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Planning Your Whole-Home Sound System Setup

It's all possible: playing music in several rooms while changing tracks and adjusting volume levels with the touch of a button. You can even mute a room, tune in another, or play different tracks in each room. That's the power of a whole-home sound system

Whether you are hosting a party, relaxing on a weekend, or doing tasks around the house, a multi-room audio system provides an unparalleled entertainment experience. However, installing a high-end whole-home sound system requires planning. Here's how to go about it:

Connect multiple zones with a receiver

Consider the size of your home and the number of rooms where you want audio. To link different areas of your home, you can use a receiver as the central hub. This receiver works like a conductor, taking your chosen audio from sources like streaming services, CDs, or turntables and sending it to specific speaker zones. 

You can also use a speaker selector switch to switch between zones and adjust the volume in each. If you want more flexibility, think about getting a home theater receiver. These receivers can handle various audio sources at once, so you can play a movie soundtrack in the living room and keep your favorite jazz tunes playing in the kitchen.

Most modern receivers will enable you to control volume, select music, and so on through your phone or tablet. 

Wired vs. wireless system

When it comes to audio systems, you have two main options: wired and wireless.

  • Wired systems

Wired systems are known for their top-notch sound quality and reliability. Wired connections prevent annoying Wi-Fi interruptions, ensuring your music keeps playing smoothly.

However, setting up wired systems can be tricky, as it involves running cables through walls and ceilings. This might not be the best choice for homes that are already built.

  • Wireless systems

Wireless systems are super convenient and flexible. Wireless speakers are easy to set up and can easily move around your home. 

However, the sound quality might not match wired systems, especially for serious music lovers. Interference or network downtimes can also affect wireless connections.

Another option is to create a system with a mix of wired and wireless speakers. 

Choose your audio source

The next step is to consider your audio source, whether it's the plain old turntable, Blu-ray player, or streaming service. Using the appropriate receiver, you can enjoy different audio media across different rooms in the house. 

Select the right speakers

For your whole-home sound system, you want a speaker everywhere you want sound - be it the patio or rooms. There are different speaker types and styles depending on your room's aesthetics and personal preferences. 

You may opt for smaller speakers to mount on walls and ceilings for a discreet look. If you have space, you can go for the bigger floor-standing models. For the patio and other areas, you want weather-resistant speakers. For speaker brands, don’t be afraid to mix brands such as Sonance, Meridian, and Steinway Lyngdorf. No matter your choice, you can expect superior delivery. 

Take your entertainment game to a whole new level 

Get ready to turn your place into a sound paradise with a whole-home audio system. Whether you're having friends over, relaxing after a busy day, or just setting the vibe, a multi-room audio system makes life at home even better.

Are you excited to fill your home with music? Find out how we can elevate your audio experience with a whole-home audio system designed for your home. Contact us today. 


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