Speakers in your home
Home Theater can be difficult to incorporate in a standard living room. There are many options for speakers, and with a little forethought and planning, there is sure to be a solution for you.
Traditional floor standing speakers are often a good choice because they offer maximum impact for home theater and music. Often fairly traditional in design, these are what most people think of when they think 'speaker'. Cabling for these can be nicely hidden during the building phase, allowing you to plug the speaker in to a special wall plate.
Sometimes, floor standing speakers are not an option because of space or room design. In such a case, the next type of speaker to consider is a bookshelf speaker. These small speakers vary in size, but are much smaller than the floor standing variety. These can be put on a shelf or mounted high on the wall, removing any chance of interfering with the flow of the room.
Taking this one step further, we can place speakers in the wall. In-Wall speakers are getting better and better all the time. You need to - as always - keep an eye on quality, but in-wall speakers do offer a solution for a directional sound (i.e. Home Theater or great music) when you don't want to see "boxes".
In-Ceiling speakers are a great option for people who want music in a room, but don't want to see the speakers. No one really looks at your ceiling, so speakers can be wired for and fitted to offer invisible sound and superb quality.
With our Kiwi love of the outdoors and the catch phrase "in-door out-door flow" becoming part of our everyday repertoire, outdoor speakers are becoming more and more important. There are many types and colors. But with a little planning, a great sounding set of out-door speakers can be installed on the outer walls and look great.