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A Beginner’s Guide to Whole Home Audio

A Beginner’s Guide to Whole Home Audio

Where to Start With Streaming Music Throughout Your Decatur, IL Property

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that there are plenty of ways to enjoy whole home audio solutions in your Decatur, IL property. But when you’re just beginning to invest in a system, you probably have plenty of questions. This blog will help you understand what you should look for when investing in your first audio distribution system so you can get the most out of it, while leaving room to improve in the future. Read more after the jump.

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Wired and Wireless Systems

When you begin installing a distribution system, one of the first questions you’ll likely ask is “what’s the difference between wired and wireless?” You can find the answers below: Wireless systems: Wireless audio is one of the fastest growing fields of wireless technology. The reason is simple: music files, particularly MP3s, are relatively small and can easily transfer without a whole lot of bandwidth. However, MP3s are also notorious for their poor quality, and what sounds great in your earbuds may not sound the same on high quality speakers. Wired Systems: Many integrators push for wired systems, and the reason isn’t as simple as a higher cost. While the initial investment may seem like it’s a bit higher, wired systems rarely require the level of maintenance that wireless systems need. That means in the long run you it’s a much sturdier investment. Plus, you’re able to stream high quality audio, including lossless files, over a stronger and more reliable connections.  

Outdoor Audio

Many homeowners invest in outdoor audio distribution solutions so they can enjoy the warm spring and summer weather without missing their favorite tunes. A starter system may include either on-wall or invisible components, but what’s really important is the way it connects to a central hub. Some systems are so large they require additional outdoor receivers just to handle all of the music. However, when you’re first starting out you can probably get away with a system that connects directly to the same one you enjoy inside. Once you’ve become acquainted with how the outdoor system works, you can begin adding extra channels (speakers) for even greater coverage of your outdoor spaces.  

Integrating Everything

Remember, for a home to be smart your devices need to work together. That means your whole home audio system can work with your lighting control or other systems to simplify your experience. At Liaison, we make integration easy. Contact us today by filling out this form or by giving us a call at 888-279-1235.