Distributed audio and video (also known as whole house or Multi-room audio video) is, as the name suggests, a means of distributing audio and video though out a home or facility usually with a single source point. Technology to do this has been around for quite some time; it has been only recently that consumers can have the multitude of options and control that is available now.
Today, we can distribute your entire CD collection, Internet radio, iPod, DVD collection and most any source you can think of to any room in your house that has a pair of speakers (audio) or TV (video). With today’s switchers, amplifiers and control systems, this audio or video can be controlled with a touch screen, remote control, phones and tablets and other ways.
Distributed audio can be installed in many different kinds of rooms and used in a few different ways. The rooms you want distributed audio installed and how you want to listen to that music can determine your overall system type and the type of speakers you want to install.
Background listening: This is the equivalent of in-home “elevator music”. You don’t really care what’s playing, and you don’t listen to it critically. It’s just plain ole background music.
Entertainment listening: This is a step up from background music. You want to choose your music, but listening is typically subsidiary to other activities. That is, you play the music while you’re doing other things—reading, entertaining, whatever—although you may turn it up occasionally for a party or to dance.
Critical listening: This is what you do in your main listening room. Sound quality is important, because you’re turning it up for a good listen.
Whatever way you want to listen to music, we can deliver the type of system you require with an easy to use control system.
Distributed Video is similar to distributed audio in the sense the video can emanate from a single source point. Obviously it is different because we are talking about video here, television, DVD, high definition, standard definition, etc. The technology to do video distribution is a little bit different too; however both can be managed by the same equipment and control system.
Don’t be confused by the technical details. The main idea is to get the video that you want in the room that you want with ease. We can do this for you whether you want video on your back deck, kitchen, bed rooms, recreation room, bathroom, or any other room in your house.
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