What Defines Quality Audio

What Defines Quality Audio

I am sure we are lovers of quality products. We all want to get the best roduct for our money.

I promise that at the end.of this blog post you will thanks me for writing about the major specifications to look out for when getting Home theaters and home theaters speakers.

This article contains the factors that define high quality audio, home theaters with good sound quality and speaker quality.

Firstly when selecting home theaters don’t believe in the fallacy that says good sound is good sound. Always try to get he best. So. Before talking about the specifications to watch out for in getting home theater speakers that will produce good sound quality, we need to look at the reason why you want to get the home theater.  Is the home theater for music videos or both. How big is your room size.

There are many ways to measure sound quality. Many measurements have been created to specifically measure and rate the quality of sound. The following are some of the factors to consider when measuring sound quality.To check for the sound quality of a home theaters we need to make sure the home theater has a good THD value.

THD is an acronym for Total Harmonic Distortion . The THD is a measurement of the total amount of distortion from the amp. Most inexpensive system can have THD as high as 20-30% which may sound unpleasant to the ear. So when looking out for good home theaters and speakers with high quality then we need to look for a THD of 1% or  a THD lower than 1%.

Signal to Noise Ratio

This is also very important to note when looking out for Home theaters with good sound and speaker quality. The signal to noise ratio is the measure of the ratio of quality sound to noise provided by the Home theater speakers.  The higher the decibels (Db), Te better the quality of sound provided by home theater speaker.

A signal to noise ratio of 90 to 100 decibels is considered to be of high quality. So the noise ratio that is pleasant to man’s hearing should be around 80 decibels.

Another important factor is the Configuration

Major home theaters configuration include 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 5.1, 7.1, 7.2, 9.1, 9.2. These numbers are just configuration of home theaters. The first number denote the ful range channels in the system and the second number after the decimal represents the subwoofers(low frequency channel) the system has.

The 2.0 system has front left & right channels,  The 2.1 configuration system adds a sub. Also the full 5.1 system has 3 channels for the front (left, center, and right) and 2 channels for the rear (left and right). The 1 configuration has just one subwoofer.

For soundbars, check the specs sheet for Dolby Digital and DTS processing. If the Spec is not listed then opt in for the odd analog with left and right signal.

For all other systems you can use a minimum of the 5.1 system configuration.

HDMI Inputs & Output Power

The High definition multimedia interface (HDMI) is the standard of cable that is being used in connecting modern audio and video equipment. The HDMI cables are responsible for conveying all digital signals. Check out for certified cables with length below 50ft and you are set.

Another factor one need to consider is the output power. The Output power is the maximum energy per channel, usually shown or measured in watts. Most home theater speakers show the amount of watt they have. There are two ways to measure the output power, the RMS and Peak. RMS is the best way to determine power over a long period of time.

Frequency Response

Another important factor in determining the quality of sound is the Frequency response. Most human ears hear frequency between the range of 20HZ to about 20K HZ. The lower part of the frequency response spectrum is the bass.

Most people prefer bass frequencies that are below 310HZ. Bass frequencies includes the explosion from music videos and percussions. Frequencies ranging from about 310 HZ to about 12K HZ are the mid range frequencies. The frequency measured include human and instrumental voice.

It is imperative to note that the factors are not just the only way to measure good sound quality, but having knowledge about the factors stated above gives an insight about the process of getting home theaters with good sound quality.

In conclusion, Experiencing an outstanding experience while listening to music or watching videos is dependent on the sound quality of the home theater.

So choose the best to derive maximum satisfaction.

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