How to Use Acoustic Treatments to Maximize Sound Quality

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A Guide to Placing Acoustic Treatments in Your Room

This blog is the last of our three-part series this month on acoustic treatments. While many people tend to think that sound is most impacted by a speaker, the acoustic properties of the room where it plays can have a profound effect on sound quality. Sometimes, even the best speakers can sound dead or lifeless in the wrong setting, or at least one that hasn’t been properly treated acoustically.

In part one of the series, we introduced you to acoustic treatments and why they’re important. In part two, we discussed the common types of acoustic treatments and how they work. In this post, we're going to delve into the basics of placing acoustic treatments in your room to optimize sound quality.

While acoustic treatment is most common for home theaters in Bountiful, UT homes, they’re equally valuable in two-channel listening rooms. In home theater settings, multiple speakers and subwoofers can present challenges with reflections, reverberation, and other issues discussed in the earlier blogs. In listening rooms, people tend to have high-performance speakers, amplifiers, and source equipment designed to extract every last decibel of detail from the sound – but that detail can get lost in a room with poor acoustics.

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3 Acoustic Treatment Solutions to Improve Audio Performance

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Controlling Sound Is Key to an Immersive Listening Experience

In our last blog, we introduced the unsung heroes of a great-sounding home theater or listening room: acoustic treatments. While they often get forgotten about in room design, acoustic treatments are critical to perfecting the sound quality in a space where you plan to enjoy movies and music.

No matter how expensive your speaker system, unfriendly room acoustics can hamper your listening experience with loud echoes, deadened audio, and other imbalances. Acoustic treatments help mitigate these issues by improving the acoustic quality of your entertainment space.

Acoustic treatments come in many forms. Below, learn about three common acoustic treatment solutions we recommend to our customers in Park City and the surrounding Utah area who are interested in a home theater or listening room.

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What Are Acoustic Treatments and Why Do You Need Them?

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Improve Room Acoustics to Make a Good Audio System Sound Great

When you leave a theater or concert hall, you remember the film or performance and how it made you feel—not the technology that brought the production to life. That’s because those rooms are built to optimize sound and video so that the technology disappears and the story envelops you.

Unbeknownst to many, extensive design and engineering go into those spaces to ensure that the audio sounds precisely as it should from every seat. While you may not see them, acoustic treatments are installed to help reduce unwanted echo, distorted bass, and uneven sound.

Are you a film or audio enthusiast? Make your movies and music sound even better with proper acoustic treatments in your home theater or listening room. Below, we dive deeper into what acoustic treatments are and how they add tremendous value to your home listening experience.

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3 Trends in Home Technology to Watch This Year

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These Picks Are Expected to Gain Serious Traction in 2021

With trends in home automation and control always on the move, we like to start the beginning of each year with educated predictions of what we believe will take the spotlight over the next 12 months. The pandemic undoubtedly shaped the wants and needs of smart homeowners in 2020, and we don’t expect those opportunities to shift course very much as we enter 2021.

With that said, we believe this year’s home technology trends may already be here. These categories sat on the fringes in 2020, and we expect them to continue their momentum in the coming months to accommodate the wants and needs of homeowners who are figuring out new ways of living well amid the effects of an unprecedented pandemic. Learn about these fast-growing trends below.

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Home Theater FAQ: Choosing the Best Seating Type and Placement

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Create a Stylish Space that Facilitates Longtime Comfort for the Whole Family

We’ve said it before: Commercial cinemas are currently in free fall, which has inevitably pushed home theaters into the limelight. A private theater isn’t just a great investment to consider as we spend more time at home; it’s a great investment for any time! What’s not to love about enjoying an immersive movie-watching experience without having to leave the house?

If you’re tinkering with the idea, we can help. As a leading home theater company serving Park City and the surrounding areas in Utah, we know a thing or two about creating a standout home entertainment environment. In this blog, we’re rounding out a three-part series on home theaters by answering your common questions on seating and placement. After all, the seats you purchase and where you put them will determine every other decision you make to create a stellar movie-watching experience.

Read our answers to your common home theater seating questions below and check out part one on audio and part two on displays.

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Home Theater FAQ: What To Know About Screens and Projectors

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The Questions to Answer for Choosing the Right Home Theater Display

With the closure of many Regal theaters and others due to pandemic fallout and major blockbusters pushing back release dates, the options for movie nights out are getting thinner in Salt Lake City and across the country. You may be considering bringing the cinema experience home with a dedicated home theater.

While we hope commercial cinemas survive and prosper, a dedicated home theater is an excellent investment for any time. The large screen and immersive sound will make any video watching session a memorable experience. In this blog, part of a three-part series on home theaters, we'll cover common questions and answers about the video part of the equation – size, types, technology, and more.

The good news is that the choices are ample and can fit budgets from relatively modest to the cost-no-object variety. No matter what you want out of your home theater, there are options to match.

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Why Sony is the Best Choice for Your Home Entertainment

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Work with a Professional Home Theater Company for the Best in Home AV

Sony is one of the best-known home electronics companies in the world. During your lifetime, you’ve likely used their televisions, speakers, and game consoles. They are one of the standard-bearers in the AV industry for a reason, and no line of products showcases the company's commitment to quality and innovation quite like their Sony ES components and XBR 4K displays.

Even though some Sony ES products are available at retail stores like Best Buy, the best way to take advantage of these high-end models is to get them through a professional installer. Deploying these components to their full potential requires a home theater company with the experience and expertise needed to know what products work best depending on the space, application, and more.

As you read this blog, you’ll find out why Sony continues to be the go-to partner for AV professionals and also learn about the top products available for your home in Park City, UT, or the surrounding areas.

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