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Summer will be here before you know it, and once the kids finish their schoolwork, they’ll be itching to spend less time cooped up indoors. Even though summers reach blistering temps here in West University Place, TX, your backyard can still offer plenty of enjoyment for you and the family if you set up the right outdoor sound system.
In fact, we’re willing to bet you won’t even notice the heat once you’re enveloped in the cool, cool audio streaming through the back patio, pool or yard (or all 3). Keep reading to learn how to get started with your outdoor speaker setup today.
Adding a private theater room to any luxury condo complex in Memorial, TX is a surefire way to attract more tenants and buyers who enjoy the immersive experience of going to the movies. However, incorporating the necessary technology, AV products, and wiring needed to create a high-quality theater room can be daunting for designers who aren’t well versed in technology design and integration.
When you partner with our team at iconic.systems on your home theater design, you’ll have the resources you need to create a beautiful theater room that rivals the nearby cinema without disrupting your vision with intrusive technology and messy cables. Read below to learn how we can help.
Music has a way of transforming any space or setting. It can liven up a party, get guests talking at a dinner, or help others relax after a long day at work. The ability to play music in every and any room can change the mood of an entire home. And if you’re a condo designer or builder, then you know that how a potential resident will feel about their living space has a huge impact on whether they choose to live there or not.
With a whole-home audio system in place in your Houston, TX properties, you can attract more renters and buyers who appreciate the value of multi-room music. In this blog, we’ll dive into those benefits and how they can shape any property and lifestyle.
Keep reading below to learn more!
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Perhaps you want to listen to your favorite artist’s latest album as you go about your daily routine while walking from the kitchen to the other side of the house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many people are coming to realize just how simple smart home automation system can make their daily lives. In a recent Houzz Smart Home Trends Study, 45 percent of respondents said they planned on installing smart systems during renovations.
In this blog, we go through just how beneficial the latest smart control trends are for you and your family – read on to learn more!
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.
Bowers & Wilkins sparked waves across the sound distribution industry this fall with its introduction of a new speaker line: the innovative 700 Series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This month we’re featuring Wilson Audio, which specializes in award-winning loudspeakers that make a statement not only with their sound quality but their innovative designs as well. With their superb build quality and craftsmanship, they are some of the most coveted audio products on the market.
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.
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.
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.