The first thing to consider as you're designing your surround system is the room itself.
How big of a space do you have? A large, open living room with vaulted ceilings needs different gear than a small- or medium-sized room with 8' ceilings.
Another consideration is what else you'll be using the room for.
Is this the family room where the kids play? Then you might want speakers mounted to the wall that are out of the way.
On the other hand, if this is a dedicated theatre room, floor-standing speakers (or speakers on stands) aren't likely to pose a hazard to pets or kids.
Consider the layout and shape of your room. Where will the speakers look and sound the best?
Compact speakers offer unobtrusive placement options
If the TV and sound system won't always be the centre of attention, think small. Compact speakers easily blend into your décor and leave plenty of room for other activities.
Bookshelf, in-wall, and in-ceiling speakers are great options for immersive sound without taking up a ton of floor space.
If space isn't a big concern, you're free to go with larger speakers. Anchoring your surround sound system with floor-standing speakers helps reproduce the movie theater experience. Their large acoustic chambers deliver powerful surround effects for movies and video games.
Tower speakers are also ideal for listening to music in stereo.
What role does each speaker play in a home theatre system?
A home theatre is comprised of several different types of speakers. Understanding the role of each one will help you choose the best options for your room.
Here are the main ingredients of a surround sound speaker system.