The art of speaker placement
Thursday, 1 October 2020 | Amit
Size doesn’t matter; It’s how you use it that counts. If this mantra has served you well in the past, then you may be interested to hear how you can make up for quantitative deficiencies in another area of the home. In this article, we look at how speaker placement may prove the difference between a mediocre aural experience and an unforgettable one.
Since we launched our Wi-fi ceiling speaker, many customers have asked us how to make the most of the multi-speaker, multi-room functionality. We’ve provided expert advice to a huge range of clients, many of whom want to know how to get the best sound in their space. When you have up to 30 speakers to pair with, sound coverage is quite an easy difficulty to overcome. But when you’re on a budget, you’ll want to ensure you get the best bang for your buck.
To begin with, one key advantage of a ceiling speaker of a standard speaker is that most of the sound dispersion is already done for you. A traditional speaker pairing will provide two separate channels, with each speaker positioned at least 4 feet away, directed horizontally at the listener.
Instead, the Lithe Audio ceiling speaker, if placed centrally, will send its audio waves straight downwards, which will then get dispersed around the room. If you have enough speakers in multiple areas of the room, you can easily ensure there are no cold spots, where the sound dissipates or quietens before hitting the listener. This is perfect for hosting parties, and other more impromptu occasions for busting out your favourite dance moves.
Providing your room is a regular square or rectangle, a general rule of thumb is to make sure they are aligned down the centre of the room at an equal distance apart (preferably at least 4 feet). Other shaped rooms can call for different layouts, as can the position of pre-existing light fittings you might wish your speakers to replace. Our experienced team will love to hear about your project, and will be happy to provide a free audio consultation should you have particular requirements for your setup.