Take advantage of the surround-sound capabilities of your favorite movies and TV shows by purchasing a Kenwood surround-sound system. Most of Kenwood's systems can be purchased for less than $1,000, which makes the setup affordable for many people. The company's systems typically feature five surround-sound speakers, a powered subwoofer, a home-theater receiver and a DVD or Blu-ray player.
Place the Speakers
Place the left and right front speakers next to your television set. Have at least 10 feet between them.
Place the center channel speaker directly above or below the television.
Place the rear channel surround-sound speakers behind and slightly above your main seating area at a 45-degree angle.
The subwoofer and Kenwood receiver can be placed anywhere that is convenient within the room. It is recommended to place them near the television set.
Connect the Components
Set your DVD or Blu-ray player next to the Kenwood receiver. Connect the player's audio/video cord into the corresponding input jacks on the back of the receiver.
Connect the video output jack on the receiver with a cable leading to the video input jack on the back of the television.
Connect the speakers systematically to the Kenwood receiver. Connect the front-channel speaker wire to the receiver, then to the receiver itself.
Repeat this with all the speakers and subwoofer until everything is connected to the receiver.
Plug the Kenwood receiver into a power strip. Turn on the system.
Set Up the System
Insert a disc into the player's tray. Adjust the volume to the desired level with your remote control.
Toggle to the audio-settings menu to set your preferred levels for the individual surround-sound speakers.
Set the audio-delay effects. Audio-delay creates the sensation of action moving throughout the room.
Things You'll Need
Speaker stands, bookshelf, or wall mounts
It is recommended to use a surge protector with your Kenwood system.