Surround sound speakers are connected to a home theatre system to provide hi-frequency and mid-range sounds for a more realistic sound quality when watching movies, films, and videos. They are positioned in strategic areas all around the entertainment for maximum listening experience.
Surround sound speakers are available in direct radiator and dipole surround types. They can be placed on the floor, mounted on a wall, or placed on a shelf.
Types of Surround Sound Speakers
Kinds of Surround Sound Speakers include the following:
Direct radiator surround sound speakers
Direct radiator surround sound speakers are ideally placed at each corner of the back of a room, around 120 degrees away from the listener’s head. They produce the background music in films. They come with a subwoofer to deliver excellent foreground music. They are ideal for restaurants, retail stores, offices, and other smaller venues.
Dipole surround sound speakers
Dipole surround sound speakers bounce sounds forwards and backwards to create an enveloping effect. They have several dome tweeters that provide clear sounds and detailed highs. They are ideally placed along the sidewalls parallel to the seating areas, allowing the viewers to hear the hi-frequency and mid-range sounds that bounce off the walls.
Choosing Surround Sound Speakers (Buying tips)
Speaker shape: Choose curvilinear surround sound speakers over box types for producing clear sounds with no distortion, minimizing edge diffractions, and opposing standing waves.
Mounting capabilities: To save up on living space, choose slim and compact surround sound speakers that can be mounted on walls. Make sure to position them appropriately to maximize their sound effects.