With an increasing demand for home entertainment driven by a growing child, Niles’ MRC-6430 whole-home audio controller provides our house with the ability to blend legacy and popular technologies such as streaming audio. The MRC-6430 does this through six music sources that can be distributed to as many as six zones (two MRC-6430s can be […]Get the Guide
Two Subwoofers Balance Bass In an Open-format Home Theater
The owners of this Atlanta home theater had a couple of unique challenges, the biggest one being the open-nature of their room. The theater area is adjacent to the home’s main living area and the couple wanted to keep it open to allow guests to easily move between the spaces. Plus, they just like the […]Get the Guide
A Gadget Lover's Domain
A gadget fanatic learns that it's important to stay practical when picking out electronic systems for your home.
“Yes, I’m a gadget guy,” admits Marc Pinto. His home in Castle Rock, CO, is a testament to his obsession with all things electronic. In his family room, Marc proudly shows off a huge world map peppered with pinpricks of light. The dots are actually the ends of fiber optic cabling that Marc has poked […]Get the Guide
Smart Home Gallery: Fast Reaction
There’s this annoying glitch that happens sometimes in an automated home called “latency.” It occurs when you press a button to, say, activate all the lights in the house, and you’re left standing at the threshold tapping your foot waiting for the lights to turn on. Those few seconds of lag time might seem inconsequential, […]Get the Guide
Say Goodbye to Backyard Boredom
Outdoor living spaces are more popular than ever. Just flip through the pages of any shelter magazine to see how homeowners are taking their living rooms al fresco. According to the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects, consumer demand remains strong for attractive residential landscapes that are […]Get the Guide
12 Killer Compact Subwoofers
If you aren’t familiar with the powers of a subwoofer, you just aren’t getting the full audio experience. A room filled with speakers can be nice. However, the subwoofer is the piece that puts the boom into your home theater room. It also puts you in the middle of the action, in the front row, […]Get the Guide
Elan Control System Hits High-Tech Home Run with Red Sox Catcher
Remote security monitoring, easy A/V controls score big with Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Remote security monitoring, easy A/V controls score big with Jarrod Saltalamacchia.Get the Guide
1930s Texas Teardown Gets a High-Tech Makeover
Despite being considered a lost cause, Vernon Tyger saw potential for his dream home.
Despite being considered a lost cause, Vernon Tyger saw potential for his dream home.Get the Guide
Hands On: Niles SW8 Compact Subwoofer
Niles’ SW8 proves slammin’ bass doesn’t have to come from a big box.
Niles’ SW8 proves slammin’ bass doesn’t have to come from a big box.Get the Guide
Home Theater, Bar and Workout Space All In One
Bronze-winning Fun Room Combines All Kinds of Wow
A 9.2-channel surround-sound system starring Triad speakers is heard in all corners of this 2,000-square-foot space—but never seen.Get the Guide