5 Major Assets of a Multi-Room Audio System

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Enjoy Greater Entertainment, Health and Safety with a Control4 Audio System

How do you typically integrate audio and video into your day? Do you listen to music when you get home  to relax after work? Do you like to hunker down with friends on the weekend to watch the Saints and LSU play?

We all integrate entertainment differently into our homes. Sometimes due to our personal preferences, but a lot of times, it has to do with ease-of-use as well. If it's hard to access your music, movies and shows, then it's no surprise if they don't become a mainstay in your daily routines.

Unleash the full potential of your home’s audiovisuals with a multi-room av solution that makes it easy to access what you need at the press of a button. Explore some of the unique ways you could put this technology to work in your New Orleans, LA home.

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How to Host the Spookiest Halloween Party with a Home AV System

Employ These AV Tips for an Unforgettable Evening 

Now that summer is behind us, not only is it time to embrace autumn but the holiday season as well. And what better holiday to kick things off than zany and spooky All Hallow's Eve? Crafting the right Halloween mood in your Baton Rouge, LA home is essential whether you want to go the cheesy route or truly terrify your neighbors. Even though the focus will be on your creepy decorations, we've all watched enough scary movies to know the sound effects are just as important!

Execute the ultimate haunted house or chilling night of entertainment by incorporating your home audio video into the mix. From spine-curling screams that terrorize anyone walking by to insidious soundtracks that leave everyone on edge, these are just some of the ways your technology provides a bag full of tricks for you to use this Halloween.

SEE MORE: FAQ: Answering Your Biggest Home Audio Video Questions

Embrace Some Motion-Activated Spooks

It all starts with the right curb appeal. The second people pass by your house, the Halloween energy should come through loud and clear. Now is the time to pull out every trick and treat in the book to create a spooktastic atmosphere outside your house. You'll want to incorporate some Jack o' Lanterns, ghosts, and witches strategically placed on your yard.

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How to Revamp Your Home Entertainment for Summer

Gain Easy Access to All Your Favorite Movies and Music

Summer is the perfect time to spend time with family and friends in your New Orleans, LA home. How can you make your space the ultimate destination? There are a few home entertainment upgrades we recommend to create the ideal hosting environment.

Outdoor entertainment is a critical component, but you'll also want to have some indoor havens for when the weather gets too hot and muggy. Embrace multi-room av solutions composed of intuitive control, high-end components, and expert installations. The features outlined below help you prep your space for summer and make your house the biggest hit on the block.

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Dedicated Home Theater

Home theaters are a great way to bring family and friends together for movie marathons or sports events on summer nights. Enjoy the latest blockbusters on Blu-ray or streaming services within a cool, climate-controlled environment during the hottest days of the season. Recreate the cinema experience with a projector-and-screen combination and add Dolby Atmos surround sound for immersive audio. Through a multi-room av solution, easily pull up the movies and shows you want to watch via universal remotes, mobile apps, or dedicated touchpads.

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FAQ: Answering Your Biggest Home Audio Video Questions

All the Information You Need to Choose the Right Solution

Research is vital any time you want to add new technology to your Mandeville, LA home. Learning everything you can about any upgrades will help figure out the right products and services. Even if you’re sure you want to integrate specific features, you’ll still want information on the best way to use them.

As you read this blog, you’ll discover answers to common questions on home audio video systems. Not only will the answers outline the basics, but also how to customize your AV solution according to your unique needs and preferences. Do you have additional questions you don't see listed here? Feel free to reach out, and we'll get you the answers!

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What Does Your Home Audio Video System Include?

Home AV, at its most basic, offers a centralized solution for all your audio and video needs. Each of your sources, including streaming services, Blu-ray players, digital music libraries, cable boxes, and more are readily available through one solution. AV systems are composed of all the different entertainment devices in your home. Relying on a professional means you only deal with cutting-edge technology when it comes to speakers, displays, AV receivers, and the source components mentioned above. Do you already have devices you love? They can be incorporated easily, so you still have access to everything from one place.

Where Should You Install Your Home Audio Video?

Home audio video solutions are usually associated with media rooms or private theaters, but they can span your entire property. Expand the reach of your favorite music, movies and more with distributed audio and video in any area you may enjoy listening to  music or watching TV. It's easy to extend your home AV to your bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and even your outdoor spaces! Craft a personalized AV solution so you're not left without your entertainment when you want it or with systems that you won’t use in the long run.

How Should You Control Your System?

Easily manage all the components in your whole home entertainment system in a way that makes the most sense to you. Often, many people like to stick with traditional handheld remotes for any entertainment needs. For those installations, you can still upgrade to universal remotes which offer easy access to all your content, favorites, and even lighting and climate control.

However, there are still some fun upgrades you can make to your controls! Access your system through Control4's brand new OS 3 interface on your smartphone or a dedicated touchpad. Simplify your technology even further with voice command capabilities via Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

 Have more questions or want to set up a one-on-one consultation with our team? Reach out by calling us at 225.906.2589, fill out our contact form, or chat with us below.

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The Top Control4 Updates For 2019

Discover How A Control4 Dealer Can Enhance Your Baton Rouge Home In 2019

Whether you already have a Control4 system in your smart home or you are looking to work with a dealer to give your Baton Rouge property a smart technology upgrade, Acadian Home Theater & Technology is here to help you understand how you can get the most from your home automation system. Acadian is the only Diamond Control4 dealer in Louisiana, gaining recognition for our commitment to high-performance custom installations. We’re dedicated to keeping our clients informed about the most exciting smart technology. In this blog, we look at the latest Control4 updates that will increase the functionality of your Baton Rouge home in the new year.

SEE ALSO: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A CONTROL4 DEALER? 

Stay Connected With Intercom Anywhere

Intercom Anywhere is Control4’s new product for helping homeowners monitor their property and communicate with different rooms. Your mobile device becomes part of your intercom system, so if someone arrives at your front door, you get an alert directly to your smartphone. From there, you’ll be able to see who is at the entrance through your video doorbell and communicate with them directly. If it’s a delivery person with a package, you can unlock the door remotely so they can make a secure drop-off. Intercom Anywhere also allows you to interact with people inside your home. If your kids leave their phones in their bedrooms while they’re in the living room, you can call them through your Intercom Anywhere system to get in touch quickly.

Expand Your Music Services

With a Control4-enabled multi-room music system, you’re able to access a wide variety of streaming music services and play them anywhere in your home. The latest Control4 OS 2.10.4 features an Add Music driver that allows you to add supported native streaming services to your Control4 system from your touchscreen remote or app without needing to schedule an appointment. These native streaming services now include Amazon Music, which is compatible with both Amazing Music Prime and Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions, and Deezer HiFi, which delivers high-fidelity music in a lossless FLAC format.

Upgrade Your Home Network

Your smart home automation system needs a robust network to function properly. Every connected device adds more strain to your network, and consumer-grade networks aren’t designed to meet the needs of a comprehensive Control4 system. That’s why Control4 dealers are trained and tested on essential networking standards with the Pakedge Certified Network Administrator curriculum, which is designed to give professionals the tools and knowledge to provide you with the strongest, most secure network. You don't want to have a support team coming to your home for every small networking issue you might have, and Pakedge's BakPak Remote Management allows Control4 professionals to monitor your network and fix common problems without having to send a truck out.

Want to learn more about what a Control4 dealer like Acadian can do for Baton Rouge home? Reach out to one of our experts by calling 225-650-7840, filling out our online form, or by sending a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen.

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The Keys to Achieving the Best Sound for Your Multi-Room Audio System

When It Comes to Multi-Room Sound Systems, You Shouldn’t Compromise

As audio installation experts, clients typically come to us with many questions.

Here’s one we often hear: “Do I have to sacrifice sound quality to enjoy a multi-room speaker setup?”

It’s a common misconception that multi-room audio systems feature diminished sound quality. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Below, we explore the keys to achieving the best sound quality for the multi-room sound system in your home in the New Orleans area.

Just keep reading to find out more.

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