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How to Design the Ultimate Listening Room for Audiophiles


Create the Ultimate Environment for Listening to Your Favorite Recordings

There are plenty of reasons why your home should have a dedicated listening room. Music has been medically proven to reduce stress, increase creativity, and help us sleep better. It simply helps us live a better life. So why wouldn’t you want to get your hands on the best audio quality available?

If you need to escape the daily grind and relax by listening to your favorite music, or meditation sounds, having a separate room to immerse yourself requires the right sound design.

Dedicated listening rooms designed by the team in River Oaks, TX, can be accessed by the digital device of your choice and offer you the same listening experiences you have at a recording studio or concert hall.

SEE ALSO: Bring Immersive Sound to Your Home Theater

1. The Must-Have Components of a Dedicated Listening Room

People who appreciate music appreciate audio quality. There’s not a note or a track of music they want to miss out on while listening to their favorite band or piece of music. How can you ensure you get this top-notch quality every time? It starts with having the right components in place.

At the center of your listening room is a two-channel audio system. Start off with a pair of high-end loudspeakers—like the Bowers & Wilkins 800 series Diamond or Wilson Audio. Both have long-standing histories as being best in class, while originating from music backgrounds.  Then you want to focus on getting a quality signal to them through the right electronics.  Good speakers sound great on almost anything, but for the best performance, we recommend separate pre-amplifiers and amplifiers from companies like Dan D’Agostino, McIntosh, Devialet, or NAD.

Finally, work your way back through high-quality wiring to your source component. Even the best electronics can’t work magic if you start off with a bad signal. For the best sound, a turntable can be the go-to option.  Still considered one of the best sounding options, you maintain the tactile feel of selecting the music and listening through it the way it was meant to be.  However, digital has now surpassed, or at least equaled, vinyl performance.  High quality streaming from Tidal or Qobuz are at least CD quality and often better for music subscriptions.  Purchased high resolution is available from many sources and components from Aurender, NAD, and others can handle either purchased or streamed high-resolution formats in all their glory.

Outside of the equipment, one important aspect of your listening room is the room itself.  While we have intentionally set up rooms in our store locations to show that small rooms can give good results, not every room is ideal.  Various acoustic treatments can help overcome problematic room issues.  That is why it’s so important to work with a professional who can help you prepare the space to make it the ultimate sonic environment.

2. Your Music Deserves the Right Audio Design

Have you ever been to a concert and couldn’t hear the vocals, or have you ever been to the movie theater and the music soundtrack was so loud it was actually distracting? Or worse the audio was just plain bad?

These two things usually occur because of poor design, poor equipment, and a lack of expertise. Just as sound engineers test the sound level of every microphone and musical instrument, the audio specialists at iconic.sytems perform many similar calibrations.

The audio professionals on our staff are able to choose the right audio electronics and position speakers for optimal sound quality.  Once you decide on speakers, our installation team can stage them correctly, which is a requirement from companies like Wilson Audio because it is so important.   We’ll even calibrate your speakers to meet the particular dimensions of the room to ensure everyone enjoys your high-end audio system to its fullest.  Then any additional recommendations on acoustical treatments and any other upgrades to other equipment can be made. 

Let Us Design a Dedicated Listening Room to Your Exact Specifications

Since more people are now spending more time at home, it’s the perfect time to reconnect with your music collection. Let’s talk about how we can design a dedicated listening room in your home.

Contact us today.

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