7 Tips for Building a Championship Caliber Speaker System

7 Tips for Building a Championship Caliber Speaker System

No matter what time of year it is, a great home theater surround sound system enhances the experience of watching sports. Whether you’re into NFL games, F1 Racing, March Madness, or other live events, a great audio system places you right in the middle of the action in a way no soundbar or big screen TV can replicate. With that in mind we’ve put together some tips to ensure you’re getting the most out of every action-packed second.

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  1. Adjust TV and AV Receiver Settings - Nearly all major sporting events are broadcast in crystal clear Dolby Digital 5.1 so you’ll want to make sure your system is properly set up to take advantage. Turn off any unnecessary processing, such as Dolby Pro Logic or DTS Neo:6 and make sure your system is running in multi-channel and not stereo to take full advantage.
  2. Add/Upgrade Center Channel Speaker – No speaker is more important than the center channel for rendering dialogue and anchoring sound to what you’re watching on TV. A quality center speaker lets you hear the play-by-play with greater clarity and helps you feel more connected to the action unfolding in front of you.
  3. Unleash High-Impact Bass with a Subwoofer – Low frequencies can often seem like an afterthought when it comes to sports but when your subwoofer kicks in at the perfect moment with visceral impact, there’s no denying its importance.
  4. Ensure Proper Speaker Placement – The location of your speakers can have a huge impact on performance. For general guidelines on where to place speakers to get the best performance, check out these articles:
  5. Bump up the Surround Channels – Increase output to the surround speaker channels through your AV receiver, especially if you’re hosting a party so you can feed off the energy of the crowd.
  6. Re-Run System Calibration – Whenever you make an upgrade or move your speakers around, it’s always a good idea to rerun the auto-calibration through your AV receiver to ensure the system is tuned to the room.
  7. Take Advantage of the SVS Sound Experts – Have a question about which speaker or subwoofer is best for your setup or curious about how to optimize settings? Call, email, or chat with the SVS support team 7 days-a-week. We even do free video chats to help with more complicated questions.

By following these tips, you can optimize your home theater surround sound system for the best possible experience while watching any sporting event. With a high-quality system, proper speaker placement and configuration, and the right sound settings, you'll be able to fully enjoy the excitement and energy of the game right in your own living room.

SVS has a range of speaker systems, subwoofers, and other audio gear to get your home theater ready for the biggest games.

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Jan 27, 2023