The Power of A Great Music System

Bose In-Wall SpeakersWe’ve all found ourselves tapping our toes or fingers, swaying our hips or humming to the sounds of music. It’s fun. It’s uplifting. And studies agree that listening to music can and does indeed lift spirits.

It doesn’t matter what type of music you listen to: jazz, pop, rock or new age. Listening to music can improve your mood, or if you’re already in a good mood, it can intensify that good mood.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have music all around you all the time? And if that music makes you feel good, what could be better? Good music, good feelings. Wow. Your quality of life just skyrocketed.

One way to infuse music into your home is to install a music system.

Invisible to the eye, Bose music systems allow you to listen to different music in different rooms at different levels throughout your home. The system is created to complement your style. You can use your favorite CDs or your iPod library. There are no large speakers hanging from the walls, but rather in-wall speakers are installed for a clean look and feel without losing the beauty of music in each room.

There’s a reason we listen to music and we naturally move to it. There’s a reason we use phrases such as “music to my ears.” And there’s a reason we have music at festivities. It makes us feel good! For more information on the Bose Music System, contact Secur-Tek at 919-387-1800.

And it’s not just for your home. Click here to learn how music can have a positive effect on your business!

How Music Affects Your Business

Bose SoundTouch™ 20 Wi-Fi® music system  Wireless streaming music speakerStudies have been done to show that music is uplifting to the spirits. But we really don’t need to read official papers on that. We all know that. We love music. That’s why there’s such a huge industry for it. There’s music in our homes and in our cars. There’s music on our phones and computers, in our video games, in our toys, in television shows and as the main topic of shows.

Music is pleasurable.

But did you know that music can affect your business?

For business owners, knowing that music can have a positive effect on people, would steer you to have a system in place to provide music to your business. For employees, it can help put them or keep them in a good mood. Happy employees are good employees.

Music can have an effect on your sales as well.

Consumers tend to recall brands that have music connected to them, music that is fitting to the brand. Among younger consumers, aged 16 – 24, more than half stay longer in a store if there is appreciable music in the background. Business owners know that the longer a person stays in a store, the greater the chances that that person will make a purchase.

The key, however, is not that any type of music be played, but the appropriate music ought to be played to reflect your brand and the opinion consumers will have of your brand. Having the wrong music play overhead can be extremely detrimental to your business.

If the music chosen doesn’t match the product or face of the business, this can yield negative results. If the volume of the music is too low, too loud or is absent, this can also have an unwanted effect on consumers. However, if you think about your brand and your target audience, and you have the right music playing in the background that your customers would enjoy and appreciate, then you are headed in the right direction.

Again, people enjoy music. It’s uplifting. For both your staff and your customers, there are very good reasons to have music at the business. Bose offers a music system that allows your place of business to discreetly have music throughout.

For information on the Bose Music System, contact Secur-Tek at 919-387-1800.

The Bose Videowave Entertainment System

Bose is usually known for their excellent audio products ranging from earbuds to guitar amps, but one of their newest products is the “Videowave” entertainment system! Put simply, the Videowave is a tv that Bose has designed to hold high quality built in speakers. The screen is 46″ across, and comes with a remote that Bose claims to provide “Unmatched simplicity.” As for the speakers, you can see that  in the picture there are channels to route sound out of more efficiently. This allows smaller speakers to produce a bigger sound without cranking up the volume and distorting the audio. This also allows the tv to be thinner, and lighter as well. The picture quality is great with it’s full 1080p resolution, and blacks are dark. So, the real reason anyone would buy this tv is if they were an audiophile looking for a compact package with great quality sound and video. Well, this product really delivers even if the pricing is a little (A lot) steep! Overall, this is a great product from Bose! ($ 5,350)

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Bose® SoundLink® Wireless Mobile speaker

One of Bose’s Newer releases, the SoundLink system provides the person on the go the ability to play breathtaking music from their mobile device where ever they are via Bluetooth.  Supported are a slew of devices including the iPhone, iPod, iPad, Blackberry phones, and Android Devices as well. With a 30′ wireless range, you don’t have to worry about answering messages, taking calls, and even surfing the web while you listen.  The battery on the device last 8 hours, but also comes with an AC adapter for long operational periods. When you get the SoundLink, you’ll notice that it has a stylish nylon cover. This not only protects the device, but can also be folded backwards, and be used as a stand. Also, you’ll find a minijack auxiliary input for use with devices without bluetooth.  Overall, this is a great product for use on the go, in the office, or really anywhere that you want great music.

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Bose Active Sound Management Automotive Technology

Bose always has a way to improve something. Whether it’s a standard 2 speaker stereo, full entertainment systems, or cars, they always are a step ahead of the competition. One of their newest innovations is the Bose Active Sound Management Technology.  Bose has been doing this for years with simple headphones, because it was pretty easy to control sound levels in such a small area. Now, they have mastered some new turf: car interiors! Found on Porsche’s, Audi’s, and more, this system utilizes the car’s speaker system to “cancel out” the sound waves from the engine.  This is achieved through a microphone system, and an audio processor that monitors interior noise, and projects a sound through the car audio speakers that counteracts the sound waves inside the cabin. Pretty neat! The best part about this technology is that it can be used with music on, so no matter what you’re doing you can enjoy a nice peaceful ride. To see the full write up by bose on their Active Sound Management systems, check it out here!

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L1® Compact system by Bose

If you’re in a band that preforms live, surely you know what a pain it is to lug around all of your heavy equipment. The engineers at Bose have come up with a solution to your misery; the L1 Compact system. Using their patented “Spacial Dispersion” technology, just one L1 unit can deliver sound across the entire stage to the audience. Bose has included two ToneMatch channels for a microphone and guitar. These inputs come with fixed presets as well. In the power stand (the bottom of the unit), there is a speaker specifically for bass. Bose products are known for their versatility, and this product is no different. There speaker collapses to fit into smaller spaces or storage, and when you have a lot of space, you can extend it. This feature makes the speaker ideal for applications as small as classrooms, and as big as musical performances.

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The Bose Videowave Entertainment System

Not many people know that along with audio products, Bose makes great televisions as well.  Their flagship model, the Videowave is great for customers who want crisp picture, and great audio clarity. The main feature that Bose pushes is the fact that the television sounds amazing, and yet no speakers are in sight! They achieved this through their patented Waveguide technology that guides the sound from internal audio drivers to outside of the tv.  This allows Bose to fit larger, higher quality speakers inside the television, without making up space in other areas where smaller speakers would have to be directed in the direction of the audience.  The Videowave system comes with Bose’s own receiver which makes for effortless set up, and control.  A new addition to this package is the click pad remote, which the Wall Street Journal says is a “…standout innovation…”  Using touch screen technology, Bose now allows you to simply glide your finger across the directional buttons to make your selections, like using a laptop touch pad. Overall, this is a great package that allows users with a small living room to make the best out of what they have.

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Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2

Bose’s new bluetooth headset is miles beyond the competition. The Series 2 earpiece allows you to hear your calls better, and through their noise-rejecting microphone, allows callers to hear more of your voice and less of your surroundings.  This is great for calling handsfree outdoors, or in a car where wind, road noise, or really anything else can cover up your voice. For extended calls, the soft StayHear tip ensures that your headset will stay firmly, but comfortably inside your ear. Bose has also included Bluetooth, so this will work with any enabled device, and since most devices have this capability, you can also use the device to listen to music, podcasts and more. On the top of the device you’ll find buttons for control over your calls, such as answering, and volume. The best part is, you can buy this directly from Bose for only $ 149.99.

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The History of Bose

“Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an MIT grad student in the 1950s, Dr. Bose decided to purchase a new stereo system. He was disappointed to find that speakers with impressive technical specifications failed to reproduce the realism of a live performance.
The quest for better sound was on.

Extensive research in the fields of speaker design and psychoacoustics—the human perception of sound—led to the groundbreaking 901® Direct/Reflecting® speaker system in 1968. Its unprecedented approach to sound reproduction came much closer to the essence and emotional impact of live music, and won immediate acclaim.

The list of major Bose innovations continues to grow. Fourteen years of research led to the development of acoustic waveguide speaker technology, found in our award-winning Wave® radio, Wave® music system and Acoustic Wave® music systems. Acoustimass® speaker technology reshaped conventional thinking about the relationship between speaker size and sound, enabling palm-sized speakers to produce audio quality previously thought impossible from speakers so small.

Auditioner® audio demonstrator technology removed the guesswork from sound system design for arenas and other large venues. It allows builders, architects and facility managers to hear precisely what a Bose® system will sound like in their building, before any equipment is installed, even if the building only exists as a blueprint.

Bose Lifestyle® systems provided a welcome alternative to conventional component-based systems by offering fully integrated home entertainment solutions. Lifestyle® systems deliver award-winning performance and elegance from elements specifically engineered to work together.

The systems approach has paved the way for numerous Bose solutions, audio and beyond. Integrated systems account for the acclaimed performance of Bose automotive sound systems and Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headsets. The revolutionary Bose suspension system and ElectroForce® linear motion system rely on proprietary Bose software and hardware working together in harmony. All feature technologies available only from Bose.

Today, you can find Bose wherever quality sound is important. From the Olympic games to the Sistine Chapel. From NASA space shuttles to the Japan National Theatre. In the home and on the road, from large outdoor arenas to intimate neighborhood stores, restaurants and clubs, you can hear the realism of the most respected name in sound” -Bose

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The Bose Philosophy

“Since Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by then Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Dr. Amar G. Bose, the original philosophies and founding principles have not changed.

Bose maintains an exceptionally strong commitment to research, for it is within the discipline of research that yesterday’s fiction becomes tomorrow’s reality. We strive to identify things which, when made better, improve people’s lives.

But it’s more than just research. We aim for excellence in everything we do. From the way we run our business to our customer service. From the products to the owner’s manuals you’ll use to set them up. In everything we do, we truly believe that “good enough” is merely a starting point.

We’ve taken our commitment and our passion for innovation and applied them to developing unique sound solutions to meet virtually any audio challenge in any application, even the space program. While many of our products are designed for entertainment and home audio solutions, you’ll find Bose sound is prevalent in both the aviation and automotive industries, too.

We’ve also designed professional sound systems for many applications, including stadiums and auditoriums, houses of worship, retail businesses, department stores and restaurants.

Our commitment has served us well. Today, Bose has operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia and South America.”

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