The Best of Both Worlds—Sleek Home Theater Installation and Great Bass
Subwoofers are a necessity for a proper home theater. Movie soundtracks are full of deep bass rumble from crashes, explosions, and ominous musical passages in soundtracks. With surround sound, many installations don't use full-range speakers for those positions, and the subwoofer provides the low-end punch for the soundtrack.
There’s no true problem with subwoofers besides the fact they are almost universally large, bulky boxes. Since we often recommend dual subwoofers for the best bass response in a home theater or media room, that makes for two large, bulky boxes. Some theaters and media rooms can't comfortably accommodate the large subwoofer box into the décor, however, no one wants a theater without the bass to handle today's immersive movie soundtracks.
The solution to this dilemma has been the architectural subwoofer. While built-in subwoofers have been around for years, there have seen recent technical improvements in driver design, amplification, and room correction that rival the performance of their bulkier, freestanding brethren.
That brings us to this month’s product overview: the JL Audio Fathom IWS subwoofer line. This subwoofer series is specifically designed to deliver the type of performance JL Audio is known for, while easily fitting into standard wall construction.
Read on to learn how JL Audio architectural subwoofers can provide the bass without the box in your Sandy Springs home theater installation.
Install the Ultimate Home Theater Screen with Black Diamond Material
When you think of a home theater, the first thing that comes to mind is the big screen. While today's flat panels are growing to 100-inch sizes and even higher, the most cost-effective way to showcase a giant picture is still through a projector and screen; as long as you have the space.
What might keep someone from having the projector and screen setup? One common reason is that projectors and projection screens work best in darkened settings, and not everyone wants to retreat to a theater-dark room to watch a Netflix show or the night’s Braves game.
Fortunately, one company saw that problem and invented a solution. Screen Innovations is true to its name, designing innovative screens for media rooms and home theaters as well as unique motorized shading solutions for indoor and outdoor spaces.
Screen Innovations’ Black Diamond theater screens are the first optical projection displays that reject ambient light from every direction, making them the perfect choice for any home theater or media room.
So if you have a media setup with a projector – or you are looking into a new home theater installation and would love to watch with the lights on or the shades up – a Black Diamond screen might be just what you need at your Roswell or Metro Atlanta home.
Keep reading below to learn more about Screen Innovations and its Black Diamond screen material!
Check Out The Flagship Theater in Georgia Home Theater’s Marietta Showroom
A home theater can be a significant investment. Like a bathroom or kitchen remodel, it can also be a big job. There's a lot that can go into a home theater. There's the screen, the projector, the speakers, the audio receiver, processor or amplifier, control capability, lighting, seating, décor, and more to think about.
Of course, your home theater area might be a setup designed around a living or family room, or it can be a full-boat dedicated home theater in an extra or purpose-built room in your house. Either way, the details must be sweated to make it into a theater experience that feels special. Those details involve the right size and scale for sound and picture, the acoustics, the methods of control, and perhaps how the home theater ties into other smart home features.
It might seem daunting, right? Georgia Home Theater is here to help. As our name implies, home theaters are a core competence at our company. To make it easier for customers to see and hear what a home theater setup can be like at your home, we have built one in our flagship theater demo area in our Marietta showroom.
Did you miss the Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody at the theaters? We have set the film up as a demo in our showroom, as the musical soundtrack can really show off a high-end sound system. And the visuals are equally stunning. The demo theater features some of our best brands – Anthem, Bowers and Wilkins, Sony, and more. At our Marietta showroom, you’ll get a much better sense of what to expect from a professional home theater installation in your Alpharetta-area home.
Keep reading for a brief look at what you’ll experience in the showroom – and what you could have in your own theater.
Optimize the Audio in Your Home Theater Installation Without Sacrificing Style
It’s rare to have the perfect acoustic environment during a home theater installation. Every installation will have a few acoustic issues to address, whether it has to do with the shape of the room or the wall material. Two primary things will affect the sonic performance in your home: speaker placement and acoustic treatments.
Here, we’ll focus primarily on the latter and how acoustic treatments help to create a more immersive viewing experience in your Metro Atlanta home theater, whether you live in Dunwoody or beyond. Eliminating acoustic issues shouldn’t come at the expense of your theater aesthetics, though. Which is why we partner with Acoustic Innovations. Their WallScapes come in various shapes, sizes, and colors to fit your unique interior design preferences.