Articles tagged with: Knoxville Home Audio

Sonos Introduces 5.1 Surround Sound with Software Upgrade

on Wednesday, 23 October 2013. Posted in Knoxville Home Audio

 

This week I am so excited about the new software update from Sonos. Just when I thought the Sonos Playbar Soundbar couldn’t get any better, now the update can turn it into a 5.1 surround system by allowing the Connect Amp to drive two rear channels turning the Soundbar into a 5.1 DTS surround sound system. Before, users would be limited to using the Play:3 speakers, but now you can use other options. I used my existing Sonance Invisible Series speakers for the rear channel and it worked out perfectly. I love that this update gives you complete control on rear channel type and placement. Now the options are truly endless. The software update, which released this month, is quick and only takes about two minutes. Other features with the update allow the mute button to function as play, pause, or skip.

This is why I love Sonos so much. Without having to buy new equipment, they released a whole new set of features that can completely transform already existing speakers.

Sonos also recently introduced the Play:1 just in time for the holidays. This would be the perfect gift for the music lover in your life. It's definitely going on my Christmas list! Its small size doesn't compromise on big sound and it is so easy to use that anyone could figure it out. Wirelessly stream your favorite music from your library or online streaming services and control the Play:1 right from your smart phone. Start with one and over time add a Play:1 in every room to fill your entire home with music.

Simplify Your Life With RTI's T2X Universal Controller

on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Knoxville Home Automation

Want to simplify your life, but not sure how with a house full of electronic devices and countless remotes lying around? You don't have to get rid of your devices, but instead just take control of them. The RTI T2X remote control allows you to take charge of all your A/V devices, lighting, security, and more with one sleek universal remote control. The T2X remote features a flush edge-to-edge LCD touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Lithium-Ion battery, and its own personal docking station.

Users can also enjoy advanced features such as grip sensors that keep the remote active while it is being held and ZigBee for bidirectional communication with supported third-party electronics. The T2X also includes an accelerometer for instant-on control.

It is time to say goodbye to drawers full of remotes. iSS and the RTI T2X are here to simplify your life, but without sacrificing the technology you love. Contact us today to find out more about the T2X and how we can make controlling your electronic devices a true pleasure.

 

 

Benefits of Using One Company for Custom Tech Installations

on Friday, 23 August 2013. Posted in Knoxville Home Automation

With so many different companies offering security systems, home automation, sound, lighting control, and custom home theaters, it can be a little overwhelming when you begin your search for an installer. You may have found someone to do the audio, but you still need someone to do security cameras. Or maybe you found a company that does media rooms, but you still need to get a fire protection system. You will probably feel like you’re getting pulled in so many directions that you’ll want to abandon your projects altogether. Fortunately, by selecting one company that is licensed and trained to do all of the above home upgrades, you’ll be saving yourself time, money, and lots of headaches for several reasons.

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Time

In this day and age time really is a precious resource. When you choose one company that is experienced in all aspects of audio, sound, wireless, and security then the help you need is only one call away. You also only have to worry about setting up one appointment.

Money

You may have heard that buying in bulk or package deals can save you money. The same is true for all your customized home technology needs. Hiring individual companies for various services will add up fast. Before you know it you'll be covered up in invoices and fees. By using one company you'll not only save money, but you'll save the headache of remembering to pay multiple bills each month.

Experience

Any company that can specialize in multiple aspects of home automation, fire protection, lighting and security is certain to have more knowledge and a better understanding of whole house or commercial property installations. Other installers might get snagged up if they get out of their area of expertise, but installers that have experience in all aspects can sail on through. This is especially important in troubleshooting. Perhaps your audio system has malfunctioned and you call the company that installed it, but they tell you the company that just did the whole house WiFi must have changed a setting on the system and to call them. This is not a situation you want to find yourself in.

Contact iSS today and find out more about how we can maximize the quality of your space with only one call and one team.

UT Game Day Gear

on Wednesday, 21 August 2013. Posted in Knoxville Home Audio

With kickoff only 9 days away, it's time to start getting all your big orange gear ready for another season. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of all our favorite stuff to get you game day ready.

1. Woven Tristar Tie in Orange from Volunteer Traditions

There is no doubt you'll be the most dapper fan at the game with this festive orange tie. Going for a more casual look? Volunteer Traditions also has a great selection of shirts, pullovers, and hats.


2. Power T Tervis Tumblers

These tumblers are perfect for game day. Whether you're tailgating on campus or watching from home, these tumblers will keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages ice cold. They come in all kinds of different designs and are made right here in America.


3.  Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses with Dark Havana Orange Frame

Ray-Bans never go out of style. Throw in some classis clumasters with an added hint of orange in the frame and you'll be the coolest Vol fan on the block.


4. Tennessee Volunteers Pet Hat from Football Fanatics

We can't leave out all the pups on our list. This adjustable dog hat is perfect for any sized pooch looking to show off some good old fashioned volunteer pride.


5. Sonos Playbar and Sub
Watch the game with incredible HiFi sound with the Sonos Playbar and Sub. Then get the party really started after the big win by streaming all your favorite music wirelessly and effortlessly. This pair will provide your guests with soul-shaking sound they won't forget. Rocky Top will never sound the same again. 


Go Vols!

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