Whole Home Audio Installation
Home automation with whole house audio also sometimes referred to as “distributed audio”) can apply to a number of different installation designs and concepts. The fundamental principle is that the audio system is not limited to just a single room anymore. Generally, music, TV sound and intercom messages are the primary use for whole home audio and can be dispatched to be heard in rooms or zones throughout your austin home.
Elevate your music listening experience with spaces precisely designed to impress your ears. Whether you’re in the mood for some rock, jazz or a piece of classical music, a properly engineered house music control system will help you get the most out of your high-fidelity sound system. Smarter Homes of Austin will combine audio electronics, speakers and accessories from top brands like Sonos, Sonance, Denon and Klipsch with attention to detail to match your needs, budget and aesthetic. We can even help you design and build a dedicated listening room from the ground up.
High Performance Audio
Audio / Video Integration
Home Media Consulting
Networking and WiFi Expansion
Lighting Control Automation
What are the different Types of whole House Music Systems Smarter Homes of Austin can Design?
WIRELESS MUSIC SYSTEMS
Today’s wireless systems are popular for good reasons. Installation and setup takes less time.
They don’t have to involve a bulky and complicated home theater receiver.
You can easily carry a wireless speaker from one room to the next.
And you can take the entire system with you when you move.
WIRED MUSIC SYSTEMS
Wireless systems are terrific, but most people find a wired system with simplified controls easier to live with.
Installation of a wired system can be daunting for a do-it-yourselfer. Most people will require the services of an low voltage or audio video installer.
HYBRID MUSIC SYSTEMS
A system in which wireless components, such as the Sonos Connect Amplifier, feeds the music to in-wall or ceiling speakers.
In such a system, you enjoy the convenience of a smartphone remote control app. But the hardware is hidden in a utility room or equipment closet.
A common misconception about the Sonos wireless system is that you must have Sonos hardware in every room. And that notion can be a deal-killer if ceiling speakers are all you can get away with in the dining room and the formal living room. Fortunately, it’s not the case.
70-vOLT DISTRIBUTED MUSIC SYSTEMS
Wired systems are also good for commercial or outdoor applications, such as a beer garden or a coffee shop. A traditional stereo system is good in a very small office or shop, where there are only a few sets of speakers.
In a commercial building or outdoor setting, a 70-volt system is usually the best solution. There are several reasons why:
One amp can drive many speakers with a simple wiring scheme.
You use lighter, less expensive speaker wire and much less wire overall.
Easy system expansion — just add more speakers to an existing chain.
So... what's the Next step?
Feeling slightly overwhelmed by too many choices? Here's how to sort it all out:
Jot down some notes about which rooms you want music in. What kind of sound and what kind of speakers you want in each one.
Think about whether you want to simultaneously play different music in different rooms.
Consider whether you want to use a wireless device such as a smartphone or tablet as your system controller.
We’ve seen it in the most luxurious of houses – custom installed home audio systems that play music throughout the house but are controlled at a single point. This is known as whole house audio. To many Austin homeowners, it seems like it must be too expensive of an option and out of their reach. However, we’re happy to tell you that while this may have been the case many years ago, there are now a number of affordable whole house audio installation options and Smarter Homes of Austin is proud to offer some of the best.
Whole House Audio installation | Austin Texas
Smarter Homes offers a number of installed whole house audio options to fit the varying needs and budgets of our Austin Texas customers. These include:
Wireless Music Systems - Installing these types of music systems have become extremely popular as of late and hold a number of advantages. Installation and setup generally take only minutes, components are easily moved (from room to room or to an entirely different home) and there is no need for a large and complex main receiver.
Wired Music Systems - While wireless music systems are excellent for many uses, they cannot replace the quality of installing wired systems in most applications. Many passionate audiophiles require wired home sound systems to most accurately reproduce the music from their high fidelity systems. This is especially common when analog components like record players are involved. Some also prefer being able to control their music and its sound from the familiar and full-featured audio receiver.
Hybrid Systems - This combines both pre-installed wires and wireless components in a home sound system. Hybrid systems can also consist of fully wireless setups that combine two or more separately bought systems or components. These are often great if you are happy with your current system but want to easily add on extra speakers with minimal added retrofitting.
70 Volt Distributed Systems – These powerful systems are recommended for commercial buildings and outdoor settings. They allow for many speakers to be driven by a single amp and utilize a simple wiring scheme. They are easily expandable without having to upgrade the main components.
Austin’s Whole House Audio Experts
For Austin residents looking to install affordable and full-featured whole home audio systems, Smarter Homes provides a wide variety of options that will result in accessibility to commercial grade, high fidelity music and other sound entertainment throughout your home. Contact us today and let our expert audio technicians help you decide the best setup for you.