5 steps to transform your room into a surround sound cinema
We all love to watch our favourite content in the best ways we possibly can. To some, that might mean comfort, to others it might mean the very best visual experience. Anyone who has ever invested a little time and thought into it will tell you that transforming your room into a space that will deliver an experience like that of a cinema theatre is all about the sound. Get it right and you, your family, and friends will be amazed. Get it wrong, and you won’t be getting the most of your setup, and that disappointment will stick around every time you sit back to enjoy your content...
Upgrade your home cinema system
Few things can transform your living room into your own personal cinema as instantly and effectively as sound. Home cinema surround sound can make all the difference; between simply watching a film, and immersing yourself in the story, and between watching the action or special effects and experiencing the excitement that comes with feeling like you’re actually a part of it.
If it’s been a while since you gave serious thought to upgrading your home cinema speakers, don’t worry. The whole process is a lot easier and far less time consuming than it used to be, and what’s more, modern home cinema systems such as the Panasonic SC-HTB258 don’t just deliver the performance you want, they are now even more compact and stylish too.
Make the most of modern solutions
You might still think that, in order to create a home cinema system with real surround sound, you need a cobbled-together selection of several speakers spread around your room in whatever locations their wires will allow.
Thankfully times have changed for the better...
Thanks to soundbars such as the Panasonic SC-HTB258 you can enjoy dynamic, lifelike 2.1 channel sound with a free placement wireless subwoofer delivering a powerful, incredible quality of sound that is unimaginable when you take into account the 2.1 channel cinema system’s size.
Even more compact are the 2-channel Panasonic SC-HTB208 wireless soundbar and the Panasonic SC-HTB200 soundbar with surround sound. Once again both deliver clear acoustics, stereophonic effects, and impressive power via their two, full range speakers, while sitting unobtrusively beneath your TV.
Together, these three home cinema systems prove that modern solutions are everything when it comes to a true home cinema surround sound experience. However, you might ask yourself how can something so powerful come from something so minimal?
The answer lies in what is beneath their stylish and compact exteriors, two 10x4cm full-range speakers and a high output from 80W until 120W (depending on the model) take care of the sound perfectly, whilst virtual surround reaches every inch of the listening space. There are also a range of sound modes to ensure that the surround sound you hear matches the images you see perfectly.
If the modern soundbar sounds complex, then the truth is exactly the opposite; Bluetooth® comes as standard in all the models above, making connections to the soundbar, and other compatible devices a simple affair – with TV and soundbar easily controlled by one convenient remote using HDMI.
Anyone who has ever been to the cinema will no doubt be aware that when the lights go down, the excitement starts to build, and all attention is drawn to the screen as the story that is about to unfold. Incredible quality of sound is a big part of that experience, but so is the environment itself. There are no windows, no light sources for distraction it’s just you and your imagination in the darkness and that darkness is very important.
It is incredibly immersive, but often something that is lacking at home, due to sources of light such as windows and doors. To solve this, and to transform your room even further into a cinema theatre, consider investing in black-out curtains or blinds that will block as much of the light as possible.
Pay attention also to the seating plan in your room, this is where you can really improve upon the often cramped and poorly designed seating in your cinema. Why not make the most of your home cinema system by arranging your (far more comfortable) sofa and chairs in positions that will place your natural focus on your TV and the rich surround sound from your home cinema system.
Transforming your room into a space that will deliver a stunning cinematic experience doesn’t have to involve upheaval or cost the earth. With stylish and compact soundbars that deliver the finest quality surround sound, the only thing left to take care of is the popcorn.