While Audio Advice does thousands of small and medium sized projects per year, as the largest and most experienced home electronics integrator in the Carolinas, Audio Advice is often called on to do large luxury projects. Over the past 35 years, we have developed a reputation second to none in the luxury and higher-end part of the market. If you are building or remodeling a luxury home anywhere in the Carolinas and you desire a truly high performance theater or a fully automated large home, we have an entire process and team setup to make this happen. While we do most of our work in the metro areas between Raleigh and Charlotte, our team has delivered systems across the Carolinas and throughout the mountain and beach cities–and even as far away as Hawaii, Texas, Florida, and Chicago. We do high end projects in the mountain areas from Asheville and Linville all of the way to Lake Toxaway. We have done work up and down the Carolina coast from Atlantic Beach to Wilmington, down to Charleston. Audio Advice’s work has been featured in numerous national magazines and the company was named Best Specialty A/V Retailer in the United States by TWICE Magazine.
High Performance Theaters
We have designed and installed more high performance theaters throughout the Carolinas than every other provider combined. With a 35 year history in high performance audio and video, we take home theaters very seriously. All of our system designers are trained to deliver gerat home theaters. However, when we are called in to do particularly high performance theaters, our founder and chairman, Leon Shaw personally joins the team. Leon is one of the foremost experts in home theaters in the nation. At the beginning of the engagement with the client, Leon helps analyze room acoustics and does computer modeling of room dimensions and acoustic treatments. Leon and our team then work with the customer to select the right equipment that is matched up for the desired performance level of the room. Because Audio Advice is so much larger than the average installation shop, we have been able to secure access to the very best product lines at each price point. If we test it and think its the best, then we get it and it goes into our product offering for our customers. You’ll find both the best product lines and the largest breadth of product lines. If you want to see high performance theaters, come to either of our super showrooms in Raleigh or Charlotte. You will see high performance rooms in both showrooms beyond anything else in the Carolinas.
The theater design, installation and calibration process is super critical to the final success of a home theater. We have been brought in to fix numerous theaters in which the customer spent lots of money but the room was designed wrong or the installer did not have access to the right products or the depth of expertise to deliver high performance. Once we are done installing the theater, Leon personally calibrates the theater for the customer. A typical scenario is that customer loves the theater and thinks we are done. Then Leon comes in to do the final calibration and we then we hear “Wow,” “I did not think it could get even better,” or “This is incredible.” And hearing our customer’s say this is exactly what motivates us every day.
Luxury Home Automation
Audio Advice has been the largest custom home automation store in North Carolina for over a decade. Our luxury home automation business is driven by our CEO, Scott Newnam. Mr. Newnam came to Audio Advice as a highly acclaimed technology executive. He founded an interactive television technology company while at Harvard Business School that was subsequently bought by Ericsson. Mr. Newnam wanted the most advanced home control system in his own home prior to joining Audio Advice. After surveying the market, he concluded that Audio Advice was the best provider in the state but that every company, including Audio Advice, was viewing home automation as an early adopter toy. He proposed to simultaneously invest capital into Audio Advice and join it to lead the development of our Signature Series home automation system. The concept was very clear: develop the processes, software and capabilities to deliver an easy to use, reliable and scaleable home automation system that flat out works. Since that time, we have delivered the Signature Series home control system in the very best homes throughout Carolinas. There is no question that a fully integrated home is far more complex than one with just some music and universal remote controls. And a 10,000 or 20,000 square foot home is exponentially more complex than a 5,000 sf home. In fact, many startup audio/video companies have gone out of business delivering their first large home automation system. We have invested enormously to put together what many in the industry have said is the best home automation system available. It’s not only about the design, the hardware and the software, its also about using tried and true products. Its about having tested all of the products together. Our team members live with the products we sell and both of our owners have fully automated homes that are the final test for our systems and products before they go into the market. Our reputation and scale have also attracted the very best salesman, designers, project managers, installers and programmers in the industry. If you are luxury home owner and want to learn more, click here to contact us.