According to Fixr, the cost of home theater installation can range from 150 dollars to 800 dollars. The rate depends on the particular system that you purchase, as well as any deal you might work out with the seller. That brings us to the cost of the home theater itself, which can consist of a complete audio visual system or merely a set of high quality speakers.
Regardless of the equipment being installed, the most time consuming part of any home theater project is the installation of the speakers. Since some home theater or home audio designs will require wires to be passed through the walls, speaker installation can take several hours. However, if the set up is in one room, typical DIY speaker projects can take less than two hours of your time; and you will be saving a few bucks, as well.
Unless you have experience with home repair and remodeling, if a home audio system is complex, you should probably hire a professional installer. But if you have some experience with home projects, or have no plans for installing multi room audio, you can find plenty of simple, yet fun, tips for DIY speaker projects online. For audiophiles who are particularly handy, they might consider going one step further, and purchasing complete DIY speaker projects.
While few home theater projects are large enough to warrant taking out loans for home improvement, even small DIY projects can save home theater aficionados significant cash. Although some may not have the necessary skills, patience, or interest level to assemble their own speakers from kits, these types of DIY speaker projects will save the most money. Since you are only buying a kit with parts, rather than a fully assembled speaker with finished wood, the cost for DIY speaker projects can cost half the price of finished speakers.
A huge advantage of DIY speaker kits over finished speakers is the selection. When you browse the speaker selections in an audio visual showroom, your choices are usually limited to certain brands, sizes, and styles. On the other hand, speaker kits are available in just about every size, style, and configuration possible. Thus, you can choose just the right size and shape of speaker to fit any nook or cranny you want. This also allows for the best use of space, and, therefore, the opportunity to create the most ideal surround sound for your home.
Installing a high performance home theater system will enhance significantly the entertainment experience for every member of the family. With the money you can save on DIY speaker projects, it might prove an even better experience for your bank account!