When you look at India as a home theater market, growing urbanization and acceptance of new technologies with increased per capita income are the driving force behind consumption. Every modern day Villa/Bungalow even in tier 2 cities like Mysore, Shimoga, Coimbatore and Trivandrum are built with a dedicated media room.
Good home theater system with comfortable seating is the gateway to home entertainment with services from Netflix and amazon.
It’s not that everyone building a new house would allocate a room dedicated for cinema. For those of you “passionate movie buffs’ ‘ there is always a solution in the form of “Living Room Theater” concept where a sophisticated audio system gets connected to a Home Theater AV receiver along with TV and helps you get immersed in your favorite movie.
So what are things you would need in order to build a great living room theater set up?
You would basically need the following;
A) Medium sized room (ex: 18’x15’) with a couple of upholstered sofas, carpet rugs and windows covered with thick drapes or curtains. All these items put together will help you in improving the room acoustics by reducing echo and reverberation. The next item that you would need is the visual media that could be a
B) TV or projection system. For further information on this, do check out our post on Projector vs TV.
C) Audio system consisting of speakers, an audio-video receiver and last but not the least
D) Some good quality audio cables.
So when someone requests us to suggest them a budget friendly, Performance oriented Living room theater system-The first thing that comes to our mind is the Jamo Studio Series range of speakers with Denon AVR X2600H receiver.
The Jamo Studio Series speaker system introduced in late 2017 won the EISA award the next year as the jury at EISA couldn’t find anything that could beat the Jamo studio series as far as value for money quotient was considered.
Jamo S 807 Dolby atmos speaker package consists of S 807 Jamo tower speakers, Corresponding S83 Center channel and Jamo S 803 or S 801 Jamo bookshelf speakers as surround speakers and 6.5Cs range of Jamo ceiling speakers. Since the Jamo Studio Series offers 2 subwoofer models in the form of Jamo S 810 and 808, you will have the option of choosing any one between the two considering the room dimension and the quantity of bass required.
Talking about S 807 Jamo tower speakers, they act as the main Left and right speakers in a dolby atmos set up with specially designed metal fasteners atop the cabinet that has the ability to accommodate a pair of S 8 ATM Dolby atmos speaker modules. This will help in a scenario where mounting the traditional ceiling speaker on the false ceiling is impossible.
The S 807 Jamo tower speaker is a 2 way system engineered to deliver 100 Watts of power at 8 Ohms. The 1” soft dome tweeter helps in reproduction of detailed highs and dual 5” LF drivers deliver sufficient amounts of bass for music and movie watching.
The Center Unit:
Jamo S83 Center channel speaker on the other hand is a step up from the S 81 Jamo Center speaker that gets paired with the smaller Jamo S 805 tower speakers. Jamo S 83 with 80 Watts of power delivery and 2 LF drivers placed on either side of the tweeter integrates well with the S 807 Jamo tower speaker system and produces crisp dialogues that are a must with regional Telugu, Kannada and Hindi movies.
The Bookshelf Speakers:
Jamo S 803 bookshelf surround speakers are recommended when you want to build a 5.1.4 or a fully blown 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos Home Theater setup. If you are just looking to have the basic 5.1.2 configuration at your home then Jamo S 801 should work well. These S 803 Jamo bookshelf speakers are powerful enough to fill even a 13’W Living room.
Although there are 2 subwoofers to choose from, I would strongly recommend you to go with the bigger Jamo S 810 Subwoofer simply because it has the ability to give you that extra depth and punch that is very much essential to a Living room home theater setup.
Voice of God:
If you are a believer in the saying “Old is gold” and want to stick with traditional ceiling speakers on the ceiling then you can always trust the 6.5cs Jamo ceiling speakers which are very moderately priced in India. These ceiling speakers deliver about 50 watts of continuous power and work pretty decently in a Dolby Atmos Movie set up. If you want to go one step further and get the best Jamo ceiling speaker for Atmos application then you can easily choose the Jamo IC 606 FG that has better drivers and crossovers but with a slight bump in price.
In order for all these Jamo speakers to work you would need what I would term as The Heart of the Living room Home Theater set up: The AV receiver. A Denon AVR X2600H or an equivalent receiver with continuous power delivery of close to 100 Watts per channel will get you home.
All these devices can be connected using audio cables from Valueline or Audioquest which will help you make sure nothing is lost as far as audio quality is concerned.
The Jamo S 807 Speaker system is available in White, Walnut and black ash finishes and looks gorgeous when installed in any well decorated living room.
The above mentioned 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos based Jamo Living room Home theater setupmight set you back by 2 Lakhs In Indian currency, But the smile that it brings on your spouse’ face due to its aesthetic appeal and the happiness you get due to its sonic performance is just PRICELESS!
Symphony 440 Design Group home theater installation team has about 10 years of experience in working with Jamo brand in India and has installed numerous high end Jamo audio systems across major cities in South and west India.
Talk to professionally qualified Sound and Acoustic engineers at Symphony 440 Design Group for best in class Jamo Home theater designs and implementation services.