If you love listening to music, but your speakers are tired or not working at all, an in-wall whole-house audio system may be the solution. This type of system takes advantage of the existing building wiring in your home to deliver high-quality sound throughout the house. This article will go over how to plan and install a whole-house audio system quickly and easily.
Plan Your System.
The first step in any home audio project is to plan your system. Planning will save you money and time, and help ensure that you get the best system for your particular needs.
Planning your home audio systems can be daunting at first, but it’s not as hard as it seems. There are two main things to consider: what type of speakers you want, and where they’ll go in your home.
There are many different types of speakers available on the market today that offer various features, sound quality, and price points. If this is your first time planning an entire home audio setup, then we recommend starting with either a single-channel or multi-channel speaker package
Once you have decided on which type of speakers to purchase (mono or stereo), then it’s time to start thinking about where those speakers will go around the house so that they can play music throughout every room without having wires everywhere
Understand the local electrical and building codes.
The first thing you must do is understand the local electrical and building codes, as well as any other regulations that may apply to your home. Check with your local building code authority and/or electrical code authority to find out whether there are any special requirements regarding whole-house audio systems. If you’re unsure of anything, consult a professional electrician or an experienced technician at your local audio store.
Locate the best wiring path.
If you’re planning on putting in a whole-house audio system, don’t run the wires under the floors of your house. If you do, they will be damaged by heating and air conditioning ducts, which can get very hot.
You also shouldn’t run them through walls or windows or doors—they may be damaged as well. And if there’s an opportunity to damage something else while drilling holes in walls or ceilings, take it! The last thing anyone wants is for their electronics to go out because they drilled right through some kind of electrical wire without knowing it was there.
Finally, don’t just rip open the drywall unless you really want to get into some serious rewiring later (with all those wires you’ve just cut). It’s much better just to find another path for those cables.
Install the speaker wire and power cable.
The next step is to connect the speaker wire and power cable. This is a two-step process. First, attach the speaker wire to each individual speaker (or pair of speakers), then connect that speaker to the central hub. Repeat this process for all of your speakers. Connecting the power cable is similar. First, attach it to each individual speaker and then run it from one end of your house to another, making sure that all connected components are plugged into outlets along the way. You’ll know everything’s working properly when you turn on your receiver or central hub and hear sound coming out of every speaker.
Connect speakers to the central hub and test the sound.
Once you connect speakers to the central hub, you can test the sound. Make sure that all of your speakers are working properly, and that they’re not too loud or distorting. If you’re using a subwoofer, make sure it’s placed in an optimal spot for bass response (typically against a wall). You may want to adjust the volume on each speaker so that it’s at a comfortable level – if one speaker is louder than another, this could cause an imbalance in your listening experience.
Take it slowly and understand the process before you begin. You don’t want to get halfway through your installation only to find out that it won’t work because of some code or other requirement. Once you have everything in place, then it is time for testing.