2019 Cost When Getting  A Surround Sound System Installed

2019 Cost When Getting  A Surround Sound System Installed

It really depends on what is involved in the wiring and how many pieces of equipment need to be installed. The equipment that will determine the costs and the amount of speakers to be mounted or set up on table top, the speaker or audio cables that need to be in wall fished, flat screen TV, soundbar, rear speakers etc. The total cost can run between $100-$3500. Here are some of the costs and scenarios below:

SERVICE COSTS:

  • Soundbar installation or mounting$85
  • TV Mounting on drywall or brick without in wall wiring$150
  • TV Mounting on drywall or brick with concealed wiring and electric outlet behind TV$250-$400
  • 5 or 7.1 speaker mounting or setup without in wall wiring$100
  • 5 or 7.1 speaker mounting and setup with concealed rear surround wiring$250
  • Projector mounting on ceiling$100
  • Projector screen mounting (pull down/fixed)$75-$145
  • Projector mounting with electric/HDMI/speaker in wall wiring$750-$2000

EQUIPMENT COSTS:

  • 1 Soundbar with wireless subwooferAvg. $399
  • Ceiling speakers In-wall $199/pair
  • 500-1000 watts subwoofer $499
  • 16/2 1000 speaker wires $125/box
  • Blur Ray/Playstation 4 $299
  • 75 ft. HDMI $100
  • Mid level DLP/LCD High Def projector $1299
  • Projector ceiling bracket $45
  • Projector screen pull down $295
  • Projector screen fixed $649
  • Flatscreen 65” 4K television $1299

Surround Sound System Brands

There are many decent brands that you can shop for when purchasing a quality sounding surround sound system. Each one of which has a unique style, quality and appearance. Generally, it is best not to mix and match speakers from different brands, but some homeowners do so with great results. While the best brand for any particular surround sound system depends on the budget and expectations of the buyer, some of the leading brands in the industry include the following:

  • Samsung– Known for very high quality HD television pictures
  • Sony– Known for good sounding soundbars and good quality 4K flat screens
  • Vizio– Budget friendly 2.1 and 5.1 soundbars as well as televisions
  • LG– Nice smart TV’s with a lot of features/apps compared to the others
  • Polk Audio– Great quality in wall/ceiling speakers
  • Definitive– Awesome tower and floor sounding speakers as well as subwoofers
  • Yamaha/Denon– Budget Friendly 5.1 to 9.2 receivers
  • Epson/Viewsonic– These DLP/LCD high definition projectors are reasonably priced and give you a great picture

So to summarize, depending on the size of your living space whether it is an apartment or basement will depend on how involved the wiring and installation will cost when setting up a surround sound system.

Tips On Where To Hang Your Flat Screen

When we install flat screens the number one question customers have is “Where is the best place to hang my TV”? There are many factors ins a room when considering the best location or which wall to put the TV up. Check out these tips below if you are having the same issue when deciding.

Focal Point

When deciding where to put your TV up also decide what other objects you will put on the wall in that same room. Is it pictures? mirrors? shelves? If you want guests who will be coming over to focus on a nice piece of art in that room then you may nt want to buy an overpowering large 75″ HDTV but rather a smaller 42″ if you still want to entertain guests. The reason being is if the TV is on it will take away from the fine art or mirror but may not necessarily. IT is just something to think about and sometimes is you are having a tough time deciding between a TV or artwork s the focus you may not want to put the conflicting one up instead of having them compete.

Take Distance & Height into Consideration

Anther question we get is how high the TV should be in the room. We always use the furniture in the room to decide how high the TV will be while the customer is sitting so the viewing can be comfortable. The standard is 15 degrees viewing while looking at the flat screen from a relaxed sitting position while the distance between your couch and your television is usually approximately 7-9 feet. You don’t want to sit too close to your television, and you certainly don’t want it to be too far away. If you get too far away from your TV, you lose resolution and detail. Sitting closer to your television allows you to improve your field of view and really immerse yourself in the experience. The larger your television, the more immersive your experience will be.

The last thing you want to do is strain your neck by hanging your TV too high nor too low.

Lighting and Lights

Most televisions have slightly reflective screens, so you must pay attention to where sources of light are located in your room. Windows, lamps, and mirrors can throw off your image quality. Curved TV’s were designed to help solve this reflective issue slightly but is not 100% resistance to reflection. Anther way to help deflect light from a flat screen is to buy a tilting bracket or full motion so you can move it forward and left and right to assist. Unless your seating area sits directly in front of your screen, you will most likely want to mount your television in a way that allows your to adjust its angle.

Learn More with We Mount TVs

Whether you’re purchasing a projection screen or a 4K television for your space, give our experts a call to ensure you find the most effective and aesthetically pleasing way to hang your television at 302-451-9043.