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What’s the Best Surround Sound Solution for Home Audio?

Comparing Soundbars To Surround Sound Speaker Systems

What’s the Best Surround Sound Solution for Home Audio?

A great movie experience is as much about the sound as it is the picture.  When you go to the theater, ask yourself if that giant screen would deliver the same experience if the sound felt like it was coming out of only one speaker in the front. 

At home, the same rules apply.  Even if you have a 120-inch projector screen, without sound to match the picture your experience won’t feel quite right.  The good news is that today options abound for putting movie surround sound in any room in your home.  Those options may range from the surprisingly inexpensive to the incredibly expensive, and sound quality from those systems can also vary from mediocre to excellent.

How do you evaluate the options from the plethora of products out there?  In this post, we want to give you a little help. 

Soundbars have been incredibly popular for home audio installations in the Minneapolis area in the past several years.  They certainly have their advantages, and we will cover that in more detail.  Despite their popularity, it doesn’t mean separate speakers and receivers and amplifiers are going out of style anytime soon.  They have their advantages as well.

Are you ready to take a closer look at whether a soundbar or a full surround system is right for you?  Just keep reading.

5 Areas You Need to Cover During Your Security Camera Installation

Make Sure You’re Protecting Your Home’s Most Vulnerable Spaces

5 Areas You Need to Cover During Your Security Camera Installation

Before installing your security cameras, you need to know where exactly they should go. Every family has different needs, challenges, and priorities; your home surveillance should reflect that. However, there are a few best practices when it comes to areas to focus on during your security camera installation. In this blog, we'll highlight some of those including common entry points, driveways, and even some indoor spaces.

Expertly Harvest Daylight in Your Commercial Building

Lutron Shading Solutions Offer All the Options

Expertly Harvest Daylight in Your Commercial Building

In a typical office building, lighting and climate control make up more than 65 percent of energy usage. It's smart business to invest in solutions that help in curbing energy consumption. Lighting control systems can certainly help, and automation applied via occupancy sensors, timers, and other means can contribute to a more efficient environment. So can automated climate control.

Beyond lighting and climate control, another solution can yield efficiency and other benefits. The intelligent harnessing and management of natural light are sometimes overlooked. Before the advent of electricity, buildings relied on natural light to illuminate interior spaces. The availability of reliable and ubiquitous electric power changed the nature of building design and de-emphasized natural light. But now, with new energy regulations, a better understanding of the effects of climate change, and a new emphasis on sustainability, building design is once again focused on maximizing the benefits of natural light. This new concept is called designing for Daylight Autonomy.

How Microphone and Speaker Technology Can Improve Your Conference Rooms

Why Conference Room Audio Matters More in the Modern Office

How Microphone and Speaker Technology Can Improve Your Conference Rooms

As video conferencing becomes more prevalent, microphones and speakers will play a more important role during a conference room AV installation in your Minneapolis, MN office. As a result, you should consider investing in a professional installer to make sure that audio technology adapts to the many different rooms and meeting types where your business frequently uses video conferencing.

Are your conferences and huddle rooms ready for a new year of growth for your company? If not, Lelch Audio and Video would love to take a look at your office space and evaluate how we can improve your business operations.

Why Video Conferencing Is The Meeting Room Tool Your Office Needs Most

Take Your Wayzata, MN company to the future with high-tech conference equipment!

Why Video Conferencing Is The Meeting Room Tool Your Office Needs Most

Top-quality video conferencing equipment opens a world of possibilities to your business. In fact, it might even provide the key to higher revenues in 2019. How? The internet has given us the ability to connect with anyone, anywhere, opening every opportunity to attract the highest-performing employees, the top-paying clients and a host of other profitable options.

Have you set any resolutions for your company’s first quarter yet? If you have, we can bet that they involve improving cash flow or efficiency. The good news is, video conferencing can work wonders for both of these goals. Call Lelch Audio and Video to see how you can start adding these functionalities to your Wayzata, MN conference room, and revolutionize your company this year!

Is Your Home Theater Ready to Stream 4K Ultra HD Video?

Get More Out of the Latest High-Resolution Offerings

Is Your Home Theater Ready to Stream 4K Ultra HD Video?

Are you looking to upgrade your home theater system for the coming year? Reliable access to high-quality streaming should be a top priority. Enhance your entertainment by combining the extraordinary power of 4K Ultra HD with the endless content options available on the most popular video streaming services. As you read this blog, we explain the four steps to getting instant access to high-quality movies, TV shows, and live events in your Crosslake, MN home.

How Displays Help You Boost Sales in Your Restaurant

Professional Audio Visuals Help You Attract and Engage Customers

How Displays Help You Boost Sales in Your Restaurant

Restaurants bring in more than $800 billion in profits annually throughout the United States. Like many restauranteurs throughout Woodbury, MN, you’re always looking for ways to stand out in such a competitive industry. In recent years, we’ve seen a surprising technique to speed past the competition: video displays. Kiosks, menu displays, digital signage, and TV content attract customers, get them to stay longer, and ensure they return. Enhancing your professional audiovisuals can make a huge difference in the following ways.

From Simple Dimmers to Smart Home Lighting

Lutron Lighting Solutions Set the Standard

From Simple Dimmers to Smart Home Lighting

If you walk into the average home, you may see a dimmer in a dining room or family room.  Interestingly enough, you may not see one in a bath or some other place where it would be beneficial as a way to conserve energy or set a mood.  In upper-end homes, you are more likely to see dimmers employed, as lighting is more complicated and there may be different banks of lights in a given area.

You may be wondering why we're talking about dimmers when we often talk about smart home lighting on these pages.  Let's call the simple dimmer the gateway drug to intelligent lighting.  Unlike other gateway drugs, this one has very positive effects and no negatives.

Dimmers help to save energy by enabling you to adjust light levels.  They can help set the right ambiance or act as a nightlight to keep you from stumbling in a dark hallway or room.  They can shine the right amount of light on a feature of a room or artwork. 

When it comes to lighting switches and controls, one company has long led the way.  We partner with Lutron for lighting solutions because they have been doing it for over 50 years, and their products scale from simple dimmers to whole-building solutions for skyscrapers. Let’s take a closer look at how Lutron can make your home lighting smarter in Minneapolis.