Home Entertainment & Automation Services in Matthews, NC.
Home Entertainment & Automation Services in Matthews, NC.
Home audio and Video Services in Matthews, NC.  TV installation, Surround Sound, Home Entertainment Systems
Polk’s RTi A9 Speakers Deliver Full-Range Performance

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CIS-NC is Charlotte NC's Trusted Polk Audio Speaker Dealer!

Polk Audio’s RTi A9 freestanding loudspeaker is efficient, easy-to-drive, affordable and it has a small footprint.

There’s no question that over the past decade the performance characteristics of a typical in-wall or bookshelf loudspeaker have been greatly improved.

However, there is also no question that there is no replacing a full-range loudspeaker with their ability to provide high sound pressure levels (SPLs), dynamic sound reproduction capabilities and seamless, multi-octave soundstages.

Polk Audio‘s RTi A9 is an example of how manufacturers have evolved their in-room products to meet the needs of a much different consumer demographic that requires sleek industrial designs, unobtrusive room integration and reasonable price points.

Standing just under 49 inches tall the RTi A9 has a cabinet depth of 21.375 inches and a width of just shy of 9 inches.

Internally, the speaker employs three 7-inch polymer-composite woofers, two 5.25-inch polymer-composite midrange drivers and a single 1-inch silk-polymer, composite dome tweeter that operate together on 12dB crossover slopes (second-order).

The Maryland-based company also utilizes a ported cabinet design that includes its PowerPort Plus technology to help the speaker reproduce a frequency response of 18Hz to 27kHz, and it offers dual-binding post options for bi-wiring connectivity.

The RTi A9s run $1,699 per pair.

by Robert Archer


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Inside Lutron’s Mobile Experience Center

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The MXC touring the U.S. from lighting manufacturer Lutron features solutions for lights, shades, energy efficiency and home theater.

As a leading lighting control manufacturer and pioneer of the dimmer, let’s just say Lutron Electronics is always full of bright ideas.

The company’s latest is rolling along to a city near you to—it’s an RV dubbed Lutron’s Mobile Experience Center (MXC) used to, ahem, enlighten people about the benefits of lighting control, whether it be as an enhancement to their home theater, a convenience, an aesthetic improvement, or a way to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

The MXC tour has expanded from five cities in its debut last year to 12 this year—the 43-foot vehicle has made its way from California to Florida to Georgia to North Carolina and is wrapping up in the Boston area this week (click here to check out the dates and locations). It’s scheduled for stops in the New York area, Indianapolis, Pacific Northwest and Northern California to fill the second half of the year.

Mainly people have been able to find it sitting in parking lots outside of their local Lowe’s and Home Depot home improvement stores, though it’s also hit events such as golf tournaments and a Monday Night Football game during its two tours, along with lighting showrooms, electrical distributors, and A/V dealers and distributors.

“We have ‘experience centers’ throughout the United States, where we saw success in educating people,” says senior residential PR manager Melissa Andresko. “With lighting control and lighting products there’s usually an ‘aha’ moment when people experience them, and we tried to replicate that as best as we could in the MXC.”

As far as Lutron products on display and demonstration in the MXC, the tour showcases:

-Basic DIY dimmers commonly found at retail locations like Lowe’s and Home Depot

-Color wall displaying the matte, gloss and metal finishes

-Maestro eco-timer, Diva eco-dim and Meadowlark eco-minder as part of an energy-savings solution wall

-Lutron dimming capability with all popular light sources—incandescent, halogen, LED, CFL and low-voltage loads

-HomeWorks lighting control, Sivoia QS shading and Ivalo (by Lutron) light fixtures as part of a mini home theater

by Arlen Schweiger


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Google TV Announcement

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Details from the I/O Google TV announcement.

Rumors, whispers, and snippets of info regarding Google TV have been floating around for a few months now.

But Thursday at Google I/O 2010, the company made the big announcement of Google TV, while Sony and Logitech followed suit with the first Google TV products. Dish Network also said it will offer a Google TV-powered DVR recording feature on set-top boxes.

Devices for Google TV will be sold at Best Buy.

Google TV
Roughly two out of three people watch TV. So it’s no surprise Google wants a piece of that pie. “Video should be consumed on the biggest, best, and brightest screen in your house, and that’s the TV,” says Google. 

So how do they plan to bring the web to the TV without compromising video or content? A search-driven experience centered around discovery and customization. Media aggregation helps as well, with Hulu logos being thrown around like candy, which might be the most intriguing aspect of the whole ordeal.

All of this is going to be based on Intel’s CE4100 Atom processor running a version of the Android OS, Chrome browser, and Flash 10.1. Devices will have a WiFi network connection, HDMI, and QWERTY input option along with standard remote controls.

by Stephen Hopkins


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