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Home Automation: URC or SmartPhone?

Should You Replace Your Universal Remote With Your Smartphone?

Let’s face it, we all love our smartphones.  In a compact design, they allow us to do all kinds of things related to work, social, and play.  Not to mention, there is an app for virtually everything.  It’s no wonder why some think smartphones may be a good alternative to universal remotes as a mean to control home theater or media room systems...

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Spring Into Sound

It's never too early to think about it! Imagine listening to the perfect playlist while you're lounging poolside, changing songs and volume from the touch of a button with your smartphone or tablet. You've spent too much effort creating the perfect outdoor landscape to think about marring it with cheap, blocky speakers - opt for our hidden systems and camoflauged speakers instead to keep your yard pristine, and your mind worry-free.

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Importance of Interior for Room Acoustics - Getting Your Room to Sound Awesome

Many people tend to overlook the importance of internal acoustics in assembling a perfect living environment.  The focus is put on the art of painting a visual landscape, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, indulging all senses is the ultimate reward for those who turn to jazzing their home up and face the music. You would not have to tickle the ivories, but make some small, inexpensive adjustments.

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Gramophone Client Care Plans

We're happy to introduce Gramophone Client Care, a set of annual plans to make it easy for you to keep your network, devices, audio / video and connected home up and running annually.

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Lighting

Lighting Controls Unplugged

There is a variety of control solutions to choose from that can easily be customized to fit your needs, lifestyle and budget. Thanks to today’s technology, lighting control can start with basic dimming and switching and eventually be integrated into a full home automation solution to work in conjunction with automated shades, security or a home entertainment system...

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The Top 5 Most Crucial Components of a Home Theater

Home theater systems allow you to enjoy the full experience of a movie theater without the hassle of long lines and loud people (and outrageous popcorn prices). However, reaping the full benefits from a top quality home theater system depends on combining the right components. Here are the five most crucial components that you should consider when building or modifying your home theater.

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The Perfect Day for Two

Count on Gramophone for the perfect day for two... and not just you and your special someone, but our two: lighting and automation. Set the mood for the perfect Valentine's Day not with just flowers and homemade dinner, but with gorgeous scenes created with automated lighting and streaming music.

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Lutron Shading

Motorized Shades: Worth the Investment?

Motorized shades are an intriguing addition to any home. However, it can be difficult for homeowners to see the benefits to them, at first. Motorized shades are undeniably just cool, in of themselves, but there's far more to them than just upping the awesome factor of a home. Here's what motorized shades have to offer.

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