For over 40 years, JL Audio has been considered one of the foremost brands in the audio industry. And though they began as a home audio company and continue to put out some stellar products for home listening, many know the company more for their highly-regarded car audio components. They’ve been one of our favorite mobile brands, with JL Audio speakers and subs finding their way into our Jeep Wrangler and Nissan 370Z project vehicles. So we’re more than happy to have extended our JL Audio product offerings to include the brand’s home products as well.
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There’s no better time to buy electronics, especially products for your home theater, than Black Friday. The year’s lowest prices on TVs, audio components, and video game consoles mean that you can put together an impressive entertainment system for under $1000. And this isn’t a collection of leftover no-name electronics—we’re including the latest technology from the best brands in the business.
Getting the best picture and sound for your money
At the heart of any good home theater is a stunning display. We’re going to go with a 50-inch TV, which is a great size for the average family room. This Black Friday weekend (11/24-26), the Samsung UN50KU6300 will drop to just $398. That’s an Ultra HD, HDR-capable Smart TV for less than four hundred bucks, a price that was unheard of even just last year. The KU6300 will play all of the latest content from both physical and streaming sources in 4K UHD resolution, with HDR, which means the picture will have the extra clarity of 4K and contain a dynamic range of tones that a normal TV could never display. This set is probably the bang-for-the-buck TV deal of the year.
If you’re looking for arguably the best picture that’s ever been on a TV screen, then check out Sony’s all new Z9D Series 4K HDR with Android TV available at Abt. Sony has successfully used several different features to make this the most spectacular picture they have ever produced for consumers. Its design alone portrays.. (more…)
B&W Speakers find a new home at Abt Electronics
One of the latest additions to our product selection, and one that’s got our audio guys really excited, is our new collection of speakers from Bowers & Wilkins. B&W Speakers (as they’re known to their fans) are some of the most highly-rated speakers available today. One of the progenitors of audiophile-level speakers, B&W have continuously put out innovative products that have won over the hearts and ears of audio fanatics the world over. B&W equipment can be found in the most prestigious studios in the professional audio industry, including George Lucas’s Skywalker Sound and the storied Abbey Road Studios in London.
The Sonos Playbar integrates Sonos Play technology into a home theater soundbar
About ten years ago, Sonos set out to transform the way people listen to music in the digital era by removing one of the obstacles to getting music to multiple locations around the house: the wires. With a Sonos system, you could store your digital music files in one location, and listen to them anywhere else in the home with a wireless internet signal. Sonos Play devices can stream music from your smartphone or Wi-Fi enable computer; the Sonos Connect extended streaming abilities to a standard stereo receiver. With the introduction of the Sonos Playbar, this functionality has been integrated into the soundbar form factor. The result is a multi-function unit whose slim body hides large, immersive sound.
One of my favorite parts of our store are the specialized home theaters. I am such a huge fan of movies, that one of my dreams is to have an all-out, super themed home theater in my home. The designers at Elite Home Theater Seating were taken to the task to create a theater with a Batman: The Dark Knight theme. And boy, did they deliver.
Show us why you deserve a new home theater system and you could win a $1,000 Abt gift card. All video entries will also win a $10 Abt gift card. (If you provide your email address within the description portion of your Video Response.)
Just upload a 1-1 1/2 minute video on YouTube (as a response to the video below) showing us why you deserve a new home theater system. Share your video with friends to get the most votes and win! The video with the most votes by 5pm CT, December 15, 2011 will be chosen as the winner of the $1,000 Abt gift card. It’s as simple as that. We’re looking forward to hearing your stories! Good luck!
Next time you step into Abt’s custom audio you will notice a few changes. First off, you may think you are in a showroom in Vegas with our new 16×16 Planar Video Wall. Located in the middle of our custom audio center, there are 16 46 LCD 1080p TVs lined up to create the ultimate home theater experience you cannot find in any retail store.
The panel is controlled by a computer that can process each individual monito maintaining it’s full 1080p image. What is interesting is that, through the computer, the monitors can be controlled as to what should be on the display. As you can see above, our 4×4 has 4 separate TVs on top displaying 4 different products, while the 3×4 on the bottom is playing a movie on all 12 monitors. A fantastic experience for both kids and adults.
One of my dreams is to have a completely custom, at-home personal theater. I don’t mean simply having a big screen and great sound, I mean completely designing a room in your home to look, feel and sound like a smaller version of going to the movies. That’s no easy task. to get started you would need to spend a good amount of time sketching out the size, look, feel and supplies needed. that would be all up to you and your imagination.
However, here at Abt, we have some great supplies to help you get started. We have a selection of various projectors to supply the picture, get a projection screen to show all your programming, and pick out some comfy chairs to relax and enjoy. Options are endless when you start designing.
Who knows, you may be creative enough to rival the theater of this extreme Star Wars fan.
If your looking to update your home theater system, now’s a great time. At Abt we have a line of all new audio products. New items from manufacturers like Onkyo and Pioneer will help you get the most out of your lsitening experience. Shop online, come in the store, or call us at 888-228-5800 for more deals on new and older products.