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Call Today (612) 263-9012   |   5600 Excelsior Blvd, Ste. 201, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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Marantz Home AV Receiver - Custom System Installation

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Over 50 Years in the Audio Industry! Designed by and for Audiophiles

When you are looking for a high quality, clean sounding home audio video system, it helps to start with quality at the AV Receiver level. One highly respected brand that we like at Lelch Audio Video is the Marantz line. Marantz is a company that has been around over 50 years and was founded by Saul Marantz. Mr. Marantz was very passionate about music and played classical guitar himself. Being dissatisfied with the quality of current hi-fi offerings, Saul decided to design and build his first system in his basement. Today, Marantz has a full line of modern high quality equipment from separate components, wireless music controllers, Blue-Ray players and AV Receivers. For Example, for top of the line 9 channel surround sound systems, you could start with the SR7008. This system can be connected to your home network to stream audio and video from the internet. It's also ready for 1080P and the 4K Ultra formats. For power, the SR7008 has 9 channels of 8ohm 125 watts that when paired with the right speakers, creates a phenomenal sound system with powerful front soundstage. Here's a link to the specifications for the SR7008 so you can see what this system can do. Of course, there are other Marantz Audio Video Receivers that you could base your new sound system off of.

Custom, Personalized Sound System for your Minnesota Home

Lelch AV can visit your home and design a system specifically for the room and for the way that you will use your system. With so many options available in home audio, it's actually easy to make a mistake and choose something that does not pair well with the other components. That's why we recommend that you leverage our expertise and discuss your needs with us first.

Professional Installation - All around the Minneapolis Area

When it comes to connecting a well designed system the experience and training that the Lelch professionals have comes into play. We know cable connections, cable size capacities and how to professionally route wiring so that your system looks custom. The last thing you want is loose connections or unnecessarily exposed wires and cables. Call today for your free consultation. [sc:insertbutton ]

Homeowners Trust Lelch AV as Eagan Home Theater Surround Sound Experts

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Lelch AV is Eagan's Home Theater Surround Sound Experts

Eagan MN Surround Sound InstallersSound adds so much pleasure and enjoyment to the lives of Eagan area homeowners, but never more so than when family and friends are enjoying an evening of entertainment together in their own home theater. With a higher than average income and education level compared with other cities in Minnesota, residents in this charming community know where to turn when they want an Eagan home theater designed and installed to make their lifestyle even more enjoyable.

Need a Complete Design and Installation of a Custom Theater System

Lelch AV is the Minneapolis area's expert on all facets of home theater design and installation, and in particular, the type of high quality Eagan surround sound system that the expert technicians at Lelch have been providing to this community of nearly 65,000 residents for more than two decades. When homeowners here decide to transform their den, recreational room or basement into an Eagan home theater, they trust the professional expertise they receive from Lelch AV. Nothing compares to the sophistication of Eagan surround sound to enhance their listening experience whether watching a classic film, rock concert or the heavyweight championship bout live from Las Vegas.

Is Quality Home Theater a DIY System?

Of course, homeowners can opt to install regular speaker systems themselves in their own Eagan home theater, but that's not the smartest move a discriminating homeowner can make if he wants superior sound to accompany his favorite mode of on screen entertainment. When Lelch AV becomes involved in setting up a homeowners Eagan surround sound system, family members are guaranteed a much higher clarity of sound in the dialogue, music and sound effects that accompany the films, games, sporting and concert events enjoyed in a home theater atmosphere. Many Lelch AV customers who have opted to invest in having professionally designed and installed surround sound systems installed into their home theaters tell us they can't ever imagine going back to settling for regular sound systems. Surround sound enhances the viewing and listening experience to such a great extent that people feel more emotionally involved in the action they see on the screen in addition to experiencing the sensation of actually being transported elsewhere, all from the comfort and privacy of their very own home theater.

Custom In-Home Design Consultation - Free of Charge

For the ultimate in home theater listening pleasure, Lelch AV is the expert to count on for designing the right surround sound system to match the requirements of your home theater based on such factors as the size and location of the room. We can work with you on delivering a high quality audio system ranging from speakers amplified with powerful subwoofers to state of the art 7.1 surround sound speaker systems. [sc:insertbutton ]

Count on Lelch AV for Superior Lakeville Home Security System Expertise

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Custom Tailored Lakeville Home Security Systems

Residential Security System Design InstallationAlthough residents of Lakeville can feel good about living in a community that is considered 66 percent safer than most other cities in America, smart homeowners take advantage of consulting with the experts at Lelch AV regarding the benefits of installing a home security system. In our parents generation, home security may have been viewed as a luxury, but with crime in Minnesota increasing by more than 1.4 percent last year, Lakeville home security systems have become a necessity for peace of mind.

Personalized, In-Home Consultation in Lakeville MN - Home Security System

Lelch AV has earned a reputation for providing Lakeville home security systems that use the most technologically sound equipment and the latest advances in home security. This means that when your Lakeville home security system is designed and installed by the expert professionals at Lelch AV, you can trust that your home has been outfitted with a no-fail security system that not only deters criminals but also enhances the enjoyment of already living in a safer than normal community. Lelch AV works with each individual customer to determine which home security system best suits their needs as well as their lifestyle and budget. Many of our competitors sell a once size fits all security system that can prove unreliable in addition to wasting your money. We custom tailor our security system recommendations to suit your specific circumstances so that you are guaranteed the most cost efficient and reliable home security system available in today's marketplace.

Fully Custom Designed and Professionally Installed

It is usually not feasible for the average Lakeville homeowner to hire a security guard to watch over their family member, property and valuables on a round the clock basis. But a Lelch AV designed and installed home security system can do just that. Not only do our security systems prevent intruders and criminals from accessing your property, our surveillance systems make it possible for you to know exactly what activity is taking place in and around your house and property no matter where you are located away from home. Lelch AV takes pride in handling all of the details of home security and surveillance installation ourselves. We don't hand an important project like this off to some inexperienced subcontractor. Homeowners have the advantage of directly receiving our many years of experience in knowing exactly what equipment and which systems would best suit their security and surveillance needs. The security systems we can design and install to make your home a secure haven is lightyears away from yesterday's burglar alarm. Even if you feel safe as a Lakeville resident today, who knows what tomorrow will bring. Take advantage of the years of security system experience offered to your family by the experts at Lelch AV and schedule a security consultation. [sc:insertbutton ]

St. Paul Home Security and Surveillance Systems Deters Crime

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St. Paul Home Security and Surveillance Systems Deters Crime

St. Paul MN Custom Home Security SolutionsAlthough the St. Paul area offers one of the safest and most livable communities in the nation, burglaries have increased by 7.5 percent in the past five years, with theft growing by 2.5 percent. Lelch AV encourages homeowners to consider the many benefits that come from installing the type of professional home security and surveillance system for which our company has gained a stellar reputation. When St. Paul area homeowners ask us whether or not it is worth the investment to professionally install a security and surveillance system in their home, we ask them just how important it is for them to know they are doing everything they can to prevent themselves from becoming a crime victim.

Professional, Custom Home Security Systems

One of the most important advantages to investing in a Lelch AV designed and installed security and surveillance system is the message it sends to potential criminals: any attempts to disrupt our safety are being monitored and reported to the police! Even simple systems using only front and rear door cameras have been known to deter would-be burglars from attempting a break-in. Another big advantage to having a security and surveillance system in place is the connection to local emergency services to sound an alarm should any type of dangerous activity begin to occur.

24 Hour Monitoring and Surveillance - St. Paul Home Security Experts

Security and surveillance systems provide advantages not only while homeowners are away and want to view what is happening at home, but also gives them a decided advantage when they are present on the property. Surveillance cameras immediately pick up whenever anyone approaches the house and enables family members to see exactly who is on their doorstep and whether or not they should be provided access inside for legitimate purposes such as package delivery and appliance repairs.

Expert Evaluation of your Security Needs

Lelch AV also recommends the installation of security and surveillance systems for homeowners who want the peace of mind that comes from knowing that a photographic record exists to help police catch any thieves and vandals trespassing on a homeowner's property. For the thousands of St. Paul area homeowners who view their home turf as the ultimate sanctuary, Lelch AV offers its expertise in professional security and surveillance systems to suit every need and budget. Call Lelch today for your personal evaluation. [sc:insertbutton ]

Can I Control Multiple Rooms With One Home Theater System?

Can I Control Multiple Rooms With One Home Theater System?

Q: Can I Control Multiple Rooms With One Home Theater System?

A: Yes, it is definitely possible to set up one central system and have controls to operate and pipe music into other satellite rooms. There are numerous benefits to whole house audio and you'll get more enjoyment and value out of your system when you go this route.

How Can I Maximize Having One Home Theater System By Using It In Several Rooms?

Many homeowners who hire Lelch AV to design and install their home theater system are excited to discover that we can provide them with multi-zone capability.

This means that their main home theater receiver can send signals to speakers or a separate audio system located in another location in the house. This is a very desirable feature to build into a new home theater system or use to upgrade an existing home theater because it offers more versatility to using the system.

One family member, for example, could be enjoying a DVD film night presentation with surround sound in the main home theater room while another family member can insert a music CD into a player in a totally different room at the same time.

The audio visual experts at Lelch AV, with more than two decades of servicing the community in every aspect of home theater design and installation, can help you determine how best to enjoy multi-room audio from a one receiver home theater system.

We recommend receivers with powered outputs in order to power speakers in a second room without having to invest in an additional amplifier. We can also install an in-wall volume control in order to adjust the sound being experienced in the second location.

If your goal is to play two different sources of sound in two different rooms simultaneously, Lelch AV can recommend the best quality dual room/dual source receiver to make this happen.

Multi-Zone Audio Systems add Flexibility, Value and Convenience

You can trust the professional expertise provided by the Lelch AV design team so you can maximize the enjoyment of your home theater experience by incorporating the multi-zone feature into your home theater system.

It's worth considering including multi-zone capability when installing a new home theater system or finding out how Lelch AV can upgrade your current system so that family members with different tastes can enjoy different styles of entertainment in multiple rooms of your home simultaneously.

Expert Multi-Zone Audio System Design and Installation

Let the experts at Lelch AV show you the most simple and affordable way to enjoy multi-room sound controlled by one home theater system. 

How Many Speakers Should My Home Theater Have?

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Q: How Many Speakers Should My Home Theater Have?

Multi Speaker Surround Sound SystemsThis is a matter of individual taste and the experience you want to achieve from your system. Generally, the systems are classified by the total count of speakers plus the sub woofer. For example a 5.1 system will have two multi purpose speakers for the front channel and 2 for the back channel. Then a center channel is added and finally the sub woofer. 4 speakers, plus 1 center channel equals 5. Add the subwoofer and it becomes 5.1 channels.

What Number of Speakers Will Provide Optimum Sound Performance in My Home Theater?

In more than two decades of designing and installing high quality home theater systems, Lelch AV understands it's not necessarily the number of speakers that improves your sound performance as it is the home theater speaker placement and the quality of the speaker itself. A homeowner can invest in multiple expensive speakers without enjoying optimum sound performance if they are not compatible with the size and configuration of the home theater space in addition to not being strategically positioned within that space. One of the main reasons why homeowners who want to invest in a home theater system or want to upgrade their current home theater space using new and improved speakers choose Lelch AV is to enjoy their expert guidance and professional installation and avoid running the risk of wasting their time and money with an amateur do-it-yourself job. Speakers can vary widely by style and price and it's only after a professional consultation that Lelch AV technicians can recommend not only the right number of speakers but also the right speaker style and the best placement to enhance the homeowner's listening pleasure.

What Makes Up a Surround Sound System?

A classic positioning of five speakers positioned in the home theater at left, center and right, supported by two surround speakers and a subwoofer works well for many home theater situations. Some theater configurations can accommodate an upgrade to 7.1 channels incorporating two additional surround speakers if there is space available behind the seating location. Recent industry advancements have also introduced nine and 11-channel systems to fill the room with high quality sound. For some customers, a single speaker sound bar is the right solution.

Designing your Sound System for your Room - Acoustics and Size

When designing home theater systems, Lelch AV always takes into account the quality and performance of the speakers being used rather than simply increasing the number of speakers to make the theater seem more impressive. We always advise our clients that it's much better to invest in two high quality speakers rather than 5 economical units which will offer disappointing sound quality. In addition to advising customers on the right number of speakers needed to deliver the sound performance they deserve, the Lelch AV technical team can recommend the best category of speaker style, ranging from on-wall speakers, satellite speakers designed to sit on a bookshelf, or more elaborate speakers designed to be hidden in recessed walls or ceilings. Don't forget that Lelch serves the entire Minneapolis MN Metro Area with an array of theater, lighting, home automation and security design and installation services. We offer free consultations. Call today. [sc:insertbutton ]

How Many Watts Should My Home Theater Have?

Find Out What it Really Takes to Get High-Performance Surround Sound

How Many Watts Should My Home Theater Have?

Q: How Many Watts Should My Home Theater Have?

A: Higher wattage output, when matched with the appropriate speakers generally mean more sound clarity and the capability for more volume while remaining clear. Lelch Audio Video experts can help design your system for optimal performance.

Why The Right Number of Watts in Your Home Theater is Important to the Quality of Sound You Experience

One of the advantages of hiring the professionals at Lelch AV to design and install a complete home theater system for you is that we understand the importance of selecting just the right amount of watts that will deliver optimum performance of high quality sound from the audio system. But the experts at Lelch AV understand that the right number of speaker watts isn't one magic number that suits all situations in order to deliver high quality audio without distortion. We also take the sensitivity of the speakers selected for the theater in addition to something called THD, or total harmonic distortion. Our years of experience add up all three in order to guarantee that your sound system delivers when it comes to loudness, power as well as sensitivity.

Recommendations Derived from Many Years Experience and Training

When Lelch AV recommends a sound system designed to suit the size and space of your home theater, we take the power of watts, the measure of electrical power, into consideration so that the output of your amplifier does not exceed the maximum that can be handled by your loudspeakers. We recommend and install an amplifier that delivers just the right amount of power over long periods as it does in short bursts called peak periods. Our technicians also guarantee that we will install a loudspeaker featuring sufficient nominal power over both the long range as well as peak periods without incurring any damage to the speaker system itself or to your hearing.

Some Technical Details About Speaker and Amplification...

Lelch AV also takes the measure of loudness in decibels that your speakers can deliver into consideration when recommending the number of watts optimum for your home theater, because this can impact your listening pleasure, especially at very high volumes. We usually recommend that home theater customers invest in speakers with a sensitivity range between 85 and 91 decibels rather than anything under 85 which results in sub-standard sound performance. The more efficient the speaker, the less watts needed to enjoy big volume, so more watts isn't necessarily the most desirable option. Investing in quality speakers that can deliver the best sound without using too much power is more important.

Trust Lelch AV to choose quality equipment using the proper amount of watts to deliver home theater sound that blows you away rather than blow out your hearing! Reach out to us by calling (612) 353-5087 or fill out our online contact form. 

Automatic Lighting Improves Home Security And Safety


Increase Home Security and Safety with Automatic Lighting for your Woodbury and Minneapolis area home

automatic security lighting minneapolis Darkness and shadows are best friends to a thief. This is especially true when it comes time for criminals to target which darkened homes and properties look like easy targets because no one will notice their activities. Wouldn't it feel great to know that you and your family enjoy increased safety and security from becoming a crime statistic in Woodbury simply because you had the foresight to have Lelch AV design and install a state of the art automatic lighting system?
  • Lighting your home makes it LESS thieves!
  • Automatic Lights helps your home look more appealing
  • Increases safety for when you return or have to go out at night
  • Convenient programming for you way you live
  • Expert installation by professionals
Lelch AV has been a trusted advisor on security systems to Woodbury homeowners for more than two decades. And even though we know that Woodbury homeowners take pride in making their community one of the safest and most pleasant neighborhoods to live in the Minneapolis metropolitan area, you simply can't argue with the reality of recent statistics. According to the Uniform Crime Report for the Minneapolis area, overall crime is up almost 1.5 percent and violent crime has escalated by more than 4 percent. One of the smartest upgrades any Woodbury homeowner can make to his property to keep it as safe and secure as possible is to have automatic lighting controls professionally designed and installed by Lelch AV.

Professional Design and Installation - Automated Home Lighting

Woodbury automatic lighting systems designed and installed by professional Lelch AV technicians provide homeowners with numerous benefits. The first of these is the peace of mind that comes from knowing you've done the one thing that most law enforcement officials say is the most effective deterrent to home break-ins, having a property that is well lighted on an automatic basis at any hour of the day or night. Woodbury automatic lighting also takes tremendous stress off of homeowners, who no longer have to worry about coming home to a dark house after nightfall or whether or not they have forgotten to set lighting timers when they plan to be out for the evening. Woodbury homeowners often enjoy savings on their insurance premium rates thanks to having an automatic lighting system installed for enhanced safety and security because stairways, pathways and walkways that are well illuminated greatly decrease the possibility that anyone will stumble and fall, creating injuries that lead to lawsuits.

Automation Saves Energy Too!

An automatic lighting system also helps Woodbury homeowners save on their energy bills because interior as well as exterior lighting is precisely timed to go on and off at exactly the right moment it's needed without wasting one kilowatt. Homeowners who want Woodbury, currently ranked 44% safer than other U.S. cities, to retain its status as one of the safest and most pleasant areas to live in Minneapolis, consult with the experts at Lelch AV when they want to upgrade their properties with automatic lighting systems guaranteed to improve both safety and security. [sc:insertbutton]