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When Audio was Stationary

Do you remember being a teenager, lying on the floor of your room listening to music? You stared at the album art as somewhere in the distance, just beyond the pulse of the speakers, you could almost hear your mom or dad pounding on the door to turn it down. MP3 players have made music more portable than ever, but some music beckons you to stop moving and just sit down and enjoy it. Vinyl is making a comeback, but are you still listening to those analog masterpieces on a Technics turntable you picked up at a garage sale? A fine pair of speakers, powered by high-end electronics can make music come alive. Add in a digital to analog converter, and even your digital music will have depth and warmth. A great system can take the music in your earbuds and turn it into a live performance in your living room. Barrett’s Technology Solutions has multiple listening rooms to help you experience music like never before. They carry components and speakers by various manufacturers who have left their legacy on the industry such as McIntosh and Bowers & Wilkins. Come into our store today to discover the...

Barrett’s Technology Solutions Offers the Savant Experience

Barrett’s Technology Solutions recently partnered with Savant, who is pioneering the use of Apple-based control and automation solutions. Home automation allows you to enact multiple functions in your home with the push of a button. Being an Apple-based system, Savant allows users to control their entire house with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Four members of the Barrett’s team recently paid a visit to the Savant Experience Center (for your own tour of the experience, watch the video above). Savant purchased a loft in downtown Manhattan and decked it out with a complete automation system to show clients and dealers some of the amazing possibilities of this technology. “The Savant Experience Center demonstrated the ultimate in luxury electronics and home automation,” said Danny Carroll, Technology Consultant. “It was extremely impressive to see many of the best products in the industry working harmoniously together and being seamlessly controlled from an iPad!” The Savant Experience Center is located at 561 Broadway, in New York city, but you can experience it today at Barrett’s Technology...

Why Upgrading and Maintenance is Important

Once not so long ago, I owned a big piece of furniture that housed all my electronics. While in some instances, furniture is a necessity for storing equipment and other audio video incidentals, the day of less is more is here. Less in the sense of less clutter and more meaning, more centralized control from one location. My family and I have  upgraded to a master control panel. Crestron Home Technology from Crestron which streamlines and simplifies all the technology in our home.  Thus far, not only has my home had a custom installed Creston panel but Barrett’s Home Theater custom installation department has installed hundreds of Creston systems for businesses and homeowners who prefer to control drapes, lights, temperature and audio video equipment from a single touch panel. While upgrades may not be on your radar these days, Richard Glikes, Executive Director for the Home Theater Specialists of America states, “Despite the down economy, the technologies continue to change for the better and the retailers like Barrett’s Home Theater continue to find solutions for customers.” One such solution is optimizing the equipment to its fullest. Most customers want the best equipment they can afford to enjoy for all their family and friends gathering or for conducting business.   According to John Cook, Project Manager for Barrett’s Home Theater Chicago, most customers don’t fully reap the benefits of their electronics. Many audio video systems can be integrated, upgraded or if the system is over one year old, maintained.  John’s recent mailing to customers who had installations within the last three to five years offers them what John calls, “a system...