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Give the Gift of High-End Audio This Season

3 Great Gift Ideas for the Audiophile in Your Life

Give the Gift of High-End Audio This Season

It’s that time of year again, and we agonize again over what to get for the important people in your life. Here in Nashville, we have many music lovers and creatives – it’s called Music City for a reason. Music studios, artists, songwriters call Nashville home, not to mention legions of music fans of all stripes.

The chances are, then, that you have a music lover in your life. And music lovers can be quite picky about how their music sounds, so, not just any equipment will do. Whether they are audiophiles or only enthusiasts, listen on headphones, wireless speakers, digital streaming, or vinyl, they care about the sound.

The good news is that we are in a bit of a golden age for audio equipment. Very high-quality equipment is available at a variety of prices and styles that can please audiophiles and music lovers without breaking the bank. So if you have a high-end audio enthusiast in Nashville that you’re struggling to find just the right gift for, read on for a little help.

TAGS: HEOS | Hi-Fi Audio | KEF | Marantz | Sonos | Wireless Speakers

Avoid These Common Home Audio Video Design Mistakes

Work With a Pro Early In Your Next Project

Avoid These Common Home Audio Video Design Mistakes

As an architect, interior designer, or builder, you’re not expected to be an AV expert. When working with your clients, you are working through a long list of requirements regarding floorplans, space utilization, design, lighting, and a host of other things. Your clients may very well want a sophisticated and flexible array of audio and video entertainment options in their new home, but sometimes the infrastructure and design aspects of that get lost in all the other details.

It’s much easier, simpler, and cheaper to incorporate home audio video design considerations early into your next project. Why? Because not thinking about wiring infrastructure – electrical and low-voltage – may affect the flexibility of what you can do later. Also, acknowledging specific client desires with regard to audio and video can influence the size and layout of rooms.

As experienced experts in home audio video system design and installation in the Nashville area, we recommend that you bring a pro – like us – early into your projects to avoid common mistakes that can be costly to rectify. Want to know more? Just keep reading.

TAGS: Dolby Atmos | Home Cinema | Surround Sound System | Whole Home Audio

Make Lighting Control Shine Brighter

Smarter Lighting With Home Automation

Make Lighting Control Shine Brighter

One of the most popular ways to upgrade a home to smart technology is with a lighting control system. Recent surveys of homeowners either renovating or building a house show that smart lighting features are of high interest along with intelligent climate and security systems. Smart lighting offers tangible benefits in energy efficiency as well as convenience and luxury.

While lighting control can provide greater convenience with remote control of lights from a device like a smartphone, adding automation in concert with other smart devices multiplies the benefits in energy conservation, security, and luxury.

Let’s look at five ways smart home automation works with a lighting control system to make your Huntsville home safer, more comfortable, and more economical.

TAGS: Home Automation | Motorized Shades | Smart Lighting | Smart Thermostat

Is Your Business Protected? Enhance Security With Smart Surveillance.

IC Realtime Delivers Intelligent Commercial Surveillance Solutions

Is Your Business Protected? Enhance Security With Smart Surveillance.

A business needs protection. If you run a retail storefront, you need to keep shrinkage from theft to a minimum. If you run a warehouse operation, you want to ensure that there is no unauthorized access, especially with deliveries and shipping occurring regularly. If you run a company that is a supplier to Lockheed-Martin or other defense-related business here in Alabama, you likely have specific contractual obligations to maintain security precautions.

Whether you run a small shop or a critical high technology defense supplier in the Huntsville area, there are many benefits to smart commercial surveillance systems for your business. AV Enthusiast partners with IC Realtime for surveillance systems, because they provide a full range of smart solutions to fit varying requirements. Read on to learn more. 

TAGS: Ella | IC Realtime | Security Camera | Smart Video Search | Video Surveillance