What AV Technology is Right for You?
While we’re home, most of us like to enjoy music, movies or TV. So why limit that to one room? With multi-room audio video, you can access and distribute your media throughout and outside your Menlo Park, CA home.
In this blog, we will look at what you need to know when approaching multi-room audio video — including some tech features that you may want to consider adding to your home.
Make a Plan
When considering a multi-room audio video system for your home, ask yourself a few questions:
– Which rooms or areas in the home do you want your audio distributed?
– How big is each area and how will you be using them?
– Is volume an important factor to you? How loud do you want the music in each room?
– What are you most looking to use your audio and video for? Parties, dinner, waking up, winding down, or all of the above?
– Does speaker design matter to you? Are you more limited on space in some rooms than others?
Ultimately, the big question is what do you want out of your technology? Our professional team can set up audio and video zones and help you select the right equipment for your preferences and needs.
Your speaker selection affects the audio quality in your home. Additionally, it affects the aesthetic and overall look and feel of the area.
When selecting speakers for the rooms throughout your home, consider hidden speakers. In-wall and in-ceiling speakers are great alternatives to large speakers placed around the room.
They are housed inside the wall or ceiling, with the fixture sitting flush with the surrounding material, as not to protrude. The benefit is not only its seeming lack of presence but also quality sound distribution as you don’t have to worry about their placement affecting how its sound navigates the space.
In fact, with multi-room audio, consider hidden speakers in some rooms and standing or mounted speakers in others. Hidden speakers can save space and create a luxurious effect in the room.
For your video displays, you have a variety of screen and television options. The ones you choose will depend on your particular priorities. For example, projector and screen combinations for larger displays.
In your media room, where design is a big component, you can go with unique mounting solutions to help your display blend with your décor. Have TVs built into custom cabinetry, resemble works of art, or even look like mirrors when they’re not in use.
Now that you have your audio and video zones set up, with sources and equipment in each of those zones, what’s next?
You’ll need a way to control all of your entertainment. Use an app on your smartphone or tablet, a dedicated touch panel or remote. In fact, you can set up a combination of these so that you have options.
Regardless of what you choose, you’ll be able to manage the all audio and video from one central source, be it controlling all the rooms or individual spaces.
Ready to get started with us on your multi-room audio video project? Reach out to us online or give us a call at (650) 592-9480.