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Top 3 Soundbars to Use in a Surround Sound System

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Start your surround sound journey with these Sonos speakers!

A surround sound system is one of the most important elements of a good entertainment experience. Whether you are enjoying a film, a sporting event or your favorite TV show, high-definition speakers can create a unique content-watching experience. 

At Sound & Theater, we partner with Sonos, a world-leading brand in the audio industry. Together we can incorporate the highest quality installations to help you create the audio experience you and your loved ones deserve. 

Many homeowners like to use a soundbar as the center channel speaker in their surround sound system. While a real surround sound experience requires more than a soundbar, here’s how you can get started with the highest quality soundbar in Buffalo, NY, or anywhere else in the Western New York area.

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Reach New Heights with Stunning Landscape Lighting Design

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Learn How the Right Outdoor Lighting Can Elevate Your Life

Perhaps you’ve recently purchased a home, and everything about it is perfect, except one thing. In all of the hustle to ensure the interior was just right, you forgot to address the exterior of your home. Every home needs a high-quality landscape lighting design. 

With the proper outdoor lighting to complement your existing setup, spending time in your backyard will suddenly be much more enjoyable. Want to host a party? With integrated lighting solutions from Control4, you can let it go on as late as you’d like. 

We’re proud to help customers in Western New York design the homes of their dreams. So whether you’re in Williamsville, NY or Orchard Park, NY, Sound & Theater can service you. 

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What’s Trending: Home Theater Design

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Create a Multi-Use Space for Entertainment 

Not long ago, home theaters weren’t a trending design feature for homeowners, but today they are quickly becoming more popular than ever. After the pandemic, which kept the entertainment world at home, and the launch of new innovative home technologies, there is now a growing demand for home theater spaces. 

If you’re considering a home theater in Buffalo, NY, Clarence, NY, or anywhere else in Western New York, here are some of today’s top trending items to include in your home theater design.1

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4 Reasons to Invest in Outdoor Audio Video This Summer

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Experience Premium Entertainment in Your Own Backyard

Soon, the summer heat will cool as we approach the fall season. Many people associate summer with backyard parties, but fall is an equally great season to spend time in your outdoor space. Nothing beats breathing in the cool autumn air while spending time with family and friends, except for enjoying their company while watching a movie or listening to music on outdoor audio video equipment. 

By installing outdoor entertainment tech like an outdoor TV and speakers, you’re bound to spend more time in your backyard than ever before. Whether you live in Amherst or Orchard Park, NY, you will love being able to watch your favorite shows or listen to your favorite music in your backyard. Keep reading to find out why you should invest in outdoor entertainment systems!

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3 Smart Home Features You Can Enjoy with Control4

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Enhance the comfort and luxury of your lifestyle with a Control4 smart home system!

Imagine a home where everything around you is crafted to satisfy your needs; a home where you can experience comfort, convenience and luxury by simply tapping a button or giving out a voice command. This is all possible with the right smart home installation! 

Let our experts integrate a Control4 system into your home and start experiencing more welcoming and exciting spaces in your home, whether in Amherst or elsewhere in the Western New York area!

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Enjoy the Convenience and Comfort of a Smart Lighting System

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Discover the 3 Distinctive Features That Lighting Automation Brings to Your Home

Everybody needs electric lights in their homes; however, that wasn’t the case over 100 years ago. Only half of the homeowners throughout the United States used electrical light. The rest depended on lamps and candles. In today’s world, the question for you is, “Are you still depending on an old way to illuminate your home?”

Your home’s lighting system is an essential feature, but instead of opting for conventional solutions, a modern home needs smart, automated lights. There’s so much that can be done with your lighting control system. Whether you want to enhance the aesthetics of your home or improve the way you interact with the technology, you can achieve all benefits with the smart lighting system.

Read on to learn the three benefits of automated lighting at your home in Buffalo or Orchard Park, NY.

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Make Your Home More Entertaining with Home Audio Installation

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Enjoy music in every room with a whole-home audio system

Do you consider yourself an audiophile - someone who loves audio purity when listening to music? Or maybe you enjoy listening to podcasts and Ted Talks through a speaker system or your earbuds? A whole-home audio system can fulfill all your audio requirements to the fullest!

Whether you want high-end speakers for the home theater or want to listen to music throughout the home, everything is possible with home audio. The possibilities are endless, and wireless options offer easy installation with no obtrusive wiring. 

So, are you still contemplating whether to opt for home audio installation at your residence in Buffalo or Orchard Park, NY? Read on to discover all the reasons you need more audio in your life. 

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The Outdoor Speakers That Will Enhance Your Alfresco Fun

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Turn up the music and host unforgettable gatherings for your family and friends!

Music is the first step to creating the perfect environment for a fun gathering with your loved ones, and now that we are approaching summer, you shouldn’t be afraid of moving the party outside! So, whether you play smooth jazz at a fancy dinner party under the stars or some energizing tunes while your kids play at the pool, our outdoor speaker system solutions are ready to set the mood for an unforgettable reunion.

Keep reading our blog to learn more about the outdoor speakers Sound & Theater can install in your home, whether you are in Buffalo or anywhere else in the Western New York area.

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The Top 4 Benefits of Using Motorized Shades

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how Motorized Window Treatments Elevate Your Life and Home

Home automation has become more mainstream in recent years. Today’s smart home technologies include smart lightbulbs, video doorbells, voice assistants (like Alexa), and others. While there are many innovative features you can add to make your living space smarter, motorized window treatments are an essential part of luxury homes that can't be overlooked. 

If you don't already have an automated shading system, read on to learn the top four benefits of adding motorized shades to your home in Amherst, NY, or Orchard Park, NY.

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The Importance of Updated Video Conferencing in Your Office

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Create a much more productive and enjoyable work environment with our video conferencing solutions 

Good communication is the key to every successful interaction between team members. In today’s world, this often relies on up-to-date technological advances such as a customized network or high-definition audio and video for conferences. 

At Sound & Theater, we want to help you create a workspace where your team feels inspired to speak up, participate, and share ideas to reach goals together. Keep reading to learn how video conferencing solutions can help you achieve just that, whether you are in Buffalo or anywhere else in the Western New York area.

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Why Choose Sound & Theater As Your Home Audio Consultant

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Provide the best sound solutions to homeowners by working with an expert when installing speakers 

Home entertainment has become a primary requirement for most homeowners and sound systems are often a top priority. Luxury homeowners expect professional home audio systems that differ from the conventional plug-and-play solutions from companies like Sonos. So, as a home contractor, you should work closely with a professional audio consultant to ensure your client gets the best solution possible. 

Sound & Theater is a leading home automation company that offers entertainment solutions befitting high-end spaces from Orchard Park, NY, to Williamsville, NY, or anywhere in Western New York. Read on to learn why you should choose us as your home audio consultant on your next project. 

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3 Ways to Celebrate Spring with an Outdoor Audio Video System

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Elevate your outdoor entertainment and enjoy the warm weather with your family and friends

Spring is here! This means the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the sunshine is brighter. Enjoy all these weather goodies with a customized outdoor audio video system and elevate the experience for your family and friends in Buffalo, from Orchard Park to Amherst, or anywhere in the Western New York area. Find out how a professionally installed system helps you get the most out of your outdoor spaces during the warmer months. 

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Combine Home Automation & Landscape Lighting for the Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment Space

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Transform Your Outdoor Area with Today’s Smart Landscape Lighting Design

Today’s outdoor spaces have become extensions of our homes, places to retreat with friends and family and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. There’s nothing quite like sharing a meal as the sun goes down, the stars come out, and your landscape lights illuminate a beautiful, enchanting setting. 

Let’s explore what today’s landscape lighting design and home automation can do for your home, whether you’re in Buffalo, East Aurora, or Williamsville, NY.

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Business or Pleasure? Have It All with Audio-Video Integration

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From top-notch video conferences in your private home office to home theaters that bring the magic of cinema to your door, find a solution with audio-video integration!

Since the pandemic started two years ago, New York families began to look for at-home alternatives to most of their everyday activities: ordering food delivery instead of going out, working at the kitchen table, and staying in contact through video meetings. These at-home options have gotten so popular that even as the pandemic is wearing off, the convenience of staying in and getting everything done in the comfort of our pajamas is hard to shake off.

With audio-video integration, you can incorporate high-quality systems to improve your experience, whether you are in the middle of an important meeting or spending some fun time with family and friends. Keep reading to learn how audio-video integration can enhance the comfort, luxury and efficiency of everything you do at home, from Buffalo to Clarence, NY.

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2 Smart Building Technologies Your Commercial Space Needs

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Smart technology solutions can help you improve comfort, productivity, and energy savings in the office

What’s everyone’s favorite saying in the corporate industry? Work smarter, not harder. That’s the fundamental concept behind smart building technology, which uses automated processes, sophisticated software, and centralized control to manage essential operational systems more efficiently and effectively.

Smart building technology has the potential to make office buildings and other commercial spaces more comfortable, productive, and energy-efficient. Are you intrigued? Then keep reading to learn two technologies that could improve your commercial spaces in Buffalo, Orchard Park, Amherst, or elsewhere in Western New York. 

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Better Than Streaming & Blu-rays: Discover Kaleidescape Movie Players

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All the Convenience of Streaming & The Ownership of Blu-ray DVDs 

Everything has its pros and cons. When people switched to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, convenience was a clear advantage. We no longer need to drive to the video rental store or purchase a DVD to watch a movie. Nor do we need to wait until a show is playing live on TV. It’s all right there, ready to watch at any time. 

But streaming has its drawbacks, too. For one thing, your favorite movie could be available on Netflix one day, then gone the next. And if your home network can’t handle the bandwidth necessary for HD or 4K content, you might experience frozen screens or buffering. 

Luckily, there’s an even better solution to watching and streaming video content at home. Kaleidescape movie players let you purchase and store films without the quality ever suffering, and you can stream your movies in any room of the house. 

Intrigued? Read on to learn more about Kaleidescape and how it will transform your home entertainment in the Orchard Park or Clarence, NY area. 

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3 Whole Home Automation System Trends to Watch Out for in 2022

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Get the latest smart technology in your home for added convenience and energy savings

As the new year begins, new technologies are being released to make our lives easier. Whether you are a seasoned technology enthusiast or someone who casually enjoys the convenience that a smart home brings, the latest smart technology can improve your lifestyle. Check out these three whole home automation system trends to watch out for in 2022 to elevate your home in Buffalo to Amherst, NY.

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Has Your Slow Home Network Got You Down?

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Boost Your Speed and Connection with a Home Network Installation Upgrade  

If there’s one thing we depend on in our high-tech society, it’s a reliable connection, both Wi-Fi and the internet. Without it, all our technological activities – movie and music streaming, internet and social media browsing, and smart home usage – would be impossible. In fact, if the Wi-Fi and the internet stopped powering the tech at our homes and businesses, our world would grind to a halt. 

Still, it’s not enough to have a router, modem, or even Wi-Fi access points in your smart home. Instead, your home network should be robust, advanced, and able to efficiently handle all the connections in your home. In this article, we’ll discuss the two primary technologies you need for a home network installation upgrade at your home in Amherst, East Aurora, or Buffalo, NY area home.  

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The Benefits of Integrating Control4 Automation with A Home Theater System

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Easily control all of your audio-video devices from a single centralized interface 

Think about all of the devices that go into a home theater. There is the projector, the projector screen, the speaker system, AV receiver, each source component, and that doesn't even include non-AV features like the lighting and motorized shades. From your home in Orchard Park to Clarence, discover what you can control when integrating your home theater system with a Control4 automation system. 

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3 Ways To Use Centralized Distribution In Your Conference Room

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Streamline operations and improve the efficiency of your business with commercial technology

Technology has become a central part of businesses of all types. Intuitive smart solutions enhance the productivity of your employees and deliver complete control and connectivity of your technology in a single, centralized interface. Simplify access to key devices, make scheduling meetings a breeze, and improve overall communications in the office. Discover how centralized distribution will make your conference rooms in Buffalo or elsewhere in Western New York operate smoothly.

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