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Find the Right High-End Receiver for Your Home Theater System

3 Audio/Video Receiver Brands to Consider

Find the Right High-End Receiver for Your Home Theater System

If you’re building a home theater system in your Huntsville, AL home, the first thing you’ll need isn’t necessarily the big screen or speakers—it’s the receiver. The receiver is the centerpiece of your home theater system. Also known as an AV receiver or surround sound receiver, it provides the outputs and inputs for each device and instructs your speakers what surround sound to play.

The core features of a receiver are the power output, surround sound formats, and connectivity. An excellent receiver will also offer high-resolution audio, automatic speaker set-up, iPod/iPhone compatibility with Bluetooth, and Internet streaming. Technology moves fast, so you’ll want a receiver that offers expandability and new features, just in case.

To help you decide what home theater receiver is right for you, continue reading our review of three top receiver brands. 

TAGS: Dolby Atmos | Home Theater | Surround Sound

Five Smart Home Automation Features Your Clients Will Love

Enhance and Differentiate Your Next Project with Smart Technology

Five Smart Home Automation Features Your Clients Will Love

Are you a designer, architect, or builder? Your clients expect you to be up to date with the latest trends when working on renovations or new construction projects. You have to have a knack for architectural styles, finishes, furnishings, lighting, and other details that make your plans attractive to potential clients.

Smart home technology is one of those areas that is increasingly in demand with today’s tech-savvy homebuyers and homeowners. In a survey by the popular Houzz home design website, it can be estimated that 28% of renovating homeowners are interested in smart home automation features in their next house.

A renovation or new build project offers the perfect opportunity for you to include the latest smart home automation features that homeowners are seeking in Nashville. Here are 5 of the most requested smart features ideas to consider.

TAGS: Home Automation | Smart home technology | Smart Lighting | Smart Security | Whole Home Audio

‘Wow’ Your Family and Friends with a Custom Outdoor Audio-Video System

Bring the Entertainment Outside This Spring

‘Wow’ Your Family and Friends with a Custom Outdoor Audio-Video System

We know it’s cold and wet this winter in Tennessee, but warmer spring weather is right around the corner. We’re all looking forward to spending more time outdoors. Relaxing in the patio, planting new annuals, and lots of other outside activities beckon to us soon. Since we’re blessed with a relatively mild climate in Nashville, how about bringing some of our audio-video entertainment outdoors for these activities?

Bringing music and video entertainment outside is a great way to maximize the enjoyment of your outdoor spaces. If you have an outdoor kitchen, imagine grilling to great tunes. Or how about inviting friends over to catch the upcoming March Madness basketball outside on the patio with your favorite drinks and food? It’s all possible with an outdoor audio-video setup, and it can be an extension of your current installation or something totally independent.

Want to know more? Keep reading for some ideas.

TAGS: Outdoor Speakers | Outdoor TV | Sonance | Sonos | Whole Home Audio

Bring Your Conference Room AV into the 21st Century

Improve Productivity with Modern Collaboration Technology

Bring Your Conference Room AV into the 21st Century

Have you had to sit through the first ten minutes of a presentation where the presenter is unable to connect his laptop to get the presentation on the conference room screen? How about the conference call where everyone is almost shouting into the speakerphone, and the person on the other end sounds like they're underwater? If you hold a lot of meetings with multiple parties, chances are you've had one of these experiences.  

It might be surprising, but even with all the new technology available today many businesses rely on antiquated conference room technology. In some cases, they can avail themselves of modern technology like Zoom and GoToMeeting conferencing on laptops and other devices, but when it comes to getting into a meeting room, the only equipment is a flat panel, a connection cable, and a speakerphone. That's not going to cut it in today's fast business world. Want to find out how to modernize your conference room audio video systems to increase your team’s productivity in Huntsville? Read on to learn more.

TAGS: Business Collaboration | Commercial AV | Smart Boardroom | Video Conferencing | Wireless Microphone