Multi-Room audio is changing the way we listen to music. It’s never been easier to control what you’re listening to from smart devices most of us have today. Streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM radio and many more are giving listeners an almost endless amount of music right at their fingertips. TuneIn radio gives you local, national and even international FM/AM radio stations. No static, no white noise, clean clear digital radio. To achieve multi-room audio, there, of course, must be a speaker(s) in the room. There are a few ways to go about it. If you’re framing your house, running speaker wire and other types of A/V wires to have in-wall or in-ceiling speakers, it’s your best bet. If your house is already sheetrocked, our professional installation team will guide wires inside the wall with minimal to no mess. In-wall and In-ceiling speakers’ grill can be painted to match the décor of your room, no wires to be seen. Driven by an amp controlled by a streamer (in which there are many, see below), they can sound as good as the traditional box style speaker and can be used for a complete surround sound system.
So there it is, a brief insight into home audio.
It’s changing the way we live!
The topic I want to discuss today is probably the most basic of all the questions out there; what is 4K? First, 4K and UHD are synonymous. There is no difference between the two as they mean the same thing! 4K or UHD (Ultra High Definition) refers to how many vertical and horizontal lines or “rows” of pixels a TV has. A pixel is a small dot on the front panel of the television that together with the other pixels, make up the image on the screen. The more tightly packed the pixels are, the greater the resolution. A 4K TV typically has 3840(vertical lines of resolution) x 2160(horizontal lines of resolution). This gives you a little over 8 million effective pixels on a 4K TV. Obviously this number changes based on the size of your TV, but the proportions and ratios are always consistent; the pixels per square inch will never change. In comparison, the “Full HD” or 1080 resolution was the highest TV resolution available to the consumer just a few yeas ago. That TV had 1920(vertical lines of resolution) x 1080(horizontal lines of resolution). This totals a little over 2 million pixels. A Full High Definition TV has 2 million pixels, the Ultra High Definition has 8 millions pixels. Eight divided by two… 4! 4K was born and has been taking the world by storm ever since.