Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Multi Room Audio System- A Revolution in Home Entertainment

It was a sad period in time when people, in order to listen to music had to huddle in the same room to do so.  We've come a very far distance since then, and advances in the field of audio technology have succumbed to multi room audio systems, a true revolution in the industry! 

The concept is fairly basic.  Using a multi room sound system allows users to access and play their favorite tunes or alternative audio, in any room at the same time.  The multi room wireless speakers can be synced to play the same, or different songs at any given time. 

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The personal use of  this system is immediately clear.  In a family household of three, for instance, everyone probably has their own unique taste in music, as well as their own schedules.  At say 5:30 pm in the afternoon, mom may be in the living room working on a craft product- and she happens to love jazz.  At the same time, dad is in the kitchen making his famous spaghetti sauce to the twang of classic rock, while their son may be playing basketball in the backyard, and right now he’s into hip-hop.  A multi room speaker system allows this family to happily engage in their preferred form of entertainment- without having to purchase multiple audio devices.

On the flip side to that evening, it turns out that the family is expecting guests for a Friday night party.  Once everyone has arrived and eaten their full, it’s time to get the party started, and everyone knows that music is key in that endeavor.  With multi room speakers, a fun party mix can play cohesively throughout the house and backyard, instilling a great vibe and setting the tone for a joyous evening!

In another scenario, the same family also has younger children, who have to be put to bed far earlier than everyone else.  While the party goes on, they can set the speakers in the children’s room to serene music, or sound effects like white noise.  This will help drown out the noise from the party and provide a relaxing environment for the kids to sleep peacefully. 

Though the basic application seems quite clear, there are more, less obvious ways that the advent of multi room audio systems has created positive change. 

Music has long been widely reported to be a therapeutic aid.  A specific example of this has been proven amongst Alzheimer’s patients.  Listening to familiar music has been able to spark memories that in a patients mind have been long associated with certain songs.  Though the music is certainly not a cure, it has helped in enough cases that certain hospitals and retirement homes, like Cypress Springs Residence in Tulsa, Oklahoma, insist upon using multi room speaker systems.  The hope is that throughout the day, music which is strategically selected and played for patients can help increase their quality of life and trigger beloved memories. 

Truly, the potential surrounding the use of multi room speakers is vast.  The technology has only been available for a few short years, and the sensibilities surrounding ownership are quite clear!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mini Home Theater System – A Space Saving Option

Want to watch your favorite movie in the comfort of your own home. Get a mini home theater system installed in your home. If you are really planning to do so then this blog post will certainly be of great help to you.
With the advent of the hi-tech world watching movies, listening to your favorite music tunes and also playing video games with high definition picture and sound quality has become so easy.

The home theater systems made with modern hi-fi system certainly provides you a stupendous movie experience within your home.

With lot many brands launching different models of home theater systems with different specifications its popularity is increasing day by day. People prefer to watch movies at home and entertain their family and friends without moving out of their dwellings. Some go for wireless home theater systems depending on your room layout and acoustics.

Let us discuss here about Mini Home Theater System.

                      Image Source: Bowers & Wilkins 

The mini home theater system as its name suggests have smaller audio and video components in comparison to the dedicated home theater systems. But at the same time it does not lack in picture and sound quality. It is more cost and space effective.
Those who do not have much space in their homes or who do have a small family certainly prefer to buy the mini home theater systems. 

Take an example, wherein a normal home theater system has 60 plus inch visual display, while its mini version has 30 inch LCD TV which is exactly half of the dedicated one. The latest technology in mini home theater systems have developed models which are very portable, with a foldable LCD TV.

The mini home theater system is quite easy to install as you just need a TV and its installation is easy; than using other separate components which need to hire a professional. The mini system consists of different audio-video devices such as DVD/DVR/VCR/AVR/CD, speakers, sub-woofers, surround sound systems. There is an infrared remote control which can operate all of the audio-video devices. In order to give a noise free sound and clear video output the components of a mini home theater system are configured in such a way that they all perform together. Either its buyer can go for a pre-configured mini home theater system; easily available in the nearest electronic store or buy components of your own choice and then configure them together.

Actually it is not difficult to configure a mini home theater system, you just need to keep certain things in mind. Off course it is mandatory to keep basic knowledge of its various components. This knowledge can help you to make a wise selection for selecting a good home theater system. Keep in mind you just need to assemble the system, as per your own needs and off course how much you can invest that also matters a lot.

If you want to buy mini home theater systems for best prices you need to compare the options available in the market from brands such as Bowers & Wilkins, Panasonic, Sony, LG etc. You have two options either you can either visit a nearest electronics store in your locality or go for the price comparison charts on the Internet.