Home theater enthusiasts know, that while the modern flat, plasma-screen HDTVs, don’t leave anything to be desired when it comes to picture quality. When it comes to sound however, smaller, flatter TVs, mean sacrificing audio quality. There’s just no way to replicate the full sound of good-sized speaker cones. There is however, a way you can maximize your sound capabilities without taking up the amount of space surround-sound speaker cabinets do. The answer to the sound space conundrum for home theaters, is soundbars.
Soundbars come with a number of options different options when it comes to their functions. Some include a wireless sub-woofer, to further maximize sound. Many soundbars offer a surround-sound setting, which widens the sound, providing a more theater-like effect. While the sound remains in stereo, it certainly does give a much fuller, richer sound.
Another great thing about soundbars, is that a variety of them support Dolby Digital, DTS, SRS TruSurround HD and SRS TruVolume, giving it’s user a variety of high quality sound options. Even non-HD soundbars can be a worthwhile purchase, just plug them into your TVs RCA outputs. HD sound, while ideal for the home theater enthusiast, isn’t as important as HD picture quality. With so many options, it’s important to know what you want and need from your soundbar.
The fact is, there’s simply no real substitution for full-sized, surround-sound, speaker cabinets. We all want the best technology available for our home theaters, but not all of us can afford a full surround-sound speaker system, in addition to our pricey TVs. Not to mention all of the space those speakers will take up. For those who want improved sound in their home theater, without taking up all of that space, or breaking the bank, a soundbar may be a good choice. There’s a lot of different options when it comes to purchasing soundbars, so be sure to research before spending your hard-earned money.