Who doesn’t wish to have an audio system installed throughout their house, to be able to listen to music whenever you want with just a click of a button?
However, most people find the thought of having to install an audio system in their homes quite frightening, especially those who happen to have no clue about the process. But if you think about it, installing a sound system in your house isn’t that difficult if you plan out each and everything.
All you have to do is simply follow each step and just make sure that you’re equipped with the essential things. Before you start doing anything you must take in consider a few factors that will make everything easier for you.
Things to consider
So the first thing that you must consider is whether you wish to have an audio system installed in each and every room of yours or whether you want to install it in one room only.
Once you have decided that you need to see whether you have enough speakers or not. You will also see what connections are available, you need to see whether your receiver has enough connections and is it able to supply you with enough power.
If the receiver doesn’t have enough connections get a speaker selector switch, however, if the receiver can’t supply you with the required power then you might need to upgrade to a better receiver.
Just because you’re buying a new audio system, doesn’t mean that you have to go overboard with your budget, find yourself an audio system that is affordable and make sure to do this before you start out with anything else.
The second thing that you must consider is how many sources you need. Do you prefer having the same source throughout your house or do you prefer having different sources for individual rooms?
Everyone has their own preference, and so you any your family members might not agree on the same kind of music or you may want to watch a DVD instead of listening to some songs. In this case, it is better to have multiple sources.
There are many receivers that do not support more than one source at a time; however, most receivers do offer this feature. You need to see whether your receiver can facilitate you with multi-zone features or not.
Once you are sure that your receiver can provide you with multiple sources, you may then select whatever sources you want. These sources include cable TV, CD player, DVDs, media player and etc. however, do remember the more sources you have the more complicated your system is going to be.
Thirdly, if you have a computer network that is wired with CAT-5 cables you can then distribute signals to the different rooms in your house.
This will save a lot of time and effort, you’ll have an amplifier in each room that will control the system and the speakers.
However, do remember that you won’t be able to use computer networking and audio at the same time. Meanwhile, a separate network can be expensive.
What type of speakers should you get?
Another thing that you want to consider is what type of speakers you should buy. You need to consider the shape, size and style, and also the location where you’ll be placing your speakers before you buy.
There are many companies that provide a variety of different styled speakers for you to choose from. You can either opt for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers , or you can get yourself bookshelf and best floorstanding speakers or you can opt for sub-woofers instead.
With in-wall speakers you can have them painted to match your room, bookshelf or floor-standing speakers can be easily relocated, and for best bass production sub-woofers are the best.
Once you’re sure you can handle it all by yourself you can set up the audio system on your own, but if you need additional help you can call a contractor instead.