Surround sound adds an exciting dimension to your home entertainment experience. Nevertheless, in several instances, it’s impossible to adapt the satellite speakers necessary to make surround effects. There could be problems in running wires to the speakers, or maybe there is not enough room to integrate all of them. Without surround sound, you are ready to enjoy only half of the experience. This is where best soundbars measure in.
This is partly because of acoustical reasons and to receive the convenience of being able to mount the speaker unit directly above or below a screen, typically flat panel TVs. Because of space limitations many HD TVs frequently have smaller speakers, resulting in poor sound quality and intelligibility.
How do soundbars accomplish this?
A regular surround sound system comprises three speakers at the front (Left, Center, & Right) and 2 or 4 speakers at the trunk, for surround effects. However, you still want the rear speakers to get certain EFX.
A 5-channel soundcard can do it all-full surround sound from a simple to install a speaker. Soundbars use multiple speaker arrays & advanced electronics signal processing to simulate surround effects, including the rear channels. It’s really remarkable how a single unit speaker can reproduce sound with wonderful fidelity.
A powered/active soundbar is an entirely self-contained surround sound system that’s connected directly to your home entertainment TV, DVD, Blu-ray player, and video game. There are two chief benefits of a powered soundbar. Firstly, there is no need to purchase and install more equipment. All you need is shipped in the box. This is a fairly strong advantage. Second, the built-in amplification and processing is especially tuned for the soundbar’s enclosure design, fostering its audio performance to higher levels.
An unpowered/passive sounder connects to a home theater receiver, exactly like regular speakers, but there is just one of them. If you already have a home theater receiver, an un-powered soundbar may create the maximum amount of sense. And even if you don’t already have a home theater receiver, an un-powered soundbar enables you to obtain another receiver which may accommodate your area and your parts better than a powered soundbar.