Whole-House Audio

HTD Apps for Whole-House Audio

The new "HTD Home Audio” app is set to officially launch September 2022, but it is available now in the App Store for use with Lync systems for customers interested in beta testing.

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What are the biggest MISTAKES people make when preparing their home for a whole-house audio system?

A little planning goes a long way toward making the installation of your whole-house audio system trouble free. Avoid these common mistakes and you are well on your way.

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Troubleshooting Lync Whole-House Audio Systems

Here are the most common issues we hear about from customers using one of our Lync systems, along with suggestions to resolve them.

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All the ways to use Alexa and Echo Dot

Add music streaming and interact with Alexa’s voice assistant by connecting the affordable Echo Dot to your whole-house audio system.

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Help me choose between a basic, mid-level (MC), and advanced (Lync) whole-house audio system.

In many cases, how your cables are, or can be, run will determine your whole-house audio options.

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Music Streamers

A music streamer is an audio play-back device that plays audio files that are not stored within the device. They are generally a better solution for whole-house audio than Bluetooth devices because:

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Troubleshooting MC and MCA-66

Here are the most common issues we hear about from customers using one of our whole-house audio systems built around the MC-66 or MCA-66, along with suggestions to resolve them.

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Understanding Your Options for Wired, Wireless, and Hybrid-Wireless Whole-House Audio

The objective of this white paper is to provide enough information about Whole-House Audio (WHA) so that you can make an informed decision about how best to set up your home for high quality listening and control of music, TV audio, and other audio sources. For new home construction, I clarify what types of cable (if any) should be run before the walls and attic space get closed in.

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Sonos says to throw the baby out with the bathwater

Well, actually they recommend recycling the baby. Sonos has recently been in the news with the revelation that many of their older models of smart speakers will soon stop receiving software updates. While a follow-up to the announcement by the CEO clarified that those devices will continue to work as they do now and will be supported with bug fixes and security patches “for as long as possible”, there is still the concern that they will not work well with newer models (unless you dummy down the newer models) and that older models may need to be segregated, essentially resulting in two disparate systems in the same home. Even then, there is concern that future updates to music streaming services will not be supported in the older models.

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