For the Audio Den client who is looking to automate a small to mid-sized home, with a particular interest in high-resolution multi-room audio, the Control4 EA-3 controller is the ideal solution.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get excellent performance and value from your music playback system. We were recently presented with two perfect examples of this reality – by two different manufactures – in two completely different product categories.
From vacuum cleaners and hair dryers to clocks and washing machines, the list of items with electric motors that we use every day is endless. Appliances with electric motors add convenience, save us time, and make life a little bit easier. But is there any reason to have motorized shades in your Hamptons, NY home? Why yes there are! Read on to learn five excellent reasons to consider adding this high-tech amenity.
I took a call last week from a local gentleman inquiring about turntables, phono cartridges and preamps. After speaking with him for several minutes he readily admitted that he was picking my brain so he could make an educated purchase from an online retailer.
“I’d buy the turntable from you,” he said “but there’s no way you can compete with the prices I’m seeing online.”
I assured him that as far as price is concerned, Audio Den is competitive with most of the online retailers. There are always going to be a few bad actors that will drop their pants for a quick sale. As our conversation continues, I explained how Audio Den has been dealing with these types of resellers in our local market for decades.
Our conversation having finished and his analog higher education course complete, we cordially wished each other well and ended the phone call.
Not surprisingly, the same gentleman stopped by Audio Den yesterday to purchase a turntable, an upgraded cartridge and a phono preamp.
While our lead turntable technician Bob was in our shop mounting the cartridge, the gentleman explained how after we spoke he made a few more calls to some of the online retailers he was considering.
“Not a single person I spoke to had half the knowledge – or patience for my questions – as you did. And none of those companies was willing to mount the cartridge for me. They told me I would have to set up the turntable myself…or find someone local to do the set-up for me.”
“At that point,” he explained “I was willing to drive the 45 minutes to your shop and purchase my system from you.”
Bob soon emerged from the shop with the turntable set-up and ready for action. We promptly hooked it up to one of our many demo systems and dropped the stylus on the first side of Dire Strait’s seminal work Love Over Gold.
The look on the gentleman’s face was priceless. The performance of the table was beyond what he thought possible – and we explained that it hadn’t even broken in yet…
“Just wait,” we told him.
The kicker came when he discovered that the price for this kind of carriage service was basically the same as he found online. As we packed up his turntable for the drive home, he flipped through our LP display and picked out a handful of choice selections. He thanked us and told us he’d be back with a friend who is also looking for an analog set-up.
“You guys even have Okki Nokki record cleaning machines. Cool! I’ll grab one of those next time I see you.”
The internet is a wondrous thing – one that makes buying goods and services as easy as a few clicks of a mouse. We should know – Audio Den has an ecommerce website.
However, if you’re looking to purchase a turntable, there is nothing better than having a local shop to help you navigate through the somewhat daunting process.
Now imagine there is a local shop that has a wide selection of turntables, cartridges, preamps and accessories on display. Better still, what if that same shop has 40 years of analog expertise at its ready and an electrical engineer on staff to answer even your most esoteric, geeky questions…
Good news – you don’t need to use your imagination to find such a shop. Audio Den is conveniently located at 2845 Middle Country Road in Lake Grove – and we look forward to spinning some vinyl with you.
You are invited to attend:
Single Room Automation Made Simple Brought to you by Audio Den
Single Room Automation Made Simple Brought to you by Audio Den
Join us at Audio Den Friday, November 13th as we feature the power and simplicity of single room automation solutions from Control4.
We will show you how easy and affordable home automation can be. Control your TV, cable box and Blu-ray player – dim your lights and lower the temperature all from one remote.
There will be fabulous door prizes, special offers, food and drinks! Please mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you at Audio Den on Friday November 13th at 5PM.
The phrase CCTV surveillance might conjure an image of grainy, black and white monitors with no interactive capabilities. While this may have been true of the technology in years past, CCTV displays and surveillance capabilities have come a long way. Today’s systems offer color, high-resolution displays and the ability to zoom in on an image and track movement.
Have you considered hiring a professional to install a CCTV surveillance system in your Long Island home? With so many different types of security cameras to choose from, the hours of research required to make the best selection can be overwhelming. That’s where the experts at Audio Den come in. We’ve created a basic security camera guide to help you learn more about the different features each camera offers:
Transform the outdoor living space of your Long Island home into an entertainment lounge with pool speakers, deck speakers or even an outdoor home theater system. Outdoor audio and entertainment systems are the ideal ways to bring the tunes outdoors or lounge outdoors in your Hamptons home while catching your favorite TV show or taking in a classic movie. These additions to your home also add value. Many homebuyers are willing to pay a premium for home that is equipped for outdoor entertainment.
With deck, patio and pool speakers, Long Island homeowners can set the perfect scene for dinner under the stars or kick back and relax while listening to their favorite playlist. Take outdoor living to a whole new level of enjoyment with outdoor audio from Audio Den. We’re Long Island’s premier audio, video, automation and home theater specialist.
At Audio Den, we plan the placement of deck, patio and pool speakers carefully. For example, if there’s a wall, we place the speakers on the wall facing the home or underneath the eaves. This way, the sound is focused toward the outdoor living area. For larger yards, the speakers can be placed decoratively in a circle pointing toward the outdoor living space or discretly in landscaping around a pool or spa. Subwoofers can also be partly buried in the ground. All around, we arrange the outdoor speakers in a manner that adds to the aesthetics of the outdoor space. Plus, we install outdoor speakers for reputable brands such as Paradigm outdoor speakers, which are specifically designed to withstand temperature and weather extremes.
We can also set up multiple audio zones for outdoor spaces. With this flexibility, kids can swim in the pool with louder volumes while those dining outdoors can turn the volume down to conversational levels. Multiple audio zones allow you to control the volume and source independently. It’s a win-win for everyone outdoors and the key to summer fun.
Never miss a ballgame or your favorite TV show with an outdoor entertainment system. We install Sunbrite and Seura outdoor TVs that are built to withstand the elements, such as sea breezes to Hamptons homes, rain and snow. Even with high humidity from salty ocean air, these outdoor TVs are completely weather resistant. These outdoor TVs can be put on full articulating mounts to avoid the sun and positioned so the screen is viewable from multiple locations in the backyard. Totally adjustable, you can view a TV show from any location. Just keep in mind that screen size is a factor with outdoor TVs. Anything smaller than a 46-inch TV is likely too small, unless you’re sure that viewers will always be close to the screen. We also can add external speakers for the TV audio. This way, if you’re throwing a pool party during a major sports game, you can play the games feed on speakers throughout the yard.
With outdoor speakers and entertainment systems, you can turn your outdoor living space into a social summer retreat.
Leave it to the folks at Tesla to design, build, and manufacture the missing link in home solar power energy storage. If you have a current home solar power system, then you are about to feel a bit peeved. If you don’t have a home solar power system, then expect to get somewhat excited over what Tesla has created. In this article, we discuss the Tesla Powerwall and the benefits that it provides to the capabilities of solar energy around the world.