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Tuesday, 08 May 2012 11:46

Meet our friend Denon, San Diego

Denon audiovideo receiver

 

We've received a number of inquiries about the Denon line of electronics lately. Got questions about Denon? Read on! The following lists Denon's latest audio/video receivers and suggests models for potential applications.

 

AVR-1613: 5.1 Surround AVR with 75 Watts/Ch: $399.99

Good option for a single-room system with a couple of components (ex: cable box and Blu-Ray player)

  • 3D Pass thru and Airplay capable
  • 5 HDMI inputs
  • 2 Analog inputs in rear
  • 2 year warranty

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVR-1713: 5.1 Surround AVR with 80 Watts/Ch: $449.99

  • 3D Pass thru and Airplay capable
  • Pre-outs for multi-zone capabilities
  • 6 - HDMI inputs (including front HDMI)
  • 2 - Analog inputs in rear
  • 2 – Composite inputs in rear
  • 2 year warranty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVR-1913: 7.1 Surround AVR with 90 Watts/Ch$579.99

Use in systems where there are speakers in the main area and throughout the house.

  • 3D Pass thru and Airplay capable
  • Powered Zone 2 Capable
  • 6 – HDMI inputs (including front HDMI)
  • 4 – Analog inputs in rear
  • 1 – Component input
  • 2 -  Composite inputs in rear
  • 2 year warranty

 

Custom Integration Line: These models offer a longer warranty, easy integration with universal remote controls and give you the peace of mind that you have a Denon certified integrator installing your gear. This line is only available to authorized dealers that go through a rigorous training program.

AVR-2112CI: 7.1 Surround AVR with 90 Watts/Ch$649.99

Use in systems where there are speakers in the main area, throughout the house and there are up to 5 sources (ex: iPod, cable, CD) that will be played through the house speakers.

  • 3D ready and Airplay ready
  • Powered Zone2 capable
  • 6 – HDMI inputs in rear 
  • 5 – Analog inputs in rear
  • 1 – Component input
  • 2 – Composite inputs in rear
  • 3 year warranty

 

 

AVR-2312CI:    7.2 Surround AVR with 105 Watts/Ch$849.99

Use with systems that have many components (ex: cable box, Blu-Ray, AppleTV, multiple video games, computer), larger speakers and when all of these sources are going to be listened to in other areas of the house.

  • 3D ready and Airplay ready
  • 7.2 channel capable (for multiple subwoofers for a true Hollywood move experience)
  • Powered Zone2 capable
  • 7 -  HDMI inputs(including front HDMI)
  • 7 – Analog inputs(including front)
  • 2 – Component inputs
  • 4 – Composite inputs(including front)
  • 3 year warranty

 

Our pricing is competitive and some of these models are on sale below MSRP. Interested in Denon? Denon carries audio/video receivers from $399-$5499. Give us a call and let San Diego's Denon dealers recommend the right model to optimize your home movie and music experience.

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, 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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Your problem:

a) You've just moved into a new house that has speakers in all of the rooms and you are wondering how to get music to them easily with a system that isn't complicated.

b) You have an existing home with speaker pairs on upper and lower stories and you are tired of going upstairs/downstairs to change sources or volume levels.

 

Your answer:

a) SONOS and an iPad!

 

What this system offers is:

 

a) Instant access to many of your favorite music sources including iTunes, Pandora Internet Radio, Rhapsody, Sirius XM, local AM/FM (with no static), iHeartRadio and many more!

b) Two-way graphic feedback from any of these music sources: This allows you to choose whatever music you want from anywhere in the house and to see what you are choosing on the iPad with cover art, song titles, etc.

c) Independent volume control for all areas: Depending on the configuration you choose, you can control all areas of music independently right from your iPad or iPhone. Great for outdoor speakers or large homes!

d) More money in your pocket! Systems that offer this type of experience sold for up to 5 figures just two years ago. You can now get this convenience starting at $400/room plus installation.

 

Music enhances our lives, improves productivity and provides great atmosphere for entertaining. If you'd like to find a new way to enjoy music, give us a call and we'll demo the system for you at our San Diego office. We think that after you see Sonos in action, you'll join us as fans of this great new technology. You can read more about Sonos at their site at:

 

http://www.sonos.com/system/

 

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, El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Del Cerro, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, City Heights, Lake Murray, Friars, El Cajon Blvd, 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, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Elfin Forest, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Costa, La Jolla, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos and Rancho Bernardo.

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Sometimes we daydream...for some it's of a new house or a new car. Here at Aire Theater Designs, we dream of new stereos. If you have your own personal genie, here's a top notch dedicated theater that we sell that you should ask your genie to wish into your home

 

Speakers:

  • Monitor Audio Platinum series PL300 tower speakers for front and back pair: $22,000
  • Monitor Audio Platinum series PLC350 center channel: $5,000
  • Monitor Audio Platinum series PLW15 subwoofer X 2 units: $10,000

http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/products/platinum/pl300/

 

    Amplification:

    • Parasound Halo JC-1 400 watt monoblock amplifiers X 5 units: $22,500

    http://www.parasound.com/halo/jc1.php

     

      Pre-amp:

      • Denon AVP-A1HD reference audio/video controller: $7,500

      http://usa.denon.com/US/Product/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?PCatId=AVSolutions(DenonNA)&CatId=AVSeparates(DenonNA)&Pid=AVPA1HDCIA(DenonNA)

       

      Blu-Ray/CD player:

      • Denon DVDA1UDCI reference universal disc player: $4,499

      http://usa.denon.com/US/Product/Pages/ProductLanding.aspx?PCatId=AVSolutions(DenonNA)&catalog=DenonNA_US&CatId=BlueRayPlayers(DenonNA)

       

      Projector:

      • Avielo Optix Superwide235 high-end projector: $41,995

      http://www.avielo.com/product-optix-superwide235.html

       

        Screen:

        • Stewart 144" Cinecurve Firehawk projection screen: $20,500

        http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/residential/products/variable_masking_dedicated_fixed/cinecurve/cinecurve_residential.html

         

          Line conditioner:

          • Richard Gray's Power Company Powerhouse: $9,395

           

             

              Speaker cables and Interconnects:

              • Audioquest Diamond series HDMIs and Oak series speaker wire: $20,000

              http://www.audioquest.com/tree-series/oak

               

              Grand Total:                                                                                                                                            $163,389

              (This doesn't include a universal remote, calibration, lighting control,  theater seating, install, etc.)

               

              We carry all of these pieces so if you are interested in finding high-end home audio in San Diego that is much better than you will find at the local big-box store, let us know or ask your genie.

               

              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, El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Del Cerro, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, City Heights, Lake Murray, Friars, El Cajon Blvd, 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, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Elfin Forest, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Costa, La Jolla, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos and Rancho Bernardo.

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              Hello all!  This is Danny again here to tell you about another line of product that we here at Aire Theater Designs are thrilled about.  That product is........drum-roll please...... Definitive Technology Supercube subwoofer series! Supercube...able to destroy tall buildings with a single note! This series is tremendous, not only for its affordability, sound quality, and power, but for its convenient small size. You typically need a subwoofer the size of a Buick to get great bass. With Supercube, you get fantastic bass out of a box the size of a gallon of milk. Read on for details about 3 awesome subwoofers in the SuperCube line.

               

               

              The smallest of the 3 is the SuperCube 2000 which incorporates a single 7 ½ inch driver pressure-coupled to (2) 7 ½ inch ultra low bass radiators and is fitted w/ a 650 Watt Class D amplifier. This is all housed in a tiny 10 ¼" W x 10 7/8" D x 10 ¾" H package. What's this mean to you? This means that you will get great bass for music and movies in small-to-medium sized rooms with a small box that can be hidden in many areas (ex: closet, cabinet, behind a plant, etc.).

              In the middle of the pack you have the SuperCube 4000 which incorporates a single 8 inch driver pressure-coupled to (2) 8 inch ultra-low bass radiators and is fitted w/ a 1200 Watt digital tracking power amplifier.  Its footprint is: 11 7/8" W x 11" D x 12" H. What's this mean to you? This means that you will get great bass for music and movies in medium-sized rooms. This model is also very musical so it will enhance your music listening experience without sounding boomy or distorted.

              The big boy of the smaller SuperCube subwoofers is the SuperCube 6000.  It has a single 9 inch driver pressure-coupled to (2) 10 inch ultra low bass radiators and is fitted w/ an unbelievable 1500 Watt digital tracking power amplifier! Its footprint is:  12 7/8" W x 12" D x 13" H. What's this mean to you? Crazy bass in medium-to-large sized rooms. This model will give you the feeling of having a Tyrannosaur in your Living Room when you're watching Jurassic Park. If you already have a pet Tyrannosaur it will sound like you have two.

               

              These subwoofers don't only provide ground-shaking explosions...they also complement your music. You will experience your music in a totally different way if you've never had a subwoofer. You will literally hear notes in your favorite songs that you've never heard before! We are so thrilled with these beasts that the majority of our Aire Theater team sprung for SuperCube 6000s in our own personal systems at home!  Definitive Technology really came through for all of us with the incredibly tight, accurate, clean sounding and powerful SuperCube subwoofer line!  No matter which you choose; SuperCube 2000, SuperCube 4000, or SuperCube 6000, you are in for a treat!

               

              P.S. If you really need a whomper of a subwoofer or are building a dedicated theater, ask us about the 185 pound SuperCube Trinity. It's not small, cheap or quiet. Here's a blurb from one review: "The most articulate and dramatically energetic sub that I have auditioned… there is more to this sub than brawn…The Trinity Subwoofer has a rare agility that transcends its massive shape…the Definitive Trinity would be considered a killer at double its price…this subwoofer is a steal."
              -AudioVideoRevolution.com

               

              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, El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Del Cerro, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, City Heights, Lake Murray, Friars, El Cajon Blvd, 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, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Elfin Forest, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Costa, La Jolla, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos and Rancho Bernardo. Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, Blossom Valley, Alpine, Del Dios, Bing Crosby...we're here.

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              “When I drink beer I drink Dos Equis and when I enjoy music it’s with a Yamaha Aventage receiver at the helm. The reasons are simple… While music has been around for centuries, the ability to record and play back my favorite songs has been around for a little over 100 years. Yamaha has been doing music for nearly as long with the production of musical instruments, recording equipment and reproduction and playback equipment. With such a rich intertwining of musical abilities, it was only natural to integrate Yamaha Aventage in my new A/V system.”

              - Most Interesting Man In The World

               

              The Aventage line of receivers that Yamaha released a couple years ago took advantage of the cheapening audio market. While a lot of manufacturers have been focusing on delivering more features at a cheaper price (race to the bottom approach), Yamaha let their design engineers have a three year free-for-all with the development of the Aventage line. The instructions were simple; Make our products sound better than anyone else at a similar price point.

              In order to achieve this objective, engineers were given the latitude to swap internal amplifier parts, circuits, power supplies, fuses, capacitors, etc. until they found what they believed was a sonically better piece of audio machinery. The results were achieved with minimal cost impact and maximum performance enhancements. Some things they implemented were simple, like the now famous Fifth Foot. Believe it or not, this seemingly silly addition reduced vibration in the chassis of the receivers enough so that even NON-audiophiles could hear an improvement in sound quality!

              Other behind-the-scenes improvements included using those best of class processors, capacitors and circuits throughout the build of each Aventage receiver. Optimized amplifier layout and high quality DACs contribute to sonic excellence as well. Advanced third party control options and heartier construction were also priorities to deliver greater flexibility and improve sound quality further. To top it all off, Yamaha backs the Aventage line with an uncommon 3 year manufacturer’s warranty. You may ask yourself, what does this mean to me? Well, the answer is simple; Aventage receivers provide better build quality, better sound and a great value at the same price as the competition.

               

              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, El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Del Cerro, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, City Heights, Lake Murray, Friars, El Cajon Blvd, 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, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Elfin Forest, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Costa, La Jolla, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos and Rancho Bernardo.

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              Hard to find what your audio/video geek wants? Don't want to fight the crowds to get a gift? Try some of these options that we've picked out for the Holidays.

               

              CineMate® GS Series II digital home theater speaker system

              $599.99

               

              You can't go wrong with Bose. This 3 speaker package will enhance the sound of any TV without the complication of multiple components and remotes. Whether you just want to improve the audio or the get the excitement out of today's dynamic soundtracks, this Cinemate option is sure to be a favorite!

               

              Was $400.00 Now $299.99

               

              Kids have iPhones or iPods and want their own stereo? Here you go. Earthquake's iPod option allows you to plug your iPhone or iPod into the top of the speaker and provides amazing sound with great bass! Available in black, white or red.

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              $899.99

              We live in San Diego so we love listening to music outdoors ALL of the time. Try this amazing sounding cousin of R2D2. This OutCast weather-resistant, wireless speaker lets you enjoy rich multi-directional stereo sound throughout your house, in your yard, on your patio and even on your boat. With broadcast range of up to 350 feet, this powerful wireless speaker receives transmissions through walls, floors, and ceilings without the hassle of running wires.

               

              headstrap

               

              Starting at $149.99

              Don't be like the guy above. The headstrap remote holster is stylish but not very practical. Clean up your audio/video system and simplify things with a great universal remote that controls EVERYTHING. Want to hide your components out of view, control lighting, HVAC, pool controls and more? This is the place to start. Choose from fantastic offerings from URC and RTI.

               

              Your local San Diego Home Theater company, Aire Theater Designs, proudly serves all of San Diego County especially the communities and cities of Central San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, Lake Murray, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Point Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, 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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              Tuesday, 08 November 2011 21:41

              Say hello to Definitive Technology, San Diego!

                

              About 15 years ago, we sold a speaker line that produced absolutely amazing sound. The emotion, power and realism this brand offered was unbelievable. Fast-forward 15 years and we're very excited because...they're baaaaack.


              Ladies and gentlemen, we've brought back DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY! We are one of the few companies in San Diego to carry this admired brand. This line is touted as audiophile sound for the everyman and offers incredible sound at a fantastic price point. Reviewers around the world agree with us that there are few equals to Definitive. Don't believe us? Read some of the below reviews to see what others think.



              Want to listen to some of your favorite tunes on these beauties? We are auditioning Def Tech at our office on an appointment basis. Call us up and we'll schedule some time to change your opinion of how good music and movies can sound. We are Definitive Technology's San Diego dealer of choice.

              P.S. See the note under "November Specials" about the current Def. Tech promotion.
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              "Hey all! How long have you had your current audio/video receiver? If it a year or longer you are probably behind the times. No need to be sooooooooooooo 2010. Here is why you need a new receiver.

              A Blu-Ray player...many of you have one now. In addition to the amazing picture that you see now it also can provide the best format of audio available. These formats are called Dolby True HD and DTS-HD. Without getting into too much technology these formats provide sound that is just like you hear in the theater. It provides less distortion and has greater clarity than anything that we've ever heard before from home systems (it is a bit-for-bit copy of the master studio mixes for my fellow geeks). The catch is that you have to have a receiver that supports these formats in order to achieve this acoustic alchemy at home.

              If you are into movies and would like to get the best sound possible, see my friends at ATD and have 'em hook you up."

               

              P.S. Update as of 01/17/2019. If you are interested in Dolby Atmos, the newest and most immersive sound format EVER, you're in the right place. Let us show you our Dolby Atmos home theater set-up!

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              Sunday, 21 November 2010 10:18

              San Diego Monitor Audio speaker new offering

              in-ceiling-stealth-speaker

              Aww...isn't he the cutest thing? We are referring to the new addition to our family, the individual on the right above. The giant to the left is your standard in-ceiling speaker. The little guy you want to hug on the right is our new in-ceiling stealth speaker. If you are interested in adding sound to areas of your home but you want a seamless look, try taking home this little glob of cuteness.

              These Monitor Audio speakers can be used in a surround sound set-up or for background sound in different rooms. Ask our client Alan about the sound...he just put them into his surround sound system and he loves 'em. Interested? Contact one of our product managers and we'll let you know more.

              Your local San Diego Home Theater company, Aire Theater Designs, proudly serves all of San Diego County including the communities and cities of Central San Diego County which includes Darnall, Cerritos, Del Cerro, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, El Cajon Blvd, 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, 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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              Wednesday, 06 October 2010 17:08

              San Diego audio/video and WiFi troubleshooting

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              Jeff hard at work on a surround sound installation

               

              Tune Up Time!

              We do maintenance for our cars, for our houses and for our bodies (hopefully). Here at ATD, we are now offering tune-ups for your audio/video systems.

              Systems are in constant need of being updated. Factors such as cable box updates, pesky in-laws, setting changes and room additions can all influence how your system looks and sounds. For $99.00, we will have one of our audio/video "doctors" come to your home to optimize your set-up and to make sure that you are getting everything out of your investment that you can. While we're there, if you're curious about what's available these days in the electronic world...just ask. We'll let you know about the latest and greatest while dialing in your system so it looks and sounds like new.

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