So, you’ve decided you want to listen to high-resolution music in your home. The first question is, where? Whether you start with music in a single room or distribute audio throughout the entire house, immerse yourself in music while preparing dinner, entertaining guests, getting a sweat on in your home gym, or just relaxing with a glass of wine on the patio. With Control4, you can enjoy music in one room or every room. Once you’ve decided where you want to listen to music, let’s talk about the components you need to deliver it. First you need content (the music you want to listen to). Whether it’s a stack of CDs, a shelf of vinyl, a hard drive with your digital collection, or a streaming music service, what you want to listen to is where you’ll start.
Next, you need a device that plays your content. Today, digital music is king, so you need a digital music player such as a computer, smartphone, music server, or some kind of all-in-one music device. And, with so much music that is instantaneously available, you want easy access. Naturally, most people think of using their smartphone, and, of course, this is a great way to control your music throughout your entire home. But while it can be incredibly convenient, sometimes it doesn’t make sense to fumble with an app just to get the music started. The good news is, you can use a keypad on the wall, a portable touch screen, or even just your voice with Control4. Making your music more accessible than ever.
Next, you will need a multi-room amplifier. A multi-room amplifier is one that connects to speakers throughout the home and allows you to listen to the same (or different) music in every room. One advantage of this centralized audio amplification is that the electronics can all be neatly hidden away in a single location. And finally, the speakers! In the same way that there are big differences in food quality from different restaurants, quality of cars from various manufacturers, or even shoes from different brands, there are huge differences in the sound you will get from different speakers.