There is a universal concept of buying that when people decide to buy something, they want nothing but the very best, but to judge the term “best” is in itself a controversial subject, because judging the “best product” is largely based on individual customer’s preference. When it comes to buying a home theatre system, it is next to impossible to conclude on a single product as the “best.”
The best home theatre system in the world is not by any stretch of imagination the costliest home theatre system equipment, nor the best looking equipment, nor the loudest sounding, nor the most power generating equipments. It is also not the brand that spends the maximum on brand ambassadors and advertising, so the best home theatre system is not necessarily the most famous.
So one would be inclined to say that the best home theatre system is the best performing home theatre if budget was not be a constraint. A technically sound person would say the best specifications would translate into the best home theatre system in the world. A movie connoisseur would debate the above saying that the best specifications on equipment may mean nothing if it fails to provide the most realistic experience, similar to the concept that best video camera does not always ensure the world best video.
Home theatre experts readily agree that the so called “realistic experience” depends heavily on the layout of the home theatre environment, the acoustics, speaker placements, screen and projector positions, source content or media, listening positions, sound reflections, room nodes, etc.
The next realistic challenge is in judging the most realistic reproduction. Only the music director, cinematographer, sound engineer and the movie director could be the judges of the most realistic movie reproduction, for they know how they created it. In that case, cloning the studio and the equipments and also the equipment settings on which the movie was finalised by the creative team is the only way to reproduce what was created. A minute section of the home theatre systems market is currently being represented by studio equipment used to create the original content. One cannot have the movie creative team judge every high end home theatre that is being installed and certify the same as the most realistic reproduction of their creation.
The above information is not to create a pessimist out of a person who is yearning to build the best home theatre system in his or her budget but rather is an attempt to tell you that “the best home theatre system in the world” is a combination of various parameters, the evaluator yard sticks of which would significantly vary from person to person and thus would reduce the search from the “best home theatre in the world” to the “best home theatre for me.”
A home theatre system professional could easily help you buy the best home theatre to suit you. Choosing a home theatre professional to assist you in deciding a set up as well as installing the same for you should be done on the following parameters.