Have an idea to help boost your audio? We can make it happen! Want to listen to music as you go about your day at home? We'd love to help. Want your speakers to be heard, but not seen? No problem! We can make the speakers disappear into the wall or ceiling without compromising product or sound quality. From huge sound for the big game, or soft music for white noise, we work with you to make your vision transform into a reality.
Not sure what kind of audio equipment is right for you? That's what we are here for!
The Theater People can not only design and install your dream audio system, we can provide all necessary equipment to get your space sounding out of this world, too. With a variety of quality equipment to choose from, we can match you with the speakers, finish, and accessories that will best fit you and your space. So sit back, relax, and let us lead the way to an exceptional audio experience. We also do commercial AV!
Some of our preferred audio brands include:
If you use your TV's built-in speakers to play audio, you have no idea what you're missing. A vast majority of TV shows, movies, and gaming content supports at least a 5.1 surround sound format- meaning the sounds are carefully separated into channels and distributed between individual speakers and low-frequency subwoofers placed around you. Playing audio through an external speaker system brings to life the subtle nuances that would otherwise go unnoticed, not to mention the sense of sound directionality and rich, resonating audio that you just can't get from the TV itself.
Luckily, there are plenty of options to create the surround sound system that is perfect for you. We can use in-wall, in-ceiling, external cabinet speakers, or a combination of the three to provide ideal sound in your space. Have a specific idea in mind for your surround sound system? Whether you are thinking of an standard, entry-level 5.1 system, a sophisticated and immersive 7.2.4 setup, or anything in between, we'd be happy to dig into it with you!
For all you 2-piece projection fans out there, we can even conceal the front channel speakers behind the projector screen for a stunningly clean look. Acoustically Transparent screen material allows the screen to be the focus of the room, and not the design of the speakers. I know what you are thinking: Won't that muffle or mute the sound? Not these days. Screen Innovation's micro-perforated acoustically transparent screens have a pattern of 30,000 half-millimeter sized holes in just one square foot of screen space, so we challenge you to point out an audible difference.
distributed & whole-home audio
Don't confine your audio to just one area- spread the love! Many audio/video receivers these days offer the capability to send the sound to speakers in a separate zone or room. Better yet, some more advanced receivers can play two different audio sources at a time, allowing you to watch a movie in surround sound in one room, and rock out to your favorite music in another. The highest-quality receivers have mastered distributing two different audio and video sources. Two individual zones of entertainment, one receiver.
Zone B mirrors the audio output
in the Main Zone
Not a fan of what's playing? Listen to a
different audio source in Zone 2
Connect via HDMI to enjoy separate audio
and video sources from the Main Zone
Our go-to Yamaha receivers all have the capabilities to either mirror the original source, or they can play a different source in a second zone. The masterful Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 and RX-A2080 can perform both mirroring and separate sources- whichever fits your need.
And what if two zones isn't enough? Maybe you want multiple listening spaces: in the kitchen, basement, living room, master bathroom, and outside. Not a problem, we'll just dive more into the custom realm for this. We can set your house up so that the same music plays in all rooms, or mix it up with a different song in each zone. Want rock concert volume in the backyard, but have ambient background music in the living room? With our variety of customized audio solutions, we can make all of that happen.
A Project Manager will visit your home to perform a walk-through with you to discuss how your ideal audio system will function and assess what products would be best for you.
what is dolby atmos?
Dolby Atmos delivers multi-dimensional sound with amazing clarity that envelopes you in an immersive soundscape. Feel a deeper connection to the stories (and music) you love with Dolby's innovative Atmos technology.
Thanks to Dolby Atmos, individual sounds are freed from their speaker channels and are precisely placed in the room to move around you, including overhead and down low, encompassing you in each scene or chorus.
Dolby Atmos requires at least 2 Atmos-enabled speakers or add-on modules to be effective, though 4 speakers are recommended for more precisely located and realistic overhead sounds.
what equipment is needed?
In order to get the Atmos experience, your content provider needs to offer Dolby-coded entertainment, and your device must be Dolby Atmos enabled, such as your soundbar or receiver.
Overhead sound can be achieved a variety of ways:
Ceiling speakers: provides direct sound
Speakers enabled with Dolby Atmos: uses precise sound reflection technology
A soundbar enabled with Dolby Atmos: uses precise sound reflection technology
Atmos enabled speakers can include traditional, forward-firing sound drivers along with the upward firing components (like on a soundbar), or they can also be add-on modules that have only the upward firing elements. These add-on modules rest on top of your current speakers, or another surface nearby to compliment your existing audio.
Atmos is available on a wide range of devices at various price points, and your favorite streaming service should have a library of Dolby content ready to enjoy. If you are a Netflix, Disney+, Vudu or AppleTV subscriber, they are prepared for you. Each of them already have Dolby-enabled options that you can explore.