Choosing Ceiling Speakers
Music and entertainment have become a part of our daily lives, with a variety of tools and technology that make it accessible from anywhere, there are endless possibilities when it comes to the manner in which you enjoy it.
Home entertainment is a massive industry, with a wide variety of options to improve your experience. Today it is no longer necessary to visit a movie theatre to experience theatre quality entertainment. With the right advice it is incredible easy to turn your home into a truly dynamic entertainment experience. We look at ceiling speakers and their capabilities to give you a world class theatre experience.
Most of us hate clutter and useless rubble scattered around our homes. Add your entertainment system and its wires and components and you have a recipe for disaster.
This is why so many people have turned to ceiling speakers.
The idea is the same – a small device that transmits sound. The unique brilliance of this lies in the fact that the speakers are set into your ceiling, usually almost flush. You are also able to paint over the speakers, allowing them to blend in to your home. No longer do you have to worry about clunky boxes sticking out, ready to trap unwitting toes. Yet another brilliant benefit of ceiling speakers is the fact that they use the hollow space inside the ceiling to deliver consistently better sound.
If you’ve decided that ceiling speakers are the way forward for you, then you need to consider a few details before you buy, obviously there are a variety of options to suit a wide spectrum of needs. So what should you be looking for?
Frequency: we’ve all seen the Hz symbol on speakers and sound equipment, but what does it mean to someone buying speakers? Basically, humans can only hear a specific range of sounds. The frequency of speakers represents the range that they can reproduce. Speakers with a range of 50-20 000Hz would have a better range than speakers 75-20 000Hz.
Power: this information, translated as watts, represents the amount of power your amplifier should have in order to drive your ceiling speakers. Thus, if your amp indicates 100 watts, and your speakers have a range of 20-100 they will pair well together and provide optimal performance.
Tweeters: Most ceiling speakers are built with swivelling tweeters which allows you to adjust the sounds direction to suit your preferred listening spot.
Bass and Treble controls: Because there is no way to say how the speakers will distribute the sound until they are installed in their final location. Because of this most brands include treble and bass controls so that you are able to adjust your sound perfectly.
Moisture Resistance: Many of the locations that house ceiling speakers are prone to damp and high moisture exposure, make sure that whichever brand or model you choose has insulation against moisture which will allow them to serve you well for years to come.
These are just some of the considerations that go into selecting the perfect ceiling speakers for your needs.