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Custom Audio Video Installation

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5 Easy Upgrades to Your Previous Custom Audio Video Installation   So you were ahead of the curve and you got a custom audio video installation home theater system ten years ago, weren’t you? And while it still operates on a functional level, I’m going to guess that it could use some fine-tuning. In 2001, it was top of the line and all that your friends could talk about and your kids begged to spend hours in your home theater after their homework was finished. Well, now that its nearing 2015, we’re going to guess that your kids are moved out, the wear and tear has taken the best of your furniture and maybe the sound system isn’t quite as “top-of-the-line” as it used to be. With your kids in college, you can’t justify a completely new home theater installation, but you don’t want to be stuck with the outdated situation that you have now. Well, we know your pain. And we have a solution. Here are a few minor upgrades that you can add to your previous custom audio video installation that can change your old school, outdated, theater system to one that is stylin’ and on top of the home theater game once again.   Television– The surest sign of an outdated home theater system is the television. In the early 2000s, the widescreens were big and bulky, and don’t get me wrong, they were ahead of their time for back then, but now its all about the thin, sleek, and high definition. For just a few hundred dollars or less, you can replace that gorging cube with a widescreen LED TV. Because they are so lightweight, they can easily be installed with little help. If you’re ready and willing to splurge, buying a smart LED TV could be a great option for your home and just what you need to bring your old school home theater system back to the future.   Furniture- The first time around that you installed your custom home theater system you were probably thinking more about space and durability than anything. Maybe now that there are less people in the house you’re looking to downsize but upgrade in comfort. If there are indeed less people in your house, consider doing away with the large luxurious couch-style seating area meant for your young kids and all of their friends and go with two, three, or four, luxurious movie seats meant for your spouse and your adult children for when they come home to visit. When choosing furniture the main two things to consider are comfort and aesthetics. Keep this in mind when you’re looking for your newest furniture addition to your home theater.   Decorations- Now that your home theater is most likely no longer for a bunch of kids, a makeover is probably in order. You don’t have to get too crazy, but maybe add a few pieces of art that change the atmosphere from being primarily for kids to something that can be enjoyed by you and your other adult friends. Keep in mind, a little redesign will go a long way.   Sound System – Sound systems are getting closer and closer to movie theater quality. Quality surround sound during a movie experience can transport you from your everyday...

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2.1 Home Theater System

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2.1 Home Theater System The movies are brought home and the popcorn is popped. Everyone is excited about seeing the newest release that they missed while it was in the theater. The movie begins to play and everyone leans in to listen to hear what the actors are saying. This is the moment to upgrade to the movie theater sound quality for home. The 2.1 home theater system is the one that will help bring that sound from the film to life. Set-Up There may be many speakers and wires to work with when you are setting up your home theater so it is important to stay organized and thorough. With that being said there are different options of the 2.1 home theater system to purchase and there are many that do not have dozens of wires and chaos to sort through. There is always help that you can call for though and we are more than willing to be there to help you install your dream home theater. Sound You want to find the superb sound that will awaken yourself when you want to find the ideal zone to be in for your home theater. The 2.1 theater home system is just that and it can be found quickly and easily. Here at Atlantic Stereo, we want to make sure the quality is what you want and expect it to be. So there is not a problem in working closely with you to find you and your family’s ideal theater system. Cost There are many price options when choosing a home theater system and it doesn’t have to be the same for everyone, the 2.1 theater system can range from $279 to $600 and above depending on the type you are looking for. The next time you sit down with your family and friends to watch the latest release of The Hobbit or re-watch the entire Star Wars series to prepare for the new release you will be prepared for the movie theater quality sound right from your own...

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Sound System Installation

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Sound System Installation

Home Theater Installation in Orange County can be a challenging job. It can also be an expensive one. So many people think that it’s all or nothing, either have a huge, outlandishly expensive home theater and sound system, or don’t do it at all. This doesn’t have to be the case though; taking baby steps to building up to an amazing home theater is okay. If you’re looking to eventually have a top of the line home theater system, you don’t have to do it all at once. Pick one part of the project and build up to that home theater that you’ve always been dreaming of. A sound system installation, for example, is a less expensive project that can definitely add a lot of quality to your home. And it’s even something that you can do yourself!   Sound System Installation is Simple Pick a Sound System! There are so many different sound systems to choose from, and there is sure to be one that is perfect for your home. Something to consider when choosing your surround system is the general purpose that you would most frequently be using your sound system. Is it for your living room for everyone to enjoy surround sound while watching a movie, or is it for outside to play music at the family barbeque? Consider the size of the area that you want to receive the sound and be sure to pick the appropriate sound system. We have several different brands of speakers to choose from…look at them below! DYNAUDIO Home Loudspeakers TOTEM Acoustic SONY Speakers and Stereo Components WHARFDALE Loudspeakers SONOS Wireless Home Theater Speakers SONANCE Home Theater Install It! To install your sound system, there are definitely professionals that can help if you’re not feeling up to the task, but if you are up to it, sound system installation is definitely something that can be a DIY task. Make sure that you carefully read the instructions that came with your sound system and consult some DIY YouTube videos for extra...

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Home Theater Lights

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Home Theater Lights

When it comes to home theater installation in Orange County, it can seem like the Hollywood sign is just outside of your window, so it is important to get it just right to impress. Home theater Lights can enhance your movie experience drastically! Home Theater Lights: Home Theater Installation Companies   When it comes to home theater installation in Orange County, it can seem like the Hollywood sign is just outside of your window, so it is important to get it just right to impress. A major part that many do not consider when installing their own personal home theater are the home theater lights. Just like in any movie theater, there are lights that guide the individuals to the place to sit and walk to to the journey they will be in for the next few hours. With a home theater installation in Orange County it is necessary to take the time to figure out what kind of home theater lights you want. There needs to be a set of home theater plans. In order to do so, you need to be able to look and understand the various options that are given to you. For example, with home theater installation in Orange County you can have lights on either side of the screen that faces the audience and along the walls of the room. Another option is to have floor lights that guide the audience to their seats. Ideally the home theater lights would dim down along the walls and next to the screen during the film, which would leave the floor lights on so the audience and the guests can get out safely from the venue if they need to attend to other business. There are more options or thoughts when it comes to this type of home theater installation in Orange County but home theater lights are essential to remember so that wiring doesn’t get messed up or so that you do not have to go in later to install home theater lights. It is easier to do the lighting process during the rest of the home theater installation in Orange County....

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Home Theater Screen: Holiday Favorites

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Home Theater Screen: Holiday Favorites

Having a family movie night! Consider one of these classic family films for great fun! These movies are appropriate for children of all ages but fun and entertaining for the adults in the family as well! So turn down your lights, grab some popcorn, and get ready for a fun family night with your home theater screen! 7 Family Movies To Watch on Your Home Theater Screen   The Sandlot This 1993 baseball film is a timeless classic certain to put a smile on your family’s faces. To add a touch of fun, have everyone wear a baseball cap and high socks. Frozen  Let it Go! Let it Go! How could anyone ever get tired of the magical feeling you get when you’re watching Frozen? Don’t forget to bundle up with blankets and make some hot cocoa to enjoy during the film! Finding Nemo Rumor has it there is a Finding Nemo sequel in the making. Make sure you’re ready to go see it when it hits the theatres by re-watchin the original on your home theater screen! Toy Story Trilogy That’s right, just when we thought we’d cried all the tears we could, a fourth Toy Story is in fact in the making! Spend a Saturday watching them all and reliving the beautiful story with your familiar fun animated friends. Up With it’s perfect mixture of being heartfelt and funny, Up is a great movie for all ages and the beautiful colors are sure to look great on your home theater screen. The Parent Trap The Parent Trap is a great movie to watch in the summer, or when you’re longing for summer’s arrival. Spice up your movie night by encouraging your entire family buddy up with someone and dress as twins! Elf It’s almost Christmas time and Santa is on his way. Watch Elf to follow Buddy on his journey from the North Pole to find his real dad and discover his place in life. Don’t forget your Christmas pajamas and snowflake...

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Custom Home Theater Seating

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Custom Home Theater Seating

Top of the line projector screen? Check. 7.1 Surround Sound System? Check. Lighting equipment and control? Check. Movie? Check. Popcorn and other goodies? Check. Looks like you’re all good to go to have the best Friday Movie Night that you’ve ever had. But wait – there’s one more thing that can take your movie night to the next level of class and comfort: custom home theater seating. With custom seating, you’ll be able to kick back and relax in your PJs, and enjoy the movie the way it was meant to be enjoyed. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when choosing your custom home theater seating.   Top 4 Custom Home Theater Seating Aspects 1. Comfort The best part about having a home theater is that you get to watch movies in your most comfortable state instead of getting all dressed up to go to a theater. Be sure to consider comfort when selecting your custom seating. Do you want them to be wide and plush or small and sophisticated with a simple recliner? 2. Size How many people are in your family? How many people do you anticipate being over to watch the movie at one time? What size is the room? Is your home cinema going to be an intimate setting with just two seats, or a play where your kid’s friends can kick back and relax? These are all great questions to ask yourself before choosing your custom home theater seating. 3. Function Home theater seating doesn’t have to only provide great comfort for your family, but it can contribute to other features of the cinema. Home theater seating with speakers is a very popular choice among cinema owners. Choose custom theater seating with cup holders for maximum convenience. 4. Not Sure? Still don’t know where to get started? Some of the best brands for Custom Home Theater Seating are Cinema-tech, Salamander Designs, Cineak, Fortress Seating and First Impressions. Check with a local professional at AtlanticStereo.com for more information on custom home theater seating....

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7.1 Home Theater System

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7.1 Home Theater System

You want the best of the best for your home theater system. You want to feel like you are at the movie theaters in the comfort of your own home. You want to be blown away with the quality of the projection and the power of the surround sound. When you watch a movie, you want to be submerged in it; you want to feel like you are there. You want an IMAX experience while sitting on your comfy couch. You want a 7.1 home theater system.   7.1 Home Theater System With 7.1-surround sound, you’ll get that quality that you’re looking for and the only other thing that you’ll need for a Friday night is the candy and popcorn to go with your favorite movie. 7.1 surround sound is an eight-channel audio system that has two more speakers than the usual home theater system. Another feature that separates a 7.1 home theater system from the rest is that it’s unique design transforms audio into a fully encompassing sound that is similar to a true movie-going experience. While you’re 7.1 home theater system would be great on its own, there are a couple additions that could take it to the next level. Acoustic Panels With your fantastic 7.1 surround sound, you’re going to want to install some soundproofing. With acoustic panels, you can ensure that you will get the quality of sound that you want without bothering the people that may be doing other things in a nearby room. Projector A projector system will help to create the movie–going experience that you are trying to create. It makes a great addition to those that anticipating having a larger group of people watch movies in their home. Furniture Comfort should be a number one priority. The best part of not going to the movies is that you get to stay barefoot and in your pajamas. Add a couple recliners and you’ll have maximum comfort....

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Custom Audio Installation

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Custom Audio Installation

Home theater systems make for fun, awesome, and sophisticated additions to any home.  When designing your home theater system it’s not only important to consider what you’re looking at, but also how you’re listening to it. While it’s important to consider When it comes to your custom audio installation for your home theater system, you may think that the only thing you need to do is pick out a decent brand for your speaker system. Well, if you really want to maximize your home theater experience, there are a few more things that you should consider when it comes to your custom audio installation. Custom Audio Installation in Four Parts Acoustical Panels Acoustical Panels are to help play the audio at the level that you desire without worrying if the people in the room next door are being bothered. They focus the sound towards the room that they are in and are an effective form of soundproofing the walls. Amplifiers Amplifiers produce a louder option for your home theatre system. There are many different types of amplifiers for you to consider when designing your custom audio installation: Two Channel amplifiers- often known as stereo amplifiers and can be operated in bridge or parallel mode. Multi-channel amplifiers – includes a sound decoder, a radio tuner, and other features that are essential to building a home theater Integrated amplifiers – have electronic devices that include a audio preamplifier and power amplifier Pre amplifiers/Processors- these help to create a surround sound atmosphere in your home theater similar to being at the actual movie theater Subwoofers Sub-woofers are a component of a speaker that helps to produce very low bass frequencies and can be installed either in the wall or can stand alone Wireless Technology Wireless technology makes everything simpler and ads to the efficiency of your custom audio installation.   Other Resources… Home Audio...

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Home Theater Plans

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Home Theater Plans

So you’ve decided that you want to spice up you’re entertainment room a little bit because you’re spending a lot more days in than out these days. You’ve googled “home theater plans” a dozen times and are overwhelmed with the amount of options out there. You didn’t know there was so much to it. You didn’t think that there were so many options and now you’re considering just buying a bigger TV and calling it a day. Well, while Home Theater Plans are inclusive to a lot of different things, it does not have to be that complicated to get what you want out of it. Just take some time to ask yourself a few different questions about your needs and wants, and then contact a professional to help you figure out the rest. Home Theater Plans: Questions to Ask Yourself Here are some questions to consider when you are thinking about home theater plans: What is my budget? Do I want a large mounted TV, or a projection screen? Do I have rooms next door that will be bothered by loud noise? Should I consider soundproofing? Do I want there to be a music system? Or do I just want to focus on visual media? Do I want to change the lighting in the room, or is it fine the way it is? On average, how many people will be using the home theater at a time? Home Theater Plans: Guidance After answering these questions, you probably are starting to get more of a visual of what your home theater plan will look like for you. Contact a professional and they will guide you to be able to make this vision come alive and maybe even help you find something you didn’t even know that you wanted. Regardless, there is definitely a home theater plan for you. Other Resources… Read our Home Theater Design...

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Home Cinema Centers

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Home Cinema Centers

Going to the movie theater as a family is no longer a fun, simple, and inexpensive outing. For a family of four, tickets can cost total up to $60 to get in the door and an additional $20 to $80 just getting a decent snack and beverage in each person’s hand. If that isn’t enough, if you’re going to see a new blockbuster, you’re faced with the task of arriving early or suffering from the front row straining your neck and your eyes to see the screen.  More and more people are installing home cinema centers in their home, and while it is true that new movies are often not available outside of the theaters – the turnaround rate for movies from theater to DVD has sped up a great deal in the past few years. With that being said, a night at home in your home cinema center, often is a more cost effective, fun, and family oriented experience. Home Cinema Centers: Tips Here are some easy ways to get your night started: Get some movie watchers! Invite your favorite people over for a night in or make it a family night! Be sure to pick a film that you all want to see. Try making Murder Mystery Mondays or Sci-Fi Fridays a tradition! Make the tummies happy! Head to your nearest grocery store and stock up! The best part of any fun evening is the endless ice cream and popcorn! Spice it up! Add some flare to your evening by adding some movie trivia for people to answer, or if it’s a scary movie have everyone assign themselves to a character and see who makes it out alive in the end! Home cinema centers are a great way to amp up any living room, bedroom, or entertainment room situation. The experience of watching your favorite movie with a group of friends can be taken from good to amazing with a few simple additions to your living room to create your own personal home cinema center. Atlantic Stereo, a Home Theater Installation company in Orange County, provides custom home cinema centers that are sure to get the party started in your home. Take a look at some of our Home Cinema...

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