If you're in the process of setting up a home theater or even if you're just looking for a way to protect your valuable audio equipment, it may make sense to invest in an audio tower. For those that are unfamiliar with the terminology, an audio tower is simply a piece of furniture that can house your audio equipment, keeping it protected from dust and from the curious hands of children. Although most people are probably familiar with the industrial looking towers found in professional sound rooms, there are a host of more modern pieces that would look great in almost any living room or theater. Of course, like when shopping for anything, there are a number of different options that are available when it comes to purchasing an audio cabinet. The following article will serve as a basic guide for those in the market for a solution to house their valuable equipment.

The first thing one must consider whenever shopping for furniture is the amount of available square footage they have to house it. Moreover, the user must envision how their new furniture will fit in to their existing décor. After all, you don't want to add an enormous piece of furniture to a room that can't house it, nor does it makes sense to add something that looks drastically different from the other pieces of furniture in your room. Fortunately, there are a number of different options to address any space concern that you might have. There are corner audio towers for those that don't have an abundance of wall space and there are also towers that are designed to be placed inside of an enclosure or closet. The great thing about this option is that it allows you to keep all of your equipment protected and out of sight. Plus, with RF remote technology, you don't have to worry about controlling your components.

Somewhat related to the size of the tower, you also want to consider the amount of equipment you have to protect. You likely have a number of different pieces including a DVD player, CD player, A/V receiver and even a satellite receiver. All of these pieces will need to be housed on their own shelf within the tower. You always want to avoid placing components on top of each other, since this could lead to overheating and eventual damage to your equipment. Because of this, it makes sense to consider any possible future additions to your equipment list in order to allocate space for them.

Ultimately, choosing the right audio tower is all about considering the size and appearance of your existing room, plus how many audio components you need to house. By taking these things into consideration you will be better positioned to purchase the perfect audio tower for your home theater room.