We all love big screens and quality audio systems, and having a media room in which you can fit those will make your movie-watching and gaming sessions much more immersive and enjoyable. And while building an ultimate entertainment space requires careful consideration and design, down to the most minute details, we’re going to discuss home theater from the video and audio standpoint.
Here’s what you need to know about building the ultimate entertainment space.
While the quality of the audio file matters, the quality of your sound system is one of the primary factors that determine the quality of the actual output. In truth, choosing the right audio system has a massive impact on your overall experience, and there are a couple of things you need to consider, such as room volume, the number of speakers, and speaker placement.
Room volume will directly affect the size of your sound system, which needs to be capable of filling the room with clear, undistorted sound. Now, calculating the right amount of power your audio system would need to adequately fill the room involves complex mathematical equations and is typically only done at professional-grade setups and music halls.
Residential applications, such as your home theater, don’t have to be so complex; any room smaller than 500 square feet will be covered by a pair of 100-watt speakers. Depending on the room layout and volume, you should also consider the number of speakers and speaker placement. If you’re going for quality, a 7.1 sound system setup provides nearly complete audio immersion.
We all love big screens, and TVs are getting more affordable by the day, so your choice of video system falls down to one of two categories: an LED TV or a projector. The choice largely depends on the type of content you’re consuming but also on personal preference.
If you want the best possible experience, we suggest buying a 4K OLED TV, which is capable of producing vivid colors, infinite contrast, and features an ultra-fast processor that reduces blur and image deterioration. It’s currently the best possible display technology that’s commercially available, and there’s nothing quite like it on the current market, at least in terms of quality.
We strongly suggest OLED TVs for gaming as well. If you’re looking to completely immerse yourself into one of many AAA gaming titles that have been released in the past year—with incredible graphical fidelity—connecting your console to an OLED TV will provide you with the sharpest and most accurate image quality possible.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for something big, you might want to consider getting a projector. A good projector can quadruple the image size of most big-screen TVs in the current market, and the good thing is that they’re no longer that expensive—in fact, they’ve become quite accessible to consumers.
Integrating smart home automation into your home theater design is something we highly recommend, as it allows you to conveniently manage various devices in your home through an interconnecting interface—usually an app on your phone or via your voice assistant.
This includes adjusting the video and audio levels, dimming the lights and shades, and providing overall control of the ambiance to create the perfect viewing conditions. These integrations are often quite seamless, which makes them extremely convenient to use and thus enhances the complete immersion in your home theater entertainment.
If you’re looking for audio-video systems and integrated home automation to complete your home theater, contact KOA E.D.I., and our team of professionals will help you with any inquiry you might have about immersive entertainment systems.