A Showroom Designed to Educate You and Impress Your Senses.

For those of you who know Elite A/V our standards have always been high.  We now have a home theater showroom in Las Vegas that will take you to audio video dreamland! The technology on display features complete home automation control systems and a variety of home theater sound displays. Additionally, we have Salamander a/v furniture, security systems, a commercial cafe bar and a stylish game room.   We have packed this place out with tons of amazing products for you to experience!

 

Learn Smart Home Capabilities

Home automation technology has grown so much over the last few years.  Voice commands and remote control systems have never been more functional. We really do have it made in the shade! You can test out Alexa and movie and audio commands.  Home automation is at the next level when you bring Control4 on board. This remote is a fan favorite when it comes to quality and variation.  Prompt automatic Lutron window shades, color changing light displays, thermostat controls and more with the dynamic duo of Alexa and Control 4 integrations.

The Theater Experience

Throughout our showroom, there are strategic audio displays designed to impress your senses.

The theater room is where you can kick back on plush fortress theater designed seating, gaze up at a seamless 100″ projection, and take in two variations of theater sound systems.  Monitor Audio paired with Dolby Atmos and the other incredible display by Martin Logan with a 7.1 channel sound. Both radiate immense power and unique sound.  Other audio systems showcased are Monitor Audio, Triad Speakers, Dynaudio, Sonos and Bang and Olufsen.

Every Home theater in Las Vegas should have the sound that is enjoyable to watch a movie with. We want to educate you about the differences in sound, size, price, and technology. However, no matter the cost, we back up the quality of the products we offer! Each and every speaker has something to offer for your individual preferences.

 

Get your Game On!

Our game room is not shy of audio power. We have some pretty amazing floor standing KEF speakers on display for your entertainment. Play a round of shuffleboard or bumper pool and imagine what your game room could be with surround sound pumping through the ceiling. We want to help customize every space in your home to maximize your enjoyment with your friends and family.

Commercial Grade Electronic Displays

Your heart may already be pumped up at this point, however, the cafe area features an LG commercial menu board with a video panel display that will have you brainstorming ways to enhance your storefront or restaurant. Soon to come is a 70-volt commercial Sonance system that creates a personal experience in a large space.  , an alarm system panel

 

Finally, to protect our establishment we have an alarm system panel to demo for you that we feel is of the utmost importance in your home and business. If you love to explore new technology and enjoy learning about a variety of audio-video gadgets, we guarantee you will be happy with our selections.  Schedule a visit so we can demo all kinds of fun entertainment equipment for you!  Call us at 702-997-4108 to make your appointment today!

RIVA FESTIVAL The Mother of a Multi-room Wireless Speaker

The last article featured RIVA ARENA, the more compact version of the wireless speaker from the RIVA Wand Series. This article will highlight RIVA FESTIVAL a larger and more dynamic version in this series.

 The Quality of Design is Remarkable for Such a Small Speaker.

First and foremost, this bad boy is upgraded with an elegant wood enclosure surrounding three woofers, three tweeters, and 4 passive radiators. Can you believe all that fits in 14 x 7-inch speaker?  This design reproduces more of the musical spectrum than any comparable product currently on the market. That’s impressive!

The RIVA Difference!

The FESTIVAL audio design utilizes high-performance acoustic components to deliver an audio quality that truly reciprocates live audio.  Additionally, their patented 3-channel audio technology Trillium™ captures stereo imagining in the finest and most sought after way.

You may wonder, what is stereo imaging? Imaging refers to the aspect of sound recording and reproduction.  When sound is recorded in a professional studio, the placement of instruments, artist, and microphone in the sound booth make all the difference.  RIVA speakers are designed to highlight those unique locations and depth.  Moreover, an image (placement of sound) is considered to be good if the location of the performers can be clearly located. On the other hand, the image is considered to be poor if the location of the performers is difficult to locate.

Stereo and Ambisonic Recordings

According to one reference, a well-made stereo recording, properly reproduced, can provide good imaging within the front quadrant; a well-made Ambisonic recording, properly reproduced, can offer good imaging all around the listener and even including height information.

Envision you are sitting in a room with a band behind you and the artist in front of you. It’s as though music is 3D, that is the type of amazing quality you can expect from these wireless speakers.  Immersive sound with deep, powerful bass is key to a pleasing experience.

Other Specs:

With a whopping 200 watts of power, this wireless speaker can charge your tablet or phone with its’ USB port.  Endless hours of fun with connectivity options including Wi-Fi, DLNA, DDMS, AirPlay, and Bluetooth. Stream unlimited audio content through Chromecast built-in and Spotify® Connect. FESTIVAL supports high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192kHz so you don’t miss any detail.

Why Elite A/V backs up This Brand

All things considered, As of 2017, RIVA Audio has received some of the highest awards in the world of high-performance wireless audio. No doubt, we had to jump on board with such a high standard of sound.  It’s no wonder our customers in Las Vegas love this product.  See for yourself in person how powerful a compact wireless speaker can be!  When given the choice, choose professional options over consumer products out there.

Let us help! Call today 702.997.4108 to visit our fully remodeled show rooms to gain home theater inspiration.  The speaker choices will surely impress any listener.

Cover image of Riva Arena by the pool.

RIVA ARENA – Wireless Speakers that Pack a Punch!

The lives we live are fast-paced. Having a speaker to take on the go reaps great benefits.  For this reason,  there is much to consider when purchasing a compact speaker to fit the role of many jobs. We are happy to boast about these remarkable little wireless speakers that are packed with innovative technology.  First, let’s take a journey in time back to the early 70’s to see why these speakers exist.

The Roots of RIVA

The founder is regarded as a true “Golden Ears” throughout the music industry with a deep passion for delivering the real truth and joy of music. Beginning his career in the UK, Rikki Farr, was in the heart of the music industry.  He hosted the infamous 1970 Isle of Wight, which was said at the time to be one of the largest human gatherings in the world. With estimates of over 650,000, this event surpassed the attendance at Woodstock. The line-up featured some incredible artists such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and The Doors.  Ricky later developed a touring company and produced 4,700 shows with leading artists Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Bob Marley, Bob Seger, Guns N Roses, Nirvana, and much, much more.

In addition, Ricky is no stranger to live music. His experience drove the passion to create the “Riva philosophy”.   The philosophy basically is to design and produce speakers and technology that can reproduce music and sound so pure you can hear the future.

Why Elite A/V Recommends this Wireless Speaker

As of 2017, RIVA Audio has received some of the highest awards in the world of high-performance wireless audio. Of course, we had to jump on board with such a high standard of sound.  So what are the specs of this roaring lion packed in a little body?

This two part article will feature our favorite two wireless speakers: RIVA ARENA and RIVA FESTIVAL Let us see which one is right for you.

The Small but Powerful RIVA ARENA

Arena speaker on kitchen counter

A compact multi-room wireless speaker that delivers stereophonic sound. What exactly is stereophonic? It is a sound reproduction using two or more separate channels (Arena having 3)to capture the dimensions of a performance. The depth is separated into the performer and their acoustic surroundings. This elevates your experience and allows your ears to resonate with a realistic sound of a live concert.

Pretty incredible huh? Not to mention lightly, the speaker doubles as a USB charger and is equipped with Spotify connect and Chromecast built-in for unlimited streaming capabilities.

Designed and Engineered from the Inside Out.

  • 50 watts of power
  • The Arena connects with Wifi or with Bluetooth, Airplay, DDMS, and DLNA.
  • It supports High-resolution audio up to 24-bit/ 192kHz
  • Play all of your favorite audio hassle free, from any source and anywhere you want. No Wi-Fi required!
  • Optional battery pack allows 20+ hours before recharging.

All things considered, this speaker from the wand series of Riva audio is an exceptional choice if a compact speaker is a huge asset you want to have.  If size isn’t the most concerning feature, you may like the RIVA FESTIVAL. Keep a look out for the next article.

4 Ways Control4 is for the Modern Living

Whether we choose to accept it or not, life with technology is here to stay. There are benefits to jumping on board with modern technology. One of which is the convenience. I’d like to take a moment to share with you four ways that control4 remotes are for the modern living.

1) Less is more.

Imagine this scenario. You’re watching TV looking for the volume remote which happens to be different than the TV channel remote in some cases. Or possibly you get a little cold and want to change the fan to a lower speed that is also remote that you’re searching for. Now I know we have all experienced digging for a remote control in the couch. It’s not fun and it’s not for modern living. Having a remote control that is central and large enough not to get lost, yet condensed into one application to control multiple functions is incredibly convincing to get on board.

2) Safety.

Let’s entertain another scenario. You come home after a long physically demanding day, you’re sitting in front of your TV completely glued. The thought crosses your mind that the alarm system is not activated. You say to yourself “in a moment I’ll get up.” The house could be on fire and you may not even want to move! So you don’t turn it on. Fast forward an hour in time to falling asleep on the couch, you finally get up and go to bed. This particular night you forget to turn the alarm on. Control4 solves this problem because with the touch of a button you can set your alarm. And of course, if you were watching TV the remote control would be close by. You never know, the one night that laziness gets the best of you could be the night that you compromise your safety. Not to mention, that you are able to check your security cameras at any given time right from your remote control as well. That old wise saying “better safe than sorry” has never been easier in modern living technology.

3) Experience.

Life gets complicated and let’s face it, so does technology at times. But when you have a centralized remote control that you can use to create a mood in your home it makes for a unique experience. To lie back and be able to control your music, watch your favorite movie, turn off the lights, it’s all right there at your fingertips. How incredible is that! Experiences are even more important in today’s society because we are so engulfed in work and being occupied by daily minuscule tasks. Anyone of our clients in Las Vegas that has ever owned a control4 remote has never said: “man I wish I had separate remotes again for all my gadets.” Hence, the experience speaks volumes for itself.

4) Be one of the cool kids!

No more wishing, be the one to set the standard of modern technology in your home. Trust me when I tell you, your friends will be impressed! When they see how easy it is for you to enjoy all your electronics with one convenient, really cool touchscreen application, they will definitely be jealous! They may even be like a little kid in an elevator pressing all the buttons! For movie night pull out your control4 and see everyone’s eyes light up in amazement that you can turn off the lights, play the movie, change the volume up and down, and even set the thermostat just right for a very cozy night in with awesome company!

If these reasons haven’t convinced you that control4 is for the modern living then it’s true, you may be living in the last century. But sooner or later technology will creep up on you and you will have to jump on board. Be the first! Set the standard. And really get the benefits and convenience of control4 remotes connected to your home theater system.

Elite A/V LLC in Las Vegas would be happy to help you with your home automated theater system. Give us a call for a quote. We would be happy to help install smart home technology and explain how to use your new controls. We can also install alarm systems. Let us know.

BlueBOLT is a trusted Elite A/V LLC Product

Protection is Needed in an Ever Connected World

As our homes are becoming more and more connected with advanced technologies and entertainment equipment, devices such as; routers, modems, switches, controllers, and streaming devices rely heavily on stable networks.  There is a lot that can go wrong and many variables that can cause systems to slow down or lock up which typically require a service call with your home entertainment system.  But most often these problems can easily be solved by a simple power cycle.  BlueBOLT enables Elite A/V customers to receive active help on these issues through remote cloud-based system management.

Elite A/V can monitor your network connection and power management.  BlueBOLT also allows us to reduce your service calls by 80%, Immediately respond to issues, prevent issues from occurring, and ultimately increase your satisfaction as a customer here in Las Vegas.

In addition, each BlueBOLT component offers protection from a power surge.  You may ask, “What is a power surge?” In general, a surge is a transient wave of current voltage or power in an electrical circuit. 60-80% of all surges occur within a home or building.  It could be anything from a simple thermostat operating a heating element, a switch mode power supply found on many of the devices we use today, or electrostatic discharge.  Surges that occur outside of buildings are due to lightning strikes or utility grid switching.

The amazing thing about BlueBOLT products is the self-sacrificing technology that saves your expensive electronics from being destroyed.

There are several products to choose from when we are designing the best protection for your home audio theater.  Some of the products are listed in this video on our YouTube channel:

To learn more about our products and custom integrated systems please call us and we would be happy to help.

Amazon and Control 4 Integration

As a kid, we dreamed about flying cars and tablets that controlled our every desire. We all knew that at some point sci-fi movies would eventually become our reality. The distant future seemed so exciting as we all waited for the day we would have modern conveniences.  The wait is over- we ARE in the future!! Even Doc from Back to the Future dialed in our time.  The advancement of smart devices has made home life experiences worth sharing in.  Elite A/V Las Vegas customers are flocking to these new technologies.  We want you to be on board.

 

 Smart Home Possibilities

Create a “scene” with Control4 and Amazon Alexa smart devices.

Imagine coming home, as you walk through the front doors and say “Alexa turn on the welcome scene,” the lights automatically lead the way, while Pandora starts your favorite playlist, the door locks behind you and you feel the weight of a long hard earned day melt off your shoulders. This brilliant experience sets the tone for the evening.

 

As night falls, you sit with your sweetie on the couch and say “Alexa turn on movie night”.  The automatic shades from Lutron Triathlon slowly begin to fall creating a private movie environment. Your home theater opens with Amazon Fire TV right to your favorite movie.  The lights dim and your cinema experience begins. When you can’t keep your eyes open any longer no need to go around powering everything down. Simply go to bed and say “Alexa power down the house.”  All the lights shut off, the doors lock, the alarm system turns on and you can sleep with peace of mind.

 

There are many smart products available today, it isn’t until these devices work together in harmony, that you experience the flawless touch of a smart home. It’s the sophistication of smarter living that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.

Check out this youtube video brought to you by Amazon and Control 4: https://youtu.be/uByI298tsm8