Heritage Technologies Inc. has a passion for quality audio. We strive to design systems for every budget. Whether it is for background music or critical listening we can design and install a system for you. In an industry with so many different terms it may help if we break down audio use into simple terms.
Whole House Audio: This is the distribution of audio in stereo to different rooms of the house. An example would be having a pair of outdoor speakers on the deck and a pair of in ceiling speakers in the kitchen.
- "Single Source Systems" are such that the "kitchen" and "deck" are playing the same thing and can not listen to two different sources (ex CD, IPOD, Radio) at the same time.
- "Multi Source Multi Zone Systems" are such that the "kitchen" and "deck" can listen to two different things at the same time.
Surround Sound: This is the distribution of audio as it relates to a video piece such as a movie or TV. Below are the different versions of surround sound. Keep in mind that you need specific equipment and room size to allow for 6.1 and 7.1 surround sound.
- 5.1 Surround Sound- The most common system consisting of a Front Right, Center, Front Left, Rear Right, Rear Left and a Subwoofer. The subwoofer is represents the .1 of the 5.1. So you could have a 5.2 system by placing two subs in your system.
- 6.1 Surround Sound-Front Right, Center, Front Left, Rear Right, Rear Center, Rear Left and a Subwoofer.
- 7.1 Surround Sound-Front Right, Center, Front Left, Surround Right, , Surround Left, Rear Right, Rear Left and a Subwoofer. Room layout and size is very important in making this possible.
- "Theater Room" is a term that we use to describe a room that is dedicated to projection and surround sound. It would have no ambient light (windows) and would focus solely on picture, sound, seating, and design.
- "Entertainment Room": is what we would refer to as a den that has surround sound coupled with a HDTV.