Advanced Audio

Speakers

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You could probably spend the rest of your life evaluating all of the speakers out there. So many different philosophies about what makes a good speaker: engineering, look, size, power requirements, placement, company reputation, even the cabinet finish.

Then, whatever you do choose has to be matched to an amplifier that will make them sound the way they should. How many manufacturers and retailers have given you all the facts you need to make the right choices? Well, that’s what we’re here for. At Advanced Audio, we sell solutions, not just components.
We don’t demand too much of speakers. They only have to do everything well: sound great, represent great value, and the company must have a well-earned reputation for standing behind their products.

Two manufacturers that have stood out are NHT and Revel . We have been representing NHT since we opened. They make great speakers and stand firmly behind their products. We have been selling Revel speakers since 1998, and we believe that there is no better speaker for the money. A little more recently we have chosen Niles for dependable, good sounding outdoor and “rock” camouflage speakers.

Revel

The demand for high performance music and theater systems has grown dramatically over the past several years and few speaker companies have met the challenge of wide bandwidth, high dynamics and low distortion in their speakers.

NHT

Over the past 17 years NHT has established a reputation as a premier manufacturer of value oriented high end audio loudspeakers. We have the Evolution and Super Audio line available for demonstration.

Niles

Niles’ company mission is to be the world’s leading supplier of products that offer their customers innovative solutions for whole-house distribution and integration of audio/video systems while providing unparalleled quality, convenience, control, and value.

 

Tom’s Take:

When choosing speakers for a surround system, always evaluate them in stereo mode first. If they don’t sound good in stereo, adding three more speakers isn’t going to magically transform the sound into something special.

When you come in to talk about a system, I spend the most time researching the best speakers to recommend to you. All of the other components depend on which speakers you select, so I need to be sure you are getting the best speakers for the job. I ask a lot of questions: room sizes and configurations, existing components, cosmetic considerations and, of course, budget. Once you have found the right speakers, the other system components can be carefully selected to provide the best possible match for your speakers.