In 2015 music is maximally portable. You can take the same playlist to the gym, the beach, your car, and your office. But your house is still your kingdom. Here’s how to make whatever you listen to sound best where it counts.
Bowers & Wilkins CM Series Speakers
A good frequency response (which frequencies the speaker can play) for a center speaker is 70 to 22,000 hertz. An ideal sensitivity (how loud it can play on one watt) is about 87 decibels. The Centre S2 (shown) can go from 70 to 28,000 hertz with a sensitivity of 87 decibels.
Marantz UD5007 Universal Disc Player
A high-end record player and pristine records will give you great sound, but according to our expert, audio-video consultant Mike Olson at Park Avenue Audio, CDs are more reliable. And if you want to watch movies, a disc player is an integral part of the setup.
Wirelessly integrates anything on your computer or mobile device, as well as preloaded radio stations and online services, into your sound system. It can broadcast lossless files (which don’t delete information during the compression process) to multiple rooms, and can even send sound wirelessly to some speakers.