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Surround Sound

If you’re a film or music lover, you probably yearn for the crispest, clearest sounds to enhance your audio experience.  With all the recent advancements in technology, there’s never been a better time to be an audiophile.  Navigating through all the options available can be intimidating.  You should do your homework and find out what equipment fits your needs.

surround sound speakers

Surround sound works through the use of multiple speakers, each of which contributes a different audio channel (or component of the original recording).  The system allows listeners to hear a full array of sound.  Full surround sound for a movie-like experience demands at least five speakers: front-center, left-front, right-front, left-rear, and right-rear.  Action and dialogue are separated among the speakers for realism and background noise comes out of the back speakers.  Knowing this can help you understand some of the surround sound jargon.   For example, 5.1 refers to five speakers (meant for positions we just described) plus one subwoofer, designated by the “.1”.  Subwoofers play very low frequency sound.  Other common surround sound systems include 6.1 and 7.1, which include additional rear speakers.  Regular stereo sound is referred to as 2.0encompassing two speakers and no subwoofer.

As technology advances, it’s difficult to keep up with the standards as well as the latest and greatest equipment.  You can count on AST to work with you to give you exactly what you want when it comes to surround sound.  We are always up to date with the latest technology and can work with you to install a phenomenal surround sound system.
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