Many Irvine-area families enjoy controlling their smart homes with their smartphones. But what else can you do with automation besides adjusting features with a mobile device? While wireless technology is certainly convenient and even fun, using smart scenes take your experience the next level—enabling hands-free automation. That means your smart home runs on its own according to your preferences and you don’t even have to lift a finger. Here’s how.
It’s not exceptionally complicated to play music in your Irvine, CA home. Anyone can simply buy a speaker, plug it in, and play their music. But the truth is you’re missing out on a lot of the benefits of working with a professional, and the quality of your music is going to be low when you do it yourself. So what exactly are you getting from a whole house music system when you work with Audio Images? As an expert in custom audio solutions, we have the knowledge and experience to tailor your home with acoustic treatments and audio video design. Keep reading after the jump for more.
If you have decided to purchase a dedicated home theater for your Irvine, CA home, then there are a lot of details you should consider besides just the screen, projector, and surround sound system. To create a full entertainment experience, you also need to add automated lighting, shades if there are windows, and comfy seats. Why do these features matter? We’ll explain the benefits in this blog.
California Integrator Sets the Standard for High-quality Media Rooms
Every year, CEDIA picks from the top integrators across the country to select the winner of the Best Media Room Award. Today our team reflects on one of our very best projects which not only won Best Media Room in 2016, but also the CEDIA Global Award for Best Media Room.
The award recognizes the world’s best projects as judged by CEDIA, the international trade association for companies that manufacture, design and install goods and services for the smart home.
“I’m super proud of my team, and I’m excited for the recognition—not just for us, but for the industry as a whole,” Mark Ontiveros, President of Audio Images, said. “I think there are a lot of people who don’t realize you can have a high-performance system like this where you can recreate a concert or experience a film, and still have a beautiful room. We want to do a better job of marketing that to the luxury community.”
Audio Images was previously selected as the category winner for Best Media Room in the Americas and was then later evaluated against the winning projects from technology integrators based in Asia, Europe, Russia, Africa, and The Middle East. Last year was the very first time CEDIA opened the global category and allowed technology integrators from all over the world to submit their noteworthy projects for consideration. Winners were announced on September 16, 2016 at the CEDIA Expo in Dallas, Texas.
Audio Images’ award-winning media room is a perfect example of how both high-quality audio video and interior design can be combined to create a multipurpose room that meets the requirements for performance and beauty. The client, a dedicated audiophile in Southern Orange County, wanted to transform his living room into a high-performance media room where he could enjoy listening to his favorite music albums, but still meet his wife’s requirements for a beautiful interior design.
The Audio Images team installed 12 speakers in the walls to produce a full, Dolby Atmos surround sound experience, a motorized screen that drops down out of the ceiling, a Sony 4K projector in the wall of an adjacent office, motorized window treatments to block out the light, and acoustical treatments. They worked with an interior designer to perfect the aesthetics in the room and used automation technology to hide all of the equipment and then make it appear at the press of one button.
“When we first played it for the client, he started crying,” Ontiveros said. “That’s how good it is. He can watch his NFL game, a movie, or sit with his son and listen to a music album. It’s a multipurpose space, yet it’s elegant, clean, and beautiful.”
Ontiveros says that the demand for traditional dedicated home theaters is declining in favor of discreet multi-purpose media rooms that can transform with the push of a button. Audio Images works intimately with each client to design and produce projects that are custom tailored to meet their needs.
“I’m most proud of the fact that we took the client’s dream of achieving sound nirvana and completely exceeded his expectations,” Ontiveros said. “It was great to work with an incredible team and a client who appreciates the work we do. The end result is really what makes this worth doing.”
About Audio Images
Audio Images is a full-service integration firm specializing in both residential and commercial technology systems, and is located in Tustin, California. With over 25 years of industry experience, Audio Images provides solutions that are easy-to-use, reliable, and produce high-quality results. They have won numerous CEDIA awards, including Best Home Theater 2016 ($200,000 and under), Best Home Theater 2013, and Best Media Room 2010. They were also awarded Best Media Room by Electronic House. To start your own project, contact Audio Images by filling out this online form.
Meeting rooms are essential to any work environment. However, do you have the right technology to make presentations easy to manage? Standing in front of a room full of people at your Newport Beach, CA office can be quite intimidating. The last thing you want to happen is to have the audio shut off unexpectedly or your PowerPoint to not connect to the screen and projector. The audio video in the room should be the last thing you have to worry about when you should be focused on impressing partners, clients, and other business executives. Audio Images has commercial audio video equipment that will make your next meeting as easy as pressing a button, literally. Keep reading to learn more.
No place in the world gives you the same sense of comfort and protection as your home does. Getting your house to become a home is all about creating the right environment. You can do this through a precise interior design and the technology you use. For the latter, you can take advantage of a smart home automation system that gets all your technology working as one to make your space more efficient, beautiful, and safe. Since every family –and home—is different, we customize your system according to your family’s needs and preferences.
Where do you most love to listen to music? What is your daily routine like? Most of us listen to music frequently-whether we are in the kitchen preparing a meal, relaxing outside on the patio, or working out in a home gym. So how do you make it easy to listen to music amidst your busy life? A whole house music system not only makes it easy for you to select playlists and add music sources, but it also helps de-clutter your home and enhance your listening experience. Keep reading this blog to discovery three ways we can add music to your Newport Beach, CA residence.
If you’re considering adding a dedicated home theater to your Newport Beach area property, it can be tough to know where to start. It’s not as simple as just buying a projector and screen and sticking them in a spare room. A private cinema needs to be carefully designed with the right equipment in the right places for that room’s unique layout. To learn about Audio Images’ process for ensuring that California homeowners get that larger-than-life cinematic experience in their home theaters, read on.