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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. 

Martin Logan tower speakers are even better when they come with FREE subwoofers!

 

FREE FREE FREE!!!!!! One of our favorite speaker brands, Martin Logan, is doing some great stuff for this 2019 Holiday and beyond. For a limited time, get FREE subwoofers with the purchase of selected speaker pairs. See below for details.

  

 

BUY ME

GET A FREE:

Motion20i, Motion40i (pair)

Dynamo400 subwoofer! (reg. $449)

Motion 60XTi tower (pair)

Dynamo600X subwoofer! (reg. $649)

Motion 15i or 35 XTi bookshelf (pair)

Get Dynamo400 subwoofer at 50% off!

 

If you love amazing sound and saving some $$$, you're in the right place. This Martin Logan sale runs until January 5th, 2020 or while quantities last. Want to get a listen and get expert advice about which speaker is best for you? Give us a call and let San Diego's best Martin Logan dealer provide you with fantastic sound and FREE stuff!.

  

San Diego Martin Logan dealers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County, CA 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, Alta Del Mar, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Blossom Valley, Alpine, La Mesa and El Cajon...we;re here too.

roku

Netflix not working on Roku? See below

 

 

Roku and Netflix are 2 great products...until they stop working together. Did Netflix just stop working on your Roku device? They just did an update that screwed things up. If you're not getting Netflix anymore:

 

1) Try going to another service such as Amazon, Hulu, etc. This will let you know if there is a global Roku issue or if it is limited to Netflix. If you can get picture and sound with these other apps, go to Step 2.

2) Go to the "Home" screen, "Settings", "Display Type" and then take your Roku off of "Auto Detect" and choose another resolution. You should see options such as 1080p, 1080i, etc.

3) Once you make this change you should be back in business! NOTE: Some Roku units may have slightly different terminology. If you don't see the exact terms in #2, use the closest variant (ex: "Display Type" might be "Resolution").

 

Still need help getting Netflix working with Roku? Call us and let San Diego's technology experts help you with streaming, WiFI networks and today's technology.

Friday, 29 November 2019 11:17

Sonos Black Friday 2019 sales

Black Friday deals in San Diego

Black Friday Sonos - Don't deal with these crowds...call us!

Sonos Beam vs Playbar r

Sonos Beam, Sonos Playbar and Sonos SUB wireless subwoofer

 

Enjoy time with your friends and family and save $$$ with just a phone call or e-mail. We're offering 20% off on selected Sonos products for Black Weekend (there is no Black Friday any more). Until 12/2/2019, save 20% on:

 

 

Sonos PLAYBAR...20% off!

Sonos BEAM...20 % off!

Sonos PLAYBASE...20% off!

Sonos SUB...20% off!

Sonos AMP...20% off!

 

 

Here's some information about which soundbar to buy:

 

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/243-sonos-beam-vs-sonos-playbar

 

We are off for the Holiday but we're processing all orders via phone or e-mail. Questions? Let our Sonos experts guide you towards the perfect audio solution for Black Friday.

 

Looking for Black Friday Sonos specials? Don't worry! 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, Point 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 CA, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cielo, The Bridges, The Crosby, The Lakes, Torrey Pines, Alta Del Mar, Carmel Mountain, Carmel Valley, Coronado, Fairbanks Ranch, 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. House by Pardee, Shea, Lennar or other builders? We can help! 

 

 

 

 

Salamander Designs audio cabinet

 

Salamander audio cabinet

 

Salamander single cabinet for equipment

Salamander Designs audio cabinet - Single design for 4 or less components

 

Today's furniture piece of the day is from one of our partners...Salamander Designs. This particular piece in Salamander's CORSICA line is designed for 4 or less components and is a great option when you want something that is stylish, functional (has proper depth for all components) and that provides adequate ventilation for all of the audio/video gear that is inside.

 

This line is built in multiple configurations that are made up of 1-4 pieces like the one above. If you have equipment for your entire home including routers, modems, whole-house amplifiers, subwoofers or need room for records (we stil sell turntables!), one of the larger configurations may suit your needs. Need an audio cabinet for your equipment? Let San Diego's leading Salamander retailer show you the many styles and configurations of TV stands and audio furniture that are available today.

 

"I need a Salamander Designs dealer near me!" Don't worry! 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, Point 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 CA, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cielo, The Bridges, The Crosby, The Lakes, Torrey Pines, Alta Del Mar, Carmel Mountain, Carmel Valley, Coronado, Fairbanks Ranch, 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. House by Pardee, Shea, Lennar or other builders? We can help! 

 

Sunbrite TV San Diego

Sunbrite outdoor television in our San Diego office

 

Miragevision TV  san diego

Miragevision outdoor television in full daylight - On a conventional TV you wouldn't see a picture!

 

Seura 65 Mirror TV  san diego

Seura Mirror TV - In addition to outdoor TVs, Seura also makes custom sets like this

 

 

Being that we don’t live in Greenland, Alaska, etc., we have a fantastic opportunity in Southern California to enjoy our backyard spaces ALL YEAR LONG! Fortunately, our brands of outdoor televisions allow you to maximize your backyard fun 365 days a year!

Outdoor televisions are designed to be weatherproof, are much brighter than a conventional TV and are more robust than standard sets. Our outdoor TVs from Seura, Miragevision and Sunbrite have offerings for:

 

  • Full and direct sunlight – Choose one of our BEST level TVs from Seura or Miragevision
  • Partial sunlight – Choose one of our BETTER level TVs from Seura or Sunbrite
  • Shaded areas – Choose one of our GOOD level outdoor TVs from Seura or Sunbrite

 

These sets come standard in sizes from 32” to 86”. Interested? Give us a call and see how San Diego’s experts in outdoor televisions can enhance your backyard fun.

P.S. An outdoor television isn’t as fun without an outdoor audio system. See our earlier article about outdoor audio and outdoor speakers at the link below.

 

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/210-outdoor-speakers-san-diego-outdoor-audio-installations

 

UPDATE! Samsung has just entered the arena with their "Terrace" outdoor TV line. These televisions have the brightest picture we've seen at the price point which is fantastic for conditions where there is partial or full sunlight. These Terrace outdoor TVs come in 55", 65" and 75" sizes (QN55LST7, QN65LST7, QN75LST7). We'll add a supporting article about them shortly.

Samsung Terrace TV

Samsung 55" Terrace TV with Klipsch outdoor speaker system

 

 

Your dealer for outdoor televisions in Southern California is here! 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, Point 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 CA, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cielo, The Bridges, The Crosby, The Lakes, Torrey Pines, Alta Del Mar, Carmel Mountain, Carmel Valley, Coronado, Fairbanks Ranch, 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. House by Pardee, Shea, Lennar or other builders? We can help! 

 

Monday, 23 September 2019 20:04

Sonos vs. Heos - Is Sonos better than Heos?

Sonos Playbar r

Sonos Playbar on top of cabinet

 

Sonos Beam vs Playbar r

Sonos Beam, Sonos Playbar and Sonos SUB wireless subwoofer

 

 

Who owns the Home Wireless Music Streaming Industry?

Sonos, by far, owns this market – hands down.  After all, they are the pioneers of the wireless home sound system.  They were established back in 2002 and have been solely focused on this market for almost 20 years. For a while there, they were the only company making systems of this kind. Since then many other companies have jumped in and are giving this market a try.  One of the more reputable companies is Denon with their Heos Wireless Speaker Devices and Heos-enables devices.

Does Heos give Sonos a run for its money?

The answer to this question is a big YES IT DOES.  Heos brings some great products and features to the table that could definitely sway a person to use Denon’s Heos as an excellent alternative to Sonos.  They both are controlled and setup using a free downloadable App on your phone or tablet.  They both have devices that can create a whole house wireless music system.  They both can stream most of the popular music streaming services available.  They both offer varying sizes of wireless speakers with pretty comparable prices ranging from $150 to $900, and so on.

 

SONOS                                                           HEOS

Play 1              $149                                        Heos 1             $199.99

Sonos One SL  $179                                       Heos 3             $299.99

Sonos One       $199                                       Heos 5             $399.99

Play 5              $499                                        Heos 7             $599.99

Playbar           $699                                        Heos Bar         $899.99

 

Any major differences between Sonos and Heos?

 

- Ease of use and setup:  

 

Sonos takes Heos on this one.  The Sonos App is incredibly easy to use, works consistently and the setup process is quick and straightforward.  Heos’ App is a bit more clunky to navigate around in and the setup process isn’t always as smooth as Sonos’.

 

- Features:

 

Heos takes Sonos on this front.  Unlike Sonos, Heos devices are Bluetooth capable and are dual-band WiFi ready, so they can connect to either the 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz band of your router.  Only the brand new Sonos Move has Bluetooth capability and all Sonos devices are single-band WiFi, 2.4Ghz capable. All Heos speaker devices have an audio line-in jack, a USB port, and a couple of the speakers even have a headphone jack. Heos supports Hi-Res audio, 96 KHz/24 bit, where the highest Sonos supports is CD quality, 44.1 KHz/16 bit. Heos also is built-into many Denon and Marantz receivers and this saves you money over buying a separate streamer (which you have to do with Sonos as it isn't built into any receivers today).

 

- Functionality:

 

Sonos wins this battle. Sonos plays with more partners and companies than any other streaming product.

 

So which one do I choose? If you like the idea of something that is easy to use and that plays with all kinds of different apps, Sonos may be for you. If you want something that you can take with you where you may not have WiFi OR you want the best streaming quality possible, Heos should be your choice.

 

All opinions are ours and are just opinion. Need more information? Give us a call and let San Diego Sonos AND Heos experts give you the scoop.

 

UPDATE: Sonos has just added their Sonos ARC soundbar and Sonos PORT streaming pieces. These improved soundbars/streamers further cement the choice in our opinion that Sonos vs. Heos is a knock-out by...Sonos!

 

 

 

 

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