4 Options For Residential Multi-Room Music Control

Walking from one room to the next as your music follows you is, for many homeowners, the epitome of smart entertainment. With a whole-house audio system, you can gain control of the music in every room of your home.

There are a number of ways to play music in multiple rooms of your home, yet some will offer different functionality and usability over a lower price. Come up with an idea of how you’d like to listen to your music at home, and then consider one of these options for multi-room music controls.

  1. Same Music, Different Room

The most straightforward setup for a multi-room music system is to wire a set of speakers in another room to your current receiver or player. The benefits you’ll get are being able to listen to the same song in both rooms; the drawback is you can’t listen to different songs in each room.

  1. Multiple Sources, Multiple Rooms

To get a multi-zone setup where you can listen to different music in each room you’ll want to have an audio-video installation team plan out the right configuration for your needs. You’ll be able to control your music via wall or remote control.

  1. Whole House Audio

For a whole-house multi-room music system, professionals will be able to design and install the right system for your use. Because these systems are larger and more complex than other types, expect full customization to your home’s needs.

  1. Indoor/Outdoor

Take your whole-house audio system a step further and include outdoor zones. When entertaining, music will seamlessly flow from the outdoors to the indoors, making an immersive and enjoyable experience for your family and guests.

 

 

 

 

 

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What Is Multi-Room Music And How Can You Get It?

Have you ever started listening to your favorite song in one room and hoped it would follow you to any other place in your home? If so, you’re looking for a multi-room audio system.

Let’s face it, the days of CDs and cassettes are gone, and digital music formats make it easier than ever to listen to your favorites from anywhere, on a range of devices. With a multi-room music system, you’ll be able to do the same in any space in your house.

Whether you want to play the same song throughout your entire home or blast your favorite pop song upstairs while your spouse listens to classic rock downstairs, a multi-room audio system is a must for day-to-day entertainment. And even better? You can keep using those CDs or vinyl records if you sync your home to appropriate players.

With a system that plays audio throughout your home, you don’t want to have to walk to a central control area to change songs, which is why wireless control is pivotal for your audio setup. Modern speakers are small enough to be hidden yet powerful enough to provide the right listening environment, so with an expert audio-visual installation team, you’ll be able to design a setup that suits your home and lifestyle, without compromising any style.

But before you can sit back and enjoy the tunes, you need to figure out what your system will need. These are some of the most common elements of a quality multi-room music system:

  • Speakers
  • Audio platform
  • WIFI/Bluetooth
  • Remote control or app
  • Desired playback equipment according to music format 

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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@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.


3 Ways A Multiroom Music System Will Bring Your Audio To Life

How many times have you found yourself in one room of the house, waiting until a song finishes before moving along elsewhere?

There are plenty of reasons to justify why you don’t have a music system throughout your home; maybe you’re still stuck to your CD player, or you feel that you won't use a bigger setup enough to justify the cost. But if you like music, a multi-room music setup will change the way you think of your audio.

These are three ways that a multi-room music system will bring your California home — and your audio — to life.

  1. Listen to anything

Switch from your morning radio to that new pop song you heard in the car with the touch of a button. You’re no longer restricted to your computer to access streaming services, and you can connect to your own digital library for your favorites.

  1. Move around freely (and have happier neighbors)

If your entertainment system is designed for one or two rooms, you may need to turn it up pretty loud to hear it in other parts of your house. So why choose between hearing music you like and folding the laundry when you have a system that allows you to take your music from room to room.

Not to mention, your neighbors will seriously appreciate it.

  1. Get rid of extra wires and cords

When you have a centralized music system, all of your audio components will be in one place. And with recessed or hidden speakers, no one will even know it's there until the music starts. Just think of all the various speakers, charging areas, and other wires and cords of your old audio devices — and then imagine them gone.

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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@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


How Many Speakers Does Your Home Theater Really Need?

One of the main reasons people go to the movies is for the immersive experience, including hearing a film at the volume and quality it is intended to be heard at.

So why would you skimp on the sound in your home theater design?

Finding the right speakers for your home theater means looking at costs, overall quality, and the specific uses for your room. In most cases, your basic setup will have a speaker in the center, possibly a couple of speakers in corners, and a bass speaker to get those deep sounds without distortion. You can get a good experience from this setup when they are installed correctly, but you won’t have the same audial effect as you would in a movie theater.

When your budget allows it, consider tower speakers flanking your screen or placed in the corners of the wall that the screen sits on. When tower speakers have several different speaker sizes in them, viewers get a layered sound that is heightened by the smaller speakers distributed in your room. Plus, because tower speakers are tall, they can combine as many elements as needed to bring your home theater to life.

With modern technology, you don’t have to worry about giant speakers that look like they belong in a nightclub; many tower speakers are now designed to become part of a room’s overall décor, not eyesores. However, you do get the added benefit that these speakers function wonderfully with different types of sound, not just that from movies. Use them for music, gaming, or other experiences where you want a quality sound.

 

 

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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@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


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?

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.