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Are you planning on installing a multi-room speaker system? Then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will guide you through the process.
Creating a multi-room speaker system is an intimidating but daunting task. However, the task can be accomplished with a proper plan. It is just like a cooking recipe that can be prepared with proper tools and ingredients. First of all, you need to decide the connections for the audio before measuring wires or moving furniture around. You need to know which equipment you have and what else you need or purchase for the whole process. There are the following things to consider:
The first thing to consider is the number of rooms in the multi-room speaker system. It is important as it will help give you an idea about the scope of installation and the amount of equipment. Another thing to consider is the connection you have available. You can easily install speakers in a second room using the Speaker B switch. Many receivers come with a multi-zone feature that allows you to add extra speakers and sources. If your receiver does not allow enough connections, then you need to buy a new one. Furthermore, it is important that the receiver can provide enough power to all of the speakers.
Another thing to find out is the number of audio sources. Do you want to have the same source in all zones? Or do you want to stream different sources in different zones? Many receivers allow this feature but not all are designed for a multi-room speaker system. So, the capability of the receiver is important to deal with multiple sources in a system.
If your family members do want to listen to different songs in their bedroom or watch movies, then a multi-source sound system will allow them to do so.
Wireless sound systems are more common these days. There are multiple reasons such as they mitigate the problem of cable management. Furthermore, the sound quality of a wireless system has improved and provides more control which makes them an ideal choice. If you want to relocate in the future, then you do not worry about installing wires.
If you are not seeing yourself relocating, then a wired system is perfect for you. Still, the sound quality of a wired system is better as a wireless system has some limitations.
Installing a multi-room speaker system involves the installation of wires, placement of speakers which a homeowner can do easily. But there are some tasks that you cannot DIY, hence you need the help of a professional. Installing the speakers in the wall or ceiling for example requires some professional experience. There are also other tasks such as keypad control installation. It is better to let the professional perform these tasks with the right tools and experience.
When you will start planning, you will understand what tasks you can perform and what you cannot. Sometimes, it is better to let the professional do all the work. But if you still want to do it yourself, then test and reposition as you go along.
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