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How to Spruce Up Your Holiday Music This Season

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Every December, we welcome the most wonderful time of the year in the best way possible—through music. Whether you’re a fan of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” or Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You," nothing gets the holiday vibe going better than the right music.

That’s why it’s so important to have a whole home audio system which lets you pull up your favorite holiday tunes at a moment’s notice. When relaxing with family or hosting friends in your Alpharetta, GA home, the mood transforms with the right playlist. In this blog, we highlight some ways your system helps you create the perfect celebratory atmosphere.

SEE MORE: How Does Home Automation Help With the Holidays 

Build the Perfect Holiday Playlist

Relying on a short list of songs on repeat is how you end up with jingle fatigue. Our multi-room audio systems make it easy for you to access multiple music sources so you can create a soundtrack that will last the whole night.

Pull up a holiday Spotify playlist through your Sonos speakers or listen to a classic Crosby record on your turntable. Easily play digital libraries, CDs, or dedicated satellite channels through all of your home’s speakers. If you need some inspiration, check out this list of the 50 best holiday songs of all time.

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Control4 Home Automation: A Smarter Way to Live

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Technology is cool, right? Whether you want to surf the web on your smartphone or ask Alexa to order you a pizza, you can do more than ever with the devices in your Atlanta home. But with added convenience comes increased complexity – unless you invest in a system that simplifies everything for you. A Control4 home automation system can streamline the controls of every device in your house with a single, easy-to-use interface. Control4 seamlessly integrates all of your favorite devices for enhanced convenience. Read on to learn more.

The Devices You Love

Are you a fan of Sonos? Or Amazon’s Alexa? Control4 was among the first smart home manufacturers to announce compatibility with both. Why? Because they sensed a change in what homeowners want: instead of an exclusive system that only offers proprietary compatibility, users want to select the brands they love without sacrificing the convenience of a single control interface. In a recent press release, Control4 CEO Martin Plaehn said this:

“Everything working seamlessly together is central to the connected home experience, yet fluid interoperability remains the number one frustration for consumers, especially when bringing new connected products into their homes. The power of Control4… helps to remove that frustration and delivers the required orchestration and personalization of the connected home to every member of the family.”

Along with the aforementioned Sonos and Alexa, Control4 seamlessly integrates with Nest, Somfy and Lutron. It’s also Z-Wave certified, so it can control most Z-Wave devices as if they were native to the Control4 interface.

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Using Sonos for Excellent Audio in Your Georgia, Home Theater Part 2

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Last month we highlighted why Sonos makes a perfect addition to any secondary home theater, thanks in part to the wireless capabilities and compatibility with Amazon’s Alexa. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the new products and technology upgrades the wireless audio giant is releasing to take center stage in surround sound. If you’re looking for a way to enhance a second home theater in your Georgia property, or you want to begin building a small, entry-level system, this blog will show you where to start. Read more after the jump.

See Also: Using Sonos for Excellent Audio in Your Atlanta Home Theater

The Sonos Playbase

One of the big releases this year is the Sonos Playbase. The Playbase isn’t Sono’s first foray into home theater or media room tech – their Playbar remains a strong contender in the soundbar market. But the soundbase offers an added kick, particularly for homeowners with a smaller setup.

While the Playbar is designed to be mounted on the wall underneath a hanging TV screen, you’ll place your display directly on top of the Playbase. The added real-estate that the TV balances on is put to good use, with plenty of room to emphasize deeper bass notes. The result is a system that offers a lot of power in a relatively compact package.

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4 Ways to Use Your Sonos Wireless Sound System

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Whether you want to listen to the latest installment of your favorite podcast or pull up a playlist from your music library, Sonos wireless speakers let you fill your home with sound at the press of a button. As part of your whole house audio solution, these offer reliable, versatile sound for any activity. Unlike the wireless speakers of the past that only let you listen to a select list of songs or stations, Sonos offers thousands of listening options and an intuitive user interface.

SEE MORE:What Speakers Are Right for Your Whole House Audio System?

Pull Up the Right Song in a Matter of Seconds

If you have a song stuck in your head, or the urge hits for an impromptu dance party, you don't have to scour through CDS or different media servers to find the song you want. The Sonos app lets you combine all your different media servers into one central user interface for easy access.
Once you find the song you want, whole house audio is just a button away. For personal enjoyment, play music on the nearest Play:1 speaker. If you're hosting a party, use multiple Play:5 speakers simultaneously so everyone can hear.

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Which Speakers are Right For Your Whole House Audio System?

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Plenty of Atlanta’s whole house audio systems are hampered by a simple, easily-overlooked aspect: the quality of the speakers. Whether they don’t offer the right quality of sound, don’t pack enough punch or they simply sound hollow, speakers can seem like more trouble than they’re worth. But they’re absolutely essential to listening to your music the way it was meant to be heard. We aim to resolve your reservations regarding your in-home audio. In this blog we’ll highlight some common problems with home speaker systems, and what to look for in your next purchase. 

 

 

SEE ALSO: A Whole House Audio System Gets You Psyched for Sound

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