Discover the Latest in Discreet Architectural Speakers from Sonance
Do you love great sound but love home style and décor just as much? You're not alone. No matter how beautifully styled and finished a speaker might be, you’d rather not have to look at one. Fortunately, architectural (built-in) speakers have filled that need for many with a vast array of choices that can be neatly tucked into walls and ceilings.
But let's say you're even more of a stickler on aesthetics. You don't even want to notice the speaker grill on the wall or ceiling. Rather than call you difficult, Sonance – one of the audio industry's longtime pioneers and leaders in architectural audio – decide to create a speaker solution even you could love. Actually, there are two solutions – the Sonance Invisible Series and the James Small Aperture Series. If you are looking for a practically invisible, high-performance multiroom speaker system for your Cumming, Georgia home, you’ll want to read more about these below!
IP Audio Distribution Keeps Sound Quality Pristine
Aside from the continuing popularity of vinyl records, the world of audio went digital years ago. It started with the CD, moved into computers, audio players epitomized by the iconic iPod, and ultimately into internet streaming. Sound, however, is an analog wave, and in many systems, that final step of delivering sound to the speaker is still analog.
In whole-home audio systems, depending on the cabling setup, the system might have speaker wire emanating from a central point to speakers in many rooms and even outside. In those configurations, distances must be considered as the signal can degrade over very long runs. Different connections and cabling might be made to move amplifiers closer to the speakers in some of those cases.
Digital audio, when routed over wiring like standard ethernet cable, does not degrade over distance. Bits are bits, and if all the bits don't make it over to where they're going, network protocols check for that and ensure that missing bits get sent. Digital audio can be sent over any distance without affecting sound quality. That makes distributing audio digitally ideal for whole-home audio, especially in very large homes and properties.
As a longtime Crestron dealer, GHT Group has significant experience with the company’s digital audio and video distribution solutions in both the residential and commercial spaces. We’re excited that Crestron is bringing flexible IP audio distribution to your Duluth, GA home with unprecedented scalability and usability. Keep reading to learn more about the new DM NAX matrix amplifier for whole-house audio.
Start Your Whole-Home Audio Experience with Sonos
Sonos is a popular audio system for audio enthusiasts of all stripes. First, their wireless speakers sound as good or better than those of practically any other vendor at like prices. Second, Sonos is also a software-based solution, offering simplified app-based configuration, room correction tuning, a host of streaming sources, and more built into an intuitive app.
If you’ve started a Sonos experience with a smart speaker like the Sonos One, you’ve likely enjoyed the sound quality, ease of use, and convenience of voice control with Alexa or Google Home. You can pair two of them for fuller stereo sound, with no wiring required – but you do have to plug them in. You can then add another one or two of them in another room, and with a few clicks, presto, you can have synchronized multiroom audio for your favorite music and podcasts. Or you can have a soundbar for your TV like the Arc or Beam, and that can serve as a part of your multiroom system too.
But there's even more you can do for whole-home audio with other custom installed Sonos products from GHT Group. Read on to learn more about Sonos multiroom system solutions and if they’re right for your Cumming, GA home.
Explore Three Models for Multi-Room Audio
If you love music, you likely never want to be far from it. You listen in your car, enjoy it when you exercise, and want it wherever you are in your home. Of course, there are many ways you can listen at home. Headphones are always an option, but they are limiting in several ways. A smart speaker can dial up a vast array of streaming music. You can have a high-fidelity two-channel system in a bedroom or listening room. Or you can listen to music on your home theater setup.
What if you want the music to just flow with you wherever you are in your Duluth, GA house? Even outside? That's where a multi-room speaker system comes into play. And there are many options to consider for a whole-home – or partial-home – audio system. Read on to learn about three ways you can enjoy your love for music throughout the house.