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Episode outdoor speakers

 Episode landscape speaker pictured above in different settings

Hello Folks!  Daniel Salisbury, ATD’s Installation Manager, is here to once again inform you of an absolutely SENSATIONAL product. The product I’m dying to tell you about is the EPISODE LANDSCAPE SERIES speaker system. How many times have you heard outdoor speakers perhaps in a friend’s backyard or at a restaurant and thought, “This sounds OK but it just doesn’t compare to an indoor system like we have in our living room. I wish this sounded like the system in our house.”  I, for one, have asked myself this very question many, many times.  Fortunately, we now have the solution.

The Episode Landscape Series has 2 different satellite speaker sizes: 4” and 6” (ES-LS-SAT-4-BRN & ES-LS-SAT-6-BRN) which conveniently can be mounted in multiple ways: on the ground, surface mounted under eaves, or even mounted TO A TREE! These speakers are shaped and colored to perfectly blend into the environment and they are built with high quality parts and construction.

Remember that awesome full bass I mentioned earlier?  The Episode Landscape Series System has a 12” Subwoofer (ES-LS-BSUB-12-CPR) that gets paired with the satellite speakers. This sub is a beast!  Don’t let its size scare you though. The bulk of this subwoofer is meant to be buried, leaving only the subwoofer's earth-tone dome to be left visible. UPDATE: There is now a 10" landscape subwoofer AND an 8" landscape subwoofer option. Use these in areas where you don't need DEEPCRAZY bass or where you don't have a lot of square footage to cover. Models are the ESLSBSUB8 and the ESLSBSUB10.

Now to top all of this with the jeweled crown of the system...The subwoofer and speakers are powered with a Crown amplifier (CDi1000) capable of pushing out 1000 watts of ridiculous power.

All this mumbo-jumbo aside...I have never heard any other outdoor system that comes close to sounding as good as the Episode Landscape Series system sounds.  Don’t just take my word for it though.

Our installer Mark: "It was like being in a high-end car with a crazy good sound system, but you are standing in your back yard.  The best outdoor speaker system I have ever heard!"

Our musician friend Eric: "W-O-W."

Our client Phillippe: "Wow."

Our client Brian: "Sold."

Do yourself a favor and let me give you a LIVE DEMONSTRATION of this system right here in our office!  You will not be disappointed. Summer is here! The sun is out! Let clear, full music flow in your backyard! Hope to see all of you in here real soon. Want to get a listen? Give us a call and let San Diego's leading dealer of Episode outdoor speakers and audio enhance your summer parties and environment with killer tunes.

 

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista CA, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff CA, Torrey Pines, Alta Del Mar, Carmel Mountain, Carmel Valley, Coronado, Fairbanks Ranch, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Home by Shea, Pardee, Lennar or other builders? We can help!

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One of the popular topics lately in the audio/video world are soundbars. These pieces are a contraption that acts as an all-in-one stereo that you hook up to your TV to get better audio. If you go to your local electronics store, you may hear some bad things about soundbars as many of the entry-level models literally sound worse than your TV. That is not a great deal. If you are a client of ours, you know that we firmly believe in value and presenting you with great products for the money. For this reason, we are proud to present Definitive Technology's latest soundbar offering because it sounds great AND it is $200.00 off for a limited time!

The details on the SOLOCINEMA STUDIO:

"It features true 5.1 decoding from Blu-ray and on-screen displays and menu thanks to HDMI, true center channel (most of its competitors, including from high-end competitors, are only 2.1 channels), included high-performance wireless subwoofer, Bluetooth with AptX and AAC, remote control of center channel and sub levels without needing to step into menus, and audio quality good enough that many of our Custom Integrators use it as a music zone too."

Here's a link that goes over the particulars:

http://www.definitivetech.com/products/solocinemastudio

 

If you're tired of asking your significant other, "What did he say?" when watching TV, you need this soundbar from Definitive Technology. This special runs from May 4th-June 7th. Want to get a listen? Give us a call and let San Diego's leading dealer of Definitive Technology enhance your free time with music and movies.

 

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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Friday, 14 March 2014 11:57

Bose Soundtouch30 vs Sonos Play 5

Sonos vs Bose

Sonos PLAY5 and Bose Soundtouch30

 



It's time for an Aire Theater Designs FACE-OFF! Our two contestants have entered the ring. In this corner:

Standing in at 17.1" tall, introducing the Bose Soundtouch 30 Wi-Fi music system!! (Applause and clapping)

aaaaaand in this corner, we have the premium wireless solution from Sonos, introducing...the Sonos PLAY5!!!! (Applause and clapping)

Our main focus for this face-off was audio quality. We initially tested the systems with Lindsey Stirling's "Phantom of the Opera". After playing the song on both systems, the winner was very apparent. The Bose system absolutely won the first battle. The Soundtouch 30 had a much fuller, richer sound than the Sonos. We also noticed that the lower mid-range sounded more natural on the Bose. Whereas the Sonos sounded forced, the Bose played all of the notes cleanly and without any hint of distortion. Our Install Manager Danny said, "I love this particular track. On the Sonos, it sounded OK. On the Bose...I got goose bumps."

Our second test was with Shai's "Comforter". This track is an excellent test of bass. Again, this battle was no contest. The Bose handled the deep bass notes at the start of the track handily. The Sonos PLAY5 had quite a bit of distortion on these same notes when we turned the volume up to about 70% on both units.

There are some benefit to a Sonos system. If you are planning on using Sonos for its variety of music sources and apps, it can easily be integrated into any stereo system via another Sonos unit (the Sonos CONNECT). Sonos also has more choices of music services including Rhapsody, iHeart, iTunes MOG, Sirius and others. To sum up our face-off.

 

Benefits of Bose Soundtouch: MUCH better sound, easier to use, can be programmed into universal remotes.

Benefits of Sonos system: Can be integrated into existing sound systems and has more music services. 

 

Want to talk to an expert about Sonos vs. Bose and the differences between today's WiFi music systems? Contact an ATD representative today with questions and let San Diego's leading Bose and Sonos dealer show you how music can enhance your life.

 

Torrey Pines Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Alpine, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. House by Lennar, Shea or Lennar? We can help. We also serve Torrey Pines, Alta Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Carmel Mountain, Coronado, Fairbanks Ranch, Cielo, The Bridges, The Lakes and The Crosby

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When does 3 = 6? When you buy some new Martin Logan speakers, that's when! One of our favorite speaker lines, Martin Logan, is doing some crazy stuff for the big game. When you purchase selected speaker pairs along with a subwoofer, they are throwing in a FREE center channel and pair of rear speakers. This is an $800.00 freebie and 6 speakers for the price of 3!

  

Our clients Doc and Jeannine just added Martin Logan's amazing sound to their house. The author (yours truly) opted to put these in his home. Here's what they're doing to get Martin Logan into your house.

 

BUY ME

GET A FREE:

Motion 20 towers + sub

Motion 8 + Motion 2 (pair)

Motion 40 towers + sub

Motion 8 + Motion 2 (pair)

ESL towers + sub

Motion 8 + Motion 2 (pair)

 

These are incredible sounding speakers at fantastic deals! If you can't see the Super Bowl in person, at least have your house sound like you're there. This Martin Logan sale runs until February 2nd, 2014 or while quantities last. Want to get a listen? Give us a call and let San Diego's leading dealer of Martin Logan show you what good audio sounds like.

  

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County including Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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 Bose logo

Bose did it again! Their holiday promo was so successful they have decided to offer it again for the big game (that's the Super Bowl for people that don't follow football...football, that's a leather ball that's shaped like an egg for people that REALLY don't follow football). Bose is offering specials that can save you hundreds of dollars on many of their best set-ups. This Winter promotion starts January 19th and goes through February 1st. Some of their specials are:

 Lifestyle® 535 Series II home entertainment system

Bose Lifestyle 535 Home Theater system with premium jewel cubes. Regular price $3299.99 NOW $2799.99!

Bose Lifestyle 525 Home Theater system with standard cubes. Regular price $2499.99 NOW $2099.99!

Bose Lifestyle 135 Home Theater system with premium soundbar. Regular price $2499.99 NOW $2099.99!

 

Who doesn't like stereos that are easy to use, sound fantastic, look great and are ON SALE? Contact an ATD representative today with questions and let San Diego's leading dealer of Bose products show you how Bose can enhance your Super Bowl experience.

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/home_theater/home_theater_for_your_hdtv/index.jsp

 

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Alpine, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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Sunday, 22 December 2013 18:36

Bose sales in San Diego

 

 Bose logo

Why do you need to run to Aire Theater Designs right now, even though it is 1:36 AM on a Sunday, to buy a new Bose home theater system? It could be because Bose is offering specials that can save you hundreds of dollars on many of their best set-ups. Bose only does this twice a year so if you are looking for quality in a sound system that doesn't clutter your room AND the opportunity to save some bucks, act before 1/4/2014. Some of their systems are:

 Lifestyle® 535 Series II home entertainment system

Bose Lifestyle 535 Home Theater system with premium jewel cubes. Regular price $3299.99 NOW $2799.99!

Bose Lifestyle 525 Home Theater system with standard cubes. Regular price $2499.99 NOW $2099.99!

Bose Lifestyle 135 Home Theater system with premium soundbar. Regular price $2499.99 NOW $2099.99!

 

Who doesn't like stereos that are easy to use, sound fantastic, look great and are ON SALE? Contact an ATD representative today with questions and let San Diego's leading dealer of Bose products show you how Bose can enhance your life with music.

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/home_theater/home_theater_for_your_hdtv/index.jsp

 

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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RXA1030Today's new Yamaha Aventage receivers sound great, have tons of inputs to hook up your cable box, satellite box, XBOXONE, iPhone, AppleTV, Roku, etc. and also have about 1,000,000 other features that offer fun and flexibility. We'll focus today on just one...the iPhone app. Here's a real-life scenario:

You're outside and you want to turn on your audio/video system to listen to speakers by the pool. With most set-ups, you need to go inside, grab ten remotes, activate everything and then run back-and-forth any time you want to turn the volume up/down. With a new Yamaha receiver (set up by Aire Theater Designs, of course), you would:

1) Grab your phone or iPad and press the Yamaha app

2) Turn the receiver ON, press Pandora Internet radio and you're ROCKING!

 

You can now control your volume, sources and everything else music-related with your phone and a finger. It is also a nice perk that the Yamaha Aventage receivers have a longer warranty than any other in their class and sound fantastic. Check out their products, including the RXA730, RXA830, RXA1030 (considered our "best buy"), RXA2030 and the RXA3030 at:

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/aventage/

Life is too short to listen to bad audio and to have to use 10 remotes. Contact Aire Theater Designs, San Diego's leading dealer of Yamaha Aventage and let us show you a great way to make your life sound better.

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County especially the communities and cities of Central San Diego County which includes Rolando, SDSU, Cerritos, Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway and Rancho Bernardo. We aren't forgetting about our East County friends in El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lakeside and Alpine.

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Most things in life aren't free. When you find something that is truly is, you need to embrace the moment and ACT. Friends...one of our partners are offering this moment right n.o.w.

One of our best-selling speaker manufacturers, Definitive Technology, have come up with a ridiculous offer for the holidays. They have taken their award-winning BP8060 tower speakers which sell for around $2K and added a mind-blowing offer. Buy this speaker pair and they are giving you a FREE CS8040 center channel and SR8040 surround speaker pair. This is  $1000 worth of speakers for FREE! Did I mention they are doing this for FREE? If you have been looking to purchase a new home theater or upgrade your existing audio/video set-up, there is no better time. Here's some specifics:

 

Definitive Technology BP-8060ST tower speaker pair:

  • 3 X 4.5" BDSS midrange drivers
  • 2 X 1" aluminum dome tweeters
  • 300 watt powered 10" subwoofer with additional 10" passive driver IN EACH SPEAKER

Definitive Technology CS-8040HD center channel:

  • 1" aluminum dome tweeter
  • 2 X 4.5" BDSS midrange drivers
  • 5" X 10" passive bass radiator

Definitive Technology SR-8040BP surround speaker pair:

  • 2 X 4.5" BDSS midrange drivers
  • 2 X 1" aluminum dome tweeter


The regular price for this incredible combination is $2997.00. Until 01/31/2014, you are only paying for the pair of front speakers at $1998.00 and the additional $1000.00 of speakers are yours at no cost. Want to get a listen? Give us a call and let San Diego's leading dealer of Definitive Technology show you what a home theater is supposed to sound like.

http://www.definitivetechnology.com/products/BP-8060ST-CS-8040HD-System

 

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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Friday, 29 November 2013 18:34

Sonos in San Diego...don't be late

 

Billy Jack isn't kicking this man in the face to settle racial inequality like the movie portrayed. Instead, he's ANGRY that he missed out on purchasing Sonos products for the holidays. You may have seen some of the Sonos commercials during the NFL games this year. Sonos is HOT HOT HOT because:

 

1) It's part of the world's best jukebox: If you haven't heard of Sonos, this toy gives you access to millions of your favorite songs with simple control from your iPad or Droid device. Ever want a certain song to workout, get motivated, reflect on life or cry to? Sonos gives it to you instantly! Are you a fan of Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody or your personal iTunes library? Sonos puts all these choices into one easy-to-use format.

2) It's wireless: You now have an easy and inexpensive way to listen to music in different parts of the house without running wires! Want surround sound but can't get wires to the rear of the room? With the Sonos PLAYBAR, PLAY3 and SUB you can. Like to have music in the Garage but don't want to pay $1000.00 for speakers, install and wiring? Add a Sonos PLAY1 for $199.99 and you'll be rocking!

Ask our clients Mark or Steve. They just added Sonos systems to the house for the holidays and as a result, Thanksgiving was a smash (Mom's cooking probably helped as well)!

Unfortunately there's a problem. Sonos has become so popular that many of their systems may be out-of-stock as we get closer to X-mas. Want to see what the hubbub's all about? Contact Aire Theater Designs, San Diego's leading dealer of Sonos products and let us show you another way to enhance your life with music.

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County especially the communities and cities of Central San Diego County which includes Rolando, SDSU, Darnall, Cerritos, Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway and Rancho Bernardo. We aren't forgetting about our East County friends in El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lakeside and Alpine.

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martin logan motion20 and motion40 speaker

We don't believe in Black Friday...aside from believing in eating left-over turkey, watching college football and spending time with your family. For that reason, we will be offering "Black Friday" specials and deals all month long. Here's our first offering...

They've done it again. We LOVE when you can get the chance to own Martin Logan AND save some $$$. Why Martin Logan? Here's a quote from their website:

"Because the electrostatic diaphragm is weightless, it is capable of responding to each individual sonic event with extraordinary speed - from the most subtle background passages to the most explosive transients. There is no lag time that can distort the music. Instead you hear everything as the performer and composer intended."

In English, this means that you will hear crystal-clear highs and detail in your favorite songs that you never knew existed. They sound GOOD. Our owner has just opted to put these in his home. Here's what they're doing to get Martin Logan into your home.

 

BUY ME

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Motion 20 tower (pair)

Dynamo 500 ($500.00 subwoofer)

Motion 40 tower (pair)

Dynamo 500 ($500.00 subwoofer)

ESL tower (pair)

Dynamo 700 ($700.00 subwoofer)

 

These are incredible sounding speakers at fantastic deals! Get your Black Friday deals without standing in line or waking up at 12:01 AM. This Martin Logan sale runs until January 4th, 2014 or while quantities last. Want to get a listen? Give us a call and let San Diego's leading dealer of Martin Logan show you what good audio sounds like.

  

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County including Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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