Surround Sound System Installation: 5 Factors to Consider

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If you have already hired a TV installer for TV wall mounting and now you’re ready to hire a professional for surround sound system installation, there are a few things to keep in mind. As the top installation company in southwest Florida, we here at Gulf Coast Installs know more than a thing or two about installing surround sound systems. That’s why today we want to share with you some things to consider before you hire someone to get the job done.

Surround Sound System Installation: 5 Factors to Consider

1. The Size of Your Room

One of the most important considerations to think about before surround sound system installation is the size of the room where you want the speakers installed. In fact, this is something that you should consider before even buying your surround sound system! You have to make sure that the surround sound system that you choose is the right caliber for the room you choose for install because too much sound in a small room can make your sound profile worse than before you installed the system – you’ll have headaches, feel the walls rattling, be overwhelmed by the volume of speech, etc. Too little of a surround sound system and you’ll feel as if you didn’t get a system installed at all!

If you’re unsure about which room is best for an existing surround sound system installation we recommend contacting an installation professional to give you advice. If you’re unsure about what type of surround sound system is best for you due to the size of your home, we recommend talking with surround sound system professionals at your local electronics store, they can help you to pick out the perfect system.

2. How You Want Your System Installed

You should also consider how you want your surround sound system installed so that when your installation professional shows up, they know what type of installation job they are doing for you! There are a few choices to pick from and we recommend researching each one to determine the best one for you. Surround sound install options include:

  • Freestanding speaker pedestals
  • Wall mounts
  • Ceiling mounts
  • Outdoor speakers
  • Tabletop setup

3. Compatibility With Your Current System

You also need to consider the compatibility of your surround sound system before calling in a reputable installation company in Tampa. There is nothing worse than having a technician show up to begin your surround sound installation only to find that the surround sound system that you purchased isn’t compatible with your entertainment center setup. Before buying a surround sound system, always consult a professional to ensure that your surround sound system is fully compatible!

4. How Much Sound Travels

If you live in an apartment or townhome or if your home shares walls with neighbors, you have to keep in mind how much sound can travel when you decide to have a surround sound system installed. You never want to pay for installation only to find out that you can’t use the speakers at all because you are disturbing the neighbors and they have threatened to call the police!

5. Whether or Not You Own Your Home

Another important consideration when you decide to install a surround sound system is whether or not you own your home. If you rent a property it’s important that you have permission from your landlord before you start mounting brackets on the ceilings or walls to hold your surround sound speakers. In fact, many installation companies will not begin invasive installation projects in rental properties unless they have the nod of approval from your landlord!

Make the process easier for everyone and decide what type of install you want and talk to your landlord ahead of time to make sure that it’s okay with them. With their permission, your installer can get right to work once they show up for your appointment.

Looking for Surround Sound System Installation in Southwest Florida?

If you’re looking for surround sound system installation in southwest Florida, our experienced team of installers here at Gulf Coast Installs are here to help! Just pick up the phone and give us a call today at (239)-682-1077!