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Streaming

Unilet Sound & Vision are experts in streaming solutions. From a single smart speaker to reference-quality multi-room systems – we’ve got the experience right here in-house.

Streaming refers to the digital delivery of multimedia content. This includes music, television, movies & concerts, and live broadcasts from anywhere in the world.

With the ongoing development of the internet, the spread of high-quality fibre-optic cabling, and 5G WiFi networks, it comes as no surprise that more and more consumers are opting to include streaming within an existing home media system, or build new solutions to take advantage of this new technology.

Hard Drive & SSD Media Storage

Innuos Statement Music Servers

Media Storage

Like all forms of media, your digital files will need to be stored somewhere. Thankfully these are not physical items – unlike CD’s or vinyl records – so you probably won’t need a spare room.

Many people choose to have no local storage, instead paying for monthly access to libraries such as Netflix, iTunes, or Spotify Connect. There are also cloud-based music management services such as Tidal, Roon, or Qobuz which allow you to store and arrange your files however you wish.

It is also perfectly possible to set-up your own media storage, with your files kept on a suitably large-capacity hard drive or solid-state drive. The result – no more relying on your internet connection to watch films or listen to music.

Audio/Visual Data Flow Optimisation

Auralic Leo GX Master Clock

Servers & DAC’s

From storage – local or cloud – your media files must then be delivered to your audio/visual system and converted from digital data to an analogue signal.

Components called servers provide the delivery of the digital data. They ensure the correct media files are made available at the right speed (rate) and at the right time. If you’re streaming a movie, the server makes sure the sound file and the picture file are properly synchronised.

DAC’s – short for digital-to-analogue converters – are responsible for changing digital data to an analogue audio signal. The better quality DAC, the more precise the sound.

Sonos Ecosystem

Denon Heos Multi-Room

Smart Home Ecosystems

Multi-room “smart” streaming systems are also very popular. Compact, discreet speakers can provide music throughout an entire home – even outside – and your whole network can be controlled from a smartphone app or computer.

Often there is little or no wiring involved, as each unit in the network communicates via Bluetooth or over your home Wi-Fi setup. This means speakers can be easily placed according to your lifestyle requirements.

The beauty of these modular systems is that they can start small, with a single speaker, and more units can be added into the ecosystem whenever you wish. Start with one room, and expand when you’re ready.