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High-End Audio, Part 3: Amplifiers To Make Your Speakers Sing

Bring Out All the Emotion and Nuance in Music with McIntosh Amplifiers

This is the third of a series of blogs on one of our favorite solutionshigh-end audio. In the first two, we’ve gone from discussing the endpoint – the speakers that create the sound – to the sources, like streaming, vinyl, and CDs. In this final installment, we’re going to go into the middle – the amplifier, the piece of equipment that creates the current to drive the speaker.

Power amplifiers are what make speakers come alive. Speakers are not all the same, and some amplifiers make far better partners for some speakers than others. Some speakers are relatively efficient, requiring smaller amounts of current to achieve high sound levels and clarity, and some only sound their best with copious quantities of undistorted power. 

One of our favorite amplifier brands is McIntosh. The company’s amplifiers are legendary, having powered the famous Woodstock concert of the late 1960s. Their build quality and longevity let them be passed down from one generation to the next, like a classic vintage automobile. Let’s dive a little deeper into McIntosh amplifiers and how they can amp up the sound system in your listening room.

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4 Music Sources to Enjoy on Your High-End Audio System

There’s No Need to Choose Between Spinning and Streaming

At a very basic level, a sound system comprises three parts: speakers, sources, and amplification. Our last blog focused on speakers and why we love 2-channel for music enjoyment at home. We also recommended our favorite high-end audio brands! In this blog, we’re getting into the music itself.

Whether you love the tactile experience of vinyl or the convenience of internet streaming, you can enjoy both music formats and many more through your high-performance speakers. All you need are the right components. Below, explore four popular music sources you can connect to your system for versatile music listening at home in Bountiful and the greater Utah area.

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Discover Roon: The Ultimate Music Player for Music Fanatics

Roon Makes Your Digital Music Experience Fun Again

When music went from discs to digital, we lost something: the tangible sensation of LP covers and CD sleeves. Don’t get us wrong—digital media is incredibly convenient. But born from that convenience came drab track lists that erased engaging artwork, artist biographies, and song lyrics at our fingertips.

If you’re a hardcore music lover with a vast collection of digital media, it’s time you checked out Roon. Roon is the digital media player for audiophiles who desire a more exciting user experience as they enjoy their music. Along with brilliantly managing your digital media, Roon also brings multi-room smarts to your high-end audio equipment.

Show & Tell AV Solutions is a proud Roon dealer serving Salt Lake City, UT and the surrounding areas. Read on to discover Roon and learn how you can get an extra month of Roon for free when you sign up.

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