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Types of Speakers for Home Theater

By Tanmay Mehta 3mins Read May 4,2021

Home theater speakers come in a large variety of types and sizes. You’ve probably heard all of the different names you can apply to home theater speakers. Understanding the types of home theater speakers will help you develop a great plan for your home theater budget.

Speaker choice helps determine your receiver choice. Big speakers need big power, little speakers need less power, that sort of thing. Also, more speakers mean you'll need more channels on your receiver. And for the most immersive sound possible, you may want to consider adding the latest in-home theater technology.

If you are looking to buy the best home theater speakers for your surround sound system, then you have many things to consider. It is not just about the budget there are different types of speakers today we will see all types of the speaker in this article.

The three main types of speaker found in the home these days are –

1. Satellite Speakers

2. On-Wall/In-wall/Bookshelf speakers

3. Floor-standing/Tower speakers

Satellite Speakers

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Satellite speakers are any speakers that you place on the side or behind the listening area. They belong to the small speaker category. Satellites are reputed for redefining the performance of the audio system with incredible refinement. These are designed to serve around an area of 100 spft to 200 sqft.

Satellite speakers are great for creating immersive surround sound in small to medium-sized rooms, often in a 2.1, 5.0, or 5.1 arrangement. This type of speaker isa low-frequency response. Satellite speakers are the speakers that carry the mid-bass on up in a three-piece system that consistsof a pair of "small" speakers (the satellites) and the bass-only speaker called the "sub-woofer". Satellite speakers are good with TV and regular use.

On-wall Speakers

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An on-wall speaker is another great way to decorate your home. They are 4 inches in depth. They look pretty classy and goes with ascetics. on-wall speakers are more often used in surround sound setups because of this added dimensionality, but also provide a superior stereo effect for music.

You can use this in many applications like Front, side, center, or surround sound experience. Frequency response, the bass is great with On-wall speakers.

In-wall Speakers

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In-wall speakers are speakers without an enclosure that can be mounted inside the wall. The speakers sound and behave exactly like regular speakers but are tuned to operate inside the wall. The low-frequency driver in an in-wall speaker is typically mounted in a rubber surround.

In-wall, speakers are usually inexpensive but this does not mean that they cannot produce good quality sound with bass. They sound awesome and if you choose the right speakers that match your room requirements then you will enjoy the sound. These speakers aregood if you want to hide everything. These speakers come with grills and those grills are paintable you can paint the same as the wall color.

Bookshelf Speakers

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A bookshelf loudspeaker (or bookshelf speaker) is a compact loudspeaker, generally sold for consumer-grade home audioapplications as part of a shelf stereo pair or home theater package that is compact.

These speakers maximize sound in small and mid-sized spaces. If you have small living room bookshelf speakers are the best option compared to other home audio speakers. These speakers have a big driver, twitter so it covers full range rests well with a wide variety of users.

Floor-standing/Tower speakers

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Floor standing speakers (also referred to as tower speakers) sit on the floor or an attached outrigger type stand. Normally they will be three feet or taller and seven inches and up in width. Depth can vary from about nine inches to two feet.Floor standing speakers or Tower speakers are super huge.

They are often multi-driver designs featuring a dedicated bass driver(s), midrange, and tweeter. They usually have more bass output and can play louder. If space is no object, you’ll almost always get the best audio experience out of a pair of floor-standing speakers.

Floor standing speakers usually sound the best, giving you big, and full-range sound. They have better dynamics than any other speaker type. The only drawback is Hard to make them disappear since they are fairly large and Most floor standing speakers need to be away from the back wall to sound best, usually 12-16” out into the room.

Here is a full video explaining all types of the speaker.