A large TV of about 40 inches is usually ideal. You can find a wide range of TVs here
Most sound stereo systems come with speakers, sub-woofer, and amplifier that provide high-quality audio experience.
There are different brands of audio and video systems including LG, Samsung & Sony.
Price & Availability
Surround-Sound Home Stereo System
They come in packages of 7.1, 5.1, 3.1, and 2.1, representing the number of speakers and sub-woofer in a system. A 2.1 system may come with two speakers and one sub-woofer.
A sub-woofer produces low frequency bass effect. Amplifiers also known as audio & video receivers normally relays signals and powers the speakers. Disc players are available either as DVD players or recorder as well ashigh-definition Blu-ray players.
These packages usually vary in their capability, sizes, type of speakers and form.
Some of them are suited for large rooms while others are designed for small rooms.
Sony DAV-TZ140 Model
DVD, VCD, CD Player
300W Digital Amplifier
Price: KSh 15,800 Buy Now
Samsung 5.1 CH Surround System
1 Disc Capacity
330 Watts Total Power
CD DA / CD-R / CD-RW available
FM Tuner available
Smart Volume technology
Price: KSh 26,999 Buy Now & Check Other Samsung Models Here
LG 330W 5.1ch DVD Home Theatre System
Full HD Upscaling
USB Direct Recording & Playback
HDMI & Divx
Price: KSh 28,995 Buy Now & Check Other LG models Here
1330W Total power
Dual Subwoofer unit
Deck Type: Tray
3D Blu-ray Disc player
Sony DAV-DZ350 5.1Ch DVD Channel
Dolby Digital Surround
Stylish Quartz design
Bluetooth connectivity and HDMI Output
S-Master Digital Amplifier
Price: KSh 29,000 Buy Now
Harman-Kardon HS 210 Model
Dolby Virtual Speaker Technology
Simultaneous playback of MP3 and (HD) JPEG
FM digital Radio tuner
200 Watt subwoofer
Price: KSh 132,100 Buy Now
Components Of Home Stereo System
There are different types of speakers that make up a complete sound surround stereo system. Vital components include the center-channel speaker, left and right speakers, surround speakers, sub-woofer and a DVD player.
The center channel speaker is designed to deliver about 50 percent and above of the soundtrack. The center speaker should be placed just below the television set.
Left And Right Speakers
The left and right speakers reproduce the sound and most of them come as bookshelf or floor standing designs.
Surround Speakers also form part of the surround system and are usually placed on the sides of the room. These surround speakers usually produce, ambient, atmospheric sounds — such as the rustling of leaves or rain drops.
A subwoofer is an important component that produces deep bass and low-frequency effects, making the soundtrack to feel more lifelike, large and full.
An ideal DVD player should be able to connect to your home theater receiver so as to provide surround sound. There are different DVD players available for instance the Blu-ray DVD Player. A Blu-ray DVD Player is a high definition format with the capability to play both DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
Factors To Consider When Buying Home Stereo Audio System
Size of The System
A system with two or three speakers is ideal for most standard rooms. Those with five or seven speakers are ideal for those with adequate space especially those with large rooms.
Check for extra features such as Karaoke function, so that you can sing along with your favorite track.
Are you looking for a system with connectivity features such as HDMI, NFC or Bluetooth support so that you can watch your smartphone/ tablet photos, videos, apps or games, supersized on your TV screen?
Ease Of Assembly & Use
Systems with wireless connections are usually easy to assemble and do not have much clutter. Those that have remote controls and simple features are also easy to use.
Floor Standing Versus Shelf Speakers
Determine if you require tall , large floor speakers or small speakers that can be positioned on a flat surface or on a shelf.
Prices vary depending on the size of the system and the brand.