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The seating arrangement you pick is essential to creating an excellent home theater design. Before picking the best home theater audio system, the number of seats needs to be determined . While the seating arrangement completely depends on the room’s dimensions and how you optimize your space. Your seating design will also define the necessary acoustics to pick out the best home theater audio.

1. Outside In Seating or Inside Out Design?

Outside In Seating

If your room has fixed dimensions, your seating design should begin with the size of the room. With this information, the maximum number of seats can be determined, along with the type of positions to use and arrangement into rows of seats in the room.

Inside Out Seating

Inside Out Seating is primarily used in a room that is more advantageous in dimensions, like a new home. In this scenario, choose the number of seats you want first, and then arrange them into rows, and after determining these two factors, you can define the room size.

2. Primary or Secondary Seating?

Typically, your home theater room will usually only be used by you and your family. However, usually we go for a seat placement design looks like a grand gathering of many people, like watching a primary football game on holiday!

The options you decide on determines the amount of money you have to spend. A good rule of thumb is to determine how many people are in the home media room watching TV. Usually, as we just indicated, on an average day your family members would be the audience. It is best to use the average number of your viewers, not how many seats can be placed in your room at one time.

3. Best Home Theater Audio

Seating should be set up for the ideal viewing angle for your audience, usually being 36 and 50 degrees. Every seat should be placed to have an unobstructed view of the screen. The audio bass response should be consistent throughout the room. Your audience heads should be no less than four feet away from the surround speakers. Also, your audience heads should be no less than four feet away from the back wall, preventing higher bass sounds reflecting toward the audience’s ears.

4. Convenient Seating Placement

Your seating placement should allow enough entrance and exit room, on average leaving 30 inches for walkways. You should have about twenty inches between seats, allowing for recliners in the reclined position.

5. Seating Type Options

Seating options for your room offer you many choices. Typically, the most used decision is recliners. However, stadium seats, bar seats, and couches are good alternative options. Try on the different options prioritizing comfort and then budget. You might be able to find one that falls in the line between both comfort and budget.

As discussed above, your home theatre room is not just the size of your screen or the most powerful audio equipment you can purchase. The size of the room, proper clearance for entrance and exit of your audience, enough room between, how close your seating is near your back wall, number and types of seats; all these factors affect the sound quality of your room, no matter how big your screen is or how powerful and loud your audio equipment can be!


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