Knoxville Home Audio

The New Years Resolution You'll Want to Keep!

on Monday, 04 January 2016. Posted in Knoxville Flat Screen TVs, Knoxville Audio, Home Theater, Knoxville Home Audio, Knoxville Home Lighting Control, Knoxville Home Security, Knoxville Home Automation

Time to Upgrade!

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RESOLUTION TIME!
 
Here is one you will want to Keep!... Lets us help you Upgrade Your old equipment to the Latest & Greatest!
 
 
 
 
 
Due to an abundance of electronics conventions and shows geared to highlight recent advancements, we may feel as if manufacturers are releasing new products faster than ever before. There’s always a hesitation in the back of our minds that if we upgrade technology today it will be obsolete tomorrow. Flat screens have only existed for just over a decade, and since prices have dropped at such a rapid pace, we feel holding out just a tad bit longer will lead to sizeable savings.
This mindset, while understandable, has resulted in a large group of folks missing out on today’s new stunning world of AV. If you’re one of those that’s been waiting to take the big leap, you have waited long enough - now is the time to upgrade, and here’s why.
 
 
 
 
Even if you upgraded to a flat screen a few years ago, today’s flat screens are even better. They’re thinner; they’re lighter; they’re brighter; they’re more energy efficient, and they just look good. Even projection screens have become quite spectacular these days! Take a walk through your favorite AV store and you’ll see how much most things have improved, especially in the last five years. LED is the newest mainstream technology on the block; with a light that can turn all the way off when not in use, thereby creating the truest black levels. Popular screen sizes have grown from 46 inches to over 60 inches, and we’ve even seen price decreases in the 70 inches plus market. Speakers have become smaller and more efficient. You can now experience mind-blowing sound out of a system with small footprint. Soundbars have also been introduced and fill the sweet spot between TV speaker audio and surround sound. Remember surround sound will encompass you, bringing you right into the action. Whereas, soundbars enhance the audio of whatever you’re watching.
Almost everything you watch today is now available in High Definition (HD) as long as you have an HD receiver with your system.  Currently, nearly all programming is available in this stunning quality. Even movies that are streamed (via AppleTV, Amazon, Netflix and countless others) can be viewed in High Definition.  
 
 
 
 
Depending on the neighborhood you live in, your life experiences, and your own personal preferences for home safety and security, you may want to think about taking your home security to the next level. This means not only installing higher quality products with connections to better services, but this also means updating the technology to align with modern security features available today. From smartphone management to email and text alerts. Now a days you can access your security settings and cameras from your cell phone, IPad, & computer, as well as control the thermostats, lights, locks, and more! There is also a great new thing called Mockupancy. A Mockupancy™ scene will alternate lights and shades and even televisions in a random fashion so that your home simulates your family’s activities to make it appear occupied while you're away, providing additional security and added peace of mind. 
 
 
 
 
So make the New Year's Resolution you will enjoy keeping this year! Options abound as to how you can upgrade your AV & security to both the next level and the 21st century. Call today and let us help you get the latest and greatest in a way that works for you! Have  A Great New Year! 
 
 

The Show Stoppers!

on Wednesday, 28 October 2015. Posted in Knoxville Digital Signage, Knoxville Outdoor Technology, Knoxville Flat Screen TVs, Knoxville Audio, Home Theater, Knoxville Home Audio, Knoxville Home Lighting Control, Knoxville Home Security, Knoxville Home Automation

The BEST of CEDIA 2015

Best of CEDIA 2015

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          CEDIA is the international trade association and central touchpoint for 3,500 member companies that represent every facet of the ever-evolving technology market. The expo places you at the epicenter of the furture in home experience and lets you experience the intrigue of how it is all connected!

                                    CEDIA award logo 2015                                    BEST NEW PRODUCT:

Two of the products we offer recieved the Best New Product reward at the expo this year! The Seura Storm Outdoor TV and Sonance DSP Amplifiers with SonARC.

Seura’s Storm Outdoor TV is built to last in a variety of climates and, through careful calibration, is capable of delivering quality images during sunny days. It also has a great wide viewing angle!

The Sonance DSP amplifiers add Amazing audio in any environment! The new line of DSP amplifiers feature SONARC (Sonance Advanced Room Correction), which offers hundreds of EQ presets designed specifically for Sonance speakers available through simple pull down menus. The presets enable effortless DSP without the need for additional hardware, software, and more importantly time.

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Seura Outdoor TV Video: http://ow.ly/U3twM                            Sonance DSP Amplifiers Video: http://ow.ly/U3uwT

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There were also two of the speakers that we offer picked as the CEPro Editor's Choice, The Sonos Play:5 and the KEF LS50!

Hear it just like they played it. Pure and true. The PLAY:5 uses six state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with six speakers to deliver great sound to any room. Each instrument, each voice, every detail shines through, pure and precise. With remarkably distinct clarity. And zero audible distortion. Even when you crank it up loud. Really loud! 

The KEF LS50 was also quite an awe inspiring product at CEDIA 2015! An innovative concept inspired by the legendary LS3/5a, LS50 mini monitor speaker is designed to bring professional studio monitor concept into the home. Rarely the case in such a compact design, the LS50 monitor delivers a rich, multi-dimensional ‘soundstage experience’ that is out of all proportion to its size. Patent-pending acoustic designs, together with state-of-the-art technologies from KEF’s latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience – even in the smallest of spaces.

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Play:5 Video: http://cnet.co/1Q1coIk                                   KEF LS50 Video: https://youtu.be/E0B-l2eoVtg

Many companies had some pretty amazing products this year that became quite the show stoppers! Call us today to learn more about any of our great products. 

  • Sony    
  • Orgin Acoustis
  • Screen Innovations
  • Martin Logan
  • Golden Ear
  • Atlona
  • Pakedge
  • SnapAV
  • Kwikset
  • WIlson
  • BOSE
  • SunBrite TV
  • Lutron
  • Peerless AV
  • Luxul
  • Yale
  • This list GOES ON & ON 

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Halloween and Home Automation

on Wednesday, 28 October 2015. Posted in Knoxville Home Audio, Knoxville Home Lighting Control, Knoxville Home Security, Knoxville Home Automation

Make your smart home SPOOKTACULAR!

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There was a time when the term "home automation" made you think of a friendly robotic maid buzzing around the house, cleaning, doing laundry, and cooking meals. 

Robots have indeed started to pop up and are starting to play a role in our lives at home. But the reality of home automation in the 21st Century is quite a bit different than what was thought of in the post-World War II era. Instead of a robotic hub, home control is centralized in the palm of our hands! 

Companies like Control4 can coordinate all the technology in your home into complete, brilliant experiences that fit your lifestyle and are easy for your family to enjoy. With one touch, dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Or, check in on your home from your smartphone, no matter where you are.

Being able to adjust temperature and lighting, check cameras, and unlock your front door from your smartphone is a wonderful convenience, but it's only the tip of the iceberg of what you can expect from a professionally designed and installed home automation system. So many options is SCARY!!

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Home Automation can also be a GREAT tool for creating a SPOOKTACULAR set up for your Haunted Halloween Home! From automated lighting & music or singing pumpkins, to projection screen scenes. The possiblities can make your  nightmares.... I mean dreams come true! Click the links below & Check out some examples that are to DIE FOR :)

Thriller Light show: http://ow.ly/TXTq5      House projection: http://ow.ly/TXTvk                 Spooky effects: http://ow.ly/TXTzr            Singing pumpkins: http://ow.ly/TXTEH

 Everyone Here at iSS Hopes You Have A Frightfully Awesome Halloween!

Happy Haloween Post Pumpkin

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Home Entertainment: Audio Systems for any room

on Wednesday, 29 October 2014. Posted in Knoxville Home Audio

Last week we blogged about what screen and projectors would look best in certain home entertainment areas. This week we would like to take a look at what audio systems would be best in those home entertainment areas, too.

With any media room you want to get the most sound coming towards you. Many media rooms are open areas and multifunctioning, which means distractions can come around very easily. The best audio element for a media room would be a great sound bar. Sonos’ PlayBar is one of the best on the market, and is our featured product for this week. The PlayBar gives you amazing sound quality, and complements HD TV’s with richly textured HiFi sound. It provides you full theater sound for TV, movies, music, and video games. The PlayBar wirelessly connects to your home WiFi network, and can be controlled by free apps with Android and Apple.sonos playbar 2

Home Theaters are fantastic and can really bring the grand cinema experience right to your home. Whether you have a small soundproof room with nice recliners or the whole package with theater style sitting, a concession bar, and movie memorabilia; you have to have a great picture and amazing sound quality for that true movie theater experience. The ONKYO Home Theater Package with Dobly Atmos is a great audio system for any home theater. The package comes with everything you need from speakers, receiver, to a subwoofer. It brings 360 degree sound and makes you feel every element of a movie with Dolby Atmos technology.

Last but not least, Sonance Landscape Series outdoor speaker system is fantastic for some good outdoor entertainment. This system delivers perfectly even coverage and unbelievable sound quality though out any sized space. Sonance Landscape Series system is hidden completely out of sight, and is built to handle extreme weather conditions. With easy flexibility, you can direct the sound exactly where you want it, and not at your neighbors.

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If you need some help in making the most out of your home entertainment areas, just give us a call. We are always here to offer you better life solutions.

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