Our AV Experts Help You Choose the Ideal Model for Any Application
Most people want to discuss the best speaker recommendations when they first inquire about our sound system installations. The first thing we like to stress is that speakers alone won’t make or break your setup. Everything from the amplifiers powering your speakers to their placement will make as much of a difference.
The second point we make is that there’s no one correct answer. A wide range of variables from what you want to listen to to where you’re listening will determine which speakers work best in your home. Regardless, there are some go-to tips and recommendations we offer our clients. Keep reading to find our recommendations for some of the most common sound system installations we see in San Diego, CA.
You want to work with only the best high-end loudspeakers when it comes to a traditional stereo 2-channel setup. Luxury speakers from the likes of Bowers & Wilkins combine cutting-edge materials with advanced design and engineering to deliver crystal-clear audio with little distortion. Employing dome tweeters with solid aluminum housing, the premier B&W 803 is our-go to recommendation for the ultimate power and soundstage imaging. However, many other high-end manufacturers like KEF and James Loudspeaker also offer flagship loudspeakers ideal for a dedicated listening room or a 2-channel setup in your living room.
There are some unique considerations when it comes to surround sound setups. It’s important, first of all, to use Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (like the Triad ones we discuss in the link above) that allow for a free-flowing, multi-dimensional soundstage. Channels like those in traditional surround sound systems disappear, making way for sound objects that move freely throughout the room for a more realistic 3-D sonic environment.
Depending on the size of your theater, you may need over a dozen speakers to take advantage of this immersive surround sound technology. When designing your theater, you can have speakers recessed within walls and ceilings to avoid a cluttered, dysfunctional room.
Not only do you need to deal with those spatial concerns, but movie soundtracks are often more varied in frequency and tone than music. Having specialized equipment will help get better quality out of movie dialogue, special effects and more. Center channel speakers, for example, are optimized to deliver crisp, clear dialogue. Subwoofers, meanwhile, optimize low-frequency sounds like those in explosions or the rumble of an engine.
For distributed audio designed to provide a soundtrack for your day, you’ll mostly use wide dispersal in-wall and in-ceiling speakers that blend with your décor. Listen to music as you move from room to room without any volume variations, even as you walk directly under the speakers.
High-end manufacturers like James Loudspeaker, Sonance and Triad offer architectural models without sacrificing any quality. That means you get to enjoy stylish, audiophile-grade sound throughout your home. We’ll advise you on the speaker models and placement that make sense based on whether you want to make music a focal point or want it to blend into the background.
Outdoor audio systems are one of our most popular services, which is no surprise considering the beautiful year-round weather in SoCal. Landscape speakers are the most popular option, letting you line your backyard with models that blend with your foliage and décor. Employ more decorative bollard or rock speakers on your patio or by the pool. Housed in specialty composite that won’t rust with time, the Sonance speakers we use can endure sun, sand, water and extreme temperatures, so you can leave them out all year without worrying about damage.
Enjoy your favorite music and movies like never before with a professional sound system installation. Reach out to our AV experts to find out more about our high-performance speaker options and how they fit into the home of your dreams. You can set up a meeting with our team by giving us a call, filling out our contact form or chatting with one of our customer service agents below.
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