Here’s a suggested approach on how to grow your home sound system from a simple stereo system to a full grown 7.1/2 surround sound theater.

  1. Start with a simple stereo system. 2 speakers, front left and front right.
  2. Add a subwoofer for improved bass.
  3. Add a center speaker.
  4. Add 2 speakers, rear left and rear right. This makes a 5.1 system.
  5. Add 2 speakers, effect left and effect right. This makes a 7.1 system.
  6. Add another subwoofer. This makes a 7.2 system.
  7. That’s it.