Achieving the Ultimate Home Theater Design with Hidden AV & the Latest in Video Processors
For many of our clients in Fairfield County, CT, staying up to date on the latest smart devices and technology systems has become a lifelong passion. These are homeowners who know what they want and trust Phoenix Audio Video to be there for them. So, when one of them asks us for a new home theater design, we are always happy to help! Some homeowners prefer a statement piece, such as floor-standing loudspeakers and a massive TV screen. Others opt for power and subtlety instead.
In this article, we explore the process of creating a subtle yet powerful home theater featuring a revolutionary MadVR video processor for the ultimate cinematic experience at home!
on Wednesday, 15 March 2023.
Posted in Home Theater Design Fairfield County, CT, Home Theater Design
High-End Products That You Can Rely On for Optimal Performance
Once you’ve experienced high-fidelity audio, there’s no going back! But what does a hi-fi audio performance entail, exactly? The experience all comes down to the auditory product itself and its overall material quality and sound delivery. With the top audio brands in the industry, you can hear your favorite music like never before in the comfort of your Greenwich, CT home.
Hi-fi audio comes from hi-fi brands. In this blog, we’ll dive into some of the leading brands that can provide your system setup with the required top-quality components. Want to find out more? Keep reading below.
on Tuesday, 07 March 2023.
Posted in Hi-Fi Audio, Greenwich, CT, Hi-Fi Audio
The Best Way to Experience the Benefits of Tunable Lighting Is Firsthand
Whether it is a brand-new place or a remodeling project, lighting control will be one of the most important and consequential systems in your home. Selecting the right fixtures and smart switches, installing and integrating with other devices, and programming to enhance your life are part of what we can do for you at Phoenix Audio Video.
If this sounds like a lot, or the prospect of such an investment has got you thinking, we’d like to invite you to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our knowledgeable system designers at our state-of-the-art lighting showroom in Fairfield County, CT.
Read on to learn what you can expect to see at the showroom, including the latest in smart lighting control from Lutron, Ketra, and other industry-leading brands.
on Tuesday, 28 February 2023.
Posted in Lighting Showroom Fairfield County, CT, Lighting Showroom
Embrace the Newest Technology and Best Sound with Sonance’s Cutting-Edge Products
When adding new technology to your home, you’ll want to embrace the newest innovation. In the audio world, Sonance is a leading brand known for its fantastic discreet speaker solutions. They are also constantly raising the bar in audio performance and finding new, inventive ways to bring you a big sound you can hear but won’t see.
Last year, Sonance announced two new product lines that will revolutionize the distributed home audio experience. Their new digital amplifiers and invisible speaker series work to provide top-of-the-line performance in a smaller, more hidden package. Keep reading to check out these new Sonance solutions and see how they can elevate entertainment in your Greenwich, CT, home.
on Wednesday, 08 February 2023.
Posted in Sonance Solution Greenwich, CT, Sonance Solution
Invisible Speakers Keep the Existing Decor Intact and Enhance Your Smart Home’s AV System
If you are looking into smart home technologies in New Rochelle, NY, chances are you’ve already heard about Phoenix Audio Video. After all, we are among the leading technology installers and integrators in the state!
When designing and installing a smart, integrated AV system, many of our clients opt for invisible speakers, in which case we always recommend the same brand. Sonance speakers, designed to be hidden within walls and ceilings, provide high-quality surround sound without compromising the aesthetic of a home.
Read on to learn more about Sonance invisible speakers!
on Tuesday, 31 January 2023.
Posted in Invisible Speakers New Rochelle, NY, Invisible Speakers
Learn How Lutron Takes Dimming to New Levels
Is this the year to say farewell to outdated and unsightly light switches in your home? Perhaps a more modern, eye-catching design is in store. Whether planning for a retrofit or a new construction project, Lutron has many great options available to ensure you get the exact look and style you want for your home, complete with the latest in Wi-Fi and smart home technology.
Continue reading to learn more about customization options when choosing smart switches for easy dimming in your Westchester County, NY, home.
on Wednesday, 18 January 2023.
Posted in Smart Switches Westchester County, NY, Smart Switches
How an Integrator Provides Retrofit Remodels to Make Your Home Smarter and More Luxurious
Many innovative home solutions on the market today make it appear easy to add smart technologies to your home. But, in purchasing various non-integrated solutions, you may be creating quite a mess. Not only will you require many different applications to operate each device, but you may also run into network bandwidth concerns.
So, what’s the solution? Depend on a smart home integrator like Phoenix Audio Video that specializes in retrofit remodels in Fairfield County, CT. We have a team of knowledgeable engineers and technicians that can advise you on a variety of solutions that work well together, and they can also ensure you have enough network space to seamlessly operate all of the technology in your home.
Continue reading to learn about smart home solutions that are easy to retrofit.
on Thursday, 29 December 2022.
Posted in Retrofit Models Fairfield County, CT, Retrofit Models
All the Luxury of Motorized Shades with No Hassle at All
Motorized shades are a great addition to any home. Their stylish fabrics can elevate a home’s design, plus they’re convenient, easy to control, and can brighten up a space with natural light. However, many motorized blind solutions can also be difficult to install. Of course, there are wires involved, which sometimes make it challenging to integrate, especially if your home is already built and finished. Keep reading to see why battery-powered motorized window treatments may be the right fit for your Greenwich, CT, home.
on Monday, 12 December 2022.
Posted in Motorized Shades Greenwich, CT, Motorized Shades
Networking Solutions Impact All Systems and Devices Across Your Smart Home
Sometimes, it is what we don’t see that makes all the difference in the world. The networking solutions in your smart home are the perfect case in point. Behind your HiFi speakers, latest generation TV, remote-operated cameras, smart locks, and tunable lights, there is a strong, reliable network connecting everything together. Parts of it may be hardwired to a router or server. Any components that could benefit from mobility are better left to your WiFi.
At Phoenix Audio Video, we help our clients in New Rochelle, NY, design and install technology systems and networks tailored to their smart homes. But exactly how can we help you?
Here are some ways an effective, professionally installed home network will affect the performance of technology systems throughout your home.
on Monday, 28 November 2022.
Posted in Networking Solutions New Rochelle, NY, Networking Solutions
Check Out the Incredible Clarity and Color of Micro LED Technology
If you are ready to install a new media room in your Westchester County, NY, home, or if it is time to upgrade your existing one, you should look into the Micro LED TVs available from Samsung.
New furniture or better acoustics may improve your viewing experience, but to really improve your home entertainment experience, a better viewing screen will make the most difference. The Micro LED line of televisions offered by Samsung makes use of the newest AI-enhanced illumination technology to provide you with the ultimate in sharp, clear images. Ready to learn more? Keep reading below.
on Wednesday, 09 November 2022.
Posted in Media Room Westchester County, NY, Media Room
Create a Space of Beauty, Health, and Enjoyment with Lutron’s Ketra Lighting
Good lighting is a combination of art and technology. In many ways, it defines the mood and feel of a home—bright and airy or mysterious and alluring. It’s the science of looking at a space and perceiving what it could be when the right lighting is applied.
When starting an indoor lighting design project, the most important aspect is meeting with our client first. We discuss their preferences, how they’ll use the spaces in their homes, and the feelings they want to evoke. We’ll explore the general or ambient lighting, how they spend their days, and where they perform various tasks. We’ll determine the architectural features they want to highlight and the places where task lighting is essential.
Then we’ll explore the varying fixtures, from recessed downlights to pendants, cove lighting, and luminaires.
Today’s smart lighting, however, offers so much more than traditional lighting design. At Phoenix Audio Video, we partner with leaders in home automation and lighting design to deliver cutting-edge technologies to our clients. In lighting, one of our partners is Lutron. In 2018, when the company acquired Ketra, it transformed the face of indoor lighting design and how we manage those lights in our homes in Westport, CT, and the surrounding areas.
on Monday, 24 October 2022.
Posted in Indoor Lighting Design Westport, CT, Indoor Lighting Design
The Latest Technologies Enable Seamless Retrofit Projects
As longtime Savant and Lutron dealers specializing in luxury smart home automation, we’re often asked if homeowners can integrate smart technology after their home is complete. We’re always happy to inform them that, with the latest advancements in the smart home industry, retrofit projects have become commonplace. Effortless control of your home’s systems and a luxurious lifestyle are possible!
Let’s explore the many facets of a retrofit project and a few features our clients in Greenwich, CT, particularly enjoy.
on Friday, 14 October 2022.
Posted in Smart Home Automation, Greenwich, CT, Smart Home Automation
Safeguard Your Home and Loved Ones with Remote Home Automation and Smart Home Security
Today’s smart home security brings a peace of mind that was once unimaginable. No longer limited to grainy videos that you pull up to see what happened in the past, these security cameras provide a sense of immediate safety, a proactive measure that stops theft, damage, or harm before it occurs.
Let's explore how you can use video surveillance to increase safety and security at your home in New Rochelle, NY.
on Thursday, 22 September 2022.
Posted in Smart Home Security New Rochelle NY , Smart Home Security
Custom Window Treatments Come in Nearly Limitless Fabrics and Designs
When you walk into a home, what’s the first thing that catches your eye? For some, it’s the furnishings and fine art. For others, it’s the flooring and the architectural design. But, for everyone, it's the lighting—the sunlight filtering through the windows and the light that illuminates a home. After all, without light, all the other beautiful elements would be indistinguishable.
At Phoenix Audio Video, we specialize in creating beautiful spaces that enhance our clients' everyday lives while making them easy to manage under one-touch control. To accomplish this, we partner with industry leaders that remain on the cutting edge of the latest technology. In lighting and custom window treatments, those brands are Lutron and Hartmann & Forbes. Let’s explore what they offer homes in Fairfield County, CT.
on Thursday, 08 September 2022.
Posted in Custom Window Treatments Fairfield County, CT, Custom Window Treatments
Considering an Update to Your Lights? Here’s What Others Are Doing.
Few technologies transform the look and feel of a space like lighting. In the past, lights only served a practical purpose - to light our way in the dark. But today, we use lighting to add ambiance to rooms, accent artwork, create curb appeal for our properties, and give our homes more personality. Don’t be stuck in the past; think of home lighting in a new way!
Have you been considering an upgrade to your lighting controls? If so, here is a preview of trending items in the industry - ones that are perfect for your home in Westchester County, NY.
on Monday, 15 August 2022.
Posted in Lighting Control Westchester County NY, Lighting Control