WHEN YOU THINK OF THE TERM “home theater,” what immediately comes to mind? If you’re like most people, it’s probably the bright, vivid, larger-than-life video screen. While this component is certainly essential, having a top-notch audio system is just as important to the overall home theater experience.
By audio, we mean a surround-sound system. Made up of an A/V receiver, several speakers and at least one subwoofer, a surround-sound system divides the au- dio soundtrack of a movie into six or more discrete channels and delivers these channels to the appropriate speakers and subwoofer(s). It’s an effect that makes you feel as if you are in the center of the on-screen action. The audio is dynamic, en- gaging and realistic—just as a home theater should be.
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