3 Great Playlists for Fall

3 Great Playlists for Fall

Use Your Whole House Music System for Special Occasions The holiday season is such an exciting time of year, and there’s no better way to entertain and relax than with music. Is your audio system ready for the upcoming months filled with family gatherings and fun parties with friends? A whole house music system can take a lot of the work out of it. How? Automation allows you to plan your playlists ahead of time and couple them with other settings in your Carmel, IN smart home. Continue reading to learn more. SEE ALSO: Wired Vs. Wireless Speakers – What is Best for My Home? Cocktails Music is a key part of hosting a swanky cocktail party with friends. First, create your playlist or pick a themed station from Pandora or Spotify and play the music as guests arrive at your door. Couple the music with a lighting setting that dims the lights and keeps the shades down to maintain privacy in your home. You can add in other settings for your thermostat and security too to make your party perfect. Dinner Play soft instrumental music for a dinner party. Or, if it’s Thanksgiving dinner, play the radio so everyone can listen to the football game loud and clear. It’s easy to change the music from one channel to the next using your smartphone or with a touchpad hanging on the wall in the kitchen. Navigate to softer music for dining and then the radio for that game everyone is anticipating. Fun and Games Whether you are simply watching a movie or playing board games, the sound system can...

Bowers & Wilkins Debuts Two New Wireless Music Systems

Bowers & Wilkins just announced a pair of wireless audio systems that complement its award-winning Zeppelin Air dock. Unlike the Zeppelin, the A7 and A5 Wireless Music Systems eschew the physical iOS dock (which removes all of the brouhaha surrounding Apple’s recent docking port switcharoo as an issue), in favor of pure AirPlay connectivity. In stark contrast to the curvilinear aesthetics of the Zeppelin, the A5 and A7 also borrow heavily from the design of the company’s MM-1 desktop speakers, bringing their styling together into a single unified chassis that positively drips with luxurious simplicity. Both the A5 and A7 also feature the same drivers as the MM-1—glass fiber diaphragms designed with minimal resonance and improved off-axis mid- and high-frequency performance in mind. Both systems also include a number of design innovations from B&W’s beloved loudspeaker lines, including the same high frequency distortion Anti-Resonance Plug technology as is found in its high-end PM1, as well as Tapering Tubes borrowed from the Nautilus line to control rear reflections from the tweeters. Both systems also employ Bowers & Wilkins’ Flowport technology to reduce air turbulence and improve bass clarity, as well as proprietary digital signal processing to tailor the sound for any room at any volume. Their integrated audiophile caliber DACs also upsample all incoming audio to 96kHz/24-bit. Inside the glass re-enforced ABS enclosures, you’ll also find a power supply designed to deliver ultra-clean power, so the powerful little Class D amps operate to their full potential. At first glance, the difference between the two models appears to be one of size alone. The extra volume of the A7, though, gave...