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What is the Best Way to Stream Music in Your Home?

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Largely on the back of paid streaming subscriptions, the music industry is having a revival. According to the IFPI Global Music Report, 112 million users subscribed to paid streaming services in 2016 for a revenue growth of 60 percent that helped offset a decline in digital downloads and physical purchases. Both the recording and audio manufacturing industries are looking to capitalize on this growth by offering greater streaming catalogs and creating better music streaming solutions.

In this blog, we help you find the best way to join the streaming music bandwagon in your New York City or Long Island home. Keep reading to find out which streaming services offer the best quality and how you can upgrade to streaming music services. This way you’re not relegated to listening on your phone or computer.

SEE MORE: Elevate Your Music Listening Experience with Whole Home Audio

Best Music Streaming Services

Deciding on the right streaming service to use can depend greatly on what your priorities are. Below we highlight the ones we like to use most—though if you’re an avid fan of a specific band or artist, you should always make sure they don’t have exclusive deals with a particular service.

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Why do Acoustics Matter in a Home Theater?

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Room acoustics indicate how sound waves interact within a room. Every room reacts differently to the variety of sound frequencies, primarily because of the objects in it, and every speaker sounds different when in a different room. When you partner with ACS for a home theater build, acoustics are a vital component considered as we design and engineer your space…and for good reason.

 

The next time you sit down to watch a movie or listen to music, think about the ways – good and bad – that your room may be affecting the overall sound of your system. A basic understanding of room acoustics (and speaker placement) can help you maximize the performance of any audio or home theater playback.

Imagine that room empty, with hardwood floors and bare drywall. That’s going to have a lot of echoes, right? Now imagine the same room with carpets, thick drapes, plush seating and bookcases or a private concession counter. Suddenly the room has a quieter, more intimate feel. The fact is, these are the extremes of room acoustics, and the perfect-sounding home theater exists somewhere between the extremes.

Every room a puzzle

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