It’s a question that has been asked for years. What is a multi-room receiver?The answer to this question might seem simple, but it can be quite complex.
A multi-room receiver is an audio device that allows you to listen to music from your home theater system in other rooms of your house. This can be done by transmitting the signal via FM or AM frequencies or through the use of speakers set up around your house and connected wirelessly.
What is a multi-room audio system?
In the simplest sense, a multi-room audio system is comprised of four components: receiver (or “receiver”), speakers, cables, and software. The receivers are connected to each speaker with cable, one set of wires for every room in your home (it was like this before). Nowadays, wireless connection through a home Wi-Fi hub is standard.
The software then synchronizes all of the rooms together to play music from the same source.
Benefits of using a multi-room receiver
Using a multi-room receiver in your home can offer you many benefits. Some of these might include:
- Allowing more than one person to listen to the same audio source at the same time, without having multiple copies of the said audio device playing simultaneously (this saves on cost)
- Eliminating wires from running through your house (meaning less clutter and more convenience)
- Allowing you to play music from sources that are not Bluetooth enabled or cell phone compatible (such as an old cassette player, CD player, vinyl, etc.)
- Creating a surround sound system without the need for expensive equipment or complicated wiring
How do I set up my multi-room receiver?
The setup process is a lot more simple than you might think. All that needs to be done is plugging in the receiver and following the on-screen guide, which will walk you through each step needed to make it work properly.
Once all of your speakers are hooked up and working correctly (and connected wirelessly), then this receiver will allow you to play audio on all of them at the same time.
In addition, it is possible to create a surround sound system without any expensive equipment or complicated wiring by installing speakers in more than one room and using an amplifier like this one for each speaker group.
This might be useful if you want your home theater experience with the sound coming from different directions.
What is the HEOS system?
The HEOS system is one of the most popular multi-room audio solutions that allows you to play music from your smart device or computer using a wireless connection. It also has an app for download on both iTunes and Google Play where users can set up their preferences, like which song they want to hear next.
This means you will be able to access the receiver system from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection.
Additionally, HEOS has a built-in music server that can store up to 16 000 songs and stream them without interruption or buffering issues.
One of the most convenient features of this system is its compatibility with any Bluetooth-enabled devices – meaning if your phone or tablet is compatible, you can stream music from it to your receiver.