Product and Tech Discussion


Sound Systems For Your Outdoor BBQs

Well finally the weather is getting nice! Are you ready for your outdoor BBQ parties? Nothing like great sounding music to go along with it. We have several excellent choices for your outdoor speaker system. This can include in the ground subwoofers, rock speakers, tree mounted speakers and planter speakers.

Stop in and let us help you design an outdoor entertainment system to fit your space and lifestyle.

Here’s a video about in-ground subwoofers, neat stuff:

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Dolby Atmos – Upgrade Your Audio Experience

Dolby Atmos

Come in to Nuts About Hi-Fi and experience the newest technology in home theater. Previous versions of surround sound audio formats have limited audio engineers with trying to position a sound effect by adjusting speaker volume levels. Dolby Atmos is surround sound that brings another level of dimension to your audio. By adding a height layer, Atmos adds a new vertical dimension. Now it is possible to position sound to any point of the room. Instead of that helicopter flying around you, it can now pass over you while descending to land just in front of you. The amazing details of sound placement must be witnessed to be believed. We will be glad to demonstrate the possibility of Dolby Atmos for you in our showroom, please stop by sometime and have a listen.

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Watt Box Power Protection and Conditioning

Watt Box

With the arrival of the winter season in Washington we are once again able to hit the slopes, build a cozy fire, or just enjoy the beautiful view of the majestic snow covered mountains. However, unfortunate side effects are the winter storms that can cause havoc throughout the area with heavy rains, high winds, and sometimes even electrical storms.  These storms routinely cause massive power outages and unwanted electrical disturbances, like surges. Fortunately there are products to help protect your valuable equipment.

One of the leading lines of surge protection and power conditioning is a product called Watt Box. Watt Box comes in several configurations to fit your needs. Whether you need just a 2-outlet conditioner, or a 12-outlet conditioner with IP control and USB charging dock, Watt Box has you covered with everything in between. With top of the industry surge protection, power conditioning to filter out those unwanted electrical noises, and 18-gauge steel construction, Watt Box will negate any fear of unprotected equipment, and allow you to enjoy the beautiful sounds of the season through your beloved system. So stop by or give us a call to show you how Watt Box can be integrated into your system.

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An 11 Out Of 10

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Here is our latest testimonial from Robert who is, as you will see, a very satisfied customer and thrilled with his new 3D Projector.

HOLY S&#%T!!!!! – 11 stars

I watched Gravity in 3D last night. I was BLOWN AWAY!! The color was great, no contrast issues, no black level problems. I must admit with this JVC Projector the picture with Blu-ray was better than my old CRT in every way.

I cannot believe I just typed that.

Long story short, I am glad I purchased all three pieces of gear. I am glad I got them all through you guys.

Once again, Nuts About Hi Fi scores an 11 out of 10!

Robert
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Video Calibration

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Have you taken a walk through your local Big Box store lately? Have you noticed all of the TV’s on their shelves are set to stun?! And not in a way that Captain Kirk would be proud of. What I am talking about is how they are set to their highest light output levels, color and tint are pushed to blooming levels. All of the processing modes that these TV sets have to offer are on. Edge enhancement, sharpness enhancement, cinemotion drive, any way that the TV manufacturers can get their TV’s to look brighter, sharper and make them stand out from the rest of the TV’s on display. But, that is not a good thing when you bring those TV’s into your home, unless you are in need of a sun tan.

I guess it’s a pet peeve of ours as video installers when we see a TV or projector that is set up incorrectly. Most people open the box, put their TV on a stand or on the wall, maybe fool with the picture setting a bit, and then call it good. That is where calibration software and tools like a colorimeter come into play. Being able to correctly calibrate a projector or LED/LCD TV is best left to the experts. Nothing worse than messing up those settings on your brand new TV and now Anderson Cooper looks like George Hamilton. Not only does calibrating your TV or projector make the picture look better, but it also prolongs the life of the TV or projector by not pushing the LED’s or bulb (in a projector’s case) to their inherent limits. Bulbs and LED’s have a lifespan… best not to use them up before their time.

Nuts About Hi-Fi now offers full calibration of your TV or projector, new or old, LED or LCD. We have the tools to do the job. We feel it’s an investment in your video system that will help you enjoy it for many years to come. Give us a call and set up an appointment… your TV will thank you!

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