Speaker systems are the main part of a home theater system. They give the entire feel to the movie. And it is also one of the most complicated parts of the home theater installation. There are a lot of considerations to keep in mind when going about the speaker installation.
Unlike the display which just has to be mounted up on the wall, the speakers have to be well positioned to provide the best acoustics. If they are not properly positioned, the entire feel of the movie will be lost.
Speaker installation is actually easy when done at the layman’s level. Here there is not much thought given to acoustics, and the speakers are just positioned in a visually compelling manner. This usually happens when people buy introductory level home theater systems. And the speakers will also be of low capacity.
But if you go in for a very good home theater system, then the speakers will come along with a bass system. And there will also be a sub woofer. And maybe some more ancillary parts based on the type of speaker system. And there will be a lot of speakers.
Broadly, you can say that there will be a main speaker head unit. This will take centre stage. Then there will be several tweeters. These will be positioned in strategic locations around the room. And then there will be a few tower speakers, which will throw the sound out at you. The positioning of these speakers requires a lot of thought. And that is when you need a professional the help you with your speaker installation.
Then if you have a dedicated home theater room, then you will need to acoustically engineer the room. This again needs the help of an acoustic engineer. He can also help you with the speaker and PA installation.
So basically it all comes down to how much you are willing to spend on a speaker system. The job is definitely easier if you get an entry level one, but the quality will not be that great either.