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What Speakers Should I Use in a Home Theater Installation?

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Find the Right Speaker Setup for Your Private Cinema

People often ask us what speakers to use in their home theater. To choose a model, we recommend you listen for yourself! There are plenty of high-end speaker brands you can trust to deliver superior sound, like Bowers & Wilkins, Paradigm, Triad, and Leon. Some audiophiles prefer one manufacturer over another; it’s ultimately up to your taste. If you’re in the Urbandale, IA area, you can hear high-fidelity sound in our Des Moines showroom.

But beyond choosing a brand, you need to know what types of speakers to install in a home theater and where to place them. How many speakers do you need in a home theater installation? Where do they go? And what is Dolby Atmos? We’ll explain it all below.

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7 Times You’ll Use Motorized Shades in a Day

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How Custom Roller Shades Combine Style & Smart Technology

You might not think much of roller shades, but they’ve come a long way in history! Decorative cloth and paper roller shades first appeared in 17th-century Holland, but it wasn’t until 1858 that a New York factory would begin mass-producing window shades  

Window blinds stayed relatively the same for more than a century until the 1980s, with the new concept of a “smart house.” Today, brands like Hunter Douglas and PowerShades produce sleek and stylish custom roller shades you can automate in one tap of a button with systems like Control4 and Crestron 

Our clients in Davenport, IA, love the convenience that smart blinds provide. Upgrading to motorized blinds is like going from hand-washing dishes to owning a dishwasherOnce you experience the difference, you’ll never go back to regular blinds.  

But you may be wondering, “Are motorized shades really necessary? We share below seven helpful ways smart shades will enhance your daily routine.  

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Outdoor Lighting, Entertainment, & Automation Ideas for Your Home

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Make the Most of Your Outdoor Spaces in One Press of a Button

Imagine you’re on an evening stroll and spot a restaurant or home lit up with warm, ambient lightYou hear music wafting through the air and laughter while people enjoy drinks or a dip in a pool. I want to be there,” you think as you pass by. 

What if your backyard could feel that wayWith recent advances in technology, you can take the power of the smart home to easily customize and control your outdoor space’s atmosphere. Outdoor lighting, speakers, screens, and even pools can be controlled from one system. 

To get started, you’ll need weatherproof equipment and an installation that syncs technology to one compatible smart home system. Explore the possibilities for your Des Moines, IA, home below.  

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Audio-Video Essentials for the Modern House of Worship

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Improve Your Sound & Video for In-Person and At-Home Worshippers

The past year did no favors for houses of worship. Here in Iowa, churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques closed for weeks and months at the start of the pandemic. Many Des Moines congregations struggled to open their doors, while others offered limited capacity with live-streaming services for those at home. 

It was an eye-opener to many religious leaders that their technology was not up-to-date or capable of adequately live streaming. As we continue to deal with the pandemic and look forward to the future after it, you may be wondering how to enhance your own church audio-video

As AV installers, we work with many houses of worship to build high-quality sound and video systems. We’ll share how professionally installed AV will enhance your worship servicesallowing you to reach more people in your community. 

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