Faq Category: BUYING & SET UP GUIDES

The best placement for the speaker bar is your bar right below your TV. We don’t recommend placing the speaker bar above your TV or somewhere else in the room. For the optimal sound experience, it should be right below your TV set, should not be tilted, and it should align and face vertically with […]

We suggest performing a manual loudspeaker calibration instead of automatic setup. There are two parts to the calibration, distance and level. For distance, simply measure and record the distance from each loudspeaker to the primary listening position. Enter these distances in the loudspeaker setup menu. To set levels, you will utilize the receiver’s internal test […]

Monitor Viewing Distance: There should be a 28-inch viewing distance from your desktop display to your seating position. Front Speakers: If you have a 5.1 desktop system, the Front Left and Right speakers should be placed to the side of your display, with the Center Channel Speaker either above or below the display —aimed at […]

Sound is fifty percent of the entertainment experience. Great sound can bring out the power of high definition video. Speaker placement is essential to experiencing the true impact of movies, music, and games.

Yes. Mixing and matching speaker brands and styles is fine. In fact, the whole concept of THX certification is based on the idea of being able to mix and match components from different manufacturers. The THX certification process standardizes all electrical and output parameters so that all THX Certified speakers and receivers work together. You […]

Yes. Don’t think about getting a home theater system without a subwoofer. THX recommends getting the biggest subwoofer that your living space and budget will allow. In the world of THX Certified speaker systems, typically a 12-inch or 2×10-inch subwoofer is a minimum requirement.

The size of your speakers makes a difference in performance. While many well-known speaker brands push smaller speaker concepts, THX® recommends resisting the temptation to go too small. The smaller the speaker, the more you may compromise in terms of output and low-frequency performance. Try to find a balance between the size you desire and […]

You need to make sure that the box speakers you purchase are actually designed for wall mounting. A wall creates an acoustic boundary that reflects low frequencies (bass). If you mount traditional box speakers (not designed for wall mounting) the result could be a very bass-heavy sound.

Speakers can be purchased as a package (5.1 and 7.1) or separately. There are a lot of brands to choose from, each with its own unique sonic signature. Depending on the aesthetics of your home theater or living room, you can pick between traditional box speakers that are visible to viewers, or choose in-wall and […]

You will need an AV receiver to experience the best surround sound. The AV receiver is the hub of your home audio system. Receivers accept all audio and video sources, including satellite and cable TV, DVRs, DVDs, and Blu-ray players, as well as gaming consoles. It then distributes the sound from these sources to your […]