How to Plan a Multi-Room Music System for Your Home

Are you the type of person who likes to entertain? Or maybe you just enjoy listening to music when hanging out around your home.

In either case, if you are using a standalone set of speakers, you’re unable to take your music with you when you move around the house.

Instead, a multi-room music system for your home lets you travel from room-to-room without a loss of sound. Start a song upstairs in your bedroom and find it playing downstairs in the kitchen when you arrive.

If this sounds of interest to your lifestyle, these tips will help you plan a residential multi-room music system that everyone will enjoy.

Figure out Which Rooms to Start With

You probably don’t want every room in your house wired to your music system. Children might want control of the music playing in their spaces, and you may have specific areas in the home you like to keep quiet. You’re going to need speakers in each room you select so focusing on the areas that will benefit from your music will keep your costs down.

How Connected do you Want Things to be?

If you are looking to connect speakers in each room to a single source, you’ll find it a simple process to have these sourced and installed. But if you’ll want each room to have a choice of input source, whether from a TV, a radio, or a streaming music site, each speaker will need to be formatted to take in info from all these different source types.

What Kind of Speakers do you Want?

A significant component of your choice of speakers will come down to how they look: size, style, and other factors are just as important to many homeowners as good quality sound. Do you want hidden speakers installed overhead, or would you prefer to have your heavy-duty speaker displayed in the corner?

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Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@ExperienceAudioVideo.com for a Free Consultation.

 


3 New Construction Audio Visual Solutions

Whether you are a developer building single-family homes or a homeowner building your new home from the ground up, audio-visual components should be considered early on in the construction process whenever possible.

These days, you can incorporate technology into your home with smart home systems, multi-room music systems, and other systems that can help improve everyday life. And when it comes to new construction, audio-visual solutions can be installed at just the right time, saving you from spending resources and money rewiring or reformatting your home’s existing setup.

When you have the option of installing audio video systems in a new construction home ahead of time, these are three solutions to consider.

  1. Home theater

If you want a dedicated room in your house to be a theater, it’s best to decide which room that will be as early as possible so that you can have all audio-visual components installed, in addition to any specialized carpeting or sound buffering wall covers.

  1. Multi-room music

You have the option of using wireless or wired speakers to set up a multi-room music system in your home, and each has its own benefits. Wireless speakers can be moved and adjusted whenever you want, but they don’t have the same reliability and quality as most wired speakers. Have your contractor work with a residential audio-visual specialist to plan out the best way to accommodate speakers before walls have been installed.

  1. Automated lighting

You can hook up your lights to a home automation system to be able to adjust them from wherever you are; some systems even allow you to have lighting presets based on mood or activity. But your lights will need to be connected, which is much easier when electricians and audio-visual installers can work at the same time, together.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@experienceaudiovideo.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Smart Home Systems Are Everywhere in 2018, Are You Ready For Your Own?

Smart home systems have been on the rise over the last few years, and they are proving to be more than just a fad. Not only can a smart home help make your day-to-day life more streamlined, but you can also get added security benefits and a boost to your home’s value.

But a smart home doesn’t just mean lightbulbs you control with an app; in a modern sense, you can have almost every element in your home digitized to add to your convenience. Are you ready for the benefits of a smart home?

It's A Wise Investment

In today’s real estate market many buyers expect homes to be smart, so adding value to your home is never a bad thing, whether you are selling or not. But more than that, a smart home can help you save money on a regular basis. Change your thermometer settings remotely, so you’re never cooling a house that doesn’t need it and turn lights on and off to save more energy.

It Will Add Security

Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of a smart home is the added security. From cameras to automatic lights at your front door, you can control your home’s protection from anywhere with the touch of a button.

It Can Make Life More Comfortable

At the end of a long day, turning on an appliance from your couch or dimming the lights without getting up can be a massive boost to your mood. Play music, call friends, or watch your favorite TV with a remote app or voice-activated units.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Dreaming Of A Home Theater? 5 Design Choices To Get You Started

If you have space for one, a home theater is a great way to entertain both your family and friends. You’ll get the surround sound and big picture experience of going to a theater without needing to deal with lines, worry about seats, or navigate around other people.

Another great thing about a home theater is that you can customize it to your exact style and design preferences, meaning you can fit it to the rest of your home or make it its own entertainment space. If you’ve been thinking about getting a home theater, these design choices will help you get started.

  1. Wall Murals

You can get a movie theater feel right at home without the outdated look. Consider a mural for your walls, either using the theme of cinema or something else entirely.

  1. Carpeting

A thick-pile carpet will help you dim the sound of your theater from disrupting the rest of your home. Choosing a dark color will make sure that movie watchers aren’t distracted and have a comfortable place to rest their feet.

  1. Track Lighting

You don’t want the abrupt change of turning off overhead lights to focus on a screen, so dimmable track lighting will give you enough light to get settled before the big show. Keeping your lighting on a low setting during films can also help reduce eye strain and help people get in and out as needed.

  1. Seat Risers

A home theater will be small enough to accommodate at least two or three rows of seats, but you’ll give everyone an excellent viewing experience by putting seats beyond the first row on risers. As a bonus, you can use that extra space to help dampen excess sound, or even use it for storage.

  1. Seating Areas

Get creative with space usage by making a seating arrangement instead of just traditional theater seats. A couch is a great way to lay back or cuddle with a loved one, and adding a row or two of theater seats behind this setup creates a separate area giving everyone options.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.