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Devialet: For the Casual Listener or Audio Connoisseur

 

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What Lighting Solution is the Perfect Match for Your Home?

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Find Out Whether a Centralized or Switch-Based System is Best

 

As smart lighting becomes more popular, many people are still trying to make sense of all the options available to them. Not only is it about choosing the right brand, but the right kind of system as well. Do you want to just upgrade some of the switches on the wall? Do you want to eliminate some of the wall acne as well? It’s time to figure out how to bring smart lighting to your house in Houston or the Woodlands, TX.

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Big news from Wilson Audio

Wilson Audio, long considered to be the benchmark in high performance speakers, launched their newest product today.  Offering a teaser on the 7th, today dealers are officially allowed to audition, show, and sell the new Wilson Audio bookshelf speaker, the TuneTot.  Taking the history of cabinet and crossover design into the Sabrina, Dave and Daryl Wilson reached new levels in their design garnering industry and customer praise for a "smaller" form factor.  After the success with Sabrina, which was the first ever speaker to ship in a cardboard box, the TuneTot takes the new lead in smaller speakers.  Similar in many ways to the Sabrina, the TuneTot is designed as a monitor speaker to sit on top of something, like the original WATT.  For those that know the history, the WATT was a small monitor speaker that ultimately got paired with the Puppy base to make the WATT Puppy, one of the most iconic speakers in the history of speakers.  The WATT name actually stands for Wilson Audio Tiny Tot, so you can see where TuneTot gets its legacy.  

The TuneTot has all of the well known Wilson features, but adds a few new tricks too.  Because it is not a floorstanding speaker and will always need to sit on something else (like the WATT sat on top of the Puppy), Wilson makes a dedicated isolation base as an option.  Color matched to the speaker, the isolation base enhances the features of the cabinet by decoupling the speaker from the surface it sits on, which reduces or eliminates resonance.  In addition to custom colors for the speaker, they can be tricked out further with the addition of optional grilles or a woofer trim ring in matching or contrasting colors.

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How to Bring an Authentic Home Theater to Your Living Room (or beyond)

How to Bring an Authentic Home Theater to Your Living Room (or beyond)

Screen Innovations Has the Key to Unsurpassed Image Quality

As high-quality projectors have become more affordable in recent years, they've begun expanding beyond traditional private home theaters. Many households have replaced the flat screens in their living rooms and family rooms with projector and screen combinations, knowing these offer more size and design options.

Despite this change of scenery, many people still rely on traditional matte screens that reflect light uniformly in all directions. These screens are less expensive and can work for light-controlled home theaters, but not multi-purpose rooms. In cases with a lot of ambient light—coming from windows, glass decorations, ceiling fixtures, or even white walls—these will often result in washed out images.

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Bowers & Wilkins 800 D3: The Perfect Auditory Experience Every Time

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With B&W Speakers, High-End Audio is Always Achievable

Quality sound is crucial. Playing your favorite song or hearing the crisp narration of an audiobook is enhanced tenfold when your speakers produce high-end sound with each listen.

With Bowers & Wilkins legendary speakers, you can make any part of your West University Place, TX home feel like a concert hall with high-performance audio.

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How to Enhance Your Space With These Trending Smart Home Features

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With an Advanced Home Control System, Daily Life is a Breeze

Imagine a home that meets your every want and need. With a home control system in place, this dream can easily be a reality in your River Oaks, TX living space.

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Bring Immersive Sound to Your Home Theater

Bring Immersive Sound to Your Home Theater

Change How You Watch Film with High-End Audio

The first things you notice about a film are what you see and what you hear.  While your roll down screen and lowering projectors take care of the visual side of things, your next priority should be how quality your audio is in your home theater.

Bringing immersive sound to your Memorial, TX home theater will completely transform your every viewing experience. With the current technology we have available, sound is actually more powerful than sound. It’s the sound of an explosion that makes you recoil, not the bright lights emanating from it. That’s why it’s so important to have a high-quality sound installation in your theater.

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Partner Spotlight: Get to Know Bowers & Wilkins' New 700 Series

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How Your Home Can Prep You for the Holidays

Home Control Easily Takes the Stress out of Planning

The holiday season is a time filled with joy and festivities, and your friends and family. But if you happen to be the host for this year’s gift exchange or dinner party, things can sometimes get out of hand. A smart home control system can transform how your West University Place, TX house helps you to manage your holiday plans and leave the hassles behind you.

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Embrace the Latest Home Theater Technology

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CEDIA Innovations for the Ideal Cinema for Your Woodlands Home

A private home theater can completely change the way you watch films and experience movie-going.  You want to give your family and friends the best immersive atmosphere there is.  Iconic.systems, a CEDIA certified member (Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association), is the best way to get that technology installed.  Now, with incredible smart tech updates presented at CEDIA Expo 2017, bringing luxury and convenience to your home cinema is easier than ever.  Read on below, to learn how you can amp up the entertaining atmosphere in your Woodlands, TX home theater for the better.

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Savant Introduces Brand New Smart Home Control Products

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The Automation Company Made a Big Splash at CEDIA 2017

As always, there were tons of new products to enjoy at CEDIA 2017 earlier this month. It gave us a chance to take a look at some of the latest smart home control products hitting the market. No company stood out to us more than Savant which had three CEDIA Best New Product finalists. From shading to video distribution, there was something for everyone. Keep reading to check out the latest Savant releases and come back to our blog next month when we’ll showcase the top audio and video products from CEDIA.

SEE MORE: How to Optimize Your Smart Home Performance

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How to Achieve the Ultimate Style for Your Home Theater

How to Achieve the Ultimate Style for Your Home Theater

Strike a Balance Between Design and Entertainment With the Right Tools

In previous blogs, we've focused on the many steps we take to optimize performance during our home theater installations. From equipment to lighting, we do everything possible to get the best audio and video quality in your Memorial, TX home. That doesn’t mean we don’t take aesthetics into account as well. We can work with your interior designer to extend your stylistic vision to your entertainment spaces. Below we highlight a few home theater design tips that will help you create an environment that appeals to you.  

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4 Great High-End Products for Hi-Fi Streaming

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Take Your Entertainment to the Next Level with Smart Home Control

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Make it Easy to Enjoy Your Favorite Albums, Movies, and TV Shows

According to a recent report from CNBC, 2017 will be the year of smart home control as consumers learn more about the benefits of this technology. One of the main reasons this technology has taken off is that users love it when it comes to their entertainment. Instead of a pile of remotes, switches and more you can manage everything from one device. In this blog, we highlight some ways that smart control lets you create the ideal entertainment environment throughout your Memorial, TX home.

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Sony reinvents television again with OLED.

Sony has once again redefined what we should see in a television with their latest release of OLED televisions.  Using groundbreaking technology, these new flagship displays have the highest contrast and inkiest blacks ever available in a television.  Rarely does any new product category garner so much attention and praise right out of the gates, but this is truly a product launch done right.  OLED in some ways takes the best of both plasma television and LCD / LED technologies to create a entirely new product.  Light is produced by the pixel (like plasma) instead of passing through a screen (like LCD).  When off, it is deep, dark, and black.  When on, it is vivid, colorful, and bright.  There has never been a better way to reproduce a video image.  While more expensive than average televisions, the pricing is actually quite a bit less than what a flagship television would have cost only a couple of years ago.  Currently available in a 55" and 65", a 75" will be available later in the year.  Not content on just creating the most beautiful images, Sony also packed in new audio technology.  The "acoustic surface" of the screen actually acts as a transducer to produce sound in lieu of speakers.  While this gives it one of the sleekest profiles on the market, we still wouldn't recommend that as the only audio.  Even with all of the well deserved hype surrounding this new product line, don't take our word for it.  Every review published so far has dubbed it the best television on the market.  Jaw-dropping, the best, incredible, flawless, and remarkable are all words that reviewers in the media have recently used to describe this achievement.  If you have been waiting for a new technology to come along that will make you want to upgrade your exisiting television, here it is.  Contact us to be one of the first, exclusive owners of Sony's ultimate television, the new OLED series.

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Partner Spotlight: A Look at Wilson Audio’s Flagship Speakers

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The Company Offers Some of the Most Coveted Speakers in the World

When we choose equipment for our high-end audio systems, we’re interested in only the best for our clients. This is why we go out of our way to partner with audio manufacturers that have shown an ongoing commitment to producing one-of-a-kind high-performance speakers. As part of our ongoing blog series, we like to highlight some of these partners to explain why we work with them.

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the incomparable Devialet is now available at iconic.systems

iconic.systems is now the exclusive Houston area dealer for the hot Devialet audio products that have been shaking up the marketplace, since their introduction to North America, within the last few years.  

The French company, founded in 2007, got their credibility by making audiophile grade integrated amplifiers using innovative, new technology.  Now called the Expert Pro line, these super slim, super stylish products house a Class A / digital hybrid amplifier, gorgeous finish, high end DAC, premium phono stage, and integrated streaming for digital files.  Widely acclaimed for the new technology, like SAM speaker matching, ADH Intelligence, and Magic Wire short path signal flow; there is really nothing else that compares to this level of performance and sophistication.

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Is a projector the right choice for your large screen viewing?

Take Aesthetics and Performance into Account During Your Installation

When it comes to choosing a projector during your home theater installation, for a lifestyle room, or even in a living area; there are a lot of things to take into account. Typically people don’t consider a projector an option because they think that they only work well in a dark room. Fortunately, technology has brought about new innovations that give tons of options for your home whether planning an estate in River Oaks, or a townhouse in West University, or anywhere else in Houston, TX.  Learn how a projector can be a better option with so many new possibilities.

SEE MORE: 6 Things to Look for in a Home Theater Receiver

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Is Martin Logan’s Renaissance Speaker the Right Fit for Your Home?

Explore the Sound Qualities It Could Bring to Your High-End Audio System


Embrace the power of high-performance sound with one of the most legendary loudspeakers in the audio industry. With Martin Logan's award-winning electrostatic technology, the Renaissance ESL 15A offers unprecedented power without losing any of its elegance. With exceptionally low distortion and room correction technology, it can become the flagbearer of your home's high-end audio system. In this blog, we delve into some of the things that make this loudspeaker a must-have for any audiophile in the Memorial, TX area.

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Spring cleaning clearance sale now in progress

Spring cleaning clearance sale with 20-40% off many items and demo products.  Speakers, televisions, electronics, and more.  Call for more information.

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