1. What are some of the particular benefits of in-ceiling and in-wall speakers compared to freestanding speakers?
There are several benefits, but I would say that the biggest one for a lot of people is simply aesthetics. Architectural speakers do not take up valuable real estate in your room, and they don't intrude on the decor of a room. The best in-ceiling speakers, with zero-frame grill design, are virtually invisible.
2. How difficult is the installation process for in-ceiling and in-wall speakers?
It's actually very easy. Anyone that's comfortable using some basic hand tools can easily install them in a relatively short amount of time. Our company actually offers full support to our customers during their entire project and will answer any kinds of questions that may arise. We are custom installers ourselves, so we make our years of experience available to anyone that wants the high end audio experience in their home.
3. What inspired you to start Vibe Speaker Co.?
I own a custom installation firm, and I wanted to develop the best speakers made with the absolute best materials for our clients. That process just naturally led to starting Vibe Speaker Co., so that we could share those speakers with a larger group of customers beyond those that we work for locally.
4. What do you like best about your work as an audio engineer?
As a music lover, there's just a certain feeling you get when you can walk around your house and have your favorite music pouring down on you in every room. It can turn a bad day good, and a good day even better. I love being able to share that with people.
5. When you listen to music yourself, what are your must-haves for getting quality sound?
Well, offhand I would say high quality speakers (of course), a high quality amplifier, and the one thing that a lot of people overlook: good quality speaker cable. Some people go cheap and buy thinner gauge wire, but I recommend always using at least 14 gauge wire in any installation. The sound quality difference can be staggering.