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Key Components to Your Home Theater Design

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Dress up Your Entertainment Space with These Solutions

Creating the perfect area to enjoy your next late-night movie event or TV show marathon is crucial for having the ultimate experience every time. So how can you make your home theater in your Memorial, TX living space stand apart from the rest and uniquely customized for you?

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Make Summer Activities More Fun with Outdoor Audio

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Everything from backyard cookouts to late-night movies is more fun with an outdoor home audio system for your West University Place, TX, residence

We may already be sweating in the sweltering heat of the Texas summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun hanging out in your home’s outdoor spaces. Summertime means barbecues, pool parties, and even the simple joy of relaxing with a cool drink as the sun sets. There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had outside this summer, but you can elevate the outdoor atmosphere and have even more fun with a top-notch audio system in place.

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Have a More Enjoyable and Relaxing Summer with Savant

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Savant home automation can help you enhance summer fun with outdoor media control, lower your energy bills with motorized shades and lighting control, and so much more

There’s no mistaking it: Summer has come to Texas, and that means plenty of hot, humid days ahead. With the worst of the summer heat still to come, the last thing you need is extra hassles when trying to deal with the technology in your home. You’re also likely looking for ways to lower your energy bills.

Luckily, there’s a way to better manage the devices in your home, make summer activities more enjoyable and reduce your electricity costs: Savant home automation. With Savant, everyday chores become a breeze, you get new and expanded entertainment options, and you can slash your utility bill. Read on to find out all the ways Savant home automation can benefit homeowners in Memorial, TX.

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How Kaleidescape Makes Home Theaters More Convenient, Powerful

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Enjoy Better Picture and Sound Quality Than Your Local Theater From the Comfort of Your West University Place, TX, Home

Going to the movies may not be the experience you expected as a kid. You may not be able to pick your seat ahead of time, so you wind up looking upwardly up at the screen from the front row. Maybe the audience is too loud, or there’s someone texting nearby, or there’s an equipment problem.

If you’ve been searching for a way to enjoy theater-quality picture and sound in a more controlled and more convenient environment, check out Kaleidescape. Kaleidescape’s streaming movie catalog brings the theater experience to your home without the potential downsides of going to the movies. Here are a few reasons you add Kaleidescape to your West University Place, TX home theater installation.

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Receiver vs. Amplifier: What’s the Best Choice for Home Audio?

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Our latest blog will walk you through which option will deliver the highest-quality sound to your Houston, TX home

There’s a lot of jargon in the world of high-end home audio. From tweets and drivers to ohms and Watts, there’s a lot to digest if you want to enjoy the best listening experience possible in your home.

One of the crucial components in any home audio setup is your receiver or amplifier; one of these devices will serve as the control and focal point of your system. For many people, the nuances of choosing a receiver vs. an amplifier can quickly become overwhelming amid all the technical terminology and device specs. Nevertheless, it’s important to understand the differences between these devices so you can make the best choice for your situation.

That’s why we put together this blog to help Houston, TX, residents understand the difference between a receiver and an amplifier, as well as how each component impacts your home audio system.

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Smart Home Features Can Save You Time, Energy and Money

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Make Your Time at Home More Relaxing and Fun by Incorporating These Home Automation Systems

Are you aware of all the ways home automation can reduce the stress in your life?

You may think of high-end home theaters or whole-home audio systems when you think of home automation, but the truth is these technologies take many forms. There are many smart devices that are much easier (and cheaper) to install than a custom home theater, and many are explicitly made with the goal of making your life simpler.

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Easy Tips to Get Your Home Theater Super Bowl Ready

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Simple Steps You Can Take to Make Sure Your A/V System is Ready When It’s Time for Kickoff

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest party days of the year, and the Feb. 3 kickoff date is quickly closing on us. There’s a lot to plan, but it’s important to not forget the centerpiece of your Super Bowl party: your TV and speakers. To make sure your home is Super Bowl ready, we’ve put together this list of tips to help Houston residents enjoy a better home theater installation and have more fun watching the game.

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New D'Agostino Amplifier Packs Power for a Home Audio System

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The Latest from an Industry Legend is the Perfect Centerpiece for your Home Audio System

Speakers may get most of the attention when it comes to home audio, but it’s important not to neglect the other major components of your home audio system. A crucial piece of any home audio system is your receiver, and Dan D’Agostino has just unveiled a new receiver that will make an excellent centerpiece for any audio setup.

With power to spare and a design focused on minimal heat and distortion, D’Agostino’s Relentless Monoblock amplifier delivers the high level of performance we’ve come to expect from them. Today, let’s look at why a quality receiver matters for a home audio system and why the Relentless would make a good fit for your Woodlands, TX home.

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Savant Shades Bring Style, Comfort to Your Smart Home

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Simple, elegant designs and easy-to-use apps make Savant an easy choice

 

As we approach the coldest days in Texas, what can you do to get the ideal cozy environment in your home? Did you know there's a tool that can keep you warm now while also helping to keep your home relaxed, stylish and efficienty during the sweltering summer tempteratures? 

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How Professional Speaker Calibration Enhances Your Home Theater

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Give Your Speakers a Tune-Up to Make Sure You’re Getting the Most from Your Sound System

 

When it comes to your home theater, sound is just as important as the visuals on screen. Ensuring you have quality sound in your home theater involves more than buying the biggest, loudest speakers on the market; speaker placement and calibration is just as vital to creating an immersive viewing experience. Today we’ll take a look at what homeowners in The Woodlands area of Texas can do to create an optimal sonic landscape in your home theater.

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New Mcintosh Products Give Home Audio a Boost

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New speakers, amplifiers mark company’s return to the custom installation arena

 

McIntosh Laboratory is one of the best-known makers of high-end audio equipment, and they’ve recently unveiled new lines of speakers and amplifiers that would be a perfect fit for your home audio system.

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Are Sony’s new MASTER Series 4K TVs right for your home?

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Latest systems aim to project video at same quality as professional-grade monitors

If you’re a River Oaks, TX, homeowner who loves to binge on Netflix, Sony may have just unveiled the perfect TV for you. On July 31, Sony announced its new A9F and Z9F models as parts of its MASTER Series, both of which boast improved video and audio quality as well as a new Netflix Calibrated Mode.

Sony says this new feature, which it developed with Netflix, enables the TVs to mirror the same video quality as studio monitors used by broadcast professionals “in order to preserve the artist's creative vision and intent,” according to a Sony press release. If these new TVs interest you, read on to see how we at iconic.systems might improve your media room design by installing one of these new models.

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Gain Peace of Mind with a Visualint Home Surveillance System

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Know the Moment an Incident or Event Happens on Your Property

 

Don’t make leaving your home for any amount of time a stressful situation.

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Devialet: For the Casual Listener or Audio Connoisseur

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High Performance Audio is Meant for Anyone

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.

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What Lighting Solution is the Perfect Match for Your Home?

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Find Out Whether a Centralized or Switch-Based System is Best

 

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.

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Big news from Wilson Audio

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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.

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How to Bring an Authentic Home Theater to Your Living Room (or beyond)

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Screen Innovations Has the Key to Unsurpassed Image Quality

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.

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Bowers & Wilkins 800 D3: The Perfect Auditory Experience Every Time

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With B&W Speakers, High-End Audio is Always Achievable

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.

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How to Enhance Your Space With These Trending Smart Home Features

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With an Advanced Home Control System, Daily Life is a Breeze

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!

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Bring Immersive Sound to Your Home Theater

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Change How You Watch Film with High-End Audio

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.

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