Why use Speaker Stands ?
Bookshelf Speaker Stands
When speakers are placed on a floor or against a wall, their sonic output becomes “connected” to the floors and/or walls. This results in sound that is muddy, distorted and lacking in clarity. This type of placement also causes sound from the speakers to transfer into your audio/ video furniture as well as to other audio and home theatre components, further reducing overall sonic performance.
Not only does the speaker’s sound suffer, but neighbours and other family members will as well. How ? When the speaker sound gets in to the floors and walls, others will hear it almost as loudly as you do.The solution is to isloate your speakers from floors and walls, essentially ”disconnecting” the speaker’s sound from your room.
Tono SoundStands elevate and isolate speakers from floors and walls. Where appropriate, center posts are fillable to help minimise resonances and provide added stability. Isolation pads are included to further dampen vibrations and unwanted resonances. Sound is clearer and cleaner with much better imaging and greater sense of relaism. For dramatically superior sound and unsurpassed value, look no further than Tono SoundStands. SOUNDS GOOD doesn’t it?
Home Theatre Speaker Stands
When a home theatre speaker is placed on wall hanging on nails it not only restricts the position of your speakers but also causes loss in sound due to loose fitting. The home theatre experience can be brought to life when the speakers are positioned at your ear level. Also the arrangement needs to be in specific angles for 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1 Systems. But once you hook the speaker on those nails or any non-adjustable mount your seating position is going to be fixed and this where speaker stands fall in to place.
Home Theatre Placement Guide
Speakers interact with the room in which they’re used, so buying the right boxes is only half of the story – to get the best from them you need to position them correctly. Improper placement will result in the audio portion of your home theater not living up to its full potential in terms of fidelity, and can result in a sonic hodgepodge when it comes to home-theater viewing. Proper placement can help deliver the spatial and acoustic effects as well as the sonic illusion of “place,” that can be created with properly engineered sound. Without question, your speakers, and how they’re positioned, will have the biggest impact on how and where you hear things in your home theater. Here are some guidelines to follow when placing surround speakers in your listening area…
5.1 & 7.1 Speaker Placement Charts
5.1 Channel Dolby Digital/Dolby Pro Logic II
The “standard” Dolby Digital 5.1 setup (fig.1) represents the mandatory standard for current DVDs and for High Definition TV broadcasts. (DTS, a competing system, is optional on DVDs. It does not have to be included.) Center yourself in the middle of your couch, facing your display and center the channel speaker at 0 degrees, your left and right main front speakers should be within a 22- to 30-degree angle to each side,when viewed from your seat.
The main left and right surrounds should be to your left and right in the listening area, above ear level if possible (ideally 2 feet or more) at an angle of 90 to 110 degrees from the front center. This setup also applies to Dolby Pro LogicII playback. If your 5.1-channel speaker setup is doing double duty for DVD-Audio playback, you may want to move the surrounds a bit further back in order to compromise between the suggested Dolby Digital 5.1 placement and the somewhat conflicting standards for SACD and DVD-Audio mixes.
Dolby Digital EX/ Pro Logic IIx/7.1 channels
Dolby Digital EX adds a sixth mono channel at the back. Although a mono at the back channel is better utilised by using two rear speakers, at angles between 135 and 150 degrees to the front center (fig. 2). Directly behind you would be 180 degrees from the front center, its often confusing between rear-emanating sounds and place them in front of us. This dual-rear arrangement also serves perfectly for Dolby Pro LogicIIx (7.1 channels), which synthesizes separate Left Back and Right Back signals for increased realism and more dramatic rear/front or front/rear effects. DPLIIx also adds heightened spaciousness and realism to a few 2-channel music sources, by enhancing natural ambience present in recordings and redirecting it to the side and rear surrounds.
Similar speaker placements apply to DTS 5.1 and its variations, DTS ES and Neo:6. DTS is not a mandatory standard for DVD or HDTV, but it’s thoroughly enjoyable.
Corner Arrangement of Dolby Digital 5.1
Corners are tricky as sound waves like to bounce. You can tackle this by placing baffling material on the wall directly behind the left and right speakers and following the placement illustrated in the diagram above.
Deep bass of 80 Hz and below is non-directional, the subwoofer can go just about anywhere on the floor, corners will give you the greatest enhancement of deep bass, at the risk of it sounding boomy. Moving a subwoofer or a floor-standing full-range speaker away from any corner will reduce its tendency to have loud bass. You will have to experiment to achieve smooth and extended deep bass. Bass output varies in different spots in a room as a function of the room’s dimensions, arrange for good bass extension in preferred seating locations. Adding a second subwoofer smoothens out the bass for other listening locations too.
Now, the most important aspect here is getting the right height and angles. For this professional mounts and stands are the only option. We are an Indian firm making these stands for an affordable estimate and services across India, called TONO SYSTEMS. The designs are lavish and suited; you may taste its worth by buying it from us online.
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