What is Audio Control System?
An audio control system is a lot of different microphones, mixers, speakers, amplifiers. And other components which are relatively simple to set up in your home or recording studio. Audio control systems come in two basic types: professional or consumer. The differences in these systems are quite significant. Professional audio control tend to be more expensive than the average consumer audio control system But offer much better performance for professionals in specific industries such as music recording and sound art.
If you are opting for an affordable option to start with, you should consider buying a consumer audio control system. This will have most of the functions required by professionals without any downside when it comes to quality.
When using a consumer control system, you should bear in mind how much money. And the time you will spend on setting up and fine-tuning the entire system before you start benefiting from the entire system.
Applied Level Set Up To Whole Home
Since the introduction of affordable and quality audio devices. Such as speakers and headphones. The way we listen to music has drastically changed. Gone are the days where we would pack up our CD collections and MP3s to move on to other fads. Though today’s technology only makes this sage wisdom more relevant. It seems hard for newcomers to figure out how audiophile interest works since no universal framework guide them through the maze.
We are here to explain how you can set up a whole audio control systemin your home, office, or even in your car. We’ve divided the guide into three sections representing the three types of listeners: general listeners, audiophiles, and music producers. It is easier to follow all the setting up an audio system if you know your exact role.
The first section will cover what features should be included in any audio setup. This will go while giving equal weight between sound quality and other factors like flexibility and connection speed. The second section will be for audiophiles who are looking to set up a more advanced home theatre. The last section is for music producers looking to use computers as their main recording device for playing instruments and creating beats.
This article will address how you can have your music system at home but can also be applied to other types of setups, such as car audio systems.
How Can You set Up a Whole Audio Control System?
General Listeners who are just looking to purchase a new system or upgrade their current one.
Audiophiles looking into building a home theatre that meets all their needs, including quality, flexibility, and connection speed.
Music producers who are looking to use computers as their primary recording device.
We’ll start by emphasizing sound quality. So you can get clarity of the whole audio system. The next section will detail the components that you can select to define your music system. Finally, we’ll address the different types of connections needed, such as digital cables and analogue cables for higher quality.
Prewarning: Do not skip any section! The article is meant to be a comprehensive guide to building an audio system in your home. But not every setup will work for every type of user. For example, you can’t use an obnoxiously large subwoofer in your office. The sound waves would be too loud for the people working in the office.
1. Sound Quality
Before picking any component in your audio control system, you should assume that it’s all about quality. So before you even pick your components, make sure they are high-quality items. Such as having audiophile-grade components or using digital cables to transfer signals through lengths of magnetic tape. If you’re unsure what this means, don’t worry since we’ll give more in-depth information in this section.
2. Picking Out speakers
For example, we’ll be looking at a typical setup for a gamer who’s looking to have a great audio experience while having fun if you’re going to use your speakers for watching movies or for everyday use. Then you should upgrade the power and number of speakers.
Most setups will have a subwoofer and 2-4 satellite speakers. To ensure that your room is properly “included” in the overall sound quality, try finding the “sweet spot” in your room. The sweet spot is where the sound waves from each of your speakers combine to create a sound field. Here it would be helpful if you placed your subwoofer as well as each satellite speaker. Typically, this means placing a satellite speaker on a wall behind you. And having the subwoofer on the floor between your legs. A common mistake with placing multiple satellite speakers is positioning them too close to one another. This will cause the music to become more “inside your head” and less realistic. So be sure to place them more than 1/2 a foot apart from each other.
The two components you should be concerned about when looking at your speakers are power and frequency range.
Power: The number of decibels (dB) you want your speakers to be able to produce. For example, a 3-5 watt speaker should be enough for most people if they aren’t listening for an entire orchestra.
This is the range of sound frequencies your system can produce. For example, a typical frequency range may be 20Hz – 20kHz. That is between 20hz and 20khz, which stands for kiloHertz and 1kHz. The lower the pitch or frequency. The higher pitch or volume will produce that sound. Bass frequencies are usually between 60Hz – 400Hz, while treble frequencies may go up to 20kHz. Lower frequencies are usually used to reproduce deeper bass sounds. Such as speakers that will produce the “rumble of your subwoofer.” This is why it is essential to pick a subwoofer that can be able to produce bass sounds.
The frequency range of a typical speaker: 20 Hz – 20000 Hz (20 kHz)
3. Connecting an Audio Control System Setup to Your Computer
Digital cables: When you want to connect audio devices, such as speakers and headphones. These directly into your computer there are many options available. A digital cable will provide the best audio quality and is effectively a high-bandwidth option. It uses the same transmission technology as USB cables. These are commonly used to connect to web cameras or external hard drives.
Analogue cables: If you’re looking for the cheapest option, you should opt for an analogue cable. The quality will not be as high as compared to using a digital cable. But it is still much better than using the built-in speakers on your computer.
Above all, finding an audio control system setup that works well with your needs is more important than creating a very detailed setup. Suppose you want something that can be used to catch up on your favourite tunes while cleaning your room. Then there’s no need to go out and buy audiophile-grade components.
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