Home Theatres Speaker Systems – may involve a lot of extra cables and boxes, not to mention a fair bit of furniture rearranging, but we think the pay-off of a full, immersive home theatre experience is well worth the hassle and needn’t cost the earth.

The first thing to consider is the number of channels. A 5.1 system is most common and comprises five speakers (two pairs of either floorstanding or standmount speakers and one centre speaker) and one subwoofer.

Other arrangements are also available, from 7.2, which adds surround back speakers behind your seating position and an extra subwoofer, up to pretty much whatever your room can hold.

Dolby Atmos systems tend to include up-firing speakers that can help deliver more immersive surround sound, but make sure your speakers are compatible and they’re paired with a capable AV receiver. Alternatively, you can achieve Atmos with in-ceiling speakers.

More speakers usually mean more convincing surround sound, although they can take up quite a bit of space. You’ll also need to factor in the cost (and positioning) of speaker cable. Keeping your selection of speakers to one brand will help keep the sonic balance.

This is especially the case with the centre speaker, which should be from the same brand and ideally from the same range as the rest of your home theatre speaker system. This will help ensure the best sound possible.

Lastly, Cackle Telecommunications is proud to provide Home Theatres Speaker Systems to NZ businesses. Explore our selection to find the hardware that’s right for you.