Sound projectors (soundbars) have sufficient sound quality, so they can be used as an alternative to a speaker system with several satellites (speakers). This option of acoustic system will help to save space as soundbars are a monoblock panel in which speakers are integrated. And today in this article we will talk about how to connect the best soundbar for a projector! Let’s go!
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The sound projector design allows you to create a very high-quality surround sound, which can be compared to the sound of more expensive acoustic systems of 5.1 format. Modern sound projectors can have from 4 to 16 built-in speakers (there are more) and using special electronic methods (phase shifting of audio signals and delay of rear channel signals) a surround sound effect is created, it is possible to simultaneously emit and focus the sound of a large number of channels. You will really hear “surround” sound in spite of the fact that its source is a flat sound panel, but even the best soundbars cannot imitate the sound source behind the user’s back, so only 5.1 or 7.1 acoustics can convey the “surround sound” effect with one hundred percent authenticity.
Advantages of Sound Projectors (Soundbars)
- compact dimensions
- low weight
- easy installation
- minimal wiring
- placement on a wall, shelf, or rack
Based on this, there is no need to find space in your room for each of the components of a multi-channel (5.1 or 7.1) audio system.
Functionality of Soundbars
Some manufacturers of soundbars contain in their cases integrated Blu-ray player, FM-radio receiver, and also offer an opportunity to use as a dock for iPod (for example, LG HLX55W soundbar). There are also models on the market that can stream audio from the Internet. It is worth paying attention to the possibility of separate regulation of upper and lower frequencies, which may be missing in some soundbars.
How to Connect the Soundbar. Connection Diagram
- How to connect a projector to a soundbar with 1 hdmi? To output the sound from the TV to the soundbar, use the following connection diagrams:
- HDMI cable. TV (HDMI OUT) – Soundbar (HDMI IN). The output is multichannel sound.
- Optical cable. TV (Optical OUT) – Soundbar (Optical IN). Outputs multi-channel audio.
- 5 jack cable. TV (headphone output) – Soundbar (black 3.5 jack jack). There is stereo sound on the output.
- Cable with 2 RCA at the end (tulip). This cable can be used to connect a soundbar with two cinch jacks to TVs with L and R (stereo pair) outputs. The output is stereo sound.
Some models only have a 3.5 jack cable to connect to the headphone output of the TV set, such soundbars only work in stereo mode (Sony has such models).
- Use this circuit (for models with a built-in Blu Ray or DVD player) to output the picture from the soundbar to the TV:
- HDMI cable. Soundbar (HDMI OUT) – TV (HDMI IN). In order for the picture to appear, select the HDMI port you plugged the soundbar into in the TV menu.
- If you are using the soundbar with a Blu-ray 3D player, then you need an HDMI cable version 1.4, 1.4a, or 1.4b. The TV must also support 3D technology, otherwise, you will be able to play normal 2D Blu-ray media.
Cinemagoers with experience often face the question of the quality of watching favorite movies at home, but not everyone has the opportunity to place a full-fledged home theater 5.1. How to find a way out of such a situation? Being satisfied with a simple TV sound is not an option. In addition to mediocre intelligibility, we will get a narrow frequency range, unimpressive dynamics, and early overloading of low-power regular TV speakers. Therefore, we hope that in this article you found out how to connect the soundbar to the projector correctly and how to Select The Right Soundbar For your Projector.