Airhome panel with amps
Airhome panel with amps

Have your music-loving clients asked you for an in-home stereo system as part of their remodel? If so, you might want to take a look at Airhome.

Airhome is an audio system that hooks into a house’s architectural speakers and lets users control their music using WiFi. The system is compatible with any in-wall or in-ceiling speakers, so customers can purchase speakers through Airhome or use another brand if they prefer. The largest component, the Airhome panel, mounts to the wall and can be placed in out-of-the-way areas like a laundry room. Once a licensed electrician runs the speaker wiring throughout the home and to the Airhome panel, users simply slide the metallic door shut and the wires disappear from sight.

The home’s in-room speakers are wired to the special Airhome amps. Each amp controls the speakers for one room. One amp style allows users to listen to music in stereo; the other allows users to listen in surround sound (perfect for movies!). Each panel can support up to five amps: four stereo amps and one surround-sound amp. If users need more than five rooms with music, that’s no problem--just add an additional panel and amps. The amps are powered by the panel and must be configured with the WiFi using the Airhome app (available on iOS devices) before streaming can begin. But Android users don't have to worry; there's a web-based workaround to configure the amps.

Users can control their music with their iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads. The Airhome app is not required to play music, and Airhome works with apps compatible with AirPlay, such as Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora. While there aren't as many apps available for Android devices to use with Airhome right now, users can play music from iTunes from their Macs or PCs. The company also provides a list of Android apps that will work with Airhome.