Audio

3 Ways to Enjoy Your Whole House Music System

  In our last blog on whole house audio we covered exactly what you need to enjoy music in your smart home-a control system, a strong network, and an easy-to-use interface. This time around we’ll expand on the different ways you can listen to music in your Southern Maine home with a whole house music system. Continue reading to find out. SEE ALSO: 3 Must-haves of a Whole House Music System Purchase a Dolby Atmos-enabled Sound System for Your Home Theater There is nothing like experiencing your favorite movie with incredible sound. Sure you could use your [...]

2016-01-15T11:52:22+00:00January 14th, 2016|

Fuoriserie Debuts at CES

Sim2, an industry leader in Projector design and manufacturing, is earning a lot of attention for the launch of their newest statement projector, Fuoriserie. Andrew Robinson, writer, director and managing editor of Home Theater Review. says it best in his blog post titled Flashes of Brilliance: "Without belaboring the point the Fuoriserie is expensive and represents SIM2′s most ambitious flagship effort to date. The Fuoriserie is an entirely hand built, top performing HD projector made from the best parts the front projection community and Texas Instruments have to offer. From the outside it looks like a classic [...]

2015-10-15T15:06:25+00:00February 9th, 2013|

The Convenience of Modern Technology

The explosion of technologies and internet connectivity is creating a dizzying number of choices for everyone. Some see this as an amazing opportunity while others feel overwhelmed and don’t know where (or if) they should start. Consider for example that: • CD’s and AM/FM radio have been replaced with streaming media from Spotify, iTunes and Pandora. . • You no longer need a drawer or closet for your media because it stays in this new thing we call “the cloud”. • Thermostats are now controllable through the web. • Surveillance cameras can be seen on your mobile [...]

2012-10-30T21:58:00+00:00November 15th, 2012|

Texting is a family disease

A few months ago our 14 year old son asked for a texting plan on his phone.  I know.  He's 14!  Some of his friends have been texting since 4th grade or before.  When he asked last year, we said "no, if you want to talk to your friends, pick up the phone and talk."  We explained the importance of verbal communication and how its very existence is being threatened in this digital age.  There is the very real fear that the obsession with texting will become a life threatening activity when he is in a vehicle.  [...]

2012-02-14T15:57:25+00:00January 26th, 2012|

Focus on Music

We are so pleased that the Fall 2011 issue of Coastal Home Magazine  features the home of one of our favorite clients.  The Archibald’s home reflects their warm, inviting lifestyle in every detail, right down to the Green Monster in the back yard.  We were referred to the couple by the builder, Ron Houghton, and met with them early in the house design process to ensure that the systems they wanted to incorporate could be seamlessly integrated into the infrastructure of the home. During this initial consultation, we learned that music is an important element in their [...]

2012-01-10T02:19:01+00:00October 19th, 2011|

The Cobbler Has New Shoes

For the last 20 years I have walked around barefoot in my electronic home. All of my “stuff” has been a mishmash of older components strung together with left over patch cables and power strips. Quite a sight to behold for the home of an electronics “professional”.

2012-01-17T17:35:15+00:00October 5th, 2011|

A New Hampshire Home

  It can be difficult to communicate the scope of the work that we do, but this article tells a big part of the story.  There were a number of exceptional houses featured in the current issue of New Hampshire Home Magazine.  We are thrilled that this particular home was included.  We loved being part of such an innovative design and construction project.  It is always a pleasure working with the brilliant architect, Lisa DeStefano and kitchen designer, Scott Purswell of Dovetailed Kitchens and of course the very gracious and creative homeowner.  Congratulations to everyone who was [...]

2012-01-10T02:42:17+00:00September 8th, 2011|

More on Energy Management

One of our readers, Derek from Software Advice, sent me this link to an article regarding the benefits of energy management systems for apartment dwellers.  I am providing the link as a follow up to an article I posted a while back regarding Google PowerMeter.  I think the article is informative and emphasizes the point that the real savings of money and energy consumption with these devices comes from the user having access to actionable data.  The device and tracking system arms the consumer with information which hopefully motivates the consumer to make changes and reap the [...]

2012-01-04T02:15:45+00:00July 11th, 2011|

MiniBar

Ultra thin LCR bar for your flat panel tv

2012-01-19T13:58:34+00:00July 8th, 2011|