I love great sound and music! We got to visit a sound laboratory in Santa Barbara, CA to learn about the advancements in audio and wireless speaker technology. We also got to check out a performance sound studio in L.A. with a dedicated ‘listening room’.
The benefit of wireless speakers is that you don’t have to run wires to use them which means that you can move them around if you want to (but make sure you have an outlet nearby as the need electricity.)
When you have a wireless system set up, it’s pretty east to add rooms, etc. to it over time.
We started with a system for the family/TV room. The speakers can be moved to a bookshelf in the office or even outside when you’re grilling.
The system has a great sounding Sonos Playbar under television
We mounted our Sonos wireless speakers behind the Lovesac sactional in the Family/TV Room of the Next Home Project House
Wireless speakers can be placed anywhere you have power…
You can even take them outside when you’re grilling!
On to more amazing sound and a breakthrough in technology…
We found something that combines the very best in old world craftsmanship with cutting edge technology to create a revolution… in pianos! We just had to see, and hear, it!
We headed to the Steinway showroom in Beverly Hills, CA. I visited with the Steinway’s President of the America’s Ron Losby and learned about out how technology is revolutionizing the art of the piano.
The piano industry has been building player pianos for about a 100 years. But until now they were all ‘one note’. Literally, each key strike was delivered at the same speed and the same volume. With the Spiro, each key strike is measured by the computer at 800 times a second. What that means is that the performance, thanks to computers, is not similar too, but exactly the same as the piano artist’s original performance. Think about that for a moment… that means that every great performance recorded on this technology can be heard again and again… and shared with others – sounding exactly the same – with a touch of a button.
With the purchase of a Steinway Spirio, you get an iPad loaded with a Spotify-like app with over 1700 songs recorded specifically for this instrument. New songs will sync every week. The app communicates with the piano via Bluetooth.
Music is recorded in the highest possible resolution, across music genres. Some of the musicians that have been recorded for Spirio are Yuja Wang, Lang Lang, Ramsey Lewis, Van Cliburn, Jason Moran, Bill Charlap, and many more. Select performances from historic artists like Glenn Gould, Sergei Rachmaninov and Art Tatum are also be included.
The Spirio is truly amazing!