it’s meant to sound. Atmos audio is object-based, meaning that audio flows from speaker-to-speaker in a truly three-dimensional format. For example, if you are watching a car chase from an Atmos movie, you can expect the sound of the chase to match the direction on-screen. As the car zooms to the right, so does the movie audio.

Speaker placement makes a difference in your sound quality too. For example, traditional surround speakers alone can’t produce that third-dimensional audio experience. Symspire can strategically position in-ceiling speakers around the theater for maximum effect.

We’ll also talk about other aspects of audio configuration when we tour your space such as room acoustics, displaying vs. hiding your audio equipment, and more. Every room has its own capabilities, and we’ll help you find them.

Best Picture Goes to…You

Larger screens provide the most immersive experience for watching your favorite movies, shows and sports events. If you’re a TV traditionalist, the LG OLED 4K televisions have scored rave reviews for their impeccably flat screens and brilliant displays. The Samsung Q9FN is another top choice among home theater fans.

TVs, however, are limited in size. With a projector and screen combination, you can make the most of your expansive theater room and still enjoy a stunning picture quality. For example, we recommend the Sony native-4K projectors introduced at the 2018 CEDIA Expo in San Diego. From the VPL-VW295ES that is at an affordable $5,000 price point to the stunning, top-of-the-line VPL-VW995ES, all of Sony’s new 4K SXRD projectors are designed to deliver best-in-class image resolution, deeper blacks, and striking contrast.

Our team at Symspire can help you select the right TV or projector and screen combination for your home theater to ensure you will enjoy the best viewing experience every time you sit down to watch a film.

The Right Control System

No home entertainment system will come together correctly without a universal control system that doesn’t suit your needs. Instead of using each technology or device in your home cinema separately, take control with a programmed system that manages your A/V equipment, your lighting and maybe even your motorized shades if you are watching in a multi-purpose space. As a proud Control4 dealer, we can customize a control system just for you.

Are you ready to upgrade one of your house’s rooms with the home theater installation of your dreams?

Reach out to one of our experts here in the Franklin area by filling out our online form or by chatting live with a team member below.

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