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Articles tagged with: Home Audio Installation

What to Know about Ceiling Speaker Systems What to Know about Ceiling Speaker Systems

Ceiling Speakers Can Provide the Audio Quality You Want, Unobtrusively

If you’re a music lover, you know the importance of good sound quality. You don’t necessarily have to be a hi-fi enthusiast to appreciate high-quality sound, and you probably don’t want to fuss with an overly complex audio system. A ceiling speaker system is a great way to get the audio quality you want, and it’s easy to have it available across your entire home to maximize your musical enjoyment. Here’s what to know about ceiling speakers and what they can do for your Buckhead, GA home. 

Looking for Unobtrusive, Great Sounding Ceiling Speakers? Looking for Unobtrusive, Great Sounding Ceiling Speakers?

James Small Aperture Speakers Deliver Big Sound from Small Openings

Are you a stickler for design? Are you not a fan of compromises? When integrating technology into your space, you can sometimes compromise on looks for performance or vice-versa. And sometimes, the stars align, and you can attain the perfect confluence of performance and aesthetics.

Ceiling speaker systems are generally unobtrusive, but sometimes the square peg doesn’t fit in the round hole. In other words, you are excited about your new, small, square, and discreetly trimmed architectural lighting for your Santa Rosa Beach home but not so excited about the large, round openings required for the speakers that meet your sound quality standards. Is there an alternative?

Yes! Keep reading below to learn more about James Small Aperture speakers, the system designed to keep your ceilings as stylish as the rest of your Florida home.

Four Things to Consider for an Outdoor Speaker System Four Things to Consider for an Outdoor Speaker System

Narrow Down What’s Important to You

Outdoor audio presents different challenges than indoor audio. With ambient noise and no walls and ceilings to reflect sound, designing the right solution for your outdoor spaces is a different endeavor. One thing isn’t different – what you like to listen to and how you listen to it. This aspect plays a big role in your outdoor choices, just like inside your Rosemary Beach, FL, home. 

So what do you need to consider when choosing an outdoor speaker system? Please keep reading to find out!

GHT Group is the Go-To Partner for Whole Home Audio Systems GHT Group is the Go-To Partner for Whole Home Audio Systems

Go with an Industry-Recognized Partner

Few home upgrades are as enjoyable and usable as a whole home audio system. If they say music soothes the soul, why not be soothed in every room of the house? We're not making this up; scientific evidence shows that music can increase oxytocin and serotonin levels in your brain. So if there's music that makes you feel good, having easier access to it is good for you. 

But there are audio systems, and then there are whole home audio systems. One important thing to note about audio everywhere in your house: it's not one size fits all. Not only should your system fit you and the music you listen to, but it should also fit your space. One way to do that is with the choice of speakers. You can have speakers for critical listening in one room and speakers appropriate for background music in other spaces. GHT Group works with the best industry brands like Sonance to design custom audio solutions that fit your specific needs. It's one reason we were named Sonance Authentic Partner of the Year in 2022!

Read on to learn more about how we take a bespoke approach to whole-home sound in your Buckhead, GA home. 

3 Ways to Use a Ceiling Speaker System 3 Ways to Use a Ceiling Speaker System

Ceiling Speakers Offer High-Quality Sound with Discreet Appearance

Want to know more about ceiling speaker systems? You're in the right place. Architectural ceiling speakers allow you to have great sound without the clutter of wires and speakers in your space. What's more, ceiling speakers have multiple uses that might surprise you with their versatility. If you don't want to see speakers anywhere in your Milton, GA, home – unless you look up – please keep reading!

3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Whole Home Audio System 3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Whole Home Audio System

It’s the Easiest Way to Enjoy All Your Favorite Audio

Most people have some type of audio system. It will most often be part of a media setup for watching video content, and sometimes it's a separate two-channel audio system for listening to music. What happens when they're not in those rooms or spaces? Many rely on portable or powered speakers and sometimes a good pair of wireless headphones. 

But there's a better way to enjoy your music – or audiobooks, radio shows, or anything else – all over your house without missing a note, word, or beat. A whole home audio system puts everything you want to listen to at your disposal in every room of your Seagrove Beach, FL, home. Read on to learn three reasons why you should invest in whole-home audio.

Discover Two of Our Most Popular Focal Home Speaker Lines Discover Two of Our Most Popular Focal Home Speaker Lines

Focal Kanta and Sopra Deliver Sublime Listening Experiences

Audio enthusiasts are a bit of a different breed. They appreciate good quality sound but demand more than the average listener. The truth is that many of today's speakers and audio systems offer excellent sound. Some of them even do it reasonably affordably. But audio aficionados want more; they want their music and audio to be a moving experience. For that, they need another level of audio. 

Focal is a French company dedicated to hi-fi sound since 1979. Known for their in-house acoustic research and innovation as well as astounding attention to aesthetic detail, Focal home speakers deliver an elevated listening experience in your Alys Beach, FL, listening room. Learn more about two of our most popular Focal speaker lines below.

McIntosh Audio’s New Hybrid Drive Is the Best of Both Worlds McIntosh Audio’s New Hybrid Drive Is the Best of Both Worlds

Mixing Analog and Digital, McIntosh Audio Delivers a New Level of Sound Performance

McIntosh Audio is a brand revered by audio enthusiasts everywhere. The products have a distinct, classic, and iconic look that need not be hidden in a cabinet, along with the aural performance to match. Perhaps no other McIntosh products are as well known as their amplifiers, and vintage ones are still coveted and in use in high-end audio setups.

Known for both vintage vacuum tubes and modern solid-state amplifiers, the company asked a question: how can you get the best of both worlds; the rich sound of vacuum tubes with the prodigious power of solid-state amplification? The answer is Hybrid Drive, which brings an elevated sound quality to your Inlet Beach, FL listening room. Learn more about the new McIntosh Hybrid Drive below!

Sonance Invisible Speakers: Designed for Sound, Not Distraction Sonance Invisible Speakers: Designed for Sound, Not Distraction

Sonance Makes the Speaker Disappear

Sometimes you want to see a speaker, and sometimes you don’t. In your listening room, you might have a beautifully sculpted and finished pair of Focal transducers, and they look as good as they sound. In the listening room, the Focals are part of the decor as much as the classically styled Macintosh gear that powers them. 

But let's move on to the living room, dining room, and kitchen in your Milton, GA home. Do you really want to see speakers there? Not likely, since they don't quite fit with the ambiance. Of course, architectural speakers can do the job of sound in these rooms, fitting neatly into the walls and ceilings. But let's take it a step further. Your interior designer (or partner) is adamant that no trace of a speaker be visible in these rooms, and that includes grills. What to do, then? That's where Sonance invisible speakers come in. Keep reading below to see how these speakers bring the sound without leaving a visual footprint.

How to Choose Architectural Speakers for Your Home Theater How to Choose Architectural Speakers for Your Home Theater

Let’s Start Here

Are you thinking about a new or upgraded home theater? You are likely thinking about the speakers for it. The choices are endless, more than we could possibly cover in this post. But we’re going to get you started in the right direction. 

First, you have a choice of freestanding or architectural speakers. Architectural speakers are built into walls and ceilings. How do you choose one over the other? Mostly it comes down to aesthetics. Some people like the look of speakers, but some don’t want to see them at all. Some don’t mind the powerful look of a front speaker array (left, center, and right), but like the rest of the surround sound to be integrated into walls and ceilings. 

As a longtime home theater company, there is one myth we want to dispel here from the start. You can get the same performance level from architectural speakers as freestanding ones. If you think large, bulky speakers are the only way to get exceptional sound in a home cinema, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the amazing choices in architectural high fidelity speakers for theater – and even music, for that matter. Now that we have that out of the way let’s go deeper into how to choose architectural speakers for your Roswell, GA, home theater. 

What Do Home Theater Designers Do, Anyway? What Do Home Theater Designers Do, Anyway?

Who Needs a Home Theater Designer?

Do you need a home theater designer? You can likely cobble together a home theater; many DIY enthusiasts do just that. With no shortage of fast playback TikTok and YouTube videos to show you how to build your own theater in 20 minutes, it must be a snap.

Somehow, how-to videos notwithstanding, people still hire us to design and build home theaters. Of course, we're joking that you can build a home theater in 20 minutes, and neither can we, even though we've been at it for over 30 years. The truth is a real home theater is a complicated project. Just like building a home is a big project, a home theater is one too. People hire architects and builders to build a house in Cumming, GA, and people hire home theater designers – like GHT Group – to create home cinemas. 

So, what do home theater designers do? Keep reading below to find out the basics.

3 Media Room Ideas for 2022 and Beyond 3 Media Room Ideas for 2022 and Beyond

Here Are the Top Trends We’re Seeing in Media Rooms

Once upon a long time ago, there were three TV networks, movies were still on film and in theaters, and you could have as many channels of sound as you wanted as long as it was mono. Clearly, we’ve come a long way in entertainment since the days of a 25-inch living room TV with an antenna.

Today, we have more entertainment to watch and enjoy than we could consume in a lifetime. Thanks to ever-advancing technology, we can create an immersive entertainment experience in the comfort of any home living space. Of course, most people do have a home media room of a sort, from the perfectly functional to the wonderfully wild.

Thanks to technology, recent events, and the way people are doing more at home, the media room is evolving too. Here are three of the most interesting media room trends we’re seeing – is it time to update the one in your Cumming, GA home? Keep reading below!

Wired or Wireless? How to Choose a Multiroom Audio System Wired or Wireless? How to Choose a Multiroom Audio System

Pick the Multiroom System That Fits Your Needs

Often people start thinking about multiroom audio systems when they’re remodeling a home or building a new one. Any centralized or house-wide system is easier to install when the house is in its early stages. Wiring for architectural speakers and wall-mounted controls is a snap before drywall is up or when refinishing.

With all the wireless options available for multiroom speaker systems, you might ask if you need wires at all. Well, even wireless speakers need some wires or cables – even if it’s just the one for power! Since wireless systems like Sonos are very popular, we’re going to discuss some of the top differences between wired and wireless multiroom speakers in this blog. 

Keep reading below to learn the basics of wired vs. wireless multiroom audio and how to decide what you might prefer for your Atlanta, GA home.

3 Ideas for Small Home Media Room Spaces 3 Ideas for Small Home Media Room Spaces

Turn Any Space into Your Entertainment Oasis

Maybe you’ve downsized from the big house of the past. Your kids are out of college, and you’re looking to travel more and take care of less at home. But just because you have a smaller space doesn't mean you stopped enjoying your favorite sports, shows, and movies on a large screen or your music and audio on a smaller scale.

While you may not be able to fit a dedicated home theater in your smaller space, you still want a high-quality media experience. Well, you’re in luck! Today's audio-video solutions offer high-quality in tidy and sleek packages so that you can enjoy the pleasures of a home media room without complexity or the need for a large space.

Below, see how you can build your dream little media room in your new Woodstock, GA home.

Get into the Beach Vibe with Whole-Home Audio Get into the Beach Vibe with Whole-Home Audio

Enjoy the Florida Winter and Get Ready for Beach Weather with these Tunes

Right now, it may not be typical beach weather in Miramar Beach, but it’s a wonderfully cool respite from the summer heat in the Florida Panhandle. It won't last long, so enjoy it! If you need a little help envisioning the beach vibe in this season, there's no better way than music to bring it back. 

If you already have a whole-home audio system, you know the pleasures of music all over the house. If you don't, we can set you up with a system that will invoke any memories you want. From Sonos to Control4 and Crestron and Coastal Source, we can design and install a system that will keep your ears enthralled anywhere in your home, indoors or out. 

Let’s get the beach vibe started. Here are some of our favorite tunes to bring the memories of surf and sand back!

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