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Getting More from Your Speakers

Getting More from Your Speakers

There is no denying it, having an amazing sounding speaker set up in your home is great. We are not talking a tinny radio here, but high-quality audio equipment brought to you from such great brands as Panasonic, Sony or Sonos.

Music often plays an important part in the home, setting the mood for a meal, setting the pace for a workout routine or just allowing you to sit and chill or rock out as your mood sees fit.

Often, in our homes, we place hifi speakers on the floor and they may well sound good from there but, did you know that most speakers are designed to transmit to transmit sound at our seated ear level; positioning speakers at the wrong level means the high frequency sound (from the tweeters), as well as the lower frequencies (from the subwoofers) are often lost.

So, lifting the speakers off the floor is good right? Well, yes to an extent; but remember not to go too high as again you’d be too high for the aim of a seated person’s ear.

Surely the answer is putting the speaker on a shelf? Seems logical right? Well, not exactly. If you did this, you’d be right on the level to be sure. But, placing a speaker on a shelf can have a detrimental effect on the sound quality too.

In fact, any flat surface, not just a shelf, but a sideboard, work top or table has the same effect. Speakers emit sound as a series of vibrations and if the speaker is placed directly upon a flat surface, the sound distorts as it is reflected off the surface in a similar way to how an echo would bounce off the walls of a cave.

So, how do we position our home speaker systems, so we have the optimum height for our ears, without the sound distorting by reflecting off a flat surface?

The answer is speaker stands. There are a variety of speaker stands on the market today that allow you to do this such as Flexson whose range of stands for Sonos speakers enable you to get your Sonos One, Play 1, Play 3, Play 5 or even Playbar positioned at the optimum height for perfect sound within your home.

Flexson’s speaker stands specifically designed to fit Sonos’ range of products perfectly, like a glove in fact. Thus allowing you to position your speakers at the correct height, either mounted on a wall, on a stand so your speaker sits at the perfect height from the floor; or even on a desk or shelf, where the stand tips the speaker up, away from the distorting flat surface to minimalize distorting echoes, while directing the sound toward ear level.

Powerbutton are authorise stockists for Sonos and Flexson, so why not explore the winning combination of contemporary speakers and made to measure speaker stands today?

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