West Sound Home & Garden magazine recently wrote a really nice feature story on a Kitsap home that we have upgraded with a complete home, audio / video installation. We’re the ones you call when you want the sweetest sound and video setup imaginable. Here’s a link to the article:
Upstairs, a theater with a large screen and sound system comes with a lively history. When Brent Stinnett lived in Poulsbo, he asked a cable company tech who could help him with a whole-house sound system. The tech recommended Nuts About Hi-Fi so he called Jim Lee, the owner. Little did they know what capers would come of their meeting.
Lee installed a sound system with a music library called Sooloos that put 15,000 albums at the fingertips of Stinnett, who expands his access to music further with a subscription website called Tidal. Oh, happy days! Stinnett lights up as he talks about their love of all kinds of music. Well, except rap.
Meanwhile, Nuts About Hi-Fi installed a new setup in the downstairs entertainment room and tweaked the existing central-sound system. The outdoor room sports a drop-down screen and barrel speakers. Donna Stinnett says sometimes the guys are out around the fireplace watching a ballgame and the gals are down the hall singing karaoke.
“In the Spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of… Audio Gear!?!”
May Tennyson forgive my blatant bastardization of his poetic masterpiece, but its true: as Winter turns to Spring, flowers begin to bloom, animals awaken from hibernation and guys start prepping their toys for the warm months. All across America, lawnmowers are gassed and lubed, boats are lowered into lakes and rivers, hot rods are tuned and detailed until they shine like mirrors; in other words, it’s time for Spring Cleaning and your Stereo System is the best place to start! Tweaking your system means being a “Do it yourselfer” and, like car guys, you should derive pleasure from maintaining, improving and hot-rodding your gear. There’s a special satisfaction that comes from Sweat Equity and this is particularly true in the case of system optimization.
Although many connoisseurs assume a Stereo System requires little or nothing in the way of maintenance, nothing could be further from the truth. Mechanical vibrations and electrical impulses loosen nuts and bolts, while dust, dirt and pollutants contaminate every connection in your system. Records, cartridges, laser pickups, etc are equally vulnerable. Since these changes occur gradually, you might not notice the degradation in performance on a day-to-day basis but trust us: once you’re given your system a serious “Spring Cleaning,” you’ll hear everything you’ve been missing. And remember: THIS IS FUN!!! Enjoy spending some “Quality Time” with your system…
“We have known Jim Lee and Nuts About Hi-Fi for many years. So, recently when our Home Theater receiver of 10 years began acting strangely, particularly with respect to dialogue (the center channel would go out) and our TV of the same vintage started showing signs of a rapidly deteriorating picture, we called Matt at Nuts for a consult. Ultimately, we wound up ordering a new Anthem 5.2 channel Home Theater receiver and a Samsung 49” TV, both exactly what we needed and both reasonable cost components. Matt didn’t push us to purchase more than we needed. The components were ordered and arrived when he said they would. As an aside to working with Matt, it’s important to note that he has spent a fair amount of time on the phone with me sorting out technical problems, mostly with my old two channel system. He’s done this with a great spirit and a lot of expertise.
Part Two of the saga is the delivery and installation of the new components, something we have always done ourselves. Right as scheduled, Adam from Nuts arrived with the new components and proceeded to remove the old stuff and install the new. He ran the setup programs and proprietary room correction software and sorted everything out. I am sure I could have eventually done what Adam did in about two hours, but in a couple of weeks. Audio/video gear has gotten very complicated now, initial set up is very important and Adam was more than up to the task. Nuts was also willing to recycle the old components.
So, what can we say, but wow! The new TV is so clear, bright, colorful and with stunning resolution, it’s like nothing we’ve seen. The receiver is equally amazing with the most notable improvement being in two channel music reproduction. The sound is so much better detailed using the room correction software with the same speakers that we had before, it’s hard to believe.
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