Upgrading your home theatre is necessary as the cozy months approach us. Cuddling up at home and watching your favourite movies, shows and events can be better than ever with a home theatre system that’s got everything you need locked in. Whether you want to make big changes, or just a few small ones, we’ve got some picks that can elevate your existing home theatre to greater places.
Upgrade your Speakers
With so many speaker options available to you, you can narrow it down to how much space you have to allocate to a speaker system, and how much power you want. Here are some of our favourite home audio options that check off all the boxes.
The Polk Audio T50 loudspeaker is sleek and stylish, but it’s got a ton of personality as well. With over 150 watts of power through dual 6.5″ passive radiators and a 1″ tweeter, the whole room will be immersed with crisp and clear audio. It’s a 2-way system, but it sounds like it’s coming from just one source. Plus, it’s designed as a stand-up speaker, making it ready to go with absolutely no set up required but connectivity.
An even smaller option that doesn’t sacrifice any sound is the Bose SoundTouch 30 Wireless Multi-Room speaker. With very simple connectivity, you don’t have to worry about wires getting tied up, and you can move it within your home and use it outside of just your home theatre system. If you’re wanting to watch television in one room, and your partner or roommate wants to listen to music in another, it’s additional SoundTouch systems can be networked to play the same music throughout your home or different music in other rooms.
Bookshelf speakers are the ideal choice for smaller spaces, but you don’t have to sacrifice sound just because you have less space. Polk Audio T300 100-Watt Bookshelf Speaker Pair are a great addition to any home theatre system.
With over 100 watts of power, these speakers can work as a front or a rear speaker. With clear sound and 5 way binding posts and MDF cabinet construction for non-resonant sound reproduction, it’s a great addition to your home theatre or can be used on it’s own to play music for a home gathering. Additionally, it can be mounted to the wall to save you even more space if needed.
Get a receiver
Having a receiver in your home theatre system gives it life with it’s own heartbeat. The Denon 9.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD Network AV receiver is a great choice, because of its versatility and functionality. It has support for Dolby Vision, 4k video, 4k upscaling and more, providing your home theatre with the remarkable visuals. Your audio will also be top notch, as it provides multidimensional surround sound, thanks to Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D. You truly can’t go wrong with this receiver.
Embrace 4K TV
If you’re looking for more size for your money, and are ready to take the 4K plunge now, we’ve got the perfect option for you. This television gives you stunning priceless views at an affordable price. Bring the screen to life with the Samsung 55’’ 4K LED Smart TV. Not only does it have stunning display, but also comes equipped with WiFi connectivity so you can connect to your favourite streaming apps with zero hassle, as well as 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports making it easy for you to connect multiple components.
Add the right accessories
The importance of protecting your electronics has been explained on the blog before. Take our tips and invest in a surge protector that will keep all your devices long-lasting. The Monster PowerCenter 800 8-Outlet Surge Protector easily safeguards your electronics from damaging power surges or voltage spikes. With 8 outlets, you’re not only keeping your components safe, but you can have them all plugged in at the same place; no trailing cords from outlet to outlet.
HDMI Cables are always handy to have around. Whether connecting Blu-ray players, Apple TV, or other components, the Rocketfish 4-foot HDMI cable is a must-have in the home theatre. This model can support signals up to 1080p, but Rockfish cables also come with 4K compatibility if you’ve upgraded your television to 4K resolution. With 3-layer cable shielding and a 360° metal connector shell, this cable resists EMI and RFI interference and boasts up to 18 Gbps of bandwidth for top performance.
Mounting your television to your wall will give you more space for other devices, or home decor. Plus, it displays all your favourite television, films, sports and entertainment programs as they should be; like artwork. It’s much simpler than it looks, and allows you to enjoy your flat screen at a better ergonomic level.
The Sanus Premium Tilting TV Wall Mount is designed for most flat panel TVs from 42 to 90 inches, so it will fit the Samsung TV we’ve suggested above It’s patented Finger Touch Tilting makes it easy to adjust the tilt of the TV for better picture quality and to reduce glare and reflections, and there are no tools required. So no matter where you’re seated, you can get the best possible view with just a touch of your finger.