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THE SOUND ROOM STAFF PICKS HOT HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR 2021

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The Sound Room Staff Picks Hot Holiday Gifts for 2021

The Holidays are here again, and we know what you’re thinking: What’s the perfect gift for the home entertainment enthusiast on my list? Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect upgrade to your own home entertainment setup. After all, you’ve been (kinda) good this year, right?

Either way, The Sound Room’s here to help. Our team of expert elves has identified the hottest in-stock items for Christmas 2021, ready for you to take home and deliver the “Wow” factor this holiday season.   

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COMMON ISSUES WITH APPLE TV

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Just like with your smartphone, things can go awry with apps on Apple TV. Sometimes they lag or stop responding altogether. When this happens, your best option is to simply force close the app.

To force close an app, double-press the TV or Home button swipe left or right to highlight the app and swipe up on the Siri remote touchpad.

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THE SOUND ROOM ENABLES COMMERCIAL CONNECTIVITY AT HERITAGE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

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This project began when a longtime retail customer reached out for help after moving in with her aging mother. With a teenage son attending school virtually, her mother’s use of technology for entertainment, and her own desire for high-speed connectivity when working from home, she recognized the bandwidth of their current network wasn’t cutting it. The Sound Room suggested and ultimately implemented a network upgrade in the home, bringing all her existing electronics into the system and making it all work together.

The client was extremely happy with the outcome and asked if we could do the same thing for her business, Heritage Veterinary Hospital in Creve Coeur. The company was getting poor performance from their network and the devices on it. They were preparing to make a serious investment in fiber optic cable upgrade as a result. They brought us in to evaluate the network and determine if there were opportunities to improve performance inside the building.

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PREMIUM HOME THEATER DESIGN AND INSTALLATION FOR PROJECTS OF ALL SIZES

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THE SITUATION

Aron Zoellner always wanted a home theater but didn’t know if he would ever have the right space for it. But when he and his wife purchased a new home, they made the decision to renovate the basement and the home theater dream came back into the discussion.

A do-it-yourselfer by nature, Aron’s first thought was to try to tackle the project on his own. With a major in computer animation, a minor in sound design, and a career in computer graphics and visualization, he knew enough to consider the possibility. But realizing the volume of decisions that needed to be made he didn’t want to make one he’d regret. Aron decided that to get the home theater experience he’d always wanted, he needed the expertise of someone who helped clients make decisions like these every day. He turned to the St. Louis AV experts, The Sound Room, for help.

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THE SOUND ROOM LAUNCHES CONSTRUCTION DIVISION TO READ AND REACT TO A CHANGING OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

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As home technology has evolved, so have the connectivity expectations of today’s homeowners. That’s why The Sound Room is launching a new construction division to help builders capitalize on the current and future potential of connected home technology.

According to Tony Pratte, Director of Builder Relations, the new division will allow The Sound Room to serve builders with the same agility and adaptivity as other trade contractors.

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SONY TV TROUBLESHOOTING

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LED INDICATOR ON THE FRONT OF THE TV BLINKING

If it is Red:

Blinking 2-6 or x8 times? Try power cycling the TV

  1. Disconnect the TV power cord from the mains
  2. Unplug any device connected to the TV
  3. Wait 1 minute and connect the power cord back to the mains
  4. Turn on the TV again

Blinking x7 the TV may have overheated due to insufficient ventilation

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COMMON ISSUES OR TOOLS FOR ROKU

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Some Roku Ultra owners have reported that there is no sound to be heard when streaming content.

Potential solutions:

The issue generally seems to be caused by the wrong setting being enabled by default. The audio settings can be found by going to Settings – Audio. If you are using a S/PDIF (optical) cable for audio output to a receiver, try setting the audio mode to Dolby Digital. If you are connected via HDMI to the TV and optical to AVR, change the audio mode to Dolby Digital/DD+

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NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING AND RESET

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If multiple devices on your network can not connect to the internet yet they show they are connected to the home network your modem, which is provided by the internet provider, and your router may not be sync’d properly. Try power cycling the equipment.

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HOW WE’RE STAYING SAFE AND IN SERVICE – A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT, DAVID YOUNG

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Our top priority is the health and safety of our employeesclients and the communities where we live and work. Both our showroom and operations facility will remain open if you need to place orders or speak to a representative, and our hours of operation will remain the same with the exception of Sunday. We are closing on Sundays until further notice to give our staff extra time to deal with personal issues. We will continue to update the community if anything changes.

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READY FOR SUMMER? GET 20% OFF PARADIGM OUTDOOR SPEAKERS

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Summer is coming! Is your backyard ready to entertain?  Paradigm has your summer covered with outdoor speakers designed to fit any budget and application. Stop wishing and start enjoying your backyard.

Get 20% OFF all Stylus and Rock Monitor Speakers at The Sound Room through June 30th.

At The Sound Room, we offer a Landscape Speaker Design service. For a limited time, you can even bring our Landscape System home and demo it in your yard FREE OF CHARGE before you purchase. Normally a $200 value!

HOLIDAY SPECIALS – SAVE HUNDREDS ON HOME THEATER, SPEAKERS, AND MORE!

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This holiday season don’t just chase the lowest price tag. Experience quality electronics for yourself for incredible deals! See a large 75” TV showing a movie or sporting event before you make your purchase. We also have Electronics System Designers to help you design a system for your home for FREE.

EXTRA SPECIAL: LISTEN TO A 3 DIMENSIONAL HOME THEATER SYSTEM FEATURING A 106” SCREEN, 4K PROJECTOR AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR TRADE IN SPECIALS.


SAVE ON SONOS

Save $30 on the Sonos One

Save $30 on the Sonos One SL

Save $100 on the Sonos Sub

SAMSUNG “THE FRAME” TVS

65” FRAME TV – $1599
55” FRAME TV – $1099
49” FRAME TV – $899
43” FRAME TV – $799

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IMPROVE YOUR WI-FI WITH THE SOUND ROOM

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Are you looking to expand the reach of your Wi-Fi, or even just improve its performance? Come to The Sound Room for what will be your favorite purchase of the year.

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE AUDIO FOR SMALL SPACES

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Do you have an appreciation for high-performance audio, but you don’t have a big space to put it? You’ll be amazed what great sound small systems like the McIntosh MA252 can produce.

 

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THE ART OF SMART HOME AUTOMATION WITH HIBBS HOMES

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Tony Pratte joins Hibbs Homes in their “The Art of Custom” to discuss home automation and security. They discuss the current and emerging technologies that are available to homeowners to automate entertainment, lighting, appliances, security, and more.

TUNE IN TO FIND OUT:

  • What is a smart home?
  • What infrastructure is required to start automating functions in your home
  • Estimated costs around installation of various smart home and security features, including scalable solutions
  • How to add technology into your home without worrying about the technology becoming quickly outdated.
  • How to protect your privacy & data with in-home technology
  • The difference between DIY and managed home security

Listen to the full episode on the Hibbs Homes site, or on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, and anywhere else you get fine podcasts.

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WHY YOU SHOULD BE SHOPPING AT A LOCAL RETAILER FOR YOUR TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

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We recently visited our friends at Creve Coeur Camera, and were thoroughly impressed with the shopping experience that we had with them. When buying complex technology like cameras, the value of experiencing it in person with the assistance of an expert cannot be understated. As a local retailer ourselves, we realized that the perks of buying from a local expert also apply to shopping with us!

When buying new technology, it’s common for people to hastily take their shopping needs online. They search for products and try to sift through the reviews, do a bit of research, and place the order. They pray that the new product will work with the other components in their existing system. These are all typical concerns for consumers, especially when spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on electronics.

So why do we recommend shopping locally instead?

1. YOU WILL RECEIVE CUSTOMIZED SYSTEM SOLUTIONS FROM THE EXPERTS

Our associates can create a custom system to fulfil your needs. The Sound Room’s team of experts in home technology, entertainment, audio and automation will make home life easy, connected, simpler and safer, all while saving time and energy.

We have the experience and knowledge to design a comprehensive system that will provide you with the appropriate solution for your home or business.

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THE SOUND ROOM PARTNERS WITH LOMBARDO HOMES

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The company continues to grow with multiple home automation projects

The Sound Room, St. Louis’ premier home technology retailer, announced the new partnership with Lombardo Homes and the addition of two employees. The Sound Room has taken on 55 homes that were previously under contract with The SOHO Shop, which recently closed.

“We’re looking forward to a longtime partnership with Lombardo Homes and we’re excited to welcome
Aaron Hahn and Kris Mosher to the team,” said David Young, The Sound Room President. “We believe our ability to pick up installations and customize over 50 homes mid-project shows our dedication to always finding the best solutions for our clients.”

For more than 50 years, Lombardo Homes has specialized in building new construction homes and customizing it to fit any lifestyle. They are headquartered in Michigan and have a growing number of project opportunities in St. Louis and St. Charles counties.

“The Lombardo Homes team’s passion to build extraordinary and efficient homes aligns with The Sound Room’s dedication to deliver unparalleled experiences and solutions to our customers every day,” Young said. “Also, as we work to make the transition seamless and smooth, past clients of Lombardo Homes can count on us to continue handling service and warranty claims.”

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SIX WEEKS OF SAVINGS AT THE SOUND ROOM!

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The holidays are here, and so are great deals at The Sound Room! We know it can be hard to choose what to get for someone, so our employees have pulled together their favorite packages and what they love about them. Each package will go on sale each week leading up to Christmas, so make sure to stop by The Sound Room to buy your special someone (or you) the perfect gift!

NOVEMBER 17-24: ADD A ROOM OF SOUND

Rachel’s top pick for week 1: Get a Connect Amp and Sonance Mariner 56 for $699 – Save $150!

Rachel’s Thoughts:   “It’s the simplest way to get my favorite music to my porch while I’m entertaining or spending time with my family, without breaking the bank or using any complicated equipment.”


 

NOVEMBER 25-30: COMPLETE DOLBY 5.1 SURROUND HOME THEATER PACKAGE

Jared’s top pick for week 2: Get a Complete Dolby 5.1 Surround Home Theater Package with a Sony projector, 110” SI screen, Sony receiver, Sony blu-ray player, Paradigm 5.1 speaker system, Panamax surge protectors, and AudioQuest wire & cables for only $5,000 – Save $850!

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THE SOUND ROOM UPGRADES THE DEAN TEAM’S AUTOMOTIVE SHOWROOM

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The Dean Team’s showroom was upgraded recently by The Sound Room to better entertain and inform clients through both multi-zone, multi-source high-quality audio and video distribution systems.

The video system is capable of distributing up to six different video sources to an unlimited number of displays. Currently the system has four client facing displays and a large video wall comprised of six 55-inch high brightness LCD panels put in a 3×2 pattern to create a more than 12-foot diagonal screen. The set-up is designed to truly capture the customers’ eye from anywhere in the room.

The screen is capable of showing several different combos of the six sources so they can choose which combination best suits their needs. All of the rooms that have televisions or speakers are capable of mixing and matching the sources and independent control of the volume so they can be tailored to the different sound levels including when they’re entertaining clients. They also have multi-zone paging, that they can use through their own system for announcements and employee communication.

As part of the video distribution system, The Sound Room included two digital signage media players so that both Subaru and Volkswagen sides of the building can have independent signs for clients.

The system is easily controlled through a series of touch panels around the office and The Sound Room also put in scheduling to make it easier when they walk in and out for the day.

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THE SOUND ROOM SPOTLIGHT: TIM B.’S SUCCESS STORY

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We sat down with one of our Sales Associates, Tim B. to hear his story on a great experience that he had working with a client. He was able to exceed the family’s expectations for connecting their home, and they have since had Tim and The Sound Room back on multiple occasions to make updates and upgrades to their system. We love the great relationships that we foster with our clients!

HELP THE SOUND ROOM REACH 10,000 LIKES AND WIN A PAIR OF HEADPHONES!

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We are getting close to 10,000 likes on Facebook! In celebration, we will be giving away three sets of phenomenal headphones as soon as we hit 10,000 likes!

To help us get to 10,000 likes and enter to win a pair of headphones, head over and like our Facebook page, and comment on this post when you use your headphones the most.

We are giving away the following headphones:

 

BOSE QC35- $349

 

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