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Home automation with whole home 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 home and property.

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Elevate your 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 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 decor. We can even help you design and build a dedicated listening room from the ground up.

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  • High Performance Home Audio

  • Acoustic Treatments

  • Audio Video Integration

  • Home Media Consulting

  • Networking and Wi-Fi Expansion

  • Lighting Control Automation

What Are The Different Types Of Home 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 easily take the entire system with you when you move to your next home.
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 and there is no need for a large and complex main receiver.


70V Wired home audio systems are good for both residential and commercial or outdoor applications, such as a beer garden or a coffee shop. In a commercial building or outdoor setting, a 70-volt audio system is usually the best solution. There are several reasons why.

  • A single audio amplifier can power a high number of speakers with a simple “daisy chain” wiring scheme.

  • You use a lighter/lower gauge, speaker wire and much less wire overall is required.

  • Easy system expansion — Add more speakers to an existing chain and adjust “tap settings” on speakers. Increase wattage of amplifier as needed with added speakers.


This type of home audio system 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.

A common wireless component, 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. Sonos has home audio solutions that make it possible to integrate any speaker style or type while having the ability to hide the bulk of equipment in a separate area of the home.


Wireless systems are terrific, but most people find a hard wired home audio 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 a low voltage or audio video installer. 

While wireless home audio 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.

Deciding On A Home Audio Solution

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.


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Smarter Homes of Austin has installed all of these different types of home audio solutions in the most luxurious of houses All of them consisting of 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. For many Austin homeowners, home audio seems 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.

We Specialize In Home Audio Installation In The Greater Austin Areas

Smarter Homes offers a number of installed whole house audio options to fit the varying needs and budgets of our Austin Texas customers. 

Austin’s Whole Home Audio Experts

For Austin residents looking to install 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.


*The calculated home technology budget range you will receive will includes parts, labor & accessories (Tax not included)
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Prewire installation calculations assume you would like your home fully wired for ALL home automation technologies shown throughout the budget calculator, including 'future-ready' wiring. Prewire pricing can vary substantially based on what features you would like in your home. The wiring budget is for low-voltage wiring, not for electrical.
Prewire pricing will vary based on exactly what features you would like in your home. Read this article about the importance of wiring/cabling in today's "wireless" world. Your local Smarter Homes integrator is the best resource for exact prewire pricing. Wiring budget is for low-voltage wiring only, not electrical.
Keep in mind that our modern lifestyle and our home's automation technology systems are extremely reliant on a quality network and Wi-Fi system. Most homes are moving towards enterprise-grade hardware and away from the types of network products you could buy in an office supply store or a consumer computer store. We recommend that all homeowners consider the network and Wi-Fi system to be the most important system and installation within the home.
Higher-quality sound or higher-grade architectural finished speakers can range from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 PER ROOM
Basic background music system pricing ranges from $1,500.00 to $5,000.00 per room including all equipment, labor, and programming.
Range includes video sources such as AppleTV, a Blu-ray player, satellite receiver, and remotely-locating them for best aesthetics. A basic soundbar is included for better audio.
This is called “video distribution” and reduces the amount of audio/video equipment located at each TV location/room.
A surround sound system creates an immersive sound experience, much like a dedicated home theater room, though in a dual-purpose room such as a Family Room, Master Bedroom, etc. If you would like more than one surround system location, click on the "Add Another Surround System" button below
Typically, homeowners want to see the following areas: front of house, front door, driveway / gate, sides of house, and pool. If you are more concerned about security, you may want to add cameras for the perimeter of your property. Good-quality cameras see about 75 feet of distance on average. The high range of the budget estimate includes higher resolution cameras, better night vision, and longer surveillance recording time.
The installation of a lighting control system reduces wall clutter, allows preset lighting scenes at the push of a button, increases security through programming automation, and adds convenience.
Motorized shades add beauty, convenience, address privacy concerns, and can be used to save energy. If desired, provide your best guess on how many windows/shades you want to motorize. The higher-end of the budget range includes higher-end fabrics, large windows, and dual-roller shades (both sheer and privacy shades on one window).
For example, a house music app, an app to operate your TV, an app for lighting automation, an app for locks, an app for cameras, an app to open close garage doors & gates, etc. Or do you want to control the entire house through a single unified app that controls all the automation systems within the home?
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