Your “perfect” home audio system requires more than just expensive equipment, up-to-date wiring, and whole-home compatibility. While these elements may enhance the system, an ideal set-up necessitates adjusting the materials to your tastes and habits. But whether you’re hoping to follow along with an NFL broadcaster or soak in the mellow tones of smooth jazz, turn to professionals for home audio system installation. They can handle the basic set-up of devices and adjust their settings to match your expectations.
Revelation Services offers just such help. A provider of high-quality tech products and outstanding customer service, our team serves residents of Maryland, Virginia, and DC. We believe in delivering more personalized and practical technology solutions than those offered by major retailers. This philosophy has led to an ever-growing base of clients, many of whom use our services repeatedly. For more information and available technology options, visit our website or call (703) 677-4187.
Below, we discuss our process for installing personalized home audio systems:
Choose What Type of Home Audio System Installation You Prefer
Your home audio system setup will influence where and how you hear sound. A surround sound system is optimal for a single-room listening experience and is perfect for audio sessions where you hope to listen to sounds in their purest form. A whole home audio system centralizes the audio in one location to output sound throughout the entire home.
You might prefer whole-home audio systems to wake up on a Saturday morning feeling ready to start the day. Or stick with an outdoor sound system instead if you intend to have parties and guests. Choose the type of system you want based on how you want to experience the sound. Would you prefer a deep, abundant bass sound in a film’s background or the crisp clarity of treble-based voices? Pick carefully, as a home audio system installation changes how you hear distinct pitches and tones.
Consider Your Audio Source(s)
Your audio source is the component you need to play audio, and you’ll choose and switch between sources based on your activities. For singing and karaoke, you might go with a microphone. For music and movies, you might use your laptop or computer, especially if you have many tracks saved on one device. For additional features and customization options, a TV works fine, too.
If your goal is to save money and time, stick with audio sources you own or can purchase at affordable prices (as long as their components and parts come industry-recommended). Ideally, you’ll pick from your available equipment so that your audio source will require minimal adjustments—an ideal place to start.
Deciding on Amplifiers and Speakers
An amplifier increases the power output of your source. By increasing signal strength, these components make sound easier to hear from further away. An amplifier’s performance is measured in watts and kilowatts and can be tested based on its power output and efficiency.
Additionally, the sounds and music you hear come directly from your speakers. Your speakers are the fundamental elements of a home audio system installation. Common choices for medium and small-sized rooms include powerful, clear-sounding bookshelf speakers. Bookshelf speakers are named this way because they tend to be most effective when firmly placed on bookshelves. In an elevated position, bookshelf speakers are the top choice to connect to your amplifiers, subwoofers, and even an existing audio system.
When comparing floor-standing speakers to bookshelf speakers, the former’s increased bass and smoother hookup process—wherein you need not extend your arms over your head to adjust the speaker’s features— gives them an edge over the latter. Conversely, floor-standing speakers allow for greater flexibility during the arrangement. Speak with your technicians about which amps and speakers best suit your space and purposes.
Hook Up the Cables and Test the System
The actions needed to hook speakers with other system components begin with connecting the cables. Although installation experts can handle this process, you may find it interesting that they will join the amplifiers and speakers through a red-colored and black or white terminal. The red terminal is positive, and the black or white one is negative.
These pros can ever test your equipment for you. They’ll search for a marker on the speaker wire to identify its positive side, which they’ll insert into the back of the amplifier. They’ll insert the other end of the speaker wire into the speaker and plug in the amplifier to your power source. They can then do a battery test, which involves touching an AAA, AA, or 9-volt battery to the speaker terminals and listening for a slight popping noise. That’s the sound of a home audio system installation that worked.
Expert Home Audio System Installation Available Now in Maryland!
Given a proper investment of time and money, you can enjoy your home audio system installation for years to come. Whether you expect to share your listening experiences or enjoy them in solitude, reach out to Revelation Services for top-notch products and services. We ensure all home audio systems throughout Maryland, Virginia, and DC work well with our personalized, dedicated touch. To learn more about us or to schedule an appointment, call (703) 677-4187 or visit our website today!