Your guide to sound system installation

We've helped many customers install a sound system in the past year.

Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
6 Steps to Hiring a Sound System Pro
  1. 1. Building from scratch

    The best home theater installation pros know how to piece together systems to create the best sounds for their customers. They build systems by choosing subwoofers and other speakers separately.

  2. 2. Inspect past work

    Ask to see pictures of previous installations. Look for loose wires and other telltale signs of shoddy installation. Experts install complete systems without leaving their mark.

  3. 3. Planning ahead

    Inquire about scaling up in the future. Some installers build systems that allow their clients to scale up if they want to build onto their systems at a later date.

  4. 4. Insurance only

    Only choose an installer who is insured. While most installations go smoothly, you need to be covered if something goes wrong.

  5. 5. Experience please

    Home theater professionals Don't have to go to school to get a degree in home theater installation, but they do require some training. In some cases, on-the-job training is enough.

  6. 6. The fine print

    Make sure the installer offers a warranty for his or her work. Some experts offer a warranty for the speakers, subwoofer, and installation. Go over all of this before signing a contract.

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