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  • Audio streaming systems including Sonos, Heos, MusicCast and others
  • Best WiFi mesh systems, networking products and methods to enhance your home WiFi

Check us out frequently for information about monthly audio/video sales and tidbits about the electronics industry!

Saturday, 22 October 2022 21:55

Lutron lighting

Lutron lighting

Lutron lighting options...See below!

 

If you have recently built a new home, worked with a designer on a remodel or worked with any form of smart home installation company (hey...like us!), you may have talked about Lutron lighting with your contractor or designer. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misunderstandings or a complete lack of information being relayed from some of these trades as to why you want lighting control. Soooo...we wanted to add some clarity to Lutron lighting and why Lutron can be a great enhancement to your home and life.

 

Friday, 21 October 2022 20:39

Apple TV not working?

If you enjoy television, watch streaming content such as Netflix, Amazon, etc., listen to music through your whole-house audio system or basically are a human in a civilized society, you probably are reliant on some form of streaming device to get you this content. This article focuses on how to fix your Apple TV if it misbehaves.

Apple TV not working? Try some of our video tutorials including:

Monday, 03 October 2022 23:54

Sonos Soundbar

Sonos Beam vs Arc - What is the best Sonos soundbar?

 

At this point in 2022, we think that most people have heard about the music streaming company Sonos and their impressive selection of audio products. A popular question we get is:

"The Sonos Beam vs Arc...which is the best Sonos soundbar?"

See our video above that lays out the details of the Sonos Arc and the Sonos Beam; the 2 soundbars in the Sonos line-up. NOTE: Both these soundbars will sound much better by adding either the Sonos Sub subwoofer unit OR the new Sonos Sub Mini (ETA in October of 2022). 

Sonos details start at about 3:05 in the video.

These products are great for someone that wants clearer vocals (ever have Grandpa yell "Can't hear the voices on the TV!") for all of their video content including cable TV, Netflix, DVDs, etc. AND wants to use the soundbar as a dedicated music system.

P.S. See some of our other Sonos articles in the link below:

Sonos Streaming players and audio products

Looking for Sonos San Diego? Call Aire Theater Designs and let our Sonos experts enhance your life with music!

 

Saturday, 24 September 2022 09:18

Leon speakers San Diego

Leon Speaker dealer in San Diego

 

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Leon soundbar installation in Santaluz custom home

 

Leon speaker r

Designer-friendly speakers from our friends at Leon - Leon Horizon soundbar

 

Some would argue that this is high fashion and elegant design...     Ridiculous clothes

 

Yamaha receiver 06152017

Yamaha 2022 AVENTAGE receiver acts as the heart of your whole-house entertainment and surround sound system

 

It's probably been a while since you've bought a new audio/video receiver or maybe I'm being assumptive and this is your first foray into surround sound. No worries...we'd be happy to help. Your audio/video receiver is the heart of your surround sound and whole-house entertainment system. Making the right choice here assures sonic excellence and also provides you the flexibility to hook up future components. However, dealing with the big-box stores or attempting to figure out what to buy on the Internet can be painful (aside from this article, of course). Here's a quick guide to picking the right audio/video receiver. This goes over some of the new 2022 Yamaha AVR models.

 

What is it: Your Yamaha AVR (short for audio/video receiver) acts as the hub of your audio/video system. All of your components like cable boxes, video games, Blu-ray players, streaming devices, etc. hook into the receiver and it provides the sound for your speakers. Pick your receiver based on:

 

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 11:17

Eero vs Google WiFi - Best mesh WiFi

Eero vs Google WiFi

 

 

Eero vs Google Mesh

Eero vs Google WiFi - Whar's the best mesh WiFi?

 

When it comes to good WiFi...you ain't got time to mess around! The Google Mesh WiFi product has gotten very popular lately buuuuuuuuuuuuut...we don't recommend it. As this just came up 30 seconds ago at one of our clients' homes, here's another reason to pass on Google WiFi and to go with Eero mesh systems...the pioneer in the WiFi mesh category.

 

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