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Articles tagged with: High-Fidelity Audio

Love the Bass, Hate the Box?

JL Audio Subwoofers Bring the Low-End Grunt without the Bulk

Love the Bass, Hate the Box?

If you’re not a home theater or audio aficionado, you might think a subwoofer is a speaker you don't need. That is, until you hear the very same set of speakers you have, in your room, with a well-integrated subwoofer (or two). We'll put some money on the chance that you won't want to go back to your system sans subwoofers.

We will grant you that if you have some incredible full-range speakers, like B&W Diamonds, or others of that class, you may not want for more bass. Still, you might be surprised at how much the right subwoofer can add to even the best speakers' sound quality. The reason is that bass is foundational for music and movies, adding fullness and depth to the soundstage that gives the sound more gravitas and impact. We're not talking about rumbly, sloppy bass here. We're talking about punchy, tight, fast, and impactful bass that keeps up with the most complicated movie soundtracks and music.

Perhaps we’ve convinced you that you need a subwoofer, no matter what your system looks like. But, you say, I don’t want the big box in my listening room/home theater/media room/escape room. Once again, we'll grant you the point that most subwoofers are lacking in the aesthetics department. But we have a solution for you, too: the architectural subwoofer. Yes, subwoofers can be built into the wall and even the ceiling.

Read on to learn more about JL Audio architectural subwoofers for that room in your Atlanta home where you want to hear the bass but never see the box.

What to Listen to on Your Whole Home Audio System

Comparing the Most Popular Streaming Music Services

What to Listen to on Your Whole Home Audio System

We live in a world of almost limitless content. In cable TV, an old joke was, "we have 300 channels, and there's nothing to watch." You'd be hard-pressed to make that joke today with the wonderful world of streaming content so readily available to us. With Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Apple TV+, Disney+, and so many more, it's difficult to think about not finding something you want to watch.

But this blog is about audio, not video! And the amount and range of music we can call up with a few flicks on a touchscreen are equally amazing. Today’s streaming music services boast 40 million-plus tracks of recorded music available in an instant, whether it’s from 60 years ago or today’s top hits. It’s equally difficult to imagine not being able to find some music you like to listen to on a streaming service.

You might be wondering, what's the difference in streaming services? Isn't the music library much the same? The short answer is yes. But the way you find that music, and how you interact with it is different. Some folks feel very strongly about their preference for Spotify over Apple Music or vice-versa.

So which service should you use on your whole-home audio system in Atlanta? GHT Group isn't here to tell you which one is best – that's up to you. The good news is that all the ones we'll discuss here work with whole-home audio systems we recommend like Control4.

Read on for a brief overview of five of the most popular streaming services to see which ones are for you.

Product Spotlight: The Rotel RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier

High-End Audio Performance That Won’t Break the Bank

Product Spotlight: The Rotel RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier

Rotel has always been a company that has flown a bit under the radar. Audio enthusiasts worldwide know of its excellent products, yet many others who delve in audio sometimes overlook this hi-fi company.

The name Rotel would not give away that this is a Japanese company, still family-run. The company got its origins in 1961 and has since acquired a reputation as a high-quality audio electronics maker with classic design and robust build quality. For many years, it was part of the Bowers & Wilkins group and was sold almost exclusively by B&W dealers like GHT Group. Today the company is independent again, not straying far from its mission to build beautiful, long-lasting AV electronic components.

One of those components is the RA-1592 integrated amplifier. Integrated amps are an excellent way to get into high-end audio for your Marietta, GA listening room without complexity but sacrificing nothing in performance. If you love music, the Rotel 1592 makes the perfect complement to drive hi-fi speakers available from GHT Group such as MartinLogan, B&W, Paradigm, Monitor Audio, and Klipsch Heritage.

Keep reading to see why the Rotel 1592 makes an excellent centerpiece for your two-channel audio setup.

Your Guide to Understanding and Selecting Hi-Fi Speakers

Learn How High-Fidelity Speakers Can Change How You Experience Music in Your Atlanta Home

Your Guide to Understanding and Selecting Hi-Fi Speakers

For many, listening to music is one of the best pastimes. We all have our favorite artist or band — and for some music enthusiasts, a favorite recording, album, or live set. Listening to music is now easier than ever, with access to various streaming platforms and an extensive amount of downloadable content. Even vinyl is experiencing a resurgence.

With the rise of accessible music is also the advancement of high-quality audio. High-fidelity speakers are what many music lovers, audiophiles, and home audio enthusiasts opt for when building their home’s stereo system. In this guide, we’ll walk you through what hi-fi is and how it can elevate your listening experience in your Atlanta, GA home.