How to Choose Speakers

The type of stereo speakers you get should depend on your audio preferences and the music you usually listen to. The main difference between speakers lies in fidelity, or to put in another words, whether their sound is true to the original performance. One group of speakers maintain a clean and accurate sound, while the second group reproduces the sound with “color”. Choosing between these to groups is strictly a matter of personal taste.

The first kind of sound – the clean and accurate sound – is provided by sealed box speakers. These speakers are usually floorstanding or bookshelf speakers, which means that they take up some room space. Floorstanding speakers are usually the choice of the fine-eared, because they provide the highest level of sound fidelity. Usually, floorstanding speaker are the most expensive ones, although they do make for a long term investment. If you are short on money or space (or both), the next best thing would be bookshelf speakers. Bookshelf speakers are smaller than floorstanding speakers, but they are still able to provide a higher fidelity than other types of speakers.

If space is an issue, you might choose to compromise sound fidelity and go for the the other option, combining satellite speakers with a subwoofer. If you really love that deep bass sound, getting two subwoofers will upgrade your experience significantly Another option is to install in-wall that take no space at all (and you can improve their sound by using a back box). Note though that in-wall speaker require professional installation.

An essential component of your home stereo is the amplifier or the receiver. There has to be a correspondence between the speakers power requirements and the receiver capability to provide it. The receiver is responsible for providing power but also to handle the peaks that occur when music is played. Speaker sensitivity is the decibel output of the speaker (also called speaker efficiency). The sensitivity range runs from very inefficient (85db) to very efficient (105 db). The more efficient the speaker, the less amplifier power it needs in order to provide similar performance levels. A strong amplifier is required to cover for inefficient speakers, but even then, you might lose out on fidelity because of the dynamic range.

A lot of people see mounting speakers on the wall as quite a hassle for them to have to do by themselves. Also, the walls are destroyed in the process because you have to drill holes in it to fir the screws where you will be hanging the speakers. The perfect solution to end this problem is by using something that can hold speakers in a secure position, and Bose speaker stands are the exact products that can provide you this function for the best value. One of their best models is the Bose UFS-20 Universal Floor Stands. These stands are perfect anywhere you put them. They may be as simple as they seem, but they are definitely worth every penny. Here is an in-depth review of this device.

Bose speaker stands are very few, and this model is one of a kind. It’s the only speaker stand that the company developed for its product line, and other speaker docks are either wall mounted or short in height. If you want to keep your speakers steadily secured in a remote area, like the corner of a room or beside the door, but you don’t want to mount it on the wall because drilling holes isn’t something you want to do, then you definitely have to get this pair of stands. Their exact purpose is to hold the speakers steady and securely in place while giving the listeners the best listening height, which is 38”, the same height of the speaker stands.

The stands are perfectly designed to hold lightweight speakers, exactly what Bose speakers are. The base of the stands are wide enough to keep the device standing perfectly still and straight, but they have a very small footprint that hardly takes space on your living room floor. The design of the stands is also made to hide the wires of the speakers to reduce clutter or eliminate the unsightliness of hanging wires all around the house. The metal shafts of the stands have a hole inside where you hide the wire in, also protecting them from pests, damage, and weathering to keep the speakers fully functional.

The stands are made of metal and they come in three different colors which you can choose from depending on the product you will use it with – black, white, and gray. Although the gray color is very nice and the white color is also unique and stylish, the black one is most preferable because of its universality and any speaker system can fit on a black stand, even those that aren’t Bose. The dark color also reduces the age of the device and makes it look good even under constant abuse and weathering. Black also fits in all home décor and household design.


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