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For over 30 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.

We offer some of the best audio-video equipment in the world, and provide a variety of services, from design, demonstration, installation, system integration and also restoration and repair of quality components you may already own. Please visit our services page for more details.

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A Work of Art – Our Rear Reflection Diffuser Panel

In our main listening room today, we installed a custom made rear reflection diffuser panel. The artist, Mr. Jim Armeni, has been a good friend and client of ours for several years. Jim is a true audiophile and has been experimenting with many forms of acoustic treatment. His personal listening room is one of the best I’ve had the pleasure to experience.

This sound-wave inspired panel literally transformed the rear reflections in our showroom. As many of you are aware, reflections off walls, ceilings and floors can dramatically affect the way a sound system performs.

Thank you Jim for a beautiful and well-executed addition to our room.

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Kaleidescape – the Ultimate Home Movie & Concert Source

What is Kaleidescape?

Think of it as a totally uncompromised movie library which allows you to get the absolute best performance from your Home Audio/Video system.

When people purchase and stream movies off of Netflix or Amazon and others, there is no doubt they can look and sound pretty good.

Or so I thought.

We recently invited Danny from Kaleidescape to our showroom to demonstrate their new flagship line of products. He spent an hour explaining why their technology is better than anything else available today. The downfalls of streaming movies and concerts over the internet is that they require significant compression in both the sound and visuals. He made a very convincing case for why people who want the best will want to have Kaleidescape.

Later we moved to our home theater for his demo of the new Strato Player.

We watched a few minutes of a female action-movie called “Lucy” streaming on Amazon through our top of the line Roku player. Then we switched to the Kaleidescape Strato Player and cued up the same movie. It was immediately one of those “Oh my God” differences. Not just the amazing picture quality difference, but oh the sound too. I bought it on the spot and we should have it here in our showroom by Saturday for demo. I want to invite anyone who is interested in getting the very best quality from their Home Theater to please allow us to demonstrate this amazing accomplishment.

I have to warn you, you are going to want it too.

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Our 30th Anniversary

Nuts About Hi-Fi is celebrating serving our customers for 30 years. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. A lot has changed in audio and video technology since 1987, but one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s our commitment to providing the highest level of service possible to our favorite people, our wonderful customers. So a big thank you to all our customers over the years, as well as to our suppliers who design and manufacture the best audio and video equipment in the world. Here’s to the next 30 years, who knows what kind of technological marvels we’ll be installing in 2047!

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Samsung Redefines the Art of Flat Screen TVs

I recently attended the San Diego CEDIA show looking for new fun toys to offer at our showroom. While walking toward the Samsung booth I noticed they were displaying fine artwork next to their new television sets. I thought to myself how clever. Then I realized what I was actually looking at was a high definition flat screen TV. For sometime I’ve wanted a bit larger screen in my bedroom but didn’t like the idea of an even bigger black panel on my wall. I knew immediately this could be a great solution.

The way these sets emulate the art is very convincing.There are unlimited choices of art work to select from or if you prefer you can use personal photos. Samsung offers a good library and even an art store through an application you download onto your phone or laptop style computer. This app can also find your personal photos or allow you to customize photos you have downloaded from the web. They also allow you to choose the color and type of matting to give the illusion it is a framed picture or painting.

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Upgraded Listening Room

Here are a few photos of one of our favorite customer’s listening rooms. We recently upgraded their the digital music playback system utilizing Meridian’s Ultra DAC, along with the Sooloos Music Library.

They also purchased a new pair of our Focal Sopra 3 loudspeakers and a pair of JL Audio F 113 series 2 subwoofers.

I haven’t had a chance to hear it yet but can’t wait to go over and help them break this beautiful system in.

Thanks you two! Hope you have many, many years of listening pleasure.

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