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"All about dat bass, bout dat bass!"

on Thursday, 03 September 2015. Posted in Knoxville Audio

Speakers: Types & Functions

 

Speakers are actually relatively simple devices. You should understand at least the basics of how speakers work before incorporating them. Basically, you have an enclosure (typically a box) into which speaker drivers are attached. The drivers are the round elements that many people call the speakers (they’re not). Speaker drivers look like cones or horns (or even ribbons or domes), and in fact, the large surface area of the drivers is called the cone or diaphragm.These surfaces move back and forth to make the sound. If you have ever pulled the front screen off your speakers or have seen speakers without their front grille on, you’ve seen speaker drivers au naturelle.

 Let's start with 3 main types: Installed, Free standing, and Wireless

Installed: These are speakers such as "in-ceiling", "In-wall", "Cabinet", & even "Landscape" speakers. There are several benefits to these types of speakers, like taking up no floor space & no stands. This makes perfect for any sized room and works especially well in smaller spaces. They can also provide a higher quality of audio. The bass and treble effects of in-ceiling speakers are better than regular speakers and this is another reason for its popularity.

The wires can be concealed, which reduces the chances of accidents. Parents no longer have to worry about their kids tripping on the wires or pulling them by accident. These concealed wires also make the room clutter-free. This is why many users prefer to have the speakers installed.

Free-Standing: The beauty of freestanding speakers is that they come in many styles and sizes - from ultra-compact cubes & rectangular bookshelf models to the floor-standing towers. Styles and finishes range from plain-Jane boxes to sculpted cabinets with finishes that run from black vinyl or faux woodgrain to furniture-grade wood veneer or black lacquer polished to perfection.

So in addition to selecting speakers that physically fit the room, you can choose models that complement the décor or become a focal point. And whether we're talking about floor-standing towers or small- to medium-size speakers on a shelf or stand, you can move them around to optimize sound quality!    

Wireless: 

For every music lover, who would want to listen to music on the go, then the portable speakers are a must have for you. These portable speakers don’t have much wiring like ordinary speakers would. One may have to connect a cord to a phone in order to play them, but with most portable Bluetooth speakers, one can simply connect their device via Bluetooth to the speaker and the songs will play. The portable Bluetooth speakers are light in weight and come in variety of sizes. 

The portable speakers operating on the Bluetooth can come in great handy. Let’s say you are at a picnic on a beach with friends and there is no source of electricity or music system. Here the portable Bluetooth speakers can come in handy because they are operated through battery and you can connect the speakers with Bluetooth and enjoy music with your friends! The sounds is simply amazing a clear as well!

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The wires can be concealed, which reduces the chances of accidents. Parents no longer have to worry about their kids tripping on the wires or pulling them by accident. These concealed wires also make the room clutter-free. This is why many users prefer to have the speakers installed.

Feel The Power of the Curve!

on Wednesday, 12 August 2015. Posted in Knoxville Flat Screen TVs

Curved TVs & UHD: So many benefits, So Little time!

The Curved Screen surrounds viewers with immersive visuals, drawing you into the action and offering a better sense of depth with greater contrast. It has an Auto depth enhancer & the PURCOLOR setting which expresses more detailed shades of color. Another feature is the UHD Up-Scaling that Up scales any lower resolution content closer to UHD picture quality.  With several size options to choose from ranging 40-78”, It also allows for a greater viewing angle and better side viewing.

Have a cinema-like experience with a picture that seems larger than life! Surround yourself with color, Depth, & Detail!    See more here: http://ow.ly/QLUjJ

We are currently offering lots of GREAT discounts on the 7500, 6700 & 9000 Series! Call us for yours today and Experience the...

Power of the Curve! 

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Media Rooms

on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Posted in Home Theater

Media rooms and home theaters are an increasingly popular feature within a home. Two major benefits are that they boost a home's entertainment value as well as its potential resale value. A media room is designed to be a multifunctional space, and most media rooms are an upstairs family room or the basement man cave. What is great about a media room is that it is a wonderful way to spend time with your friends and family and yet showcase what your home can do. Between audio, video, and possibly having some home automation in the mix can create a fantastic entertainment area.

Popular locations for media rooms are places that are self-contained, quiet, and will not interfere with the day-to-day operations of the home when in use. Once you have decided on a location for your media room, it is time to start thinking about details for the audio-visual (AV) and design requirements. Also, internet access would be recommended in a media room, as streaming video and multi-player gaming are more popular features these days.

Choosing the right size TV or projection screen is a must—you don't want to overwhelm guests with a screen that is too big for the space, or feature one that is too small and does not provide enough cinematic feel. Ultimately, size matters for any media room—the room's dimensions will go a long way toward determining the size of the TV or projection screen needed, the scope of the lighting system, and the number of speakers required for your sound system. With any media room you want to get the most sound coming towards you. Many media rooms are open areas and again multifunctional, which means distractions can come around very easily. So as a homeowner, you want to make sure you are creating a space that is easy on the eyes as well as easy on the ears!

Now just think, you have the best entertainment area, but are having to turn on the lights, the audio, and the screen all separately. What if you could turn on everything with just one touch of a button? With home automation you can! Whether you want your media room to be more simple or wanting to go all out in a sports inspired theme, home automation can bring everything together perfectly and exactly the way you want it.

In big projects like these, it is always best to call upon the professionals. So, if you have been thinking about turning that boring basement or additional room into something special, give us a call and we would be happy to help! We are always here to offer better life solutions.

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.

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.

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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