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Make the Most of Your Vinyl Collection with High-End Speakers


The Age-Old Question: Do You Need High-Quality Speakers to Listen to Records? We Answer Below.

Maybe you’ve been collecting vinyl for decades. Or perhaps you’re just getting started filling a crate or shelf of albums. No matter your experience with vinyl, your music deserves to be heard with crystal-clear sound quality. There are many cheap turntables on the market, but if you’re looking for the best solution, it’s wise to avoid the all-in-one suitcase players. Your best bet is to use a receiver connected to high-end speakers by reputable brands like James Loudspeaker, Triad, or Sonos. From there, you can even expand to whole-home audio that brings your tunes to every room of your home. Let’s go through the basics of high-end audio and vinyl. As an AV design and installation company servicing Irvine, CA, and Orange County, we’ll help you find the best solution below.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SEE ALSO: 3 Aspects of Home Audio You Don’t Want to Overlook  

Why Quality Speakers Are Essential for Vinyl

There’s something ritualistic about taking a record out the sleeve, placing it on the turntable, and setting the needle for the first song to start. But vinyl brings even more than novelty to music. Vinyl records offer a wide range of sound, enhanced recording fidelity, and an audible warmth that MP3s and CDs don’t quite deliver. Audiophiles appreciate the crackles and hisses in the medium and might find that their records provide a greater range of sound frequencies. You need quality speakers to hear this difference, and if you’re investing in a record collection, it’s worth it to scale up your speaker selection.  

High-End Speakers vs. Low-End

When you first hear records on high-end speakers, it will be like you’ve never experienced recorded music before. ‘High-end’ is a subjective term, but we usually classify it was speakers with quality materials and balanced sound frequencies. The best speakers should deliver low, deep bass notes just as well as mid-range frequencies for clear voices. Can you hear all the instruments? Are the treble notes smooth or irritating? We ask these questions when testing our speakers in our Irvine showroom. Low-quality speakers deliver off-balanced sound. Maybe you can only hear voices while hardly hearing the bass or piano melodies.  

Speaker Brands You Can Trust 

Sonos manufactures arguably some of the best wireless speakers available. You’ll still need to plug the speakers into an outlet, but by ‘wireless,’ we mean you won’t need to connect the speakers to a receiver. Instead, Sonos speakers connect over their own mesh network. Wireless setups are convenient, but we still believe that wired speakers are more reliable and can spread across greater distances. Brands like James Loudspeaker and Triad use durable materials in their speakers with more powerful drivers than lower-end devices. Their bookshelf or floor-standing speakers will connect to your record player via an amplifier or receiver.  

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Incorporate High-End Speakers in These 3 Areas of Your Home


Your Laguna Beach Home Has Never Sounded This Good

Sound makes the world go ‘round. It can change the mood of any situation, whether it’s provoking memories of days gone by, pulling on your heartstrings, or encouraging party festivities along into the wee hours of the morning. You can bring the powerful influence of music into your Laguna Beach, CA home with the help of high-end speakers. From the patio to the listening room, high-performance speakers and components provide a truly lifelike music experience. You can immerse yourself into your favorite lawn concert performance or the roaring car chase of your favorite film with a high-end audio system. Read on to learn which three areas of your home you probably hadn’t considered for a new speaker system.

SEE ALSO: The Beauty of Multi-Room Music in Your Clients’ Homes

Listening Room

Everyone loves to listen to music, but are they listening to music as the original artist intended? That’s the beauty of a dedicated listening room outfitted with high-end speakers – you can enjoy the optimum listening experience while focusing solely on the music itself. Large tower speakers are perfect for visual appeal and high-fidelity audio from your favorite source – be it a streaming music app on your smartphone, an old favorite CD, or a turntable. Custom finishes and exemplary engineering can match or blend into your interior décor, too. For example, one of our favorite brands, James Loudspeaker, comes in a variety of options from freestanding loudspeakers that make a statement to in-wall and in-ceiling speakers that practically disappear.

Game Room

A media or gaming room brings the high-performance sound many are accustomed to in a home theater into a multipurpose space of your California home. If you or the kids love to play Xbox with friends, then speakers can take you deep into the action of your favorite video game. If you have limited space or simply want a one-speaker solution for media, then a soundbar would be a nice addition to your game room. Sonos recently released the premium Arc designed for TV, gaming, music, and movies; It can deliver crisp dialogue and booming bass without the need for a complex setup or heavy space allocations.

Outdoor Patio

Many people don’t consider their outdoor entertainment as an extension of their inside entertainment system, but it is! You can make it simple by taking your Sonos Move outside to enjoy Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability to stream your favorite songs, or you can enjoy a comprehensive outdoor speaker system incorporated into your landscaping with bullet speakers, in-ground subwoofers, and more.   Listening flexibility is the best part of incorporating high-end speakers into every room of your home, and not just those rooms listed above. Contact Launch Systems today to get started on your new or upgraded speaker system. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Enjoy Music Everywhere with New Products from Sonos


Enjoy Multi-Room Music or Take Your Audio on an Adventure

Sonos has been on the music scene since its inception in 2002. The company is known for its partnerships with music companies, from Spotify to Tidal and Deezer to iHeartRadio. Sonos’ dedication to music partnerships shows how seriously they take music, and the brand can be seen in many homes in the area and beyond, providing high-quality, multi-room music for Californians.

In this blog, we’ll cover three new products released by the audio brand: The Sonos Move, the Sonos One SL and the Sonos Port. Each comes with a variety of innovative features you’ll be sure to enjoy.

Keep reading to learn how Sonos can provide you with multi-room music throughout your Huntington Beach, CA, home.

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