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Sound Systems: How To Upgrade Your Home Audio

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Sound Systems: How To Upgrade Your Home Audio

Whether you’re upgrading your theater room or retrofitting your home for music, you’ll need to upgrade to have the best home audio system. You don’t need to spend a fortune to improve your sound.

While some parts of your system may require hardware upgrades, there are also affordable or free ways to have better sound.

Keep reading to find various ways to improve your home audio. Some of these methods will require upgrades. While others you won’t have to spend money.

Check Where Your Speaker Is Located

One of the simplest home audio tips that many neglects is speaker placement. To enhance your system’s low-frequency output, place them at least 30cm away from your wall. Placing them 3 feet away from your sidewall also helps improve your sound quality.

If you haven’t already, point your speakers inward toward your listening position. Doing so will help improve your stereo imaging.

When deciding where to place the rest of your home stereo case, keep them as far from your speakers as possible. This prevents sound vibrations from affecting your sound.

Upgrade Your Home Audio System With Subwoofers

Subwoofers add depth to the sounds of any video and audio tracks. A low-quality or one that’s in need of an upgrade could ruin your experience. You may think that subwoofers only add bass to your sound, but that’s not true.

This hardware will also enhance your spaciousness and soundstage.

You will want to upgrade your subwoofer when you notice less output from it. You could also consider adding a second subwoofer to your setup for smoother bass and more output.

What Are Your Streaming Settings Like?

If you upgrade your sound system and still notice the low-quality sound, the issue may require a simple fix. From wherever you’re streaming your audio, check the settings. Set it to the highest quality possible if it’s not already there.

If you still notice issues, the cause may be that your Wi-Fi cannot handle high bitrate streaming. You could upgrade your router or download the music for offline use. Some apps will make it so you can play audio offline including:

  • Spotify
  • YouTube Music
  • Apple Music

Having these features will make it so you always get the highest quality audio files.

A DAC Will Add Noticeable Benefits

If you haven’t already, invest in a digital-to-analog converter (DAC). This hardware lifts all of the burdens the rest of your home audio kit has when converting digital signals to analog. Because of this benefit, these converters offer the fastest methods of audio conversion.

Investing in this hardware is one of the best ways to improve your digital music library while helping you get the most out of your sound systems.

Upgrade Your Home Audio Today

Transforming your home audio doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. In some instances, you may only need to change your speaker’s location to enhance your experience. If you’re open to spending more, you can upgrade equipment like your subwoofers.

Are you looking for a complete home theater installation? Cathey’s Audio Visual Entertainment has been helping customers in Arizona with audio installation and can help you too. Contact us now to learn more.

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