Control4 multi-room audio
So you have been told that the new must have is a multi-room audio system. All your friends have one and you feel you are missing out, so what exactly is it? Put simply, the term ‘multi-room audio’ refers to the ability to play your music in multiple rooms of your home. This could be different music in different rooms, or the same music in multiple rooms.
Until recently, multi-room audio systems were a very expensive nice to have for the rich and famous. Thankfully this is now a thing of the past due to advances in technology, what used to cost £25,000 can now be achieved for less than £5,000 and when partnered with one of the many online streaming music services, millions of tracks from every part of the world are available at the touch of a button.
A Control4 multi-room audio system integrates seamlessly in to your home, allowing you to access and stream millions of songs in high-resolution to one room or every room. Listen to your favourite playlist in the lounge while the kids listen to theirs in the snug, all accessible and controlled via your mobile device, touch screen or TV.
For those looking for a discreet solution, speakers can be installed directly in to ceilings or walls, and for the more discerning audio enthusiast or those simply looking to make a statement, we offer traditional floor standing and book-shelf speakers from leading Hi-Fi brands, including Triad, Paradigm, Monitor Audio and KEF.
Listening to your music
Streaming audio services such as Tidal, Spotify and Deezer have re-invented the way we listen to music. Millions of tracks are now available on demand when ever and wherever we want to listen to them, and best of all, the majority of these services can be integrated directly in to your Control4 multi-room audio system with ease. Popular streaming music services include Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Napster and Tunein.
But lets not forget about the good old CD, many people have invested heavily in their music collection over the years and it would of course be criminal to simply discard all those lovely silver discs! But wouldn’t it be great if you could free up some extra cupboard space or get rid of the dust magnets that clog up your shelves?
Applications such as iTunes will allow you to rip all of your CDs to a hard drive creating digital copies of your music that can then be accessed instantly by your Control4 multi-room audio system over your network. No more choking on dust or fumbling through cupboards for hours trying to find a CD only to find that a trusted family member has kindly put the disc back in the wrong case!
Control4 multi-room audio systems will also connect to the thousands of internet radio stations available from across the world giving you access to every type of music you can imagine.