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4 Things Your Home Lighting Should Accomplish



Get the Most Out of Your Home Lighting Control

Though we often take lighting for granted, it only takes a few minutes in a room with bad lighting to realize how important it is. It might be a media room where bright lights cause a glare on the screen or dimmed lighting forces you to strain your eyes while reading. Few pieces of technology affect your day-to-day more than your lighting does.

That’s why you should invest in a lighting control system designed to help you accomplish the following: adapt quickly, think better, do better, and feel better. As you read this blog, you’ll see how our custom solutions help you get the most out of the lighting fixtures in your New Orleans, LA home.

SEE MORE: How Can You Customize Your Home’s Smart Lighting Control?

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How to Choose the Right Speakers for Your Whole Home Audio



Explore the Benefits of Architectural, Floor Standing, Wireless and Bookshelf Speakers

Not all speakers are built the same. Each is made for a specific purpose. Similarly, everyone listens to music differently. Researching speakers shouldn't be all about looking at specs explaining power, quality and tonality. Start by figuring out which models make the most sense according to your unique musical inclinations.

Some people pay a premium on hi-fi sound with dedicated listening spaces to sit down with their favorite recordings. To others, music is simply a passive soundtrack in the background as they go about their day. In this blog, we'll outline four popular speaker types. Knowing better than anyone how you listen to music in your Baton Rouge, LA home, it’ll be easy for you to figure out which is the best option for your whole home audio.

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

Architectural Speakers

Designed to disappear into your walls and ceilings, architectural speakers are often the go-to option for whole home audio solutions. You can listen to music everywhere without having to worry about speakers crowding your décor. Have our audio experts professionally lay these out, so you get a uniform sound as you move throughout a room or from room to room. Control4 then makes it easy to choose where you want to play music, change tracks, and adjust volume as needed without needing direct access to the speakers.

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What Happens After Your Smart Home Installation?

Keep Your Technology Running Smoothly with Ongoing Service and Maintenance

Unlike many Control4 dealers in the Baton Rouge, LA area, we don't think our work is completed after installation. We’re service providers rather than simple installers, so customer support plays a central role in all of our projects.

Since we know technology requires regular upkeep to perform at its best, we offer service plans that help us stay on top of your system at all times. Never worry about being left helpless if your smart home technology isn't functioning correctly—even after hours or on the weekend.

Any of our clients can sign up to benefit from an easy-to-use service app, remote management and annual maintenance visits. Here are some of the outstanding features you’ll enjoy with our monthly service plans.

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How to Get the Perfect Audio in Your Home Theater

Combine Top-Notch Products and Installation for Exceptional Sound

Nothing is more important during a home theater installation than providing homeowners perfect audio quality. You could have the best visuals on your huge display, but it’ll go to waste if you can’t hear what’s happening. Optimizing for sound is a more complicated process than setting up your display since there are a lot of moving parts.

Ultimately, the goal is to deliver a clear, powerful sound that moves seamlessly throughout the room to create a 3-D audio environment in your home theater. In this blog, we showcase how to get high-performance sound in your Baton Rouge, LA home for a sonic experience which places you right in the middle of the action.

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High-End Speakers

Opt for powerful speakers with little distortion and wide frequency range to recreate a greater array of sounds. Center speakers should have particularly good midrange since they deal primarily with dialogue. During our installations, we only use high-performance lines from the likes of Bowers & Wilkins, Paradigm and Origin Acoustics.
Not only do we like these manufacturers for their high-end sound quality, but because they offer diverse lines as well. Our clients get to choose between loudspeakers, bookshelf speakers or architectural speakers that blend into the walls and ceiling. This way they get stellar sound without sacrificing the room’s décor.

Dolby Atmos Layout

To get sound that surrounds you from all sides, you should use a Dolby Atmos speaker setup in your home theater installation. Use Atmos-enabled AV receivers from Sony or Anthem to move audio seamlessly throughout the room, instead of having it limited to specific channels like in a traditional surround sound system.

Speaker placement is similar to a traditional 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound set up with left, right, center, and surround speakers. Overhead speakers are the only additional in a Dolby Atmos layout. Via in-ceiling speakers or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers that bounce audio off the ceiling, you enjoy the extra perk of hearing the sound directly above you.

Expert Room Calibration

When adding multiple speakers, it is vital to calibrate them to get uniform sound from them and your subwoofer. Having sound reach you simultaneously is only one of the goals of calibration. Our expert technicians also work to ensure you have consistent tone and volume. Even though many products include automated calibration features, a professional should take care of the final settings and layouts to make sure everything matches correctly with the room.

Acoustic Treatments

Very few rooms have the perfect acoustic environment for a home theater. Acoustic treatments are a great way to deal with problem areas in your theater. The most common treatments deal with absorbing excess sound. Employ bass traps and acoustic panels to absorb most excess frequencies then diffusers to spread out the remaining ones. That way, you only hear the sound coming from the speakers.

Ready to improve your movie-watching experience with immersive, high-performance sound? To learn more about how to optimize your home theater installation, give us a call, fill out our contact form or chat with us below.
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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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