August 5th, 2019
If you have visions of a custom home theater playing about in your mind, you probably also have many questions. In fact, while you strive to create a relaxing experience in your home, the planning aspect may feel everything but. With so many choices available, narrowing them down sometimes feels overwhelming. Therefore, it’s imperative to have a team that understands your needs and has the experience to identify your best options. At Synergy Integrated Systems, we provide that and more!
Custom Home Theater Design Questions and Answers
First, let’s go over a couple of frequent queries. Often, our customers wonder exactly what a true custom home theater room looks like. Typically, a custom home theater has several common components. Included are sound that surrounds, a projector of some type, a screen to capture the images and seating. From there, it’s ultimately up to you as to what it looks like. After all, we customize your space to best enhance your experience and to fit your lifestyle. Similarly, don’t worry if you haven’t yet figured out the overall look. That’s where our experience comes into play and we are more than happy to help with the design process.
Similarly, many clients ask about the best size for a home theater room. Ultimately, the dimensions should blend with existing areas in your home. Plus, you need proper spacing for the projector and screen you wish to use. Then, it’s important to consider seating and distance from the viewing area. Ultimately, overall size doesn’t matter as much as creating suitable acoustics. For instance, the shape of your room affects sound waves.
Fortunately, this is one of many aspects that we cover in our free consultation. Our team of experts stay current on all of the latest equipment and products to complete your theater. At Synergy, we carry only top-quality equipment and provide consulting every step of the way. When you visit our Raleigh showroom, we will discuss the above and consider other options as well. From seating and lighting to sound and projector options, we offer clear answers to all of your questions. Moreover, we handle your project from start to finish. Therefore, you can relax before we even began your custom home theater creation!
Speaking of sound considerations, the ever-changing audio field of Hollywood is a lot to keep up with. Perhaps, you’ve heard of some of the numbers, 5.1, 6.1 and now 7.1. The first number refers to how many speakers. For example, a 7.1 consists of 7 speakers. Generally, the .1 indicates a subwoofer. Often, dedicated theaters have multiple subwoofers to create an even bass level. Likewise, in-ceiling sound is also an option. These speakers add a level of height to audio and create an immersive surround sound experience.
So that you receive the best sound possible, we partner with multiple providers including:
- Monitor Audio
- James Loudspeaker
- Origin Accoustics
Another critical aspect of your home theater is the projection type that you choose. To get the biggest display, we utilize a 2-piece design – a projector and a screen. Thus, you can view your favorite flicks and games on 120” to 140” of glorious space. Or, venture even bigger if your room accommodates it.
Since these displays are so large, the highest resolution is essential. Previously, this was a high definition system with a 1080P resolution. Currently, ultra-high definition or 4K are more common. Not only does this technology provide more detail and clarity, it creates more colors.
Finally, consider the screen itself. No longer are you stuck with a fixed frame with a 3-inch fuzzy trim surrounding it. Although, if that’s what you envision, we can make it happen! However, many of our customers appreciate the additional options at hand. Newer screens can have nearly zero edging. Furthermore, some screens implement LED backlights that create the illusion of a picture floating on the wall. Or, opt for a motorized screen that recesses to reveal a piece of art when not in use.
No matter what you choose, it helps to see it first when possible. Before your visit, feel free to explore our photo gallery of projects. Then, contact us to schedule your consultation and receive your free quote! If you’d like to speak with us, just give us a call at 919-324-3592. We look forward to hearing from you!