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Articles tagged with: high-end audio

How to Get the Best Audio Quality Out of Your Old Vinyl Records

Give Them Room to Shine in a Brand New 2-Channel Audio System

How to Get the Best Audio Quality Out of Your Old Vinyl Records

For the past few years, vinyl records have been mounting a monumental comeback. In 2015, sales were up by 32 percent, hitting their highest mark since 1988. Not only have record shops reopened nationwide, but major retailers like Barnes & Nobles and Urban Outfitters now feature prominent record sections. Seeking better sound quality and giving in to their nostalgia, people are dusting off their turntables and sitting down with their favorite albums again. But it takes more than a little dusting to get truly high-performance sound. In this blog, we show you how installing a 2-channel audio system can transform the listening experience in your Phoenix, AZ home.

TAGS: high-end audio | turntables | vinyl records

3 Ways to Get More Out of Your Favorite Streaming Services

Enjoy Movies, Music and TV shows at the Press of a Button

3 Ways to Get More Out of Your Favorite Streaming Services

Right now the TV landscape is experiencing a seismic shift. Millennials have led the way in replacing traditional cable consumption with a variety of streaming services: Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video. Similar trends have emerged when it comes to music with subscriptions to companies like Tidal, Pandora and Spotify doubling in 2016. While many clients have made the shift in behavior to favor streaming alternatives, often they do little to their home AV solutions to reflect that change. In this blog, we show you how to take the streaming experience to the next level in your Scottsdale, AZ home.

TAGS: high-end audio | home network | streaming media

Which Speakers Work Best in a 2-Channel System?

Finding the Right Qualities for Hi-Fi Sound

Which Speakers Work Best in a 2-Channel System?

A 2-channel stereo system is the best way to listen to your favorite music in the same quality as that found in a recording studio. That’s because artists record music in the same stereo format found within your 2-channel audio. Now you can recreate a concert in your own Paradise Valley, AZ home by making sure you have the right layout, amplifiers, and speakers. 

Your speakers will make or break your system; no matter how good an amplifier or layout you have, it will all go to waste if your speakers can‘t create crisp, powerful sound. No system will be one-size-fits-all, so one speaker may work well in one situation and not another, but you still need to take the following things into account every time.  

TAGS: Bowers & Wilkins | high-end audio | Loudspeakers

What is the Best Amplifier for Your High-End Audio System?

Acoustic Designs Offers Best-in-Class Solutions for Your Arizona Home

What is the Best Amplifier for Your High-End Audio System?

When installing a high-end audio system in your Paradise Valley home, you have the choice of working with an integrated amplifier or buying your pre-amplifier and amplifier separately. The amp/pre amp design will give you the highest performance level possible. The downside will be space needed, and price.  The integrated amplifier is a combination of an amp and pre-amp all in one chassis, saving you space and money. But, there will be some loss of performance.

To the biggest of audiophiles, there are still a lot of benefits to going with separate components. For one, there’s obviously the nostalgia of setting up a more traditional system. You can also mix and match brands or models to get exactly what you want out of a pre-amp and amplifier instead of going with a consolidated solution that may have had to compromise certain features along the way. In this blog, we’ll discuss the things you need to look for when buying an amplifier (no matter which approach you choose). 

TAGS: Amplifier | Classe | High-end Audio | home audio video system | Integrated Amplifier