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For 26 years, Nuts About Hi-Fi has provided music lovers with the finest home audio and theater systems available. Please visit our locally owned showroom and discover what is possible when art, passion and technology come together.
You will feel as if you are hearing your recordings for the very first time.

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Pakedge – for a reliable network

PakedgeWe are excited to announce the addition of an Amazing company to our line of products: PAKEDGE

Nothing is more frustrating than to try and relax and view a movie or listen to your favorite music only to find there is a glitch in your network that has to be trouble shot. Almost all consumer grade network equipment falls way short in performance as they are designed to meet mass market price points. This results in the use of low grade chipsets and limited features. While these inexpensive products can sometimes work, they are ill-prepared to support the ever growing demands of A/V traffic requirements such as cloud based technologies and emerging  4K A/V streaming.

Pakedge is the innovator in robust reliable technology and easily solves all these issues.

So far we have installed several of these systems for our clients and they as well as our installers are amazed with how intuitive they are to set up and how strong the signal strength is.

Commercial grade network products may not to be the most romantic thing you will ever buy but then again neither is a hot water tank. And we all know how fun it is to take a cold shower.

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A set of headphones for every set of ears

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Headphones – the thought of them brings to mind so many different varieties. In-ear, on-ear, over-ear, open-back, closed-back, planar drivers and electrostatics. The list is long and I don’t have the space to go through all the different types.

We recently brought in a new line of headphones from or long time speaker manufacturer Focal, in addition to our Grado line. Each has its own distinct design and also its own very different sound characteristics. Neither is better or worse, just different.

Now what is different is each of our customers, some like an on-ear, some like in-ear. Others like a more open sound, some like a bass heavy sound, that is where each headphone becomes tied to an individual, and the listener to each style of headphone.

I have 4 pairs of headphones myself, and which I use depends on what I am listening to and what the source is. If I am listening to my 2-channel system at home, I like my on-ear, closed-back headphone. If I am out for a walk with the dog, I like an in-ear design that works well with my portable device. I also have moments where I just want to pop on a pair of headphones and listen on my computer. At those times I like a more open design where I can hear what is going on around me, and so can everyone else. That too is a by-product of an open design. Others can hear what you are playing, and that can be a bit annoying if you are on a plane, or riding the ferry to work. Your traveling neighbor gets to hear everything that you hear, but we will leave that discussion for another time.

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Marantz – Because Music Matters

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We are excited to announce our rekindled relationship with our old friends at Marantz. We are now Kitsap County’s exclusive Marantz Dealer.

Last year Marantz decided to invest over 25 million dollars in research alone
towards developing this new generation of innovative products.

We have already auditioned their new A/V receivers. Erich was so impressed, he was the first to  purchase their new SR 7008 for his home theater. And as far as their reference stereo products are concerned, we are also happy to report that Marantz  has more than hit the mark on feature sets and most importantly, sonic performance.

Here at Nuts About Hi-Fi we all believe in Marantz’s company motto… “Because Music Matters.”

Come in and audition the new Marantz line for yourself.

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Flat Panel TV or Projector?

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As an audio video salesman, I have customers who ask the question almost daily whether to buy an LED/LCD flat panel TV or should they go to the next step and purchase a front projector. My reply is that there is generally room for both.

 In most cases the LCD/LED TV is relegated to general, all-purpose duty: watching the news, cartoons, movies, streaming Netflix or Hulu. But, it’s great to have a place where you can watch movies in all their glorious widescreen (16.9 or 2.35) beauty.

Having multiple flat screens throughout the house is commonplace these days. And yes you can watch movies on them, but I believe to get the real home theater experience you should watch on a front projector with a screen larger than 90 inches. I know…I know, there are flat panel TV’s in excess of 90 inches, but they are just that, flat panel TV’s. To me, its still watching TV.

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