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Are Your Condos Being Built with Tunable Light?

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Explore the Benefits of Tunable, Circadian Lighting

 

If you’re a builder or designer for condos or complexes in the River Oaks, TX area, then your primary goal is to craft an interior environment that is both comfortable and inviting for potential buyers and residents.

When it comes to a condo’s design, home lighting control has a significant impact on the feel and mood of the entire space. But have you considered tunable, circadian lighting? There is a significant number of health and aesthetic benefits to this smart solution that you simply can’t get from traditional light sources.

Want to find out more about tunable lighting and why it’s a must for your next condo project? Just keep reading below.

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Distributed Audio Brings Music to Every Room in Your Home

Liven Up Your Residential Properties with Top-Notch Home Audio Systems

As a designer or builder, you know what homeowners and renters are looking for in their home design and setups. And with smart technology growing more popular among residents, it’s important to incorporate the right features and solutions in your Memorial, TX condos and other MDU projects. One of the most versatile smart solutions is a home audio system.

With distributed audio, music and media can reach every corner of a living space. And the best part is that hidden speakers from Sonance can deliver high-end audio without hindering your project’s interior design and layout.

Learn the benefits of bringing this smart feature to your future projects by reading below.

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Add Value to Your Condos and Residential Projects

Attract More Buyers with Smart Home Automation Installations

If you’re a builder or designer in the River Oaks, TX area, you want to find ways to add value to your projects. While home automation can give a house a boost, helping them sell 20% faster, did you know it can also attract more buyers to other residential spaces like condos?

By prewiring your residential properties in preparation for home automation solutions, you can set them up for success and bring in more potential buyers. It’s best to bring in a smart integration company like iconic.systems early on in the process so we can help with every step during both prewiring and installation for optimum efficiency.  Consultation, design, prewiring, and trim out are all important aspects of the future system.

In this blog, we’ll explore why smart home technology is a must for your projects and how it can benefit these residential buildings. Want to learn more? Just keep reading below.

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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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