Home Theater Speaker Systems

Home theater systems mimic the sort of sound you would get in a movie theater or an entertainment arena. These are a series of speakers, each with a distinct function. When placed well, they generate a sound system that gives you an almost natural environment. Whether you are watching a movie or listening to music at home alone or with friends, home theater speakers provide a great experience. Browse the extensive sections of home theater audio at Staples to find the right entertainment unit for you.

Components of a home theater speaker system
A home theater speaker system consists of the main control unit and a series of speakers — each serving a specific function. The control unit can either be a DVD player, a Blu-ray player, or a digital receiver. The central speaker plays the primary voice or dialogue, while a sub-woofer plays bass. A series of other speakers connect to the system, providing good sound quality and great ambiance.

The number of extra speakers required depends on the size of the entertainment room and the level of sound needed. A small studio apartment or even a small room might only require a few speakers, unlike big apartments. Additionally, ensure you comply with noise requirements provided in the building or area. That consideration determines the number of speakers needed.

Determining the need for a home theater speaker system
Home theater systems are primarily designed for a home set-up, but are also ideal for offices and boardrooms. These sound systems are set up in offices to share audiovisual presentations and other related activities. They're also suitable for verandas, patios or outdoor areas during functions to keep guests entertained

Different brands focus on a variety of features, and these are helpful when choosing the best unit to purchase. Some of these features include an equalizer to help get the best level of sound and Bluetooth technology to connect to other devices. A wireless home theater system is typically easy to set up, and it's simple to detach speakers. 

What comes with home theater speaker systems?

The systems can be a series of speakers, sub-woofer, and a control unit. But it may not come with a control unit to aid the connection to a DVD player, TV system, or phone. In that case, the sub-woofer acts as the control unit 

Do you need wires to connect to each speaker?
While most of the home theater speaker systems come with connecting wires, many use Bluetooth technology. This makes the connection less complicated. There is still a need for wires, especially for connecting the main control unit to a sound source such as a TV or Blu-ray player. Other systems connect to a Wi-Fi network without any need for wires.

Do you need to consider power needs?
Yes. Most home theater systems use about 50 watts of power. Depending on the size of the room, it might be necessary to use more powerful speakers to properly fill the room with sound, possibly up to 150 watts. The amplifier and speakers should be able to handle that extra power.
BeFree Sound Bluetooth Speaker System; bfs-400, 25 W & 10 W x 5, BlueBeFree Sound Bluetooth Speaker System; bfs-400, 25 W & 10 W x 5, Blue
106.99
BeFree Sound Bluetooth Speaker System; bfs-400, 25 W & 10 W x 5, Blue
Item #2120400
Model #93592793M
  • 5.1-channel audio, Frequency: 40 Hz - 20 KHz
  • Dimensions: 10 1/2"H x 17 1/2"W x 22 1/2"D
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Monoprice® 125W 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System, BlackMonoprice® 125W 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System, Black
135.49
Monoprice® 125W 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System, Black
Item #1255919
Model #108247
  • Black
  • Output power: 125 W (satellite/center channel), 60 W (subwoofer)
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IQ sound® Bluetooth® Home Audio System sc-3366mIQ sound® Bluetooth® Home Audio System sc-3366m
52.49
IQ sound® Bluetooth® Home Audio System sc-3366m
Item #2120911
Model #93595099M
  • Frequency: 20 Hz -2000 Hz
  • Multi function remote control requires AAA batteries for an efficient operation
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iliveITBSW285B 37" Bluetooth Soundbar w/ Subwoofer, Black
104.99
iliveITBSW285B 37" Bluetooth Soundbar w/ Subwoofer, Black
Item #1643098
Model #GPXITBSW285B
  • 37" HD sound bar
  • Powered 2.1 stereo speaker system with built-in subwoofer
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Cyber Acoustics Curve Lights CA-3712BT 2.1-Channel Bluetooth Speaker System with LED Lighting Effects, Black
54.59
Cyber Acoustics Curve Lights CA-3712BT 2.1-Channel Bluetooth Speaker System with LED Lighting Effects, Black
Item #24167781
Model #CA3712BT
  • Bluetooth speaker system is perfect for home theater, laptop, computer, tablet, smartphone, iPod, MP3 player, CD player, DVD player and audio devices
  • 2.1-channel
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GPX HT050B 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System
59.99
GPX HT050B 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System
Item #2423515
Model #GPXHT050B
  • 6 speakers including a subwoofer and 5 surround speakers--front left, front right, rear left, rear right and center
  • High-power amp
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Audiovox® RCA VH71N 2-Way Coaxial Signal Switch
6.99
Audiovox® RCA VH71N 2-Way Coaxial Signal Switch
Item #IM1T56487
Model #VH71N
  • Interface: 2 x antenna in, 1 x antenna out
  • For use with RG-6 or RG-59 cables
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ILIVE ITB066B 32" Bluetooth Soundbar
63.99
ILIVE ITB066B 32" Bluetooth Soundbar
Item #2484393
Model #GPXITB066B
  • 32"
  • 60ft Bluetooth range
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DB Link 12-Gauge Blue Speaker Wire (60ft)(SW12G60)
20.69
DB Link 12-Gauge Blue Speaker Wire (60ft)(SW12G60)
Item #24329619
Model #DBDSW12G60
  • 12 gauge
  • Oxygen cable
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Proscan Psb3713-op 37" Bluetooth Soundbar
64.99
Proscan Psb3713-op 37" Bluetooth Soundbar
Item #2698974
Model #CURPSB3713OP
  • 37"
  • Bluetooth 3.0
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