Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home Theater Speakers

Last Edited: December 18, 2016 | Published: December 18, 2016 by


Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home Theater Speakers

Home theater systems have been growing in popularity for quite some time now. It makes sense. After all, why wouldn’t want amazing sound when you watch movies and even your television programs? I’ve become so spoiled, I don’t even like to hear the sound that comes out of the TV if I don’t turn on my speaker system. Is that bad? No matter, we aren’t here to talk about my watching habits.

Unfortunately, there comes a time when you must update your speaker system. Knowing when to do that can be tough. Sometimes, it’s obvious. However, your speakers could be working fine. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a new system. Let’s take a look at a few signs that will indicate it is time for an update.

Faulty Speakers

This one is obvious, I know. But it should still be listed here. Sometimes speakers fail. Just like any piece of hardware, sometimes speakers stop working or start giving you static. In other cases, they may just not be pushing out the same quality of sound as they used to. In these cases, you need to purchase new speakers to replace those that are failing. In many cases, that means replacing all the speakers for a balanced sound while you are watching your favorite movie.

No Surround Sound

Do you have the latest surround sound technology on your home system? If your system isn’t 7.1 surround system you could be missing out on a lot of great audio, especially if you enjoy watching the latest blockbuster movies. When you watch movies, you want the most accurate surround sound that will really immerse you into the movie. A 7.1 surround sound system will do that. If you are only running a 5.1 system or if you aren’t using surround sound at all, now is the time to upgrade your sound. You will be glad you did.

Change of Rooms

Not ever surround sound system will work in every room. If you have moved to a new home or maybe just moved your home theater to a new home, you may need to rethink your speakers and your speaker setup. You could have speakers that are too large or too small for the room. When this happens, they could be too much sound for your room or not enough. This means that it is time to head to the store to pick up a new set of speakers.

New Television

New televisions come with many different new connections compared to older style TV’s. When you buy a new television, you could quickly find that your old speaker system won’t connect properly to it. Even if it will, you may want to take advantage of the new features of the television by upgrading your speakers as well.


Sometimes, your system is just getting too old. This brings with it audio quality issues as well as compatibility issues. The system could be working fine, but you may be missing out on some great quality sound enhancements provided by newer technology. When they start to age, consider repurposing them to another room and pick up a better system for your made home theater system.

Parting Thoughts

As you can see, there are many things that could prompt you to upgrading your home theater systems. While some are obvious, such as bad speakers and maybe even age, others aren’t as noticeable. You may find it difficult to determine when you should upgrade. However, by following the tips above, you should be able to make the right decision for your home theater needs.

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