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How to Address a Listening Environment in the Real World. Part 2

Creating Sonic Nirvana. A is for Amplification.

How to Address a Listening Environment in the Real World. Part 2

 If you are looking to up your sonic game, the relationship between Pre-Amp, Amp and Speakers is where it happens.  My firm has built and installed thousands of systems throughout the Mid-Atlantic.  I say this because when I founded Stone Gildden and first created music rooms in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, it was simply to deliver great sound and an all-encompassing experience. I love creating that jaw dropping moment when clients look like they have heard sound for the first time. There is really nothing like a moment of clarity, a moment when crystal clear music reigns supreme.  Technically, the heart of this moment is amplification, driving sound to each channel.  Amplification, however can be a cruel mistress.  Amplifiiers work best when the signals they are receiving are clearly and correctly processed.


 

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How to Address a Listening Environment in the Real World, Part 1

  ‘I’ve listened to that song a thousand times and I’m hearing things I’ve never heard before.’ I suspect  you’ve uttered those words at one time or another, maybe at a local hi fi store, or better yet, after we installed a new system for you. The technology changes, but that “ah ha” moment you hear is likely a combination of a properly designed system, and the most important link in the chain … the room itself. Getting your speakers and your room to play nice together can make the all the difference.

 

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Put Some Hi in your Fi … Deezer hits U.S. Shores…Game Changer

This fall, at an industry event I came across a new music service that is spreading like wildfire. It was one of things that when you see it, you just kind of know its going to be big. Brands like Apple, Sonos, and Google are starting to embrace it. It’s a new streaming based music service from France called Deezer. Well,Deezer is new in the sense that it is only now becoming available in the US, having developed a base of over 16 million users in 50 other countries to date.

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Three Pitfalls to Avoid on the Road to a Connected World

If there is one thing we’ve learned as home integrators over the past 30 years, it’s that technology keeps changing and will continue to do so whether we like it or not . We want to be more than a firm that installs and maintains your entertainment or automation system, we want to be proactive in suggesting solutions that will keep you connected to the technologies that enhance your life.

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