Go Ahead, Search Our Blogs

THE ART OF SMART HOME AUTOMATION WITH HIBBS HOMES

Tony-Pratte-The-Art-of-Custom-Podcast-1

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  • How to add technology into your home without worrying about the technology becoming quickly outdated.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.

Learn More

  93 Hits

THE SOUND ROOM PARTNERS WITH LOMBARDO HOMES

TSRChesterfieldValley_Rendering

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.”

Continue reading
  98 Hits

THE SOUND ROOM’S HOLIDAY FAVORITES, PART 2

Aaron-Blake-2

Last week we shared Part 1 of our staff’s favorite gifts and we’ve loved hearing which ones were your favorites too! See if your new favorite might just be waiting on this list!

 

Aaron Blake:
Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones
Price: $349
This year I’m choosing the Bose Quiet Comfort 35. After spending 14 & ½ hours on a plane with a screaming child, I can say with certainty that I will never board an airplane without a set of noise cancelling headphones. These are not only the best noise canceling head phones Bose has ever made they are also the best sounding ones as well. Excellent Bluetooth connectivity, great battery life, cannot recommend highly enough.

 

Joshua Beard:
Paradigm Prestige 95F Tower Speakers
Price: $4999. pair

Continue reading
  89 Hits

THE SOUND ROOM IS CELEBRATING THE BEST HOLIDAY: SGT. PEPPER DAY!

FullSizeRender-1024x768

Did you know that June 1st is Pepper Day? No, not spicy peppers. Not Dr. Pepper. Not the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was 50 years ago on June 1stThe Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  In honor of this momentous occasion, Pro-Ject turntables wanted to celebrate and what better way than by creating two Limited Edition Sgt. Pepper themed turntables.

We’ve seen these beautiful limited edition turntables and you certainly want to add them to your collection! The Essential III Sgt. Pepper’s Drum is an upgraded version of the Essential III model, which incorporates a low mass one-piece tonearm with sapphire bearings, an Ortofon OM10 and an acrylic platter. It undergoes a unique painting process that gives it an embossed feel and looks stunning. We will have the Essential III Sgt. Pepper’s Drum for sale for $499.

The 2Xperience Sgt. Pepper is a VERY limited edition model based on the 2Xperience SB and is equipped with an Ortofon 2M Silver. It includes an EVO 3 Carbon Fiber tonearm, composite platter with integrated mat made from recycled vinyl records for the ultimate record/platter interface and built in SpeedBox. This high end turntable not only looks good, but sounds incredible! We will have it available for $1499 for a limited time!

To commemorate the 50th anniversary, Apple Corps gave Giles Martin, the son of Sir George Martin, complete access to the original tapes and encouraged him to do a proper stereo mix while staying faithful to the Beatles’ original vision. In the new Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Box set, you can hear the original mono mixes, the new stereo mixes and even a 5.1 version as well as outtakes and bonus tracks!

Come into the Sounds Room and listen to the Sgt. Pepper’s re-released album on a limited edition Pro-Ject turntable and enter for a chance to win the “Box Set”! The Limited Edition Pro-Ject turntables can be purchased while supplies last, so be sure to take advantage of these special turntables while they’re in stock! This special promotion will run from Thursday, June 1st through Sunday, June 4th. Help us celebrate the Beatles the best way possible, with music galore at The Sound Room.

  94 Hits

THE SOUND ROOM GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!

Sound-Room-new-front

The time has come, months of hard work, planning and construction, we are ready for our Grand Opening Celebration! Come out and join us for free food, drinks and weekend-long specials on February 23, 2017. After 33 years in business, we have grown and were ready to expand. The move to our new location in Chesterfield Valley has been an adventure, and we are excited to share our progress and show off our new showroom.

Come to our Grand Opening to see our new technologically advanced showroom, built to our exact specifications. One of our favorite features of the new store and showroom is the massive amount of space we have! We are now able to host events and are planning to host events monthly, ranging from custom home builder events, to movie premiers to charity events.

Now, let’s get down to business. What you really want to know: the details of the Grand Opening and a schedule of events.

The Sound Room Grand Opening
17373 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005
February 23, 2017: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Food, drinks, music and more!
  • Vendors on hand include: Sony, Integra, B&W, Classe, Rotel, Sonos, Bose, Lutron, JL Audio, Paradigm, Anthem, GoldenEar, Control 4 and more to be announced.
  • Door prize giveaways every hour starting at 5:00pm and ending with a grand prize giveaway, valued at $5,000, at 8:00pm. Must be present to win.
  • Trade-in receiver auction with proceeds going to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
  • KMOX’s Mark Reardon will be broadcasting LIVE from The Sound Room starting at 2:00pm!

We will have Grand Opening Specials all weekend long (2/23-2/26), don’t miss out on this great opportunity to save money, visit our new showroom and join us in celebrating our Grand Opening!

Continue reading
  84 Hits

THE SOUND ROOM INSTALLS SMART TECHNOLOGY IN SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOME FOR SFC JARED BULLOCK IN CARBONDALE, IL

TSR-Gary-sinise

When we heard about the Gary Sinise Foundation and their R.I.S.E (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program was building a house in Carbondale, IL  for SFC Jared Bullock, we knew we wanted to be involved. Core Brands reached out to us to see if we were interested in participating in this project and we jumped. We reached out to the foundation, offered our services and are thrilled to be a part of this project. The goal of this project was to build a smart home that is fully functional for Jared and his family.


Jared and his twin brother enlisted in the Army two years after the 9/11 attacks, and in October of 2013 Jared earned his Green Beret. In November of 2013 while on a routine patrol, Jared was severely injured when his ATV ran over an improvised explosive device. He lost his right arm and his right leg in the accident and has since undergone over 30 surgeries. Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation, Jared, his wife Jessica and their son Aiden will be able to start a new chapter in their lives in a fully automated specially adapted smart home.

This is an extremely exciting home, featuring security, automated remote door locks,  lighting control, motorized shades), video surveillance and recording for security, entertainment including whole house audio and video. This house will be fully automated and be able to controlled via iPad, Tablet and smart phones. There will be touch panels in the Great Room of the house along with other appropriate locations that will make it easy for use.

We are working with our suppliers and vendors to get as much as we can donated to the project, and we have been amazed by the support we have received. Our staff have stepped up as well, donating their time and expertise to the project. The house is expected to be completed in early summer and we can’t wait to share pictures of the final home with you!

  98 Hits

SONY- FROM LENS TO LIVING ROOM

Sony-projector-1-768x269

Sony is a company that has gone from lens to living room, now delivering 4K into our homes. They not only create 4K content, master 4K content, replicate Blu-ray disks, manufacture Blu-ray players, but also build a projector that is designed to play native 4K materials.

We are hosting an exclusive Sony 4K Laser Projector Showing of the VPL-VW500ES! This is the World’s Most Advanced 4K Home Theater Projector.

We will have the Sony VPL-VW500ES on hand for 3 days only, May 12th, 13th and 14th at The Sound Room! Here are some specifics on this elite projector.

Featuring Breathtaking Picture Quality

  • Native 4K Resolution
  • High Brightness
  • Super High Contrast
  • HDR Compatible
  • Reality Creation 4K Upscaling
  • Wide Color Space
  • Motionflow

This Sony projector greatly reduces screen door effect and “jaggies” for a truly immersive experience that you will never forget. You can enjoy bright, crisp images, even in a brightly lit room. You will get the best possible images! It also features Motionflow, which makes motion much smoother, bringing the thrill of watching a fast-paced, action film to the home.

Continue reading
  99 Hits

CREATING YOUR OWN OUTDOOR OASIS IN ST. LOUIS

thumb-17

Spring and summer months mean warm and beautiful weather, relaxing on the patio, and enjoying nature. It also means the start of baseball season! You don’t have to sacrifice the weather or our beloved Cardinals, just bring the indoors-outdoor with an outdoor television. SunBrite TV’s are the only time-tested TVs in the world that are designed and built for permanent outdoor installation. They are completely weatherproof with superior brightness. Their durable screens can endure temperatures as hot as 122 degrees and as cold as -24 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing you to leave your television outside all year long!

We understand it can be a lot of work setting up an outdoor living area, but SunBrite and The Sound Room created a product to help ease the process. The SunBrite TV Wireless HD Transceiver can send full 1080p HD content wirelessly to televisions. That’s right, no cables! As long as your outdoor television is within 150 feet, you’ll be watching HDTV in no time.

One of our favorite parts of the spring and summer months are backyard BBQ’s. There’s nothing better than spending time with those you love, cold drink in your hand, and enjoying some delicious food while listening to some great music. We have a complete line of Sonance outdoor speakers that deliver crystal clear sound with a rustic design that allows them to blend into your outdoor space. Now you can listen to the game on KMOX or enjoy your favorite tunes outdoors.

If you aren’t sure what steps to take first in creating your outdoor area, we are here to help! Come talk to one of our Electronic System Designers who can help you transform your patio or deck into a relaxing outdoor oasis.

At The Sound Room, we do more than simply provide home theater solutions-we provide an experience! The Sound Room has a retail showroom located in Chesterfield. For more information, call The Sound Room at (636) 537-0404 or visit us online 24/7 at www.thesoundroom.com.

  82 Hits

AFFORDABLE HOME AUTOMATION | KEEPING YOUR FAMILY SAFE

thumb-21

When you hear the term home automation, do words such as accessibility and affordability come to mind? Well, they should now! Once a luxury, home automation is now becoming a way of life for millions of American families.

At The Sound Room, we have been embracing the home automation movement for years—elevating home technology for hundreds of St. Louis families. The benefits of a fully integrated home range from HVAC control to security and lighting control—all powerful enough to transform your at-home living experience.

Let’s begin with safety. Integrating your home with a fully automated home security system will not only greatly reduce the risk of unwanted intrusions, but will also allow you to check on your home while you are away. Features such as video surveillance, automated locks and motion sensors will make your home the safest on the block.

Affordable home automation also pays dividends in reduced worry for families with children. A system installed by our home security division, Sound Security, allows the homeowner to check on their family from a Smartphone or tablet device remotely.

In addition to 24/7 video surveillance, the homeowner will also be afforded the power to lock doors with their Smartphone—no matter where they are. The way it works is quite simple: Your system allows you to remotely lock and unlock your doors so you can let people in without giving them a key or a code. You can also receive e-mail or text messages to your Smartphone every time someone unlocks or locks your door, giving you the peace of mind that your home is secure at all times.

Continue reading
  169 Hits