The Story of Surround Sound
If you’ve ever sat in a movie theater and marveled at the audio that seemed to swirl all around you, you have two men to thank: Walt Disney and George Lucas.
No, neither of them invented surround sound technology. In fact, neither of them was even an expert in audio formats.
But in 1940, to accompany the “Flight of the Bumblebee” sequence in Fantasia, Disney contacted Bell Labs to create a system that moved sound around the audience, instead of just playing in front of them.
Bell’s system (a version of which was already in development by 1940) was too expensive for most theaters, and it wasn’t until after the release of George Lucas’ Star Wars in 1977 that the technology became cheap enough, manageable enough, and in-demand enough to warrant a nation-wide upgrade.
Today, you can not only enjoy surround sound in your own home theater installation; you can fully immerse yourself in Dolby Atmos audio. How has surround sound developed over the decades, and how can you get the most out of it in your Raleigh, NC home? Find out here.
Whole House Audio Ideas for the Music Lover in Your Life
The holidays are almost here, and that means you’re probably scrambling to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year.
From the latest TVs to the coolest video game systems, there are plenty of ways you can spread joy and good cheer. But for the audiophile in your life, only one thing will do – epic sound gear.
Whether you want to surprise your loved ones with a whole house audio system or you want to upgrade part of an existing installation, this is the blog for you.
Keep reading to find some perfect gift ideas for the music lover in your Burlington, NC home.
Whole Home Audio Systems Seamlessly Play Music Everywhere
Do you love music? Do you want to hear your music without a lot of work? Sure, you can do it with a smartphone and a decent pair of headphones, or through several wireless speakers.
Headphones are fine, but you may not need or want to carry your phone with you everywhere in your house. You also want high-quality sound. And if you have a large home, typical consumer wireless speaker solutions are unlikely to deliver the hi-fi audio you crave.
So how do you get great sound in all areas of your Durham, North Carolina home – even outdoors? A professionally designed and installed whole home audio system is the way to go. Read on to learn more about how we can make it happen.