Your Home Theater Layout Can Be The Difference Between Success & Failure

When it comes to home theater layout, the devil is in the details. Don’t worry about making common and avoidable layout mistakes - let Acoustic Frontiers attend to the nuances and position your speakers, screen, and seats for optimum performance.

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The Issues We Solve Through Home Theater Layout

Failing to consider the specifics of seat, speaker, and screen placement can lead to real problems and ruin the performance of your home theater:

  • Audio and video that lacks immersiveness.
  • Poor dialog intelligibility.
  • Interrupted sightlines or neck ache from a display mounted too high.
  • Sound effects jumping between speakers or being hard to localize.

We stop you:

  • Spending hours researching speaker and video layout techniques and still missing key refinements such as optimizing a layout for multiple rows.
  • Wishing you’d done things differently and suffering from the negative effects of poor layout choices for the rest of your theater’s lifespan.
  • Not getting all the audio/video performance your equipment is capable of.

The Benefits Of Home Theater Layout

  • You’ll know exactly where to put the speakers, seats, and screen in your home theater.
  • You’ll get the perfect combination of seating styles (theater, couch, bar) for your room and needs.
  • Speaker layout goes beyond industry standards to deliver an immersive experience for multiple seats and multiple rows.
  • Screen size and placement yields comfortable and immersive vertical and lateral viewing angles that meet industry standards yet are tailored to personal preferences.
  • Get the best possible experience from your audio/video equipment.

What’s Included?

Acoustic Frontiers’ Home Theater Layout service optimizes the placement of the speakers, seats, and screen. We can assist with simple media rooms using a TV and 5.1 surround sound through high channel count immersive environments with 200” projection screens and 32 speakers.


The process starts with a thorough evaluation of how you plan to use the room. We take your requirements and overlay them with industry best practices from CEDIA, Dolby, Trinnov, and our years of experience to design the perfect theater for you. If you’re building a new home, we can help you figure out what size your theater room needs to be to meet your requirements for the number of seats and the level of experience you desire. Our expertise in the nuances of speaker layout and dispersion for Dolby Atmos, Auro, and DTS.X immersive audio environments guarantees a superior result.


Our approach incorporates analysis across all aspects of room layout:

  • Room dimensions.
  • Seat placement.
  • Riser configuration.
  • Viewing angles and sightlines. 
  • Speaker placement and coverage.
  • Door locations and aisle widths.

Upon completing the home theater design process, you’ll get comprehensive, to-scale plan and elevation CAD drawings for the room, revealing precise details on where everything goes and ensuring a flawless implementation.


Our Home Theater Layout service is typically delivered through our Core or Complete Home Theater Design Packages.

What You’ll Get

2D CAD plan and elevation drawings illustrating all aspects of your room layout: room dimensions; seat placement; riser configuration; viewing angles and sightlines; speaker placement and coverage; door locations and aisle widths.

Creating A System You Love Shouldn't Be Difficult

With Acoustic Frontiers, all it takes is 4 simple steps.



We'll take the time to understand your unique needs and goals to customize our approach to designing the best experience for you.



This is where the magic happens and what really makes Acoustic Frontiers stand out. Every room is different, and we’ll account for all the elements that impact performance in your space to ensure you get the best system for your budget.



We’ll make the installation process as painless as possible and carefully calibrate your system to optimize performance.



You deserve the best, and now you’ve got it. Put on your favorite movie or album, or create your next track because the system you wanted is yours to enjoy.

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What Do Our Clients Think?

“After speaking to several local dealers/installers, I requested Acoustic Frontiers design my theater. Working with Acoustic Frontiers was a pleasure. They are very knowledgeable, flexible and completed the work on schedule. I never felt I was being oversold or pushed in particular direction. They truly customized the design as per my budget and liking and I am very happy with results.”

Mr. Sahni

“Our ground floor was far from ideal as a space for a high-quality media room: big sliding glass doors, an open stairwell, and lots of reflective hard surfaces. Acoustic Frontiers gathered detailed information about the room and about our needs and priorities, and worked with our interior designer and our existing remodeling team to come up with a design that both looks and sounds great. We couldn’t be happier with the end result!”

S.G., San Francisco, CA

“The Raw Audio/Video is off the charts fantastic, I could not imagine any improvement at all.”

Lon G, NY

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Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers

  • (415) 524-8741
  • Serving USA & Canada
  • Fairfax, Northern California, USA

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