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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a home automation system and what can it do for me?

Control 4

Home automation is all about control and simplicity. Today, you use separate switches, remotes, and keypads to control various parts of your house—your lights, security system, heating and cooling, audio, video, cameras, and so on. If you’re like most people, you spend a lot of time walking from room to room turning things off and on, and you’re always juggling a handful of remotes (while the one you really need is nowhere to be found). With a home automation system, you control all these items through a single interface. All-in-one control devices are installed throughout your house so you can do what you need to do easily and conveniently, no matter where you are. Automated functionality and pre-sets make daily life even simpler and more enjoyable.

This short Control 4 video lets you see just what home automation can look like in your home.Play Control 4 Video

Why should I use a CEDIA-certified company with certified installers on staff?

CEDIA Member

When you’re investing in new entertainment and automation systems for your home, you want to make sure the people you’re working with meet the highest standards of quality and professionalism. CEDIA, the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, is an organization dedicated to promoting high-quality installations by well-trained experts. CEDIA-certified companies are committed to rigorous industry standards for quality and training, as well as to the CEDIA Code of Ethics. Each CEDIA-certified company is required to have at least one CEDIA-certified installer on its staff, ensuring that these principles, standards, and skills are put to work to ensure full satisfaction and peace of mind for its customers.

How much of a difference can audio calibration make for my entry-level system?

HAA

Calibration is essential for audio systems of every kind, at every price point. Simply put, audio calibration can make the difference between a rich, satisfying listening experience, and a muddy, booming mess that sounds as bad to you as it does to your neighbors. Expert audio calibration includes the placement of your speakers and subwoofer; your seating arrangement; your speaker levels; proper audio phase adjustment; and equalization treatments to compensate for the unique acoustical characteristics of your room. Don’t worry—you don’t have to understand what all that means. The Certified Calibrator on our staff will go through the whole process, point by point, to achieve the best possible sound experience from your audio systems.

What is the difference between quality hand-crafted speakers and cube speakers?

Leon

Mass-produced cube speakers take a generic, one-size-fits-all approach to audio. As usual, what this really means is “one-size-fits-all-equally-poorly”—their sound is mediocre at best, they ignore the unique acoustic characteristics of their environment, and they stick out like a sore thumb in any d�cor. Only custom, hand-crafted speakers can deliver the highest levels of audio performance, while fitting seamlessly into the design of both your entertainment systems and the rooms they’re installed in.

This Leon Speakers video can help you understand the difference.Play Leon Speakers Video

What is a home theater system?

THX

Much more than just a TV and a disc player, a home theater system is a complete set of devices, furnishings, and lighting designed to create an optimal home entertainment experience. Each part of the system, from video playback to display to audio amplification to speakers, is calibrated and tuned to deliver the best possible performance within its installed environment, tailored to your own preferences for sound and picture. Lighting, cabinetry, wall mounts, and furniture complete the picture, providing a customized in-house experience no multiplex can match.

  • Living Space Theaters

    Create a complete entertainment hub dedicated to the full range of media, from gaming to TV to music.

  • Home Automation

    Discover the ultimate in simplicity and convenience with systems to control your entire home from anywhere in your home.

  • Outdoor Audio and Video

    Extend your lifestyle beyond your walls to enjoy world-class entertainment in the world’s best climate.