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Types of Home Theater
In recent years, with the advancement of technology and the refinement of the market, the types of home theaters in a broad sense have become more and more diversified. Home theater in a narrow sense refers specifically to a multi-channel surround theater system, with the lowest being 5.1 channels. Some friends think that a traditional 2-channel audio system cannot be regarded as a home theater. In a broad sense, home theater, as long as it can provide a sound system with better sound quality in line with the picture, we can all call it a home theater. After all, the sound system of a movie theater has also undergone a development process from mono to dual-channel, and then to multi-channel. Let's take a look at the specific categories of home theaters.
1. Combined multi-channel home theater in living room\bedroom\study room
This type of system can also be called a "combined home theater", requiring users to purchase equipment such as players, power amplifiers, speakers, and subwoofers. These equipment may not be of the same brand. This kind of home theater has high degree of freedom, strong scalability, and can be connected to a variety of source equipment. In terms of the number of channels, based on 5.1 channels, systems with more channels such as 6.1, 7.1, and 11.1 have been developed.
Excluding the so-called home theaters on Taobao that cost a few hundred to one to two thousand yuan, a formal home theater requires a minimum of four to five thousand yuan, and better ones are between 10,000 and 50,000 yuan, and high-end systems range from tens of Ranging from tens of thousands to millions. With a system configuration of less than 30,000 yuan, there are nearly 30 foreign speaker brands, and 7 or 8 home theater amplifier brands. We will introduce this in a later article.
This traditional home theater that needs to be combined will be the focus of our introduction in the next series of articles.
2. Multi-channel home theater in a dedicated audio-visual room
This type of home theater generally appears in villas, high-end apartments and other residences, with an investment of more than 300,000 yuan, and high-end systems even cost more than one million yuan. The speakers used are mostly in-wall speakers to ensure the coordination of indoor visual effects. In addition, the entire listening room needs to be acoustically designed by professionals, and corresponding measures such as sound absorption, reflection, and sound insulation are carried out to ensure the best Listening experience.
This type of home theater is very common in Gome, Suning and other hypermarkets, and the brands are mostly SONY, Samsung, LG, Philips, Pioneer, etc. They include 5 speakers, 1 low-power subwoofer, and a disc player/amplifier integrated mainframe. This type of home theater is generally an entry-level product.
4. Sound Projector
Nowadays, many of these sound bars call themselves whispering walls, but many of them do not match the real name. Echo wall speakers include multiple speaker units, ranging from 20 to 30 to 70 to 80; these speaker units have strong directivity. Although they are all installed on a soundbar panel, the installation angle different.
Some of these speaker units sound in the forward direction, and some of them sound toward the left and right walls respectively, and the surround effect is simulated by the reflection of the walls. The speakers with such multi-unit and sound reflection characteristics are true echo-bar speakers, otherwise they are just ordinary sound bars.
5. TV speakers (Soundbar \ Sounddeck)
Nowadays, TVs are getting thinner and thinner. Due to the limitation of the space inside the TV, the built-in speakers of the TV are also difficult to make bigger. As a result, the sound effects of many TVs are horrible, and the sound is harsh. This has also promoted the rapid development of TV speakers in recent years. This type of speakers does not aim to simulate the surround sound field effect like the whispering gallery. Its core purpose is to provide better two-channel sound quality, while adding some wireless playback functions such as Bluetooth and WiFi.
TV speakers can be divided into two categories, one is Soundbar, sound bar, some are equipped with wireless subwoofer, and some do not; there is also a Sounddeck, platform type speaker, which is larger in shape and has more built-in woofers, which can directly put the TV. On the speakers.
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