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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Custom Home Theater

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Custom Home Theater

When you think of your ideal custom home theater space, what comes to mind? Excellent picture, dynamic sound quality, and cozy seating, of course! These aren’t the only considerations for the perfect home theater design, though.

While there is often not a one-size-fits-all solution to great audio and video in your Houston, TX, home, there are mistakes you could potentially make that could ruin your entertainment experience. In this blog, we’ll cover three mistakes you can avoid when crafting your home theater design.  

SEE ALSO: Want High-End Audio? You Need to Look Beyond Your Speakers


Mistake #1: Mounting Your Screen Too High

Have you ever attended a movie screening but walked in a little late and were forced to sit in the front row of the movie theater? Do you remember the neck pain that caused? No one wants to sit that close to the display because viewing the entire screen without turning your head is impossible and craning your neck can be painful.

Your home theater space should be deep enough to let you sit at a comfortable distance from the screen without craning your neck or turning your head left or right to view it in its entirety. The optimum viewing angle for a home theater’s design is 30 to 40 degrees from where the viewer sits. The team at Unlimited Integration can look at your space and determine the optimum mounting height for your displays and the perfect seating distance. You’ll be able to view your screen comfortably without the neck crick.   

Mistake #2: Placing Speakers in a Cabinet

The components within a speaker are already housed inside a structure designed to make your audio sound amazing. By placing a high-performance speaker inside an entertainment cabinet, you’re effectively un-doing the science and engineering that expertly went into the manufacture of your speakers.

There are a variety of in-wall and in-ceiling architectural speakers you can incorporate into your Houston-area home if you’d prefer not to see high-end floor standing speakers. High-performance in-wall speakers and subwoofers pack a powerful bass-punch with smooth midrange and upper frequencies, too. You’ll be immersed in the action of the latest blockbuster with nary a speaker in sight.

Mistake #3: Skimping on Protection

Unfortunately, some homeowners invest thousands of dollars in their entertainment systems yet don’t see the importance of protecting it all with a surge protector that costs more than $20. Electrical problems are caused by bad weather scenarios and other issues in our area often, and the lower quality surge protectors are not meant to protect the heavy load of electrical equipment in your home theater.

To add a high-quality level of protection between your audio/video components and power spikes, consider surge protection with a higher number of joules offered in protection. The more joules offered, the more significant and smaller surges it can handle. In addition to surge protection, ensure you’re using high-quality cabling, too, to provide stellar performance at all times.

Unlimited Integration can ensure your home theater looks, sounds, and feels perfect while avoiding the mistakes we listed above. Call us today at (832) 857-0080, chat with us below, or schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We can’t wait to bring superior quality and performance to your home theater.

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