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This is the place to find out about the latest television and stereo sales, why 4K TVs are great and which surround sound receiver is best for you. Check us out frequently for information about monthly audio/video sales and tidbits about the electronics industry. 

Black Friday 2017 San Diego

Our Black Friday sales provide you with discounts without the above

 

Looking for great deals for Black Friday on televisions, stereos, surround sound and more? We’ve got them here! We’ll keep you posted as the manufacturers let us know what they are going to offer. Below is a list that we will continue to update. We have also included some of our open box and demo deals that can save you up to 75% off!

 

Sonns PLAY1 streaming speaker: $50.00 off! BEGINS 11/23/17

Sonos PLAY3 streaming speaker: $50.00 off! BEGINS 11/23/2017

Definitive Technology BP8060 tower speakers with built-in subwoofers: REG. $2,000/pair. NOW: $1099.98! OFFICE DEMO

Definitive Technology WAMP and W7 streaming speaker and amplifier package: 50% off! OFFICE DEMO

Monitor Audio SILVER6 tower speaker pair (Rosewood): REG. $1500.00/pair NOW: $999.98! OFFICE DEMO

Monitor Audio on-wall satellite flat speakers: 75% off! OFFICE DEMO

Niles reference in-ceiling speakers: REG. $800/pair NOW: $199.98! OFFICE DEMO

Parasound HALO high-end 2 channel pre-amplifier and 125 watt amplifier: 40% off! OFFICE DEMO

Parasound 250 watt X 2 channel amplifier IN BOX: 25% off!

Velodyne SC600IW in-wall subwoofer: REG. $600.00 NOW: $299.99! IN BOX

TELEVISIONS

Sony XBR55A1E 55" OLED TV: REG. $2999.99 NOW: $2499.99!

Sony XBR65A1E 65" OLED TV: REG. $3999.99 NOW: $3499.99!

Sony XBR77A1E 77" reference OLED TV: REG. $17999.99 NOW: $14999.99!

Samsung QN55Q7F Q series LED TV: REG. $1999.99 NOW: $1597.99!

Samsung QN65Q7F 65" Q series LED TV: REG. $2799.99 NOW: $2197.99!

Samsung UN65MU8000 65" LED TV: REG. $1599.99 NOW: $1297.99!

Samsung UN75MU8000 75" 4K LED TV: REG. $3799.99 NOW: $2297.99!

Samsung UN82MU8000 82" MONSTER 4K LED TV: REG. $3799.99 NOW: $3299.99!

 

Looking for Black Friday sales in San Diego? Keep visiting as we will provide updates as soon as we get them. We are your home for televisions, surround sound and Sonos sales.

High end home theater in San Diego

Martin Logan home speakers can definitely be part of a great home stereo system...read on!

 

So you're looking for the best home stereo system you can buy? If you're thinking about spending $163,389, our earlier blog post here details a fantastic system. However, if you're like most of us that aren't thinking about spending 6 figures on a home stereo, here are some ideas.

 

1) Bigger is always better: You will always get deeper bass, more presence and more authoritative mid-range (think vocals and dialogue) with larger speakers as compared to smaller ones. If you have room in your space for something like these, you're on a good path to great sound.

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2) Allocate $$$ toward speakers: In our opinion, dollar for dollar, speakers make more of a difference than any other component in providing a better music and listening experience. Instead of buying the $2000 surround sound receiver and a $400 pair of home speakers, we'd recommend reversing the formula.

 

3) Quality necessitates cost: We had a new audio company come to us this week and tout how their speakers (name withheld for legal reasons) sounded just as good as our $4500.00/pair Monitor Audio Gold 200 tower speakers at 1/3 the price. Really dude? Really????? My further questions about the technology, type of drivers, crossovers, etc. left him befuddled and had me hanging up the phone. With home speakers, just like most things in life, your quality goes up with your budget. Better quality equals more audible dialogue at lower volume levels, levels of detail that become amazing and just a more enjoyable home audio experience.

 

4) BBCO: "Buy best, cry once". Ever buy a Subaru Outback base model and then find out there is no A/C in the rear seats? Your 73 year-old mother in law (who sits in back) was not pleased. How about the cheap gym membership where you can't go to the club with the pool and basketball court...and you LOVE swimming and basketball. Home stereo systems get MUCH better when you go from entry-level systems to better home speakers and amplifiers. You do get to a point of diminishing returns eventually but until you're getting into 5 figure cost, we recommend going with better audio components and high-quality home speakers for truer, more accurate sound.

 

Want to get the best home stereo system for your budget, San Diego? Talk to one of our home stereo experts and let us build an audio package for you. NOTE: We still have some of our crazy up to 75% off home speaker sales listed here. These deals are one-of-a-kinds and when they are gone, they are gone.

 

Looking for the best home stereo system San Diego? 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. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too.

 

Sony XBR77A1E San Diego

Sony XBR77A1E on sale NOW!

 

News Flash! Sony's best and biggest consumer level (we're not including Sony's BIGGEST and BADDEST 100" 4K TV that sells for $60K here) OLED TV is now on sale! Until further notice, save $3000.00 on the Sony XBR77A1E. This is Sony's reference 77" OLED TV. There has never been another TV this size with this quality of contrast, colors and motion processing. See links below for details about OLED and Sony's best TVs.

 

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/212-biggest-tv-you-can-buy-san-diego

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/203-sony-led-vs-oled

 

Need help with Sony OLED TVs? You're in the right place. Let San Diego's Sony XBR77A1E experts (as well as the rest of Sony's line-up) steer you in the right direction this Holiday season.

 

San Diego Sony OLED TV dealers proudly serve all of San Diego, CA 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, California which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Alta Del Mar, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Alta Del Mar, 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.

Surround sound installer

Surround sound installer hard at work!

 

 Need a surround sound installer, San Diego? You’re in the right place. Surround sound installation is what we do and we’ve worked on thousands of homes over the last 12 years. Here’s a few reasons to go with us:

 

 

1)      Quality of work: We have our own employees. Did you know that MANY surround sound companies in San Diego use subcontractors? The problem with this is when you need future support, these companies rely on 1-2 popular subcontractors to provide the troubleshooting. Being that they are ridiculously busy with many customers, it may be a month before they can get back out to your house. With us, you can always be assured of fast, reliable service as we have our own guys and don’t depend on someone else’s schedule.

 

2)      Licensed, bonded and insured: You don’t need to worry about accidents, lawsuits or injuries in your home as we have all of our licenses and insurances in place. License: #884707

 

3)      WE’RE GOOD!: We’ve been doing this for a long time. Our experience and our constant focus on training assures that we will be quick, clean (see link below with room being covered in plastic) and that we will be sure to complete your surround sound installation correctly. We will then provide you with a cheat sheet, show you exactly how everything works and then put all of your notes to our cloud. This allows us to provide you with technical support YEARS after the installation (our client, JM, called us for service today…we haven’t been out there for 7 years but we were able to help over the phone due to our cloud notes).

 

 

Looking for surround sound installation or other smart home installation services? Check out some of these related links.

 

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/161-san-diego-flat-screen-installation

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/215-san-diego-smart-home-installation-smart-home-information

https://www.houzz.com/photo/18914552-san-diego-pre-wire-proper-preparation-when-wiring-all-of-our-clients-furnitu-contemporary-home-theater-san-diego

Looking for surround sound installers San Diego? Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County CA which includes Del Cerro, 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, Torrey Pines, Carmel Mountain, Carmel Valley, Coronado, Fairbanks Ranch, Alta Del Mar, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too. House by Pardee, Shea Homes, Lennar or other home builders? Call us!

Need a surround sound installer, San Diego? You’re in the right place. Surround sound installation is what we do and we’ve worked on thousands of homes over the last 12 years. Here’s a few reasons to go with us:

1)      Quality of work: We have our own employees. Did you know that MANY surround sound companies in San Diego use subcontractors? The problem with this is when you need future support, these companies rely on these 1-2 popular subcontractors to provide the troubleshooting. Being that they are ridiculously busy with many customers, it may be a month before they can get back out to your house. With us, you can always be assured of fast, reliable service as we have our own guys and don’t depend on someone else’s schedule.

 

2)      Licensed, bonded and insured: You don’t need to worry about accidents, lawsuits or injuries in your home as we have all of our licenses and insurances in place. License: #884707

 

3)      WE’RE GOOD!: We’ve been doing this for a long time. Our experience and our constant focus on training assures that we will be quick, clean (see link below with room being covered in plastic) and that we will be sure to complete your surround sound installation correctly. We will then provide you with a cheat sheet, show you exactly how everything works and then put all of your notes to our cloud. This allows us to provide you with technical support YEARS after the installation (our client, JM, called us for service today…we haven’t been out there for 7 years but we were able to help over the phone due to our cloud notes).

 

 

Looking for surround sound installation or other smart home installation services? Check out some of these related links.

 

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/161-san-diego-flat-screen-installation

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/215-san-diego-smart-home-installation-smart-home-information

https://www.houzz.com/photo/18914552-san-diego-pre-wire-proper-preparation-when-wiring-all-of-our-clients-furnitu-contemporary-home-theater-san-diego

 

Looking for surround sound installers San Diego? 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. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too.

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Yamaha 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.

What is it: Your 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:

1) How many devices you will be hooking up to it?

2) Will you be connecting other areas/rooms of speakers?

3) How important is it to get the best surround sound experience you can?

Brand to Buy: Yamaha. Why? In a nutshell, they rarely break, provide great sound and have plenty of inputs. You can Google different brands, models, histories and other facets but we've already done that. We've also performed thousands of installations and sold receivers for over 20 years. We know what is the best TODAY. NOTE: If this ever changes, we'll let you know and we'll change our mind. However, for the time being, Yamaha is our choice for the best receiver at the price point.

GOOD: Yamaha RXV383. 4 HDMI inputs, 70 watts X 5 channels @ $279.99. Buy this if you are on a budget, will be hooking up four components or less and aren't hooking up speakers in any other areas of the house. NOTE: Plan on how many components you will be hooking up not just now, but in the future as well.

BETTER: Yamaha AVENTAGE RXA770. 6 HDMI inputs, 90 watts X 7 channels, video upconversion, multi-source/multi-zone, Dolby Atmos @ $649.99. This is part of Yamaha’s AVENTAGE step-up line. Buy this if you will be hooking up 6 components or less or if you will be hooking up speakers in other areas (ex: Outside, other bedrooms, etc.). This is also a good choice if you have older components as it plays nicely with legacy video formats (Wii game systems, VCRs and certain cameras come to mind).

BEST: Yamaha AVENTAGE RXA2070. 8 HDMI inputs, 140 watts X 9 channels, improved audio processing, Dolby Atmos @ $1599.99. Buy this if you are hooking up 8 components or less and if you want the best in today's surround sound formats. Our earlier article about Dolby Atmos goes into depth about the latest surround sound mode. This receiver also sounds noticeably better than step-down models due to its particular high-end construction.

http://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/125-atmos-in-san-diego

Now you're dangerous...you've got some good information. Stop by or call one of our product experts and let us simplify your decision to purchase a surround sound receiver. Aire Theater Designs, San Diego Yamaha AVENTAGE and surround sound installers.

P.S. For you DIY surround sound people, when you purchase a Yamaha AVENTAGE receiver through us, you receive a guide that shows EXACTLY how to hook it up (which the manual doesn't) as well as lifetime phone/e-mail tech support!

San Diego Smart Homes

Smart Home San Diego installation with Lutron Caseta lighting, RTI universal remote app and Nest thermostat

 

The term “Smart Home” is everywhere today. However, depending on who you talk to, the definition of “Smart Home” can have many meanings. Here’s our take on “Smart Homes”, how to get one for yourself and some of the pieces and parts that make up this category.

We’ll cover three types of Smart Home solutions. These will be:

Smart Home DIY: These are products for people that would like to install some of these smart home conveniences on their own. We love DIY! (with limits…see below) so we carry many of these products for this reason.

Smart Home Installation LIGHT: These Smart Home solutions provide home automation solutions for audio, video, lighting, climate and more.

Smart Home Installation GENIUS: This type of installation is truly intuitive where your home environment changes automatically as you move from room-to-room…read on!

 

Smart Home DIY

What’s great about DIY smart home products is that they are prevalent now whereas 5 years ago this category didn’t exist. Some of these solutions offer price-points 1/10th of what they used to be. This allows you to experience comforts such as front door cameras, whole-house lighting control, whole-house music, room-to-room intercoms and more. Some of these brands and solutions are:

Sonos: This wireless music solution provides a ton of today’s music apps, easy set-up and good sound utilizing your existing WiFi.

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Lutron Caseta: This whole-house lighting control allows you to control the lights in your house ALL with a single touch. You can also have your lighting system do things like automatically turn on when you pull into your driveway, turn on/off at specific times of the day and more.

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Nest Thermostats: Hate coming home to a 90 degree house in summer? Like the idea of turning your AC on BEFORE you get home? Nest thermostats allow for this! They also help to save money by automatically turning off when no one is in a specific area.

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Yale doorlocks: Want to open the door for a babysitter or houseguest while you’re at work? How about knowing when people go in-and-out of a particular door? Add Yale WiFi locks for some awesome home automation capabilities!

Here are some of the possible issues with Smart Home DIY products.

  1. WiFi Network congestion: Most smart home DIY products utilize WiFi to communicate. The more products you have, the more difficult is for ALL of your WiFi devices (including iPads, computers, etc.) to communicate. Optimizing your WiFi network is crucial if you want all of your WiFi devices to play nicely.
  2. Capabilities: These products are inexpensive and are meant for a here-and-there DIY solution. Got one door that you’d like to add a WiFi lock to? Sounds great! Got 20 doors? Not a good solution. Want to add 100 wireless Lutron light dimmers? Don’t go DIY. These solutions are NOT meant for large homes and encompassing solutions.
  3. Lack of robust WiFi network: Your off-the-shelf or cable-supplied modem/router is not a god choice if you want to cover your home with DIY solutions. See our blog post about better WiFi networks.

http://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/213-better-wifi-san-diego

 

Smart Home Installation LIGHT

This is the type of Smart Home installation that we perform for most of our clients. This makes up solutions such as universal remotes that control your surround sound and TV, seamless whole-house lighting control, whole-house music, climate control, etc. The big difference between Smart Home DIY and Smart Home Installation LIGHT is that with the latter, all of these Smart Home elements work in tandem as opposed to having to

  1. Elements work in tandem: Smart Home DIY elements are all separate apps. If you like opening 10 different apps to control your house, DIY may work for you. However, if you prefer (which most people do) having ONE screen that allows you to access Lutron lighting WHILE controlling your audio/visual system WHILE seeing who is at the front door WHILE controlling your Nest thermostat, our installed smart home solution may be for you.
  2. Robust smart home products: The products that we use for our Smart Home solutions are typically more robust and better-built than the DIY counterparts. This provides much better reliability that DIY products can’t match.
  3. Better CONTROL: Ever have a universal remote that doesn’t work? That’s one difference between a DIY product and an installed, professional model which works EVERY time. All of our Smart Home Installation products are engineered with control protocols. These allow us to program these devices to behave correctly. This helps to simplify your audio, video and home automation devices. See post below for details.

http://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/176-harmony-vs-urc-san-diego-universal-remote

 

Smart Home Installation GENIUS

Smart Home Installation GENIUS systems are truly a smart home where your house (equipped with our programming and products) “knows” what is going on as you go from room-to-room. Do you and your significant other like different music? Your Smart Home knows this and turns on different music for each of you as you enter the room. Want your TVs to display art when you walk in the room and turn it off when you leave? How about when you pull up in your driveway, your favorite music comes on, the temperature and lighting changes and the Jacuzzi jets turn on? Smart Home installations at the GENIUS level do this and more.

Smart Home GENIUS installations also use one app to control all of your household systems. Do you want to go in-and-out of your audio/video app to control your TV, lighting app for your whole-house lighting control, security app to see your CCTV cameras, pool app to turn your Jacuzzi on, etc.? If you have a Smart Home GENIUS installation, you don’t have to.

Got questions about Smart Homes San Diego? We’ve installed these types of Smart Home products in thousands of homes over the last 12 years. Give us a call and let San Diego’s smart home experts guide you in your quest to have the smartest home on the block.

 

Looking for smart home products San Diego? Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, 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, Alta Del Mar, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, Torrey Pines, Carmel Valley, Carmel Mountain, Coronado, Fairbanks Ranch, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too. House by Lennar, Shea, Pardee or other builders...we can help!

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