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How 2 Channel Audio Is Providing a Much-Needed Reprieve for Music Lovers

by Ronald Elias

You better get your ears ready for this. 

It's no secret that all of us at Audio Video Consultants are music fans and aficionados, and when it comes to your favorite jams, nothing beats 2 channel audio. 

Music is everywhere these days, whether you are streaming Spotify or Pandora in the kitchen, or your kids are listening to their favorite songs on their tablets. But while people are always hearing music, how many of us actually sit down and listen to music? Many people have never had the pleasure of experiencing their favorite music just as the musician intended. It’s a shame because if done correctly, music can be breathtaking.

Music has the power to transport the listener -- to bring joy, to be cathartic, to promote healing, and to relieve stress. In these challenging days, there has never been a better time to invest in your home and create a space that allows you to unlock the power of music. Get ready to fall in love with your music all over again!

That's where 2 channel audio comes in. So, pull up a chair and get ready for your musical world to change.

Dedication to Sound and Space 

What's the first thing you need for 2 channel audio? A dedicated listening room!

With a dedicated space for your 2 channel audio system, you are able to recreate the area in which the music was originally recorded. Whether it's a live performance recorded on a big stage, or an intimate affair that was recorded in a small studio, you can close your eyes, sit back, and feel like you are actually there in the room with the musicians and their instruments. The best 2 channel audio systems have that ability to transport and teleport you to another place and time, fully capturing your sense of hearing. 

Such a space also helps you cut down on distractions. This means you'll be able to experience the emotional impact of your favorite songs, without having to deal with the noises or bothers of the outside world. Instead of having to deal with interruptions like phone calls, emails, text messages, or the children, a dedicated listening area gives you a place to focus all your attention and energy on listening to and enjoying music. It’s that time-out we can all benefit from.

The high-quality audio of a 2 channel system also allows you to hear the music as the artist intended. High-quality source material -- such as a vinyl record -- combined with hi-fi equipment can accurately reproduce the musical frequencies as they were recorded for a more accurate and faithful playback. 

The Bare Necessities 

Discussing the finer points of equipment selection for your own 2 channel system could take an article in and of itself, so for now we're just going to give you a brief overview of the different pieces of equipment you'll need for such a system.

First and foremost, you'll need a pair of hi-fi speakers. You'll also need an amplifier, pre-amplifier, music sources, and audio cables. Each of these pieces is very important in delivering the best sound quality possible, so you want to take time to research, budget, plan, and pick out quality components that are going to help you get the most out of your music. 

Another area that you'll want to investigate is acoustic treatments. You'll probably recognize these from movie theaters or concert halls -- they often look like foam padding on the walls or ceiling or such areas, but they don’t have to be. Acoustic treatments come in a variety of options and can often imitate art and décor, while still helping create a 2 channel listening space that is acoustically pleasing.

And that's where we come in! Let us help you build your dream music experience. We're glad to lend our experience and expertise any way we can to help you pick out and install a 2-channel audio system. Give us a call at 610-430-8300 and let's get you set up with the music system of your dreams. 

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