When putting together the home theater system of your dreams, arguably the most important element to consider is your speakers. Studies have been done that show sound is just as important, if not more, than the visual images that you're seeing at the same time. If the sound mix on a movie is finely tuned and perfected, people will actually think that the movie looks better than it really does - that is the power of sound at work. If you want to unlock the true power of your JENSEN in-ceiling speakers and get the return on investment you're after, there are a few quick tips to keep in mind.
For surround sound to work, the speakers have to be placed at very specific locations based on exactly what type of home theatre system you're setting up. A 5.1 surround sound system has five discreet audio channels and one subwoofer speakers (which is represented as the .1 in the previous number). Three speakers are in front of you and two are to the rear, creating a full audio matrix for maximum immersion. In a 7.1 system, you add two speakers to side to create a much fuller, richer sound. Always pay attention to proper speaker placement during installation. Note that this is true regardless of the types of speakers that you're installing, be they JENSEN in-ceiling speakers or in wall speakers or even floor standing speakers.
The Right Audio Cables
One of the best ways to take a high quality set of JENSEN in-ceiling speakers and make them sound awful is to use cheap audio cables during installation. Remember that because the speakers are installed in your ceiling, changing those cables at a later date will be a lot easier said than done so it's important to fully commit during the initial setup process for the best results. Invest a little extra money in high quality audio cables and make sure that they're cut to the appropriate length between each speaker and the receiver that they're connected to.
Calibration is a very important part of the speaker setup process that far too many people overlook. When you purchase speakers, the default factory settings are designed to sound as loud as possible in a busy environment like a store - not in a much more intimate place like the comfort of your own home. Though many home theater systems feature "auto calibration" tools, this will not be able to get the entire job done. It may get you part of the way there, but the final audio quality that you'll be working with will still leave a bit to be desired. Always invest in proper calibration that is performed by a professional with the right tools to help your home theater system really soar.