Title: Home Theater Speakers Word Count: 448 Summary: In a typical home theater setup, th ere should be six home theater spea kers: two front speakers, two surro und speakers, a center speaker and a subwoofer for the lowest frequenc y ranges. There are two ways to obt ain all these speakers: buying each of them seperately, or buying a ho me theater speaker set. Keywords: home theater speakers Article Body: In a typical home theater setup, th ere should be six home theater spea kers: two front speakers, two surro und speakers, a center speaker and a subwoofer for the lowest frequenc y ranges. There are two ways to obt ain all these speakers: buying each of them seperately, or buying a ho me theater speaker set. Home Theater Speaker Sets If you're low on budget, you should think about one of these. But reme mber: don't spare on speakers, they 're very important. There are lots of cheap home theater speaker sets on the market, but you shouldn't bu y one of them, because these are of poor quality. Usually, sets manufa ctured by well-know brands (Klipsch , Bose, for example) produce a dece nt sound. This way you'll still not spend as much as you would on sepa rate speakers. If you're thinking a bout buying one of these sets, read our article on home theatres in a box. Going One By One So, you're serious about your futur e home theater, and want to spend a little more on the speakers? Buyin g speakers separately has many adva ntages: it's the best quality you c an have, and another, often overloo ked advantage is that you can don't have to buy the whole set at a tim e, so if you haven't got the money, you can still have high quality sp eakers in your setup. Your front speakers should be the s trongest members in your home theat er speaker setup. If you have a sma ll room, choose bookshelf speakers. Larger rooms will require larger s peakers; in this case, powerful flo or-standing speakers is the choice to go with. I often hear that it is advisable t o have the exact same speakers for surround and front. This is true, b ut it's not very practical: movie s ound mixes don't use surround speak ers as much as they use the front s peakers. So, you can choose smaller and less-powerful speakers for you r surround setup, it won't make sig nificant differences anywhere excep t your wallet. The surround and front units were g ood, old-fashioned hi-fi speakers u sed for a home theater setup. The c ase is different with our center sp eaker. It's a special speaker with unique frequency response. If it's possible, have the center speaker f rom the same brand as the surround and front speakers. This unit is al so often overlooked, but it's very important, because this speaker is used for voices and talking in a so und mix. The subwoofer is used to reproduce the lower frequencies. Sometimes, i t's optional: the front speakers ca n be powerful enough to rock the ho use, and an additional subwoofer is not needed. However, in larger roo ms, it's inevitable. Subwoofers req uire lots of power, and in most cas es, they require their own power in put (these are called "active subwo ofers").