genesis media labs – Home Theater Sound Problems

October 23, 2007

There is nothing more frustrating than to have sound problems with your new home theater system because one of the main components of the home theater experience is sound. Most people would probably agree that the sound quality of the home theater system is just as important as and maybe even more so than the video quality of the system. A great Genesis Media Labs sound element can bring a movie to life right in your home.There are many problems which can arise with your sound system. Some are serious and require replacement of components. Others can be fixed with a minor adjustment. This is not a comprehensive troubleshooting guide, but a collection of tips for you if you are experiencing poor audio quality with your system.

Although your first assumption might be that your poor sound quality is a result of your speakers, before you rush out to buy a new surround sound speaker collection, check the little things first.

The problem might not be in the speakers, but in the amplifier or the connections from the amplifier.

So the first step is to ensure the speakers are properly connected on both ends.

If the connections pass inspection, the next step is to determine if the problem is with the speaker or the amplifier. Some of the lower end home theater systems come with low powered amps. They are often not powerful enough to power speakers to create the sound you want. This may show up particularly if the room is large when the sound doesn’t fill up the room.

To determine if it is indeed the amplifier then hook up your speakers to a stereo; this generally will have a more powerful amp. If the speaker quality improves then the problem probably lies in your home theater amplifier. If you can’t tell any difference, then it might be your speakers that are at fault.

Another potential cause for consideration is poor cabling and speaker wire. Cheap quality can reduce sound quality and home theaters are often packaged with cheap quality cables.

If you experience problems with your theater system, it is always best to assume the problem lies in the connections between components first and then suspect the components themselves. To ensure a great sound experience ensure that everything is properly connected, your amp is of sufficient power, and the cables are of high quality. If one takes these relatively simple precautions a great deal of frustration can be avoided. If your home theater’s sound isn’t where you need it to be, use those hints as a blueprint as you analyze your system. If it really is time to look for new components, consider those directives as you make your next purchase.

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