Your home theater speaker system is the most important factor in the sound quality of your home theater. It stands to reason that you should spend the most time examining and auditioning home theater speaker systems. The best advice for a beginner is to choose a speaker system you like best and build the rest of your home theater audio system around it.
A complete set of six home theater speakers includes:
- Front left and right, also called fronts or mains.
- Surround left and right, also called rears.
- Center speaker
Each piece of your home theater speaker set doesn't have to be from the same manufacturer, but should at least have a good timber match. Most speaker manufacturers make this easy for you by selling home theater speaker systems designed to match.
A matched home theater speaker system will consist of four identical bookshelf or satellite speakers with a matching center speaker and sub. Micro satellites are very small front and surround speakers designed for smaller rooms and budgets.
Adding a pair of floor standing or tower front speakers will give your home theater speaker system added impact and is perfect for music.