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Selecting Home Audio System Receivers

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What Do You Look For in Home Audio System Receiver Features?

When selecting home audio equipment, look beyond what you currently use your home system for. Selecting a system with more versatility should be the goal.

Making Sense of the Jargon

3D TV Explained

Should you go with a 5 channel or 7 channel theater receiver? How many watts? Those are the basic questions that come to mind first. Look beyond these to really open up the possibilities.

What’s available? Well, if you like internet radio for example, does the system have wifi or does it have a network cable port. The answer should be: Both. Wifi will give you the bandwidth you need for most options. You can stream Pandora, Rdio or Spotify easily over wireless. Wireless also works fine for most Netflix or Hulu movies. You may want to use a network cable though for connections between components like a hard disk movie library of if you plan on streaming 3D or 4K high definition movies. Bandwidth beyond what current wireless specs are capable of are better suited for some of these options.

Since the technology offerings for media are moving so quickly (think vinyl to 8 track to cassette to cd on audio), you don’t want to get too embedded with one technology and especially if that technology has been around for awhile. Saying, for example, that all you want is the DVD or Blueray playing feature will eventually limit what you can do with your system. The format media comes on is moving forward always. Buy the latest 4K and 3D capabilities and you’re assured that you’ll be safe for several years. Something else will come out over the next 3 years. You can bet on it.

Look For Maximum Versatility

Look for systems with plenty of HDMI inputs. You’ll need those for connecting devices. Google’s Chromecast, for example, is an HDMI Wireless connection device that opens up streaming from other devices like tablets, smartphones and other compatible entertainment appliances. Consider if the system has built in Apple AirPlay as well if your family is more Apple product centric. Some of the latest Android smart phones may also support MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) that uses a micro USB to HDMI cable to a special port labeled MHL allowing you to stream media to the TV and offers control of the phone from your remote control as well as keeps the phone charged and awake.

Keep in mind that all theater systems do not offer support for phonographs as a standard option. If you have a collection of vinyl that you want to play, you’ll want to ask about support for playing records. You may need a phono pre-amp component if the system does not support it natively. You don’t want to find out too late that you’ll need another piece of equipment.

What Does Lelch Audio Video Recommend?

The receivers we recommend at Lelch Audio Video are always the latest equipment available from the top tier vendors. Manufacturers like Yamaha, Marantz, Denon and Sony, to name a few. We lead with full compatibility with 3D, 4K video technologies as well as wireless, Bluetooth, Airplay, etc. You can count on us to know the latest technology and recommend equipment that you’ll be satisfied with for years to come.

For a no charge, no obligation in-home meeting with one of our professional home audio consultants, give us a call or click the quote button to complete a request form.

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Home Cinema Installation

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Home Cinema Installation Rivals Finest Entertainment Venues in Minneapolis

Minneapolis boasts entertainment venues to suit every taste, from art museums and rock clubs to independent movie houses and the finest in live theater.

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But often the most comfortable place to enjoy entertainment is your very own Minneapolis home when you invest in professional Home Cinema Installation from Lelch Audio Video. Lelch has been the premiere expert at designing and installing home-based entertainment systems that go beyond plugging in disjointed pieces of home theater system equipment.

Lelch AV is bringing the concept of Home Cinema to Minneapolis area homeowners as the best way to enjoy a range of entertainment venues right in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

Home Cinema Dedicated Theater Rooms

Transforming a dedicated room in your house into a professional grade Home Cinema offers you the best return on your entertainment investment. If you count up all the ticket fees you pay for entertainment related activities happening outside your home and include travel and parking expenses, you will be amazed at just how affordable professional Home Cinema installation can be.

Where Do You Feel the Safest?

If asked where, throughout the city, people feel the most safe and comfortable, the majority of people would answer right in their own home, where everything they need is either right at their fingertips or just a few steps away. Having a Home Cinema installed means you can enjoy all of your favorite entertainment activities in the most secure environment possible, without dealing with the hassles of rude neighbors or noisy fellow movie and concert-goers.

All Access Entertainment - What You Want to Watch!

Home Cinema installation also enables you to enjoy sporting events, new or classic movie releases, favorite television shows, musical performances and video games in the most comfortable environment possible. Every Lelch AV designed Home Cinema installation includes the expertise to tastefully furnish the room in addition to providing the latest state of the art hardware and equipment technology.

Not Just Top Quality Equipment...Professional Design and Installation Services

And Home Cinema installation provided by the experts at Lelch Audio Video is among the best ways to provide an activity hub right in the secure comfort of your own home that provides wonderful family memories for years to come. Contact the friendly professionals at Lelch AV to discuss how to transform your current Home Theater System into a full-fledged Home Cinema Installation.

Home Cinema installation offers you the best value for your entertainment dollar in a secure and comfortable environment that promotes fun times and hours of enjoyment watching live or taped big screen entertainment events with friends and family members. If you consider your home is your castle, adding Home Cinema installation will serve as a royal way to treat family members and guests to the ultimate entertainment experience.


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Watch this video from one of our respected Home Cinema Receiver Brands, Denon.

Professional Sound System Installation

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Enhance Entertainment Enjoyment with Professional Sound System Installation Service

Sound adds so much enjoyment to life, whether it's the purr of your favorite cat, hearing your favorite Broadway Show score or hearing the voice of an old friend over the phone. But on the flip side, poor quality sounds can leave us feeling empty and disappointed. This can be especially true when it comes to the quality of sound delivered by the home entertainment system you have in your Eden Prairie home. To get the ultimate in enjoyment from your favorite movies, games, sports events and musical performances, it's important to have a quality sound system that consistently delivers. That's why it's smart to invest in a professionally designed and installed Home Theater System, complimented by a professionally designed and installed Home Sound System, delivered by the most experienced AV company in the Eden Prairie area, Lelch Audio Video.

Professional Design and Installation makes the difference in Home Audio

Professionally installed Home Sound Systems are increasingly appearing at the top of homeowners' wish lists, according to a recent interview with Lelch AV president Alex Lelchuk in Southwest Metro Magazine. One of the reasons more homeowners in Eden Prairie are opting for professional Sound System installation, notes Lelchuk, is the rising popularity of home entertainment centers as one of the key components of an overall Home Automation System. Lelchuk says that investing in a professional sound system is also one of the easiest ways to upgrade your current movie and television viewing options.
Check out this presentation by Marantz, one of our well respected vendors

Eliminate Mistakes - Hire Professional Home Audio Installers

One of the biggest benefits of having an experienced Sound System installer such as Lelch AV handle the design and installation of a professional Home Sound System is our ability to provide you with the highest grade and most sophisticated level of components and equipment from a wide range of respected manufacturers and suppliers. Lelch AV works with each customer to build their Sound System from the ground up, so that it suits your individual needs. Lelch sound technicians never recommend equipment that doesn't enhance your listening pleasure or pressure you into installing a Sound System that is way beyond your budget. Our goal is to provide you with the best professional high quality sound capabilities at a reasonable cost. Another important benefit to opting for professional Sound System installation is that our technicians understand the technical requirements for all components of the system so that the whole package is compatible. We also work with you to explain the operation of your new Sound System so you can enjoy optimum listening pleasure for your home entertainment system. Professional installation also ensures a Sound System that meets all local electrical codes and is safe to use, preventing dangerous overloads of your home's wiring.

In-Home Design Consultation Without the High Pressure!

Lelch Audio Video also guarantees your satisfaction with the professional Sound System we install in your home, ensuring that your listening pleasure for movies, sports events, television or your favorite music collection makes your home a fun and relaxing place to spend time.   [sc:insertbutton ]  
See this video on Bose Lifestyle Systems, another one of our respected brands we install.

Home Automation Service

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Home Automation Service Grants Easy Living to Eden Prairie Homeowners

  "Living the life of Riley," a term that originated in the early 20th century, referred to living an easy and pleasant life. Lelch AV makes that life possible for homeowners in the 21st century, thanks to their extensive expertise in designing and installing Home Automation Systems custom tailored to the needs of Eden Prairie homes. In a recent interview with Southwest Metro Magazine, Lelch AV owner Alex Lelchuk explained how technology is changing the way that each of us interacts with the many systems in place in our homes today that are essential to living a comfortable and secure life. And he dispels the notion that Home Automation Systems require expensive budgets, over-sized hardware and plenty of storage space. Today's family can enjoy a more harmonious home, says Lelchuk, because "the systems are fully controlled by your smartphone, tablet or computer", without the need to spend a lot of money or devote a lot of space. Everything can be controlled from the same control panel, even remotely, from the entertainment center that forms the hub of the house to its heating and cooling system, the indoor and outdoor lighting and the security cameras allowing you to monitor action in every space.
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Expert Home Automation Design

Lelch Audio Video is an expert at creating the fully digital home of the 21st century, designed for comfort, ease of use and most of all, convenience. With many formerly safe suburban communities now exposed to the same level of crime as inner-cities, Home Automation takes the security system to new levels, guaranteeing that proper lighting and camera usage can capture any and all activities going on in addition to deterring criminals from even considering an illicit break in.

See CBSLocal Home Invasion Category Lelch Security Systems


Home Automation for You - Custom to your Needs!

Centralized lighting control is another benefit of installing Home Automation that doesn't require an owner's presence to turn lights on and off to enhance security throughout a residential property. Home Automation also makes it possible to turn any room in the home into a high quality home theater where just the flick of one switch brings you high quality music and video performances. And one of the biggest benefits to having a Home Automation System professionally designed and installed by Lelch AV is the savings you will realize by being able to control your heating, cooling and lighting systems. Home Automation means the greatest amount of energy efficiency possible, so you don't waste using heating, lighting or air conditioning when it isn't required, which can mean significant savings on your monthly energy costs.

Not Home? Home Automation to the Rescue!

Another very important benefit is that every home system coordinated by installing a Home Automation system can be remotely controlled from a third location, whether homeowners are traveling, out shopping or at their work location. It's simple and easy to change any electronic setting without having to physically be on site. Mr. Lelchuk says more homeowners are discovering how to enjoy the easy living that comes with the ability to log into their home automation app and accomplish anything from changing room temperature settings to arming an alarm system or ensuring the front porch light is on by the time you arrive home. [sc:insertbutton ]  
Cedia video on structured wiring and home automation wiring planning. Lelch follows CEDIA best practices.

Theater and Cinema Systems Minneapolis

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The Best Theater and Cinema Systems Minneapolis Right in Your Own Home

How many times has the weather kept you from seeing a movie or live theatrical performance? Have you been interested in watching your favorite sports team in action but were too tired to hassle with the traffic and the parking fees?

When you sit down in your favorite easy chair at night, are you in the mood for some quality entertainment but don't feel like having to leave the house to find it? Then you need to explore how Lelch Audio Video can transform a dedicated area right in your home into a Home Cinema by installing a professional-grade Theater and Cinema System.

Question: What's the difference between "Home Theater Systems" and "Home Cinema Systems"?
Answer: Home theater system normally refers to the electronics (receivers, amplifiers, speakers) and Home Cinema systems normally is more all-inclusive. The electronics AND the seating, decor, ambiance.

Cinema Experience in the Home!

Many homeowners may install a few pieces of equipment such as a video screen and speakers and consider it their home theater system. But why not invest your entertainment dollar in the best possible Theater and Cinema System available to Minneapolis area homeowners? Let Lelch Audio Video share their years of technological expertise to transform one dedicated area of your home into a complete solution for all of your entertainment needs, the Home Theater and Cinema.

Professional Assistance Available - Avoid Mistakes

Choosing Lelch Audio Video means you will have access to the best and most respected vendors of the latest home theater technology. This means a completed Home Theater and Cinema System that offers the highest quality of picture and sound.

A professionally installed Theater and Cinema System created by Lelch Audio Video guarantees that every component and piece of equipment used within the system meshes with the other to create an easy to use, hassle-free entertainment experience. Everything you need to enjoy a wide range of entertainment experiences is coordinated into one control panel so changing channels, adjusting sound volume or selecting a program can all be accomplished quickly at the flick of one or two buttons at most.

A Complete Fully Coordinated Room

Because a Lelch AV-designed Home Theater and Cinema System includes the right furnishings as well as the best equipment, it serves as a highly functioning special purpose room where you can relax and feel secure in the most comfortable seating arrangements possible. Homeowners who have worked with Lelch Audio Video to upgrade their previously scattered amateur home theater system into one comprehensive and seamless Theater and Cinema System really feel like Hollywood entertainment moguls when enjoying the comfortable, secure environment created within their own Home Cinema.

It's About the Family Experience, Memories

Some of the fondest memories families remember having throughout the 1950s and 60s occurred when the television set first premiered and the family gathered around to watch their favorite show. Now in the 21st century, Minneapolis homeowners can create the same kind of wonderful family memories by opting to install a secure, comfortable, state of the art Home Theater and Cinema System, created by the Home Automation experts at Lelch Audio Video.

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Watch this industry video for some more great home ideas from CEDIA, the industry expert association.

Commercial and Retail Electronic Sign Installation


Custom Designed, Installed Retail Signage Systems Get Message Across

Retail operators in the 21st century, especially restaurant owners, are more challenged than ever when it comes to getting customers to notice their signage. The sheer volume of signage alone makes it more difficult than ever to stand apart from the crowd.

Installed Digital Signage Solutions

But smart business owners who want to effectively get their message across rely on Lelch AV to provide them with the perfect solution for delivering their advertising message to their target audience. Lelch AV is the number one choice for custom designed and installed, stage of the art digital signage for retail facilities of all sizes and categories, ranging from fashion and home improvement stores to white tablecloth restaurants and neighborhood cafes.

Digital advertising that is professionally designed and installed by the experts at Lelch AV is one of the most effective ways to spend your business advertising dollar. Lelch digital retail signage services can create a unique advertising billboard that combines the right text, videos and images to create an advertisement that is not only memorable but one that also inspires customers to buy.

Among the many benefits of choosing large flat screen LCD digital retail signage is that business owners can choose to run different messages on the same display, programmed to run at the optimal time of day to reach a specific audience. Digital signage also makes it possible for retail operations to increase their revenue by selling advertising space on their signage to vendors and brands that complement their own brand and advertising message.

The ability to change your message on a moment's notice makes the custom designed digital signage installed by Lelch much more effective because it offers a message that is always up to date. The digital signage we design is never a cookie-cutter application but is custom tailored to each retail operation's specific needs. Our signage systems can be installed in indoor as well as outdoor applications to increase saturation of your message and appeal to several different audiences at the same time. Restaurants and retail stores can easily advertise special offerings, deals offered for a limited time span, special flash sales, sale prices, signature menu items and promotions or special events.

Increase Revenue per Customer with Digital Messaging

Digital signage has proven to be instrumental in increasing point of sale purchases by customers. Colorful, well-executed retail signage never gets boring and customers look forward to seeing the exciting new messages and graphics, videos and flash animations that are presented using our patent signage technology. Hundreds of satisfied retail customers have told us that our digital signage services offers them a way to give prospective customers a live map to encourage their patronage in addition to setting them apart from the competition. You don't have to get lost in the jungle of advertising messages out there!

Get Started with your Digital Signage Design and Installation Now

Contact Lelch AV to schedule a consultation with one of our digital signage service experts to discover the attractive return on investment that results from your decision to switch to our custom designed and professionally installed retail signage systems.


Corporate Boardroom Presentation Systems Installed

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More Powerful Messages Delivered With Professionally Designed, Installed Corporate Boardroom Presentation Systems

First impressions are lasting impressions, especially when it comes to what happens in today's highly competitive business market. Savvy business owners know that they never have a second chance to make that all-important first impression.

Commercial Presentation Boardroom Systems

Which is why companies rely on Lelch Audio Video to make their corporate boardroom presentation systems as powerful, effective and impressive as possible. As soon as a company invests in upgrading the audio/visual tools it uses to make presentations to its customers, the rate of return is very noticeable in terms of increased sales, improved customer satisfaction, enhanced employee morale and better overall communication.

Custom Systems Designed and Installed

The professionally designed and installed Interactive Whiteboards provided by Lelch to enhance the quality and style of corporate boardroom presentations go beyond simple projections of images and slides on a screen. Whether you need to make a first-class presentation to new business prospects in order to close a sale, offer employee training classes or schedule lectures to inform the community about the benefits of the products or services you produce, the commercial presentation systems Lelch custom designs for your business provides a more impressive and effective way to get your message across. Long distance presentations pose no problem using our Video Conferencing technology that makes it easy to connect with one or more satellite offices or locations.

There are numerous benefits to having Lelch Audio Video upgrade your current boardroom presentation systems. The state of the art presentation technology we provide can be accessed by a variety of audiences in several locations, all at the same time. In addition, Interactive Whiteboards feature more exciting and engaging live images rather than a series of boring and static slides, helping your audience feel more excited and engaged. Our commercial presentation systems can help to extend your business reach to an international audience, offering a form of communication that is the next best thing to enjoying a personal face to face meeting.

Expert Lelch technicians can custom design and install an upgraded corporate boardroom presentation system for your company, supported by all major operating systems including UNIX, Windows, Linux and Mac. When your company employs new and improved presentation technology, your audience, whether comprised of business associates, prospective new customers, employees or staff members, immediately feels more engaged, more interested and more receptive to the important information contained in your presentation.

Professional Assistance with complete Corporate AV Solution

Too many companies today unwittingly sabotage their efforts by relying on good content alone to help sell their corporate boardroom presentations. To stay competitive, you need the highest quality images and presentation methods in order to support that content and associate value with the content you are imparting. Contact Lelch Audio Video to find out how our expertise in designing and installing the latest technology in boardroom presentation systems can help retain your audience's attention, make your brand and communicated messages more impressive, as well as increase your profitability and brand recognition.

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Commercial Security Systems Installed

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Custom Installed Commercial Security Systems Prevent Loss

Is the security system for your business up to date? Does it provide your company with the most effective means of protection as well as loss prevention in the most cost effective manner? An increasing number of smart business owners today are taking steps to upgrade their commercial security systems in order to better meet the needs of their business.

But before they spend a dime on increased security, they consult with the experts at Lelch Audio Video. We have years of experience in designing commercial security and surveillance systems for a wide range of businesses, from hospitals and health clubs to restaurants and retail stores.

The most important reasons companies invest in the commercial security and surveillance system services provided by Lelch is its ability to consistently deliver the most reliable and high quality video surveillance products. Lelch proudly partners with vendors representing some of the most respected leading value-driven brands in the professional security industry. Lelch technicians regularly incorporate NUVICO products into its custom designed security systems because of its track record of offering a full line of DVRs and security cameras featuring state of the art dependable design combined with cost effectiveness.

Advanced IP Surveillance Video Systems Installed

NUVICO's HD NVRs offer highly advanced IP video surveillance capabilities, accommodating real time monitoring of activity located anywhere on the business property. These devices also provide centralized monitoring to prevent theft, unauthorized entry as well as supervise factory or warehouse floor and receiving dock activities. NUVICO's HD Internet Protocol(IP) cameras provide the most effective way to send and receive surveillance data via computer networks and the Internet. Employees who work in an environment protected by NUVICO's state of the art security and surveillance products feel safer, more productive and have better self esteem knowing they work for a business that values their safety and security.

Custom installed commercial security and surveillance systems also help business owners prevent theft of products and equipment which averages as high as 2 percent annually for most companies. Fast response to crime reporting is another decided advantage of investing in custom installed commercial security and surveillance systems. A film record of any criminal activity can assist the police in catching the perpetrators and restoring stolen property. And many business owners are pleased to discover that their insurance premiums cost less when they have the foresight to outfit their commercial space with the kind of reliable custom installed security and surveillance system Lelch Audio Video can provide using superior NUVICO products.

Get A Quote for Complete Installation of IP Camera Surveillance Systems

There is no better time than the present to enjoy an impressive ROI by upgrading your current security system. Lelch Audio Video has the expertise and state of the art surveillance and security products ready to ensure your business has a commercial security system installed that offers the custom features that best enhance your productivity, profitability as well as security.