Why Should You Invest in a Professional Home Theater System?

• Design a Room Optimized to Get the Most Out of Your Technology
• Receive Expert Advice on What Works Best for You
• Find Equipment that Matches Your Stylistic Preferences

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 How Does a Custom Home Theater Differ From Retail Options?

A custom home theater system is an immersive entertainment experience. Every inch of your room is planned out to get the most out of your technology and space. We find the best equipment for the room, optimize it for sound and visual quality, and even work with you to design a unique theme. Below we take a look at some of the benefits of a professionally installed home theater.

Figuring Out the Layout for Your Room

The success of your Maui home theater system comes down to having the right layout in place as well as the right technology. Below we take a look at some of the things you need to consider when designing your brand-new entertainment system:

  • What kind of screen do you want in your home theater?
    • The size of your screen will affect the seating arrangement for the room, which will then determine where to place your speakers:
      • Screen Size: As a rule of thumb, for a 120″ screen you want to be at least 12 feet from the images to reduce strain and to see the picture clearly without having to move your eyes.
      • Screen Viewing Cone: Image quality will diminish as you move away from the center of the screen. Once your screen is installed, we ensure all seating is neatly placed within your screen viewing cone: this signifies how wide you can go before you start seeing a drop in image quality.
    • What kind of surround sound do you want in your home theater system?
      • This will determine how many speakers you’ll have in your room and where they need to be located. We ensure all speakers are equidistant to the viewers, so no one is stuck with audio that is too loud or too low.
        • Traditional Surround Sound: These systems include five or seven speakers and one subwoofer. Speakers are installed in front, to the side, above, and behind the viewer.
        • Dolby Atmos: For the best, most –realistic sound you should upgrade to a Dolby Atmos system.
          • Separate sounds into distinct objects so they can move within a 3-dimensional space:
            • For example: Hear a plane literally flying overhead as the sound travels from speaker-to-speaker above the viewer.

Expert Advice on What Equipment Works Best For Your Space

Once we have a general idea what you’re looking for in your home theater system, we help you find the right equipment:

  • Choosing the right screen:
    • Depending on your room’s limitations, we help you find the right size, color, and texture for your screen. For example, in places with a lot of ambient light, you want to go with a darker gray or black screen. If you want a discreet option, we can offer motorized screens that retract into the ceiling.
  • Choosing the right speakers:
    • We offer the latest state-of-the-art technology when it comes to your speakers. Invest in Dolby-Atmos enabled speakers for truly realistic sound and, if you have space restraints, we also offer in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.

Don’t settle for a second-rate discount theater from your local electronics store. Contract Pacific Audio and Communications to create a truly immersive entertainment space in your Maui area home.

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  1. Wade Joel May 11, 2016

    I got a promotion recently and I have always wanted to get a home theatre in our home for the longest time. I had no idea that it took that much planning to begin with. I had no idea about the viewing cone in a theatre. Thank you for the great article on home theatre!

    • Pat Mulligan May 11, 2016

      Congrats on your promotion and we are glad we could help give you some insight on what it takes to build and maintain a home theater system.

      • Coltin July 20, 2016

        Stay with this guys, you’re heipnlg a lot of people.

    • Mande July 20, 2016

      That’s really thniking out of the box. Thanks!

  2. Ethica July 20, 2016

    I’d verutne that this article has saved me more time than any other.

  3. Lillian Schaeffer July 27, 2016

    This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that layout is an important determining factor for what you’ll need in your home theater. My husband and I have decided to convert our basement family room area into a home theater, and we’re thinking of changing the layout a little bit. We’ll definitely figure that out first so we can continue planning what technology we need to purchase for this project. Thanks for the great post!

    • Pat Mulligan July 27, 2016

      Aloha Lillian, glad to hear we could give you some insight.

  4. Kendall Ryder August 2, 2016

    I love how our home theater has really created fun family memories. We always go into the theater room every night to watch shows as a family. It is so much fun and on the weekends we make it into something a bit more special with popcorn and treats!

  5. Jack Mulligan August 17, 2016

    I’ve got a pretty shabby home theater right now, and I could definitely upgrade. I know I want to customize it a little bit more, and bring it up to date. I think I’ll need some help with some of the audio visual stuff since I wasn’t the one that set it all up. I would love to have an Atmos system put in.

  6. Kody Loveless August 19, 2016

    My brother and I are going to take my basement and turn it into a theater. We have some awesome idea. I really like the idea of getting a sound system that moves in a 3D world. I feel like that would put you right in the story. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.

  7. Braden Bills August 29, 2016

    I’ve been trying to come up with a good way to get my home theater figured out. I’ll have to start putting some thought into the layout. I wouldn’t want to find out that the room is too small for the screen I want, after all!

  8. danialandrief October 5, 2016

    Hi very nice blog. Thank you for sharing it. Now-a-days home theater is very popular among the people. So everybody wants a qualitative home theater whether it will be. Last month I installed one home theater system with the help of Branham Sound Systems which is situated in South Carolina, USA. It not only delivers top quality home and video systems but also help them to install in proper place with proper manner at an affordable price.

  9. Mandila October 10, 2016

    I enjoy browsing your web sites. Thanks for your time!

  10. Caden Dahl March 6, 2017

    I like how you mentioned that retractable screens are a more discreet option for a home theater. My wife and I are going to be setting up our family room to function as a theater, but we’d like to keep it functional as just another living space as well. I think having a retractable screen would be a good way to be able to easily switch between functions for the same room.

  11. Marzbeen Jila June 18, 2017

    Dolby Atmos! Atmos does away with the idea of multi-channel audio configuration, allowing each sound to travel freely from speaker to speaker – whether it’s in front of you, behind or above. If its home theatre system Dolby Atmos is must.

  12. Harper Campbell July 3, 2017

    My husband and I would like to install a home theater in our basement, but we need help in determining what kind of equipment we want. It’s good to know that when it comes to choosing the screen, that we need to choose one where everyone can see the picture clearly. This is something that will be important to us, and that we can enjoy it for years to come.

    • Pat Mulligan July 3, 2017

      Aloha, mahalo for commenting on our blog. Where are you guys located? we can help point you in the correct direction but our offices are in Hawaii and Northern Cal.

  13. vancouver electronics store December 15, 2017

    Your website is very informative. I know very important thing over here.thanks for sharing this information with us.

  14. Ian April 11, 2018

    Nice post. It’s really informative post. I enjoy reading this information. It is very informative me and everyone who wants to buy home theatre system.Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  15. Mia Stewart May 29, 2019

    I like how the article explains that a professional home theatre company will help you find the right equipment for your room. I wouldn’t want to spend money to get equipment that doesn’t fit or shouldn’t be in my home theatre. Thank you for the information on why you should invest in a professional home theatre.

  16. Taylor Bishop July 23, 2019

    Thanks for the advice for having a professional home theater system. You mentioned that the size of the screen could affect what kind of seating arrangement you have for the room. It sounds important to first find out where this will be in the room first and foremost, especially if that affects the entire design.

  17. Skylar Williams December 23, 2019

    Thank you for explaining that with a 120″ screen you need to be at least 12 feet from the images so you can avoid damaging the eyes. My brother was thinking about surprising his kids with a home theater system, but he isn’t sure how to set it up. I’ll make sure to help him find a company that does home theater system installations.


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