I firmly believe that music makes the world go round. Where would we be without Beethoven, Frank Sinatra, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, or The Who?
Frankly, I think we’re going to get lost. It is often said that if humans are God’s best creation; then music is man’s greatest creation, and that is easy to see when you consider that music touches the heart like no other.
There are songs for everyone, and melodies to suit every taste. The beauty of music is that it holds a vital pillar in our lives, brings people together, evokes emotions and builds connections.
Today, we are gifted with technology, and the ability to play high-quality tunes in the comfort of our own homes. If you love your music, here’s how to make the best house music arrangement.
The amplifier is your media station. It controls the volume of your music and any speakers connected directly to it. Because of this, it’s important to buy your amplifier with your speakers, so you can ensure compatibility.
Marantz PM6005 amplifier from superfi is a solid amplifier that costs just £299.00. It has 2 x 45 watts of amplification, 5 line RCA inputs including a turntable input, an optical Toslink input, and a digital coaxial input. The Onkyo TX8050 is also a great amplifier.
What’s your preferred format, vinyl? Cassette? CD? MP3s?
Personally, I believe that there’s no better format than vinyl, and a great starter record player is the Pro-Ject Genie MK3. The Pro-Ject Genie MK3 costs around £200 online and is a stunning record player that offers great quality.
For CDs and cassettes, any media player is fine, as long as it has enough connectivity to plug into a modern amplifier. A good cassette deck is the TEAC W890R, priced around £220 online.
For MP3s, many amplifiers now come with Bluetooth or USB connectivity.
It’s important not to skimp on speakers – after all, they’re what determine how good your music sounds. You don’t want to do Buddy Holly injustice, do you?
Floorstanding speakers, such as the Tannoy Revolution DC4T series, are a great entry-level option for those who want something that sounds great and looks great (about £450). If you want great sound quality, then the Mission 794SE speakers are perfect (about £850), with superior bass response and clear highs and mids.
If you need something a little smaller, bookshelf speakers will be better for you. Small but powerful, these speakers are ideal for placing in a bookshelf or similar space. If you’re on a tight budget, the Mission MX2 speakers (about £200) are hard to beat, but for a little extra money, the KEF C3 speakers (about £220) offer some of the best sound for the price.
In the end, it can take years to perfect house music. Test different equipment to see what’s right for your taste and remember that some speakers are designed for different genres.