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All About High End Audio And Home Theater Systems

Audio Systems, especially when playing back recordings of acoustical music, can create an illusion of real musicians performing in an acoustic space. Electronic music can also create amazing illusions in space with the wizardry that is possible in the recording studio!

A well-designed 2-channel stereo audio system presents remarkably-lifelike, almost palpable images that are located in a convincing illusion of the three dimensions of width, height, and depth.

A 5.1 channel surround audio system, when playing a multi-channel recording, surrounds the listener with music, even from behind. In addition to the 5.1 surround configuration, there are other surround configurations with 7.1 being the most common alternative. Just so you know other possible configurations include: 3.0, 4.0, 4.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, or 8.4, etc. In addition, if you are doing a Dolby Atmos system which will reproduce a periphonic soundfield then it can be a 5.1.2 or 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 or 7.1.4, etc. Note that in Atmos notation that the last of the 3 numbers is the number of height channels. Obviously the number of channels chosen will usually be dictated by the number of channels supported by the recording as well as any room and/or budget limitations.

A Home Theater usually combines a high-quality 5.1 or 7.1 channel surround audio system with an appropriate video system: either a direct view flatscreen or a video projection system. For a more sophisticated home theater installation a dedicated room with good ambient light control, ideally with optimized room acoustics—and maybe even some high end theater seating—is the ideal!

Though high quality audio needn't be limited to one room. Multi-room systems can enable you to hear a piece of music with continuity as you walk through your home. The thing that is so great about a music that is piped throughout your house is that, properly installed, a well-designed multi-room music system can really bring your home to life! Plus we can custom install multi-room, home theater, and/or stereo systems so that they blend harmoniously into your home in terms of visual aesthetics.

Properly designed, a state-of-the-art system can do startlingly good job of recreating a musical performance. Listening to a great high end system can be a sensual, immersive, aesthetically beautiful experience.

There can be a variety of experiences that happen when listening to music. Some music exposes you to different cultures through their musical heritage; some to sheer beauty—or the music can simply be a totally entertaining experience. Then there is some music just makes you want to get up and dance! 

Of course music can also be a powerful emotional healing force. And occasionally listening under conducive circumstances to certain special musical performances, especially when played over a well-designed high end audio system, can induce you to become completely immersed in a transcendent musical experience! Peak experiences like that are one of the ultimate experiences that any human being can have!

And of course, a high performance home theater can transport you to another world—if not another galaxy! A high end surround system in combination with a large, stunningly good image quality simply has to be experienced to be believed, as words simply fail to express how amazing it can be!

To learn more about how to implement your dream system with which you can enhance your enjoyment of life, you can either explore the links above or simply give us a call.

 

 


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