Have you ever noticed how much happier you feel when there’s music on? Picture the following two scenarios: First, you walk into a restaurant, and it’s completely silent besides the clatter of silverware and buzz of lights above. Now imagine a restaurant with your favorite song lightly pulsing through every room, just loud enough to enjoy while still able to chat. Suddenly, you feel like relaxing back in your seat with a drink for hours—or perhaps even dancing.
Your home will also come alive with a whole house audio system. Whether you prefer Billie Holiday, Billy Joel, or Billie Eilish, music will follow you from room to room, so you won’t have to stay wherever one speaker is located. But what speakers should you use to build a whole-house audio system? We share different speaker models to help you find the right choice for your Austin, TX, house below.
In-Wall and In-Ceiling Speakers
The most elegant and minimalistic approach to whole home audio is the in-wall or in-ceiling speaker. You can enjoy high-quality background music at all hours without the bulky appearance of technology. Wires are hidden within the walls, and speaker grilles can even be painted to further blend into your décor.
Bookshelf speakers are certainly more visible than in-wall models, but they offer generally higher sound quality. They’re still easy to rearrange and move and are small enough to place on, yes, a bookshelf, but also tables and countertops.
If you have space and want truly top-of-the-line sound quality, floor-standing speakers are the audiophile’s choice. That’s because the lower the note in a song, the lower the frequency and longer the soundwave it will be. You’ll need a larger driver or array of small drivers to hit those low notes. Floor-standing speakers can reach these notes and specific frequency points due to the larger cabinet size. While they do take up more space and draw more attention, high-end brands like Revel or James Loudspeaker are built with such attention to detail that you’ll be proud to show them off.
Don’t limit whole house audio to indoors only! Outdoor speakers by Terra or James Loudspeaker are entirely weatherproof and can endure rain, snow, heat, dust, and dirt. They’ll connect to your indoor setup, so as you walk in and out of the house, your playlists or podcasts will be within earshot in every location. Now when you host parties, every area will inspire fun conversations and memories.
Each type of speaker has its advantages. So why not mix speaker models to build a custom system? Maybe you’ll enjoy floor-standing speakers in the home theater or living room with in-wall models throughout the rest of the house. And whether you’re listening to Spotify or vinyl, you can enjoy it over every speaker simultaneously.
Ready to install whole house audio in your Austin home? Call mero CONCEPTS at (512) 375-3379 or contact us here.