There is quite a lot of components that go into making up the average home theater system. It's critical, if you want the full 'movie going' experience, that you invest in a surround sound system. While there are many pieces of equipment for the average home theater that can be purchased over time, surround sound is typically one component that needs to be purchased together if possible, at the very least it is wise to purchase the speakers as a set rather than mixing and matching quality and sounds.
Just as the surround sound system is one of, if not the most important components in a good home theater system, the speakers are the most integral and important component of any decent surround sound system. You can skimp on some aspects of quality in amplifiers, receivers, and even tuners but if you skimp on the quality of your speakers it will not matter how much of an investment you've made in everything else because the sound will be inferior.
Everybody experiences a movie differently. Sights, sounds and smells all go into making up the movie theater experience and each person will have a different perspective. Many people will agree however that it is the sound that sets the experience apart from anything that can be enjoyed at home. The sound is what keeps them coming back for more despite the inconvenience of dealing with noisy children, cell phones, or trips to the restrooms.
Advances in technology can now help us to bring this same quality of sound into our homes. Even better is the fact that the price tag on this particular technology is decreasing as competition, supply, demand, and technological advances increase. There is never too much to be said about how quickly the newness of electronics expires in order to be replaced by something newer and better next year. I remember a time when DVD players were priced well over $300 for the most basic of models. A measly $30 will get you one these days and with more features than the original models that came out. Can you imagine how little surround sound systems will be selling for an a few short years?
We are already seeing significant price drops in the box systems that are being sold on the market today. These systems are no longer the domain of off brands generating some sales with low quality items. Many well known reputable brands are providing stiff competition to those companies that don't provide box systems at competitive prices.
Despite all the great bargains available it's wise not to use price as your major reason for purchasing. You will still need to have a listen to the systems before making a decision. Your system may not sound the same in your home as it does in the shop but you will still get an idea of the problems you may encounter which will save you both time and money in the long run.
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