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Small Room, Big Sound

Today we installed this beautiful system for two of our customers and friends. Using Focal Sopra, No.1 along with Focal’s new matching Sopra center channel speaker For the rear surround surround we installed 2 Focal flush mount in ceiling speakers and a JL Audio F113 series 2 Subwoofer.
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To control and power the system we employed the Marantz SR7011 top of the line AV receiver. The viewing screen is the new 8000 series Samsung UHD 55 inch. All the custom cabling came from our friends at Nordost. For ease of use we installed and programmed the URC radio frequency remote control. The speakers require a few hundred hours to fully break in but already this system sounds amazing, full size with beautiful
transparency and detail. Gave me goosebumps.
Thanks you two for having us help you and letting us post these photos on our website.

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

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!