Ole Witthøft

Don’t waste your money: Here is the trend you shouldn’t ignore

The digitalisation has moved entertainment online. However, only a few know that this development has given us better sound than ever before. Read this before you invest in new gear.

Music lovers have known for centuries that the good sound is best provided by a sound system with great speakers, amplifiers, cables, record players, CDs and so on.

The traditional sound system has, so to speak, had a patent on the good sound.

True music lovers have therefore had little faith in the quality which, i.e. the streaming services provide online.

The sound has simply not been good enough.

But the development is shifting in that area, and today more streaming services offer better sound than we have ever heard from vinyl or CDs. The standard is called 24/96, High Definition or Hi-Resolution.

That’s why the best sound is no longer solely provided by the traditional sound system.

Put differently: If you have yet to experience the sound of modern streaming, now is the time to do so.

What should you do, if you love vinyl?


Sell all your records?

Of course not!

People from KODA (Danish rights management society) say that roughly 500 million songs have been realised during times. The far most on vinyl.

The streaming services have 180 million at the most, so there is every reason to collect records and to have a record player in the home.

Even a new music nerd is faced with the risk of running out of music on the streaming services, simply because a lot of music is never released there.

That is why a music lover naturally has a record player in his collection – even in the digital age.

It’s just the thing about the sound


Lately, we have seen massive development in digital technology.

Today, the streaming services offer a sound quality 7-9 times better than vinyl and roughly 29 times better than when Spotify was introduced in 2007.

This should not be ignored if you like music, even if just a bit.

There is such a big difference that it can hardly be described in words.

It must be heard.

Now, add this knowledge


In recent times, digital technology has provided us with a standard for wireless transmission of sound.

It may not seem very sexy, but standards can something to which chaos is no match.

Just think of how practical it is that we agree about time, how long 1 meter is and the recipe for fuel for the car.

To have a standard for wireless transmission of top-of-class sound is indeed very practical.

The streaming services new and good sound quality can not only be downloaded on your phone, tablet, etc.

The good sound can also be transmitted between the different devices in your home.

To do this, your device must have a technology called WiSA (=24/96 quality).

WiSA compatible devices can transmit sound to each other without using cables and even in very high quality.

But remember to look for the WiSA logo, because not all brands use the technology.

Some brands are still developing their own standards to make the user only buy their products.

There is more still


The development of sound for speakers has to a greater extent been digitalised. That means that the data on the speaker’s sound is digital.

The advantages are, to be frank, fantastic:

It clears the way for the active digital speaker in which the amplifier has moved into the speaker itself along with a digital signal processor (DSP), where they together and without any loss or other negative effects can process the sound to make it just right.

It is a technology which breaks with the passive network, which limits the sound quality of a traditional speaker.

You can read more about that subject here.

The digital development, in other words, now allows for the sound to be transmitted digitally and without loss all the way from the studio to your speakers.

You have never had the chance to experience better sound quality than you can with active digital speakers.

But hey, what about my current gear then?


System Audio is the only brand which allows you to choose the pace at which you want to digitalise your home and enjoy the digital benefits.

You decide how far you wish to go. And you don’t risk spending money on something you don’t need.

You already have a good sound system? Then we recommend you getting the passive SA legend speakers. They can, later on, be upgraded to digital and active speakers.

You want the digital benefits now and also keep your current sound system? Then we recommend you the digital active SA legend silverback. They can be upgraded to active wireless speakers later on.

And if you want to get rid of the cables?


Buy the SA legend silverback speakers with Stereo Hub. With this solution, the speaker cables are replaced by a wireless WiSA transmission. Your record player, CD, TV etc. can be connected to the Stereo Hub and you can place the speakers and devices anywhere you like. You don’t have to worry about the cables for the speakers.

You have never had access to so much great sound as you do now. But the traditional sound system is no longer leading.

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Ole Witthøft
Ole is the founder of System Audio. His 3 greatest passions are music, design and technology. Every day, Ole is working on some kind of projects, and you find him in the workshop, in the production, behind a computer or on one of his many presentations around the world.

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