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Are you Listening…your Room is talking

What most people don’t know is that over 50% of your sound quality has to do with the room it’s being played in.  The goal is for the listener to hear the speaker, without a lot of echoes and reflections on top of it. You can take a phenomenal audio system, put it in a room with poor acoustics and the audio will suffer.
For optimal acoustics we need to have a balance of absorption and deflection in the room, managing decay time.  Decay time is the amount of time the sound stays in the air, or persistence of sound once the original sound has been removed. So, if you were to loudly clap your hands together and listen to the length of time you can hear the sound, that’s decay time.  Minimizing this helps the sound stay natural.

Absorption can be influenced with home decor such as carpeting, drapes and soft furniture. Too much absorption will make a room sound eerie or dead, but not enough and your audio will be echo-e and unintelligible.  Deflection sprays sound around in many directions, redistributing the sound around in a way that keeps the sound alive and energetic. Combined with absorption, deflection makes a space sound natural and comfortable.

Room acoustics are vital for optimal performance.  Audio Video can work with your designer to offer tips on best acoustical practices or, if you want to go all out and get a full acoustical treatment (which is what we recommend for rooms where performance is the 1st priority) we can make your favorite room sound amazing.

New Trending A/V Interior Design Ideas for Luxury Homes

At the Architectural Digest Home Design Show held in New York City, TRUFIG was awarded ‘Most Innovative Product’ by the ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) in their ‘Top Pick Awards 2011 Best in Show’. TRUFIG is a unique flush-mounting system for common wall accessories, such as the electrical outlet shown at the right cleverly “hidden” in the granite backsplash. Interior designers and architects love how this flush-mounting system compliments the interior design of their projects. Without TRUFIG, wall accessories such as light switches, dimmers, lighting control keypads, HVAC registers, and home automation touchscreens often had their locations dictated by where the studs were located behind the drywall; after all, this is where the wall box had to be nailed. Due to the unique TRUFIG mounting platform, these wall devices can now “float” anywhere in the stud bay, allowing precise and repeatable device alignment. No more one-off solutions trying to hide receptacles in baseboards or back-splashes!Besides flush-mounting wall accessories, there are a lot of other technologies available that allow a design-savvy audio video integrator to hide or otherwise blend audio video technologies into interior décor. Some examples: Mirror TV for Media Room

  • You can hide TV’s behind mirrors in bathrooms, bedrooms, and sometimes even media rooms. 
  • Motorized TV lifts allow TV’s to seemingly appear out of thin air. TV’s can rise from under a bed, descend from a ceiling, appear sideways out of a wall, or lower over a fireplace. It seems motorized TV applications are only limited by imagination. To see them in action, home automation touch panel flush mounted
  • Video projection screens can descend out of soffits or from hidden trapdoors in ceilings, allowing you to have a dual purpose space that cleverly hides a media room entertainment system.
  • Lighting control systems not only illuminate beautiful interior design brilliantly, but eliminate banks of unsightly light switches and dimmers.
  • Home automation touchpanels, both in-wall and handheld, consolidate control of many home subsystems (lighting, climate, security, audio/video, pool/spa, etc) into easy to use interfaces that greatly eliminate “wall acne”. No more do you have the eyesore of seeing many different, non-matching independent controls littering the walls.

As you can see, teaming up with a design-savvy audio video integrator can lead to a home with the best of modern conveniences and entertainment systems, yet have a minimal impact on the interior design.


Why are TV commercials SO LOUD?

The TV station isn’t turning up the volume when the commercials run, but that’s not the complete answer. Otherwise, you wouldn’t need to reach for the remote to turn down the volume during the commercial break.

A TV program has a mix of audio levels. There are loud parts and soft parts. Nuance is used to increase the dramatic effect.

Blame advertisers! Most advertisers don’t want nuance. They want to grab your attention. To do that, the audio track is electronically processed to make every part of it as loud as possible within legal limits.

Yamaha’s Awesome New Receiver Series

AVENTAGE A/V Receiver Series. Not just the next generation.
The new AVENTAGE A/V receiver series represents Yamaha’s continued commitment to provide customers with superior audio and video performance, along with the most advanced features and technology. Through obsessive attention to detail in design, engineering and fabrication, the AVENTAGE series is not just the next generation but the culmination of a multitude of refinements made to achieve peak audio/video performance.

To learn more about the AVENTAGE series, visit YAMAHA.COM/AVENTAGE.


Klipsch Wireless Outdoor Speakers That Rock

Fall is a great time to enjoy your backyard and Klipsch AudioRock lets you enjoy music just about anywhere. This compact speaker stands out anywhere. Klipsch packs the components into a durable, weatherized enclosure that blends in with your landscape.

The AudioRock is the newest addition to the wireless Klipsch LightSpeaker System. With this add-on speaker, you can expand your LightSpeaker System into the outdoors, without purchasing an AV receiver or running any speaker wire underground.

Available at AudioVideo

Controlling Apple Products with your AMX System


Integrate the Sonance iPort docking system to add control of an iPod® or iPod touch® to the whole-home entertainment system or seamlessly integrate into virtually any other environment, from hotel rooms to restaurants to business offices. The iPort provides charging, local audio distribution, and direct control access; includes IR support, allowing control of the iPod via IR remote (available separately); and adds integrated RS-232 for two-way communication from audio/video control devices, allowing for viewing of video and music playlist data over a wide range of compatible control systems.