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The Difference in Buying a Home Theater System From Us vs. Amazon
The convenience of online shopping is definitely an attractive option. You find what you need from a trusted retailer like Amazon or others, add it to your cart, enter your payment information, and several days later the product sits on your doorstep. No matter the weather – no need for a drive – all of this can take place from the comfort of your home. So, is there a down-side to this seemingly perfect process? Yes, there are actually a few:
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: installation , home theater , whole house av , online sales | View Count: (1103)
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How Large Does my Home Theater Need to Be?

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How Large Does my Home Theater Need to Be?
Although many will deny it, various social trends tend to validate the “bigger is better” frame of mind. Bigger airplanes, larger SUVs, taller buildings, Super-Sized fries – we seem to subconsciously gravitate toward the next improvement, the upgrade from what is readily available, and the more impressive version of whatever is being considered. These trends also tend to be cyclical, to some extent. Back in the 70s, if your home stereo speakers weren’t the size of a refrigerator, then you ha...
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: home theater , whole house av , installation | View Count: (1035)
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How to Best Use your Outdoor Speaker System

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How to Best Use your Outdoor Speaker System
Outdoor speakers, much like those we use inside, are meant to deliver your audio as precisely as possible. Actually, they often have to work harder at doing so as they are in an imperfect acoustic environment. In a room, loudspeakers can be optimized for the size and geometry of a confined space, and their sound can be tuned to operate effectively within that space. Outside, there are no walls to contain your sound, so it can sound less than optimal and dissipate quickly.
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Categories: Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: outdoor audio , outdoor speakers , installation | View Count: (1007)
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In-Wall Home Theater Speakers or Not?

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In-Wall Home Theater Speakers or Not?
For those of you who intend to invest in a home theater system, there are many considerations to weigh before making your purchase. Will you employ a front projection system or a flat panel display? Will it be a dedicated space of its own, or part of your living room? What type of speakers will deliver your entertainment? The list goes on…
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: in-wall speaker , in-ceiling speaker , architectural speaker , floor-standing speaker , bookshelf speaker , home theater , av receiver | View Count: (1128)
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Features to look for in an AV Receiver

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Features to look for in an AV Receiver
An Audio/Video Receiver serves as the primary control center for your home theater, and possible some multi-room audio distribution as well. It performs all audio and video processing and switching, and provides power to your loudspeakers. Selecting the most appropriate AV Receiver for your needs can be tricky with as many products as are available in today’s market. Enhanced Home Systems has a few suggestions regarding what to consider when making such an important purchase
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: av receiver , amplifier , power rating | View Count: (1124)
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Planning Multi-Room Audio

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Planning Multi-Room Audio
Planning a whole house or multi-room music system can be fun but also requires that some very specific determinations be made in advance of buying equipment. Enhanced Home Systems has put together a short checklist of things to review based on our experience in multi-room audio design and installation
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: multi-room audio , whole house audio , audio distribution , installation | View Count: (1277)
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Planning Multi-Room Video Systems

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Planning Multi-Room Video Systems
Remember the days when you could install a Y-splitter on the output of your VCR and connect it to two televisions in different rooms? Video quality would drop through the floor (not that it was that great to begin with), but you could actually watch the same tape in two locations! This seems nearly humorous in today’s world of streaming high definition video and automated homes that you can control with your smartphone, but big things have small beginnings.
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Categories: home automation, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: multi-room video , video distribution , multi-room audio , whole house video | View Count: (971)
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The Benefits of Using our own Teams vs. Contractors

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The Benefits of Using our own Teams vs. Contractors
“Contractors” can be generally defined as people or organizations that contract with another organization or individual to perform a specified task, or provide goods or services. This configuration is used in almost every industry, from construction to government to defense procurement. Depending on the type of services being provided, contractors may require licensing, specialized training or education, and are accountable to the entity in whose employ they happen to be. Their level of perfor...
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Installation | Tags: professional installation , av installation , whole house audio , home theater | View Count: (1836)
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Planning for Spring with Outdoor Audio

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Planning for Spring with Outdoor Audio
Home audio equipment in some form or another is owned by a great number of people. Ranging from basic 2-channel stereo systems to multi-thousand dollar AV entertainment hubs, we like our music and movies! But great sound should not be limited only to interior spaces. The great outdoors offer a host of entertainment possibilities – gatherings of friends and family, BBQ’s, picnics, kids at play, or enjoying a good book – all of which go well with music. But what if your current system does not ...
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Categories: Home Theater, Whole House AV, Home Network | Tags: outdoor audio , multi-room audio , distributed audio , speakers , amplifier | View Count: (1491)
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What Type of Speakers Should You Buy?

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What Type of Speakers Should You Buy?
The consumer entertainment market is overflowing with choices. A range of equipment is available from department stores to ‘big box’ electronics retailers to specialty boutiques that practically charge a cover to enter the store. Prices vary from the low-budget all-in-one home theater for a few hundred dollars to single components ranging in the many thousands of dollars. Every brand touts their product as “the one you must have” for a myriad of reasons, and there is something for every pote...
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Categories: home automation, Home Theater, Whole House AV | Tags: loudspeakers , speakers , in-wall , in-ceiling , architectural audio , home theater , multi-room audio , 2-channel stereo , amplifier | View Count: (1123)
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