- 1 How big should my home theater or media room should be?
- 2 How do I choose the speakers for my surround sound system?
- 3 Is it okay to buy used stereo equipment?
- 4 How do I get the best audio performance out of my sound system?
- 5 Who do I go to for parts for my Sonic Speakers?
- 6 What is the difference between typical stereo speakers and home theater speakers?
How big should my home theater or media room should be?
The bigger and more open the space, the better. Remember that sound is the pressurization and rarefaction of an air chamber. Ideally, sound is created, goes off into infinity and dies a natural death. In a small, enclosed space, the sound waves reflect off the walls, come crashing back into the original waves, resulting in choppy noise and chaos. Sound prefers large spaces since there is more room for the sound waves to move and die off.
How do I choose the speakers for my surround sound system?
Keep in mind that there is more to a great set of speakers than just the speakers themselves. The other factors that you have to consider are setup and room calibration, amplification, interconnects, speaker wire, and even other related electronics.
Is it okay to buy used stereo equipment?
Yes, as long as you are able to inspect it carefully before you hand over your money. Remember that used stereo equipment sellers are not able to offer any sort of warranty on the resale of these goods. Furthermore, there are huge amounts of low quality gear floating around online.
How do I get the best audio performance out of my sound system?
Your speakers will not work at their optimum capacity unless they are strategically located in the room. Your speakers are completely reliant on your room for how well they will sound and perform.
Who do I go to for parts for my Sonic Speakers?
Check out the company’s official website which sells parts for speakers and other audio equipment. If you cannot find the specific part you need there, there are numerous reliable online sellers that you can choose from.
What is the difference between typical stereo speakers and home theater speakers?
Home stereo or hi-fi speakers are almost always passive speakers. This means that they require an external (power) amplifier with speaker outputs. Studio monitors, with very few exceptions, are active or powered speakers. What this means is that the power amplifier is built into the speaker cabinet so you have to connect it to a line source with a volume control, i.e. an audio interface or a dedicated monitor controller.