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Getting the Best Performance out of Your Home Stereo System

The retail market of the sound equipment industry in the United States hit $21 billion in 2018, according to an IBIS World report. Most of the audio equipment sold was to people moving to new homes. Majority of people enjoy listening to quality music. Surround systems significantly improve the quality of audio and the overall movie watching experience. However, you can further enhance the audio quality of your stereo system and duplicate the concert sound experience at home by taking the right steps.

Let’s look at some of the tips you can use to get the most out of your home stereo system:

Arrange your Speakers Properly

There’s no doubt that homeowners are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting high-performance home audio systems like soundbars and bookshelf speakers. If you’ve opted for a quality home stereo system, you’ll want to enjoy the best audio experience from it. Correctly arranging the speakers brings out the ideal natural response from the music system. To get clear audio, aim the speakers to your preferred seats. This reduces the level of audio reflections that might be experienced by waves bouncing off the room. You might also rearrange some of your furniture by triangulating the seats. Mounting and raising the speakers reduces vibrations, and you get maximum fidelity while listening to audio.

Tune Your Stereo System

Most stereo systems allow you to adjust the sound settings to your personal preference. Most of them have inbuilt amplifiers which boost the sound quality. Bass settings determine the lows produced by each of the speakers. The quality of bass depends on the type of speakers that you have. If you enjoy listening to more bass, choose a home stereo system with speakers that produce the best lows, such as a subwoofer. Try adjusting the sound effects based on your environment setting and the movie or audio sound type. Some of the equalizers come preset but can be tuned to fit different genres of music such as jazz, classical, pop, rock and many more.

Choose a Room With Good Acoustics

The room layout dramatically affects the quality of audio that comes out of your stereo system. Square rooms with hard surfaces and vaulted ceilings reflect sound waves leading to poor sound production. Therefore, for better acoustic output, you can select irregularly shaped rooms. Besides, consider carpeting the floor and place some additional furniture in your room if you want your sound system to have an excellent audio effect.

Consider Upgrading Your Connecting Cables

Upgrading of your wiring cables might be an inexpensive way of improving the quality of sound you get from your stereo system. Quality speaker cables reduce high-frequency noise. Although many people might not see the upgrading of cables as necessary, quality cables can elevate your system to perform to its best and in the process enhance the sound output. You can also consider replacing thinner cables with thicker ones that allow maximum current to pass through, eliminating under-powering of the speakers. No matter what your decision is, try avoiding low-quality wires which wear out quickly if you want to get a better audio performance.

Many people enjoy listening to music from good audio systems. When you upgrade one of the system components, it might improve the entire audio setup. However, neglecting any of the weak links can reduce the overall performance of the sound system. You need to find the right balance that gets the maximum out of each of the connected speakers. This article offers simple tips on how you can improve the sound of your home stereo system.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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