Trade Up Your Speakers and Electronics for Up to Three Years
TAGS: High-End Audio | Home Audio | Home Audio Installation
Natural Sound has served the Greater Boston area (and beyond!) for over 40 years as the “go-to” venue for the finest audio equipment. Because not everyone is ready to purchase “the ultimate” the first time around, we instituted a unique home stereo system and speakers trade-up policy for our customers.
The policy has been popular and has kept many customers “coming back for more.” However, not everyone knows about it or fully understands it, so we thought we might attempt to give as clear an explanation as we could.
An Audiophile’s Perspective on Sound in Your Greater Boston Home
TAGS: Hi-Fi System | High-End Audio | High-Fidelity Sound | High-Performance Speakers
By Lewis Dalven. Lewis is one of our audio specialists who has been in the business for over 46 years and knows a thing or two!
Here’s Natural Sound’s Take
TAGS: Automation System | Power Cabling | Power Wiring | Smart System
Audio systems are electrical and draw their power from the outlets in your home. Even in Boston, MA homes with dedicated direct service lines and hospital-grade outlets, noise contamination from motorized appliances and computer equipment is unavoidable. Removing this contamination while maintaining the current drawing capacity of your power conditioning system is the purpose of specialty audiophile power products. One may well wonder how, when the power wiring in your home almost certainly uses commodity 14/3 "Romex" wiring, can the last 6 feet make a difference? Turn the question around instead and ask, "How can you make your system access power that is as noise-free and unimpeded as possible?"
Investing in a fine music or home theater system is no small outlay, and no one wants to see cherished components go up in smoke as a result of a power surge. This concern has stimulated the growth of a whole product category of "surge suppressors". Unfortunately, many of these products have the unintended effect of choking the ability of your components to re-create the dynamics of live music found in your recordings.
Making the Best Audio Choices for your Boston Area Home
TAGS: High-End Audio | High-Performance Audio
When properly calibrated and dialed in, many high quality AV receiver brands can deliver the envelopment and excitement of home theater surround sound. But none of them make us want to listen to music the way a great stereo system can. 2-channel audio represents the more exacting challenge for music listening...it's up to the 2 speakers to create the soundstage image, with all the detail and dynamics present in the recording, without the potentially distracting influence of additional speakers' sound coming from multiple locations.