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100" projection screen with Definitive Technology speakers: Multi-purpose media room in Del Mar 

 

You know what is very cool? A dedicated home theater. It's a great place for the family to get together to watch movies, sports and to enjoy each others company. Did you know that you don't need to have a specific, dedicated media room to do this? Many of our home theater set-ups look like the above...these are multi-purpose rooms that families utilize all day long for activities other than theater viewing. Here are some of the basics: 

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 One speaker of MANY in a recent whole-house audio project

 

I just finished a really cool whole-house audio system for one lucky customer down in La Jolla and I felt the need to share a little piece of it with all of you.  You may be wondering what these awesome sleek looking boxes are. Allow me to help a little, they are not…….paper weights. LOL! They are, in fact, RTI’s AD-8 and AD-4 whole-house audio amplifiers.  What does that even mean, you may ask? Let me fill you in.  With these 2 amps, my customer has the ability to play music in 12 different areas of his house.  Not only that, he has the ability to individually turn an area on and off and individually control the volume in each of these areas.  Pretty cool huh!?! I even have it all programmed into his iPad.  All he has to do is go to the RTI home automation app on his iPad and select the “House Music” page I programmed and WHAM!, he has full control of each area with individual power on/off buttons on the screen for each area and volume slider bars for volume in each area.  It truly is easy to use and, quite frankly, just plain cool.

For example, the client could be out on his deck thinking "I'd like to listen to the Eagles right now." He could then grab his iPad, push "House Music", "Deck" and then listen to his favorite Eagles music from his computer. Phone rings? Press "Pause" on the iPad and the music stops. Want to really crank the volume! Turning the volume to level 500 and any other system command can all be done from anywhere (even outside while sipping a margarita) with the iPad!

So that is the install I was on today.  Very fun easy-to-use stuff that the customer absolutely loved.  Have any of you been wanting to get music throughout your house? If you already have a system, would you like one that is EASY to use? If so, please give us a call! Why can’t you be the next lucky customer that gets an RTI whole-house audio system?

Projects like this are fun and it's what we do every day. If you're interested in enhancing your life with music, movies or home automation, give us a call and let San Diego's whole house experts show you what's available today.

  

San Diego Whole House Audio and Surround Sound 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. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too.

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Sony on wall TV

 

Some of our clients just moved to a new home and they needed our help. They needed to move all of the equipment from their old house, get updated wiring in the new house, add a mixture of their old toys and some new ones and make things easy to operate. Sounds difficult but this is what we do every day. Some of the aspects include:

Sony on wall tv with speakers

70" Sony LED TV with speakers on a cinder-block wall? No problem! This multi-purpose room has surround sound (featuring Yamaha receiver, Artison speakers, Monitor Audio speakers), video games, pool tables and hidden electronics.

Sony XBR55X850B r

In this area the client wanted an AWESOME picture and great sound. They also didn't want to see the audio/video equipment. A Sony 55" 4K TV, Definitive Technology on-wall speakers, Sunfire in-wall subwoofer and gear hidden in the closet did the trick.

URC Total Control San Diego resized

 

To make all of the surround sound equipment and home automation gear behave, some form of control was needed. The above URC Total Control universal remote with iPad control is an elegant way to operate all of the systems. This allowed for the equipment to be hidden away and to use just ONE REMOTE to control everything!

Projects like this are fun and it's what we do every day. If you're interested in enhancing your life with music, movies or home automation, give us a call and let San Diego's home automation experts show you what's available today.

  

San Diego Home Theater and Surround Sound 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. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too.

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Would you rather have GOOD stuff or BAD stuff? Sometimes our budgets dictate that we have the latter. However, here at Aire Theater Designs it is our job and mission to save the citizens of San Diego from BAD audio, video and home theater. If your budget determines that you have BAD audio/video equipment but you want GOOD stuff, follow this blueprint to build the home theater of your dreams by buying it in steps.

STEP 1: Choose a quality audio/video receiver and a pair of speakers: You want to choose a home theater receiver that allows you to hook up EVERYTHING that you want to connect today in addition to components that you may want to add tomorrow. You don't want to scrimp on your speakers as they make more of a difference, dollar-for-dollar, than anything else in your system. If you have just been listening to the TV speakers or an all-in-one home theater in-a-box, you will be BLOWN AWAY at the realism that your new system offers for music and movies.

STEP 2: Add a subwoofer: The subwoofer will add the lower bass frequencies that make an on-screen Tyrannosaur scare you and really gives you the UMMPPH of the theater. What many people realize once the subwoofer is in the system is that music sounds SO MUCH BETTER once you add this speaker. You will literally hear notes and nuances in your favorite song that you have never experienced.

STEP 3: Add a pair of tower speakers:  Now you are stepping it up a notch in your theater. Adding better speakers to the front of the room will give you more presence, realism and impact for your music and movies. Move your existing speakers to the back of the room and listen. Movies will come alive as scenes with objects hurtling front-to-back will now become a reality in your room! Don't forget to duck!

STEP 4: Add a center channel: This last addition will provide you with vocals that seem to come out of the TV. This final add to the system will help to "build a stage" so when scenes play out on-screen in front of you, a tapestry is built where the sounds, vocals and action on-screen come alive right before you. This last piece will put you directly IN the movie.

Now you have the recipe for building a home theater on a budget and we're the company that can provide you with the ingredients. With decades of experience, quality brands like Yamaha, Definitive Technology, Martin Logan, Monitor Audio. Denon and others, we can help you to do this right. Call us up if you're interested in enhancing your life through music and movies with a little help from San Diego's leading dealer of audio/video and home theater.

 

  

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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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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              Wednesday, 06 April 2011 13:15

              San Diego theater seating | Sit on it!

              Fonz

              When the Fonz uttered this famous line, he wasn't trying to insult you. He was actually trying to let you know about our lines of theater seating. If you are interested in giving your theater a realistic touch, read on!

              We are happy to carry theater seating options from Fortress and Camden. Both these companies offer comfortable chairs in multiple colors that are built to last. With a 10 year warranty, motorized options and solid build construction, these are a welcome addition to any home theater.

              Did you say you are 8 feet tall and weigh 600 pounds? No problem! Fortress offers custom solutions that allows for any size, color, configuration, leather, wood and design of chair.

              Interested? Call your favorite ATD designer to schedule a sit (we have a few in our office).

              fortresseating.com

              camdencinemafurniture.com

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