The days of having a dedicated room that holds your stereo system are long past. Today, homeowners want the freedom of being able to listen to music in every room. With a whole house audio setup, there are some challenges in making sure it’s easy to use and sounds great wherever you are, but we’ve honed the installation process to be quick and simple. So if you’re interested in an easy way to listen to music in every area of your El Dorado Hills home, keep reading to learn how to get started!
FIRST THINGS FIRST: THE GEAR
The audio equipment that you choose for your home will have a big impact on how easy the system is to use on a regular basis. First, let’s talk about some of the features that are important when deciding on an audio brand:
- Wireless or Wired: With whole house audio, a lot of homeowners like to go for wireless speakers because there’s more flexibility in where you can place them. However, if you have spotty Wi-Fi in your home and don’t want to invest in a networking upgrade, wired might be a better approach.
- Sound Quality: It sounds like a no-brainer, but it is important to choose a system that produces top-quality sound. Cheap speakers often come with manufacturing flaws that result in muffled, tinny, or grainy sounding music.
- Scalability: Maybe you want to start small with speakers in a few rooms, then grow your system over time. It’s important to choose an audio brand that has the flexibility in speaker setup to allow that continuous growth.
- Speaker Types: The type of speaker that’s ideal for listening to music in the kitchen will be different from the speaker that’s a perfect fit for watching an action flick on your TV. Don’t stick with one generic speaker for every room of your house. Instead, choose a brand that has a good variety of options within the same system.
So which speaker brand do we feel confident meets the criteria above? Our vote goes to Sonos. It’s a home sound system that provides high-quality sound without breaking the bank. The system is wireless and allows you to access all of your streaming services and speakers from your phone.
Sonos has a good selection of speaker types that are designed to fit different rooms and purposes. The PLAY:5, for example, is great for large, open rooms, while the PLAYBAR delivers fantastic sound for a home theater setup.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY INSTALLATION?
Sonos systems are designed to be super easy to set up. Plug in the speaker, install the app, connect it to Wi-Fi, and you’re good to go! However, if you really want your whole house audio setup to sound its best, you should consider a professional Sonos installation.
With a professional install, you have audio experts designing the music system to fit the acoustics and needs of each space. You won’t have to worry about areas that are muffled, too loud or quiet, or have echoes. Instead, the music will flow freely throughout each room. A professional installation is also needed if you’re planning on adding whole house audio to your smart home automation system so that you can take advantage of music in your preset smart scenes.
NEXT STEP: CALL THE PROS.
If you’d like to learn more about Sonos or other options for multi-room music in your California home, then just give us a call at 916.398.9888 or fill out this quick contact form! We’d be happy to demonstrate how Sonos can best fit into your home.