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How to select speakers for Home Theatre

By Tanmay Mehta 3mins Read Nov 19,2020

In todays blog, we are going to see 5 specs that you should look for when you have to select any particular speaker.

While buying a speaker you go on Google and look out for those particular brand of those products and you don't know that how can youunderstand the comparison between two speakers or between a variety of speakers and for that reason this blog will help you to understand whenever you look for speaker online or offline.

There's a disclaimer before we get into the blog these 5 things are something based upon other factors as well.but apart from that in terms of specs,these are the 5 specs:-

1) Impedance -
The importance is calculated in ohms(Ω) it's like the resistance and impedance for me is like a speed breaker. Imagine your driving your car and you are in a good speed of hundred kilometres per hour and you come across a speed breaker what would you do you would reduce the speed right now the speed is reduced based upon the height of the speed breaker is a small speed breaker he would not reduce your speed too much if the speed breaker is bigger or you would reduce your speed a lot and that is exactly bump on the speed breaker is nothing but a resistance and impedance in this industry now ideal impedance at you come across in most of the home theatre speakers is a 8Ω, 6Ω, 4Ω these are the three resistance that you will come across now what does that mean is lowered the impedance higher the power will that will be drawn from the amplifier so when you are buying a speaker check your buying a 4 ohm speakers was a 6 ohm speakers of 4 ohm speaker would drop more power from the speaker and would also deliver more power but for the 6 ohm speaker it might draw a less power from the amplifier and yet quite deliver a better output too. you want that resistance to increase so that we don't draw more power from the amplifier so an ideal investment would be in a 6ohm or 8ohm speaker for a home cinema room.

2) Sensitivity -
What is sensitivity like you and me speakers also are sensitive to certain things and what is that think it's the power.for instance what we mean by sensitivity in speakers is that when you to give only one watt of power to a speaker and used at a distance of 1 meter and hold my the mic that comes out from a speaker is measured using your mic and that sound is calculated or measured in a unit called Decibel(Db) higher the decibel or higher the sensitivity better it is the speaker was that means that your speaker is going to draw less power yet it is going to deliver the same output that is required for another speaker. Whenever you buying a speaker you have to check what sort of sensitivity does a speaker carries and can you have to go for a better sensitivity speaker.

3) Frequency Response -
The third parameter that you to consider before buying a speaker is the frequency response.frequency response which means it can deliver a sound in that particular frequency range it which starts approximately from 20hzand can go up to 20khz.Better the frequency response better would be the output from the speaker.low frequencies satellite start from 100hz your bookshelf, in-wall, on-wall speakers would start from around 60hzand your floor standing would start from your 40hz these are the frequency range in terms of the low frequency for the high frequencies that can go up to 20khz so that the better the frequency response of the larger the frequency response it's always better for the speaker.

4) Power -
Now there are two types of power if you are comparing the systems with any sort of Sony, Philips, Panasonic well that is not true RMS what is that we calculate about cause all these other Systems Based on PMPO (Peak music power output)but what we said when we talk about the hundred-watt speaker that 100watt is nothing but an RMS value which means root mean square value and its way lower than PMPO output.but yet the sound output that the speakers will deliver will be much better than a PMPO speaker. what you need to check also is the wattage of the can drive the speaker so what matters is higher the power higher would be output from the speakersso power is the fourth specification.

5) Dimension -
Today's environment we are all our particular about the size of the speaker would be whether it will go on the wall how much outside will it come from the wall whether I am going to lose my floor space if yes then how much?all these things do matter and suddenly as when you are looking to design a good cinema room or good living room and you want to install the speakers in terms of matching the speakers to your aesthetics, it is very very important that you look out for these things like to know your dimension of the speaker the depth the height and the width of the speaker so that the parameter that you need to consider now as I said again that all these five parameters are based upon the selection of the speaker but these are not the only ones for certain that you may come across that a certain driver based on opposition material frequency response is less because of the driver being loud enough for that driver material great that speaker can we still deliver great.