Video:Tips for Buying a Compact Audio Systemwith Curtis Babbitt
Compact audio systems have many different features available for home theaters ranging from powerful speakers to multiple source inputs. Watch this About.com video to get some tips before buying an audio system for your home.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Buying a Compact Audio System
Hi, I'm Curtis Babbitt with Hear No Evil, Westminster, Colorado. Here to discuss for About.com, tips for buying a compact audio system.
How Will You Use the Compact Audio System?
Tips for buying a compact audio system is really based on application; what do you want to use it for. If it's for your home, is it for something that you want to take with you when you travel, for business, for pleasure, it can be a number of different applications. So it is best to talk to someone who knows enough about the speakers, the amplifiers, the components that make up a compact audio system, because it's pretty amazing what you can put together. think about what you want to listen to.
If you want a system that can be heard by many people that can fill a larger room, you need something with substantially more power than a smaller computer system.
How Many Audio Inputs Do You Want?
It's easy to have a compact audio system with a number of sources that you can input. CD player, iPod, iPad, computer. Most of them typically have two, or three inputs, so you can plug in things that you currently have. This piece has an iPod dock, it also has two channel audio outputs to go to any pair of stereo speakers or computer speakers. It also has various inputs for computer, or digital sources.
Do You Want an Internet Connection on the Audio System?
Sonus is a very popular model right now, allows a lot of different applications. If you want to add to your hi-fi system you currently have, If you have a computer system that you want to increase the number of streaming audio you can have over the internet, you can do that too. You can also have these systems hooked up to an existing hi-fi, have much more in the way of offerings from the internet.
What are You Willing to Spend on the Audio System?
Price ranges, anywhere from an 80 dollar little amplifier that you plug in to your computer, up to a four or five hundred dollar system that you can run through your hi-fi system you currently have, or is versatile, can be used with a computer, or your hi-fi system , or a number of different applications.
So, the sky is the limit. You are only limited by your imagination in what these systems can do, and what they are capable of. Thanks so much for watching. For more information, please visit us at About.com.