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What Type of Speakers Should You Use in Your Whole Home Audio?

Imagine how great it would be to listen to your favorite music anywhere in your Houston, TX home at the touch of a button. With a whole home audio solution that centralizes control of your music, you can take it with you anywhere you go. But sound systems aren't one-size-fits-all. In this blog, we'll focus specifically on which types of speakers would work best for your system, depending on where and how you're using it.

SEE MORE: How to Build a Whole-House Audio System

In-Ceiling Speakers

Whether you're cooking or hosting a party, you can liven up the atmosphere with the right playlist. In these cases, in-ceiling speakers are the best option. They blend in with your décor, so you can install multiple ones to get evenly distributed sound. Most in-ceiling speakers also use wide-dispersion technology, so sound waves don’t go out in one specific direction. This way, if you walk past a ceiling speaker, you won’t notice you’re standing directly under it. In-ceiling speakers can also be useful in surround sound settings. In Dolby Atmos-enabled setups, you need a couple speakers above the viewer to get truly immersive, three-dimensional sound.

In-Wall Speakers

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Relative Home Systems Partners with Dolby and Triad for Superb Sound

Relative Home Systems Partners with Dolby and Triad for Superb Sound

As a Houston and The Woodlands, Texas-area integrator, we take great pride in providing the local community with the highest quality products from top national and global manufacturers. Both Dolby Atmos and Triad fit into that category, so we recommend these brands to customers rather regularly.

But what exactly are the best features of these speakers, and how can Relative Home Systems design the right placement for them in your home? In this blog, we have the answers for you and details on how to create the perfect whole house music system.

Create custom setups with Triad

Triad is an American manufacturer you can trust, with most of their speakers built-to-order in Portland, Oregon. The majority of the speakers can be painted in any color, and their veneer finishes are extremely popular as well.

With Triad, you not only get premium, high-end sound, but also a product that is versatile enough to be used in any space. For example, they have an InRoom Bronze LCR, but also offer InCeiling, OnWall, and InWall versions as well.

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Choosing the Right Screen for Your Private Home Theater

Installing a private home theater is all about enjoying the big-screen experience. Whether you’re watching a movie, your favorite TV show or the Astros, it all just feels a little different when it's shown on a 120” screen. As you’re looking for the best equipment for your brand new theater –from Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers to 4K Ultra HD projectors—it’s important that you don’t skimp when it comes to your screen. You also need to consider that bigger isn’t always better. Read on to see how you can find the right one to fit your room’s specifications.

SEE MORE: 5 Steps to Creating the Home Theater of Your Dreams

Figuring Out the Perfect Size
While one of the biggest advantages of a private home theater is having larger-than-life images, you need to be careful when choosing the size for your new screen. You want to go big, but there some things that will affect just how big you should go: your space limitations, seating distance, and your projector.

1. Space Limitations: These will likely have to do with height rather than width. You don’t want your screen to go all the way to the floor for a variety of reasons. For one, you may have a central speaker that needs to go under the screen. In bigger rooms, the row in front of you will impede the view of those in the back. It’s the same with the televisions in your home. They’re usually raised at least three feet off the ground for optimal viewing.

2. Seating Distance: You also want to take into account the length of the room. If you’re sitting too close to a large screen, the image may look pixelated, and you'll have to be moving your eyes constantly to take in the entire picture. A general rule of thumb is that for a 120" screen, you want to be at least 12 feet away.

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