Audio Systems, a.k.a. Music Systems

Surround Sound

It’s said that audio accounts for half of the movie theater experience. A surround sound system uses multiple speakers to literally surround viewers with sound. A surround sound system consists of, at least: front left and right speakers, a center channel speaker, a pair of surround speakers, a subwoofer and a receiver. A 5.1 surround-sound system is usually enough to bring the theater experience to a home, but ACT also designs and installs 7.1, 7.2 or 9.2 systems if the size and shape of the room or client preference warrant it.

Distributed Audio

Distributed audio systems, also known as multi-room audio, deliver audio to different rooms or areas of a home. This can be the same music playing throughout a home for a party, or different audio in different spaces simultaneously. For example, Dad can listen to the baseball game outside on the deck while Mom listens to her favorite playlist on the treadmill and the kids listen to CDs in the playroom or in their rooms.

Audio can come from different sources, including AM/FM or Internet radio, satellite radio, CD players, turntables, iPods or iTunes®, etc. Speakers are placed in the ceilings or walls and are designed to blend in with a home’s décor to become almost invisible. There are also different types of outdoor speakers, as most homeowners want at least one outdoor zone in their audio system. ACT has even installed under-water speakers in a swimming pool!


For clients who enjoy high fidelity sound, ACT offers premium floorstanding and bookshelf Hi-Fi speakers. These speakers are aesthetically pleasing and offer exceptional sound quality. When matched with high-quality audio components and amplifiers, Hi-Fi speakers provide an excellent two channel stereo experience or better quality audio with a distributed music system.