Investing in speakers that look beautiful and sound sensational will definitely get you started on the path to audio bliss, but speakers only provide half of the story. Having the right components is the key to premium audio and video delivery. For most people, a discussion of AV solutions beyond TVs and wireless controls gets confusing, so let’s break down the extensive knowledge of home audio systems to two important factors: amplifiers and preamplifiers.
For a truly amazing home audio-video experience, you want a great screen and amazing sound quality. Amplifiers deliver sound to the speakers in bursts of clean energy allowing for more robust, vibrant audio. For supreme sound, people often turn to powerful amplifiers that are better than archaic stereo receivers and offer more flexibility.
Multi-channel amps are great for controlling sound systems with multiple speakers. The amount of channels that you will need depends predominately on how many speakers you will be using, as well as a few other factors, such as your listening environment and overall intended use.
A preamplifier, which connects the sound receiver to the amplifier, boosts the audio signal so it can be amplified in a clean, flawless manner. It is important to note, though, that preamps do not increase the sound power, but instead clarify it. In doing so, the preamp provides the amplifier with a clean, high-quality signal.
Once source of affordable, audiophile quality preamps and amps is the Classé Sigma line. The Sigma SSP Preamp can handle video and 7.1 surround sound, and it offers flexible configuration without sacrificing audio quality. Its counterparts, the Sigma AMP2 and AMP5, deliver clean stable power while being both compact and efficient.
The options and varying configurations available in amp and preamp setups can be dizzying. The installation professionals at Custom Audio Video have been implementing audio and video systems in South Carolina’s low country for nearly 20 years. As your home integration specialists, Custom Audio Video can create the perfect combination of components and speakers that meet your personal expectations and take your sound to the next level.