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Articles tagged with: Custom Home Theater

McIntosh Audio Raises the Bar for Home Theaters

The MX170 and MX123 Stand at the Pinnacle of AV Processors

McIntosh Audio Raises the Bar for Home Theaters

McIntosh Audio has a long history, celebrating 70 years of innovation in high-end audio. Like Klipsch, this is an American audio brand that has always stayed true to its roots. In McIntosh’s case, they focus on building impeccable products for the most discerning customers. 

Some McIntosh products are more affordable than others, and in the past few years, the company has branched out into headphones and other lifestyle products. But with McIntosh, there’s no “low end.” Every product offered is designed to compete at the highest echelons of audio performance.

While McIntosh is well known for hi-fi two-channel audio, the company has long made stellar home theater components, too. In this blog, we'll tell you about the latest iterations of their AV processor line, the MX170 and MX123. If you're looking for the ultimate in home theater or media room audio and video performance, look no further.

Keep reading to see why!

Act Fast – A Rare Monitor Audio Sale Is Happening Now

The Affordable Monitor Audio Bronze Series is on Sale Through January 31st!

Act Fast – A Rare Monitor Audio Sale Is Happening Now

High-end audio brands rarely go on sale. Maybe it’s because the best products don’t need price reductions to move off the shelf. People know what high-performance products can do and appreciate the value; when they’re ready to buy, they don’t wait for a sale.

That said, occasionally high-quality brands go on sale. This past year we were proud to bring British speaker brand Monitor Audio to GHT Group. We’ve prominently featured them in our Marietta showroom, including the architectural Controlled Performance Series. And now, we’re running a sale on the most affordable Monitor Audio line, the Bronze Series.

If you’re looking for new speakers for either a two-channel or multichannel surround setup in Marietta that won’t break the bank, you won’t have to travel far. But to take advantage of the special savings – 25% off of MSRP – you need to hustle, because the offer is good only through January 31st, 2019.

Without further ado, let’s recap why the Monitor Audio Bronze line is such a great entry point into the world of hi-fi audio.

No-See-Um Speakers for Home Audio

You Can’t See ‘Em But You Can Feel the Sound from These Speakers

No-See-Um Speakers for Home Audio

Unfortunately for the Atlanta area, our humid southern climate is a breeding ground for those pesky biting insects dubbed no-see-ums. Also called Biting Midges they are the ones that bite, but you can't see them to avoid it.

What does this have to do with home audio? Stick with us for the analogy here. We have many customers that love great music and top-notch sound quality. For them, we carry an excellent array of speakers like Bowers & Wilkins, the Klipsch Heritage line, and more. Many of these customers love the look of speakers and make them an integral part of their room’s décor. Indeed, some of these speakers are quite large and are meant to be prominently displayed.

Other customers love great audio but don't want speakers – no matter how exquisitely finished – as part of the room furnishings. Of course, architectural speakers have been around for many years with in-ceiling and in-wall models that offer great sound with no intrusions on floor space. Typically, those speakers have paintable grills to match a wall or ceiling finish to be very unobtrusive.

And then there are customers whose interior design demands even more stealth from a home audio installation, because even painted grills are too much. These customers prefer the speaker to virtually disappear. We’ll call these speakers no-see-ums, because you may not see them, but you will definitely hear the sound quality.

 

Read on for more about two no-see-um speaker lines for your home audio installation in Dunwoody.

Here’s What’s Next in Media Room Design

Spoiler Alert: It’s What You Don’t See

Here’s What’s Next in Media Room Design

If you happen to be old enough, you might remember a different time in electronic products. In the 1950s and 1960s, when they began exploding in popularity, many TVs and audio products looked like pieces of furniture instead of technology. You may remember the all-in-one turntable, AM-FM radio, and speakers that were all housed in an elegant wood credenza back in the day. Even separate components were encased in wood housing, and far more speakers had natural wood finishes that were not just black.

Today, technology looks like…technology. It is a rare product that incorporates unique design flair. Don't get us wrong; it does exist – in beautifully finished audio gear from McIntosh and Klipsch, to name but two examples. But many otherwise superb products don't always jive with the interior design visions of many of our customers.

We have solutions to that issue. If you don't like to see flat panel screens when they're not in use, you don't have to. On our blog, we've discussed many architectural speakers that deliver incredible sound without taking up any real estate in your room – including subwoofers.

This month, we want to tell you about a company that makes exceptional solutions to hide the technology bits you don't wish to be visible until they're called upon. Future Automation is an engineering company highly skilled at making equipment that looks custom-built for your home. So if you want a media room design that features more design than media equipment in your Buckhead home, there' likely a Future Automation solution.

Read on to learn more about innovative Future Automation products to hide your technology.