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Immerse Yourself in Cinematic Sound with the Best Surround Sound System NZ Has to Offer

Our surround sound speakers create a truly immersive sound experience, complete with deep bass and Hi-Fi audio. With our carefully selected range of home cinema speakers, you’ll enjoy explosive movie effects, house-rocking playlists, and a captivating audio performance that transports you right into the heart of the action. Whether you’re after a compact system for a small room, a full-scale home theatre setup, or something else, you’ll find the ideal surround sound solution at Distinction Audio.

Choose Our Surround Sound Speakers For a Personalised Listening Experience 

At Distinction Audio, we understand that a great sound experience is not one-size-fits-all. Our impressive range of surround sound speakers and systems cater to a wide variety of preferences and requirements, ensuring that every customer can find the perfect match for their home entertainment setup. From cutting-edge Dolby Digital or Dolby Atmos technology to effective channel configurations, we have an array of options to suit every taste and budget.

In addition to our broad selection of products, our team of audio experts is dedicated to helping you make the right choice for your unique listening environment. We can provide personalised recommendations based on your specific room size, layout, and desired sound quality. With our guidance, you can create a surround sound system that not only meets your expectations but exceeds them, delivering an unparalleled cinematic sound experience.

Discover the perfect surround sound speaker system for your home at Distinction Audio and elevate your home theatre systems to new heights.


How does a surround sound system NZ work?

Surround sound speakers work by delivering audio signals to various speakers placed strategically around the listener, creating an immersive and multidimensional audio experience. This system aims to provide a more realistic and engaging sound experience compared to traditional stereo setups, which only use two speakers for left and right audio channels.

In a surround sound system, audio is divided into multiple channels, with each channel assigned to a specific speaker. The most common surround sound configurations are 5.1 and 7.1 systems. In a 5.1 system, there are five main speakers and one subwoofer:

Centre channel speaker

Positioned directly in front of the listener, the centre channel speaker is responsible for reproducing dialogue and on-screen action. This speaker is crucial for effective and accurate voice reproduction.

Left and right front speakers

These speakers, traditionally placed on either side of the TV or screen, handle most of the soundtrack and provide a sense of direction and spatial detail.

Left and right surround speakers

Positioned to the sides or slightly behind the listener, these speakers reproduce ambient and background sounds, creating a more immersive audio environment.


The (sometimes wireless) subwoofer handles low-frequency effects (LFE) and provides deep bass, adding impact to action scenes and enhancing the overall sound experience.

Can I connect my surround sound speakers to my TV and other devices?

Connecting your surround sound speakers to your TV and other devices can greatly enhance your audio experience and make your movie watching, gaming, and music listening more immersive. However, it’s not as simple as just plugging in the speakers directly to the TV or other devices.

In order to properly power your surround sound speakers, you will need an AV receiver. An AV receiver acts as the central hub for your audio setup, allowing you to connect multiple devices such as your TV, Blu-ray player, gaming console, and music player. The receiver processes and amplifies the audio signal, then sends it to the speakers.

When selecting an AV receiver, it is important to consider the number of channels you need. For a typical 5.1 surround sound setup, you will need a receiver with at least five channels (front left, front right, center, surround left, and surround right) and a subwoofer channel. However, if you want a more immersive experience with additional speakers, such as height channels or rear surround speakers, you would want a receiver with more channels.

At Distinction Audio, we're committed to offering surround sound systems that cater to various needs and preferences, ensuring you can find the perfect solution for your home.

How do I choose the right surround sound system for my room size and layout?

Choosing the right surround sound system NZ for your room size and layout can be a bit of a challenge, but with some careful consideration and expert advice, you'll be able to find the perfect system that meets your needs.

For smaller rooms, compact systems or soundbars with built-in subwoofers might be an excellent choice, as they can deliver powerful audio performance without taking up too much space. Additionally, these systems are often more straightforward to set up and require fewer cables, making them a great option for those who want a hassle-free audio solution.

In contrast, larger rooms may require a more extensive speaker setup, such as a 5.1 or 7.1 channel system, to ensure optimal audio performance and an immersive sound experience. When dealing with a more spacious area, you'll also want to consider factors like speaker placement, which can significantly impact the overall sound quality and immersion. Some systems even offer wireless speakers or wall-mounting options, providing added flexibility in terms of positioning and aesthetics.

At Distinction Audio, our team of audio experts is always on hand to provide personalised recommendations based on your specific needs and preferences. We'll consider factors such as your room dimensions, listening habits, and budget to ensure you find the perfect surround sound solution that exceeds your expectations.

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