Ceiling Kitchen Radio: What To Think About

When it comes to audio for your kitchen, there is a wide range of options at BuyCleverStuff, and we like to ensure that we find the right system for your kitchen.

In ceiling speakers are a very popular option, linked either between an in-wall panel control or a separate remote control. Both unit designs are simple and subtle, and straightforward to use once installed.

Determining exactly what audio you wish to fill your kitchen with can be a tricky decision, but we hope in our blog to break down everything to guide you to the best solution for you.

  • Purpose

If you are thinking of installing a Kitchen Ceiling Radio, there may be the need to think about whether you want your system to provide audio on a personal level or whether it is going to be used for entertaining a larger number of guests. Some of our systems can only work with their bundled speakers, so consider what it is you are wanting to do with your Kitchen Ceiling Radio.

  • Size of room / speakers

Our previous point leads us nicely on to this aspect – how to define your required speaker size.

At BuyCleverStuff, Ceiling Kitchen Radio systems are bundled with varying speaker sizes, but as a rough guide 2-2.5 inch speakers are adequate for a 4m2 room and 5 inch speakers for around a 10m2 room.

With larger kitchen and dining rooms beyond these sizes, the need for an extra pair of ceiling speakers may be required in order to better fill a room with sound, as with small, less powerful speakers in a large room, audio will tend to be lost.

This is only meant to be a rough estimation in terms of speaker sizes and room size, and at BuyCleverStuff we are hoping to bring in the future a standardised guide relating to the decibel output for all of our speakers that we currently stock on our website.

  • Functions

As standard FM radio is featured on all our Kitchen Ceiling Radios, but many of our systems also include DAB radio. If you have a good DAB reception, you will receive crisp clear sound, and also receive stations not found on FM frequencies.

Personal audio devices, more so mobile phones and tablets, play a huge role in our day-to-day lives. Built-in Bluetooth receivers with many of our Kitchen Ceiling Radios mean that beyond FM and DAB radio you can connect devices in order to also play your own personal music, or even music streaming services such as Spotify, Napster, Deezer and many more, through our systems.

  • Appearance

There are two elements to think about with your Kitchen Ceiling Radio before you purchase, the style of the controlling unit, and also the look of the in ceiling speakers.

We have a number of in-wall panels that fit into single or double gang back boxes (dependent on the product chosen) and can sit neatly and discreetly away should you want that in your room.

Remote control systems are not only stylish and unobtrusive, but they are extremely useful, especially when connecting any Bluetooth devices. It means your Bluetooth device such as a smartphone or tablet will be safe and out of the way and allows you to work in your kitchen space with little worry.

The second aspect to think about your in ceiling speakers. Designed in white to be as unobtrusive as possible, there are some slight differences between styles of speakers, however these are very minimal, so if you are concerned why not take a look at our main website with the entire range on show.

Once purpose, size when installing, function and appearance have been thought out, you may have more of an idea of which Kitchen Ceiling Radio system you require, and in which case you may want to see our full offering over at our main BuyCleverStuff website.

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However, if you are looking possibly to extend from just a kitchen and dining area to a whole ground floor audio system or even throughout the whole home with multi-room audio, then look out for our further articles coming up which will give you more advice on what you may require and what suitable systems are available.

Under Cabinet Kitchen Radio: What To Think About

Under cabinet kitchen radios are a fantastic answer should you wish to bring audio into a small kitchen area where space is extremely limited, and at BuyCleverStuff, the official UK distributor of SoundMaster products (inclusive of their range of Under Cabinet Kitchen Radios), we can direct you to the right product.

Depending upon your needs, under cabinet / counter radios have a variety of different functions and capabilities that can suit your needs.

Whether you need a basic radio that makes us of empty space beneath your cabinet, or if you are in need of multi-source unit, we can still help determine which product would be best for you.

  • Purpose

Under cabinet kitchen radios are perfect if you require audio in order to keep busy in the kitchen or if life gets in the way of your favourite radio programmes or events being broadcast on the airwaves. They work well if you gather around a nearby breakfast bar in the morning with your family before the day gets under way, but if you are looking to host guests in a more sociable setting, we would advise instead to look at our ceiling speaker systems.

  • Size of room / speakers

When it comes to size of speakers with our Under Cabinet Kitchen Radios, our SoundMaster products all feature the same speaker within the chassis.

With our vast experience in audio visual products, we are fully confident in these products compared to other similar Under Cabinet Kitchen Radios on the market, and test stock on a regular basis so we know they are of a consistently high standard. This goes across the board with all products we stock on site.

As previously mentioned, under cabinet / counter radios are perfect for more personal audio, or if you are in close proximity, but not for larger rooms where you may wish to entertain house guests.

This is only meant to be a rough estimation in terms of speaker sizes and room size, and at BuyCleverStuff we are hoping to bring in the future a standardised guide relating to the decibel output for all of our speakers that we currently stock on our website.

  • Functions

FM radio is a standard feature on all of our Under Cabinet Kitchen Radios, however should you wish to pick up more stations, then DAB radio functionality on some models is available, if you have a good DAB reception in your area.

One other major feature with our higher end radios is the built-in CD player, and also USB ports for MP3 playback. This is a wonderful feature if you want to spend afternoon listening to your own music rather than being completely reliant on radio stations.

Bluetooth connectivity is also available should you wish to stream music direct from your smartphone or tablet device; a fantastic alternative to searching through your CD collection, or if you are unsure whether a Bluetooth ceiling speaker system is beyond what you require.

Alarms and cooking timers can be found within settings on these units, which are handy additions going beyond this just being a purely audio focused product.

  • Appearance

The biggest draw in terms of appearance is how an under cabinet radio saves space beneath a kitchen cabinet. Of course, you will also find colours of units to match your appliances that you have in your kitchen area.

The speakers on the unit can be found at the sides of the chassis so sound is dispersed around the room to its fullest, and the clear LCD screen helps display time, station and music information and much more.

Now that you have gone through the four main aspects when thinking about purchasing an Under Cabinet Kitchen Radio, why not make your way over to the BuyCleverStuff website to see the range we have on offer.