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Bring Movies to Life With a Home Theater System

Revel in the Stunning Sound and Superior Image in Your Ultimate Private Cinema. Films are considered by many to be perfect art by combining elements of light, sculpture, painting, and literature. The format connects directly with nearly all of our senses or subtly by stirring subconscious memories with sound and images.  Movies carry significant cultural importance, and the medium continues […]

How Stereo Types Creates the Ultimate Smart Home Experience with Crestron

Crestron Home Makes Home Automation Easy In many ways, Crestron is the granddaddy (or grandmother) of home automation systems. The company’s name is well known to residential and commercial automation integrators, making homes, conference rooms, and offices smarter and easier to manage for several decades. Crestron was and continues to be known as a very powerful, highly customizable home automation […]

Transform Your Backyard Into Your Favorite Room

One of the pleasures of homeownership is the ability to entertain family and friends on your property. Whether you are grilling, watching the game on the deck, or relaxing by the pool with music, an outdoor AV system makes more of the moments.

Bring Your Home to Life with a Crestron System

Smart technology is making its mark in homes all over the world, and it’s not going away anytime soon. If you’re a homeowner and your home is in the construction phase, we recommend including smart technology in your design and build plans.

Four Reasons Why A Lighting Control System is a Smart Investment

Lighting control is one of the most sought-after smart home features. For many people, it’s about convenient methods of controlling lights beyond the switch. For others, energy savings may be top of mind. Either of those reasons alone could justify a lighting control system for your Naples, FL property.

Do It Your Way with Control4 Home Automation

When writing a grocery list, do you use a notepad or reach for your smartphone? Do you use sticky notes for reminders all over your house, or are they all in your favorite reminder app? Do you use an old-school alarm clock or a smart speaker by your bedside? Are you analog or digital?

Never Lose Touch with A Yacht Wi-Fi System

The ability to get away from the turmoil by casting off and getting out to sea is one of the great pleasures of owning a yacht. The sun, the smell of the salty air, and the wind through your hair while you sit on the stern deck provide a sense of tranquility.

Should You Care about High Resolution for Whole Home Audio?

With the advent of the digital audio revolution some two-plus decades ago, audiophiles have bemoaned a perceived downgrade in audio quality from music sources. Devices like the iPod and the smartphone tended to carry compressed digital formats for universal compatibility and to save on storage, but it was at the expense of the loss of some audio detail and dynamics in music. Enter streaming services in the past dozen years, and the transformation was complete.

Transform Your Home Into the Ultimate Movie Experience

Film has a transformative power not found in other art forms. If you are a fan of movies, you understand the close relationship between the medium and the venue you watch it in. The structure, design, and decor are orchestrated to build anticipation and excitement about the story unfolding before you.

Trust A Crestron Dealer to Keep Your Smart Home Running Smoothly

Crestron is one of the oldest names in home automation, tracing its roots back to an era long before home automation was a term. Crestron smart systems could handle some of the largest and most complicated home automation challenges, in large part because of a highly customizable and programmable system that offered a wide range of ways to automate things.

The Perks a Marine Audio System Brings to Your Yacht

Few things are as relaxing as taking the yacht out on the water on a gorgeous day in Miami, FL. It’s a short escape from the craziness the world has been enduring for the past year, and the worries of life drift away. Your marine audio system can take your enjoyment to the next level, but having the perfect equipment is no easy task.

Stay in the Fast Lane With a Professional Network Installation

The current pandemic has wrought massive changes in how we work, learn, entertain ourselves, and socialize. It won’t last forever, but these profound changes exacerbated trends that were already taking hold. The big change, of course, is so much activity going virtual. And all that virtual activity places big demands on your home network.

What Should You Include in Your Yacht Automation System?

While the Florida heat takes a short break and “winter” settles in, now is the best time to make upgrades to your Boca Raton, FL yacht. One of the best ways to make your yacht more convenient and enjoyable is by bringing the latest smart technology on board.

4 Ways to Simplify Your Entertainment with AV Distribution

Take Command of All Your Media from Anywhere in Your Home Does your New York City apartment or townhouse sport a minimalist vibe? Are you the kind of person that appreciates form and function equally? Do you enjoy high-performance audio and video entertainment in your home? If the above questions apply to you, then you might want to know more […]

Make Waves on the Water with a Marine Sound System

A Powerful Audio System Makes Life on the Ocean Even More Lavish The wind, the waves, and the open water. What could be better than spending time on your yacht? Whether you’re moored at a marina or riding the waves miles from shore, there’s something relaxing and invigorating about yacht life. Still, it gets even better! A robust marine sound […]

No Touch? No Problem When You Have a Control4 System

Tell your house what to do, and it obeys your every command. Dim the lights, raise the blinds, arm the security system, and much more. When you have a Control4 system, you use your voice to control all the connected technologies in your home in Naples, FL or throughout the East cost. Your Control4 smart home system works beautifully with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to help you go hands-free in your home.

Add More Luxury To Your Life With Yacht Automation

Nothing beats the feeling of relaxing on your yacht. As you drift on the open waters or cruise the waves, the concerns and busy-ness of life seem to float away. The fresh air and deep blue sea create a slice of heaven that feeds your soul and revitalizes you. Still, you can make your private floating paradise even better with yacht automation. StereoTypes designs and installs automation systems for yacht owners in Miami, FL, and the entire East Coast.

Start Planning Now for Your Audio-Video Upgrade

Anything worth having requires a certain degree of planning. For instance, big technological upgrades to your home can’t be done on a whim. Nothing is truer than installing an audio-video system in your home. Whether you want a new display in your home theater (e.g., a projector system or 4K UHD TV) or a whole-home audio system, it’s essential to prepare in advance.

Effective Antifouling through Electronic Barnacle Prevention

As a boat owner, you get energized by being out on the water. The sand, sea, sun, and sensations make it more than a hobby. It’s a way of life. But anything worthwhile also comes with its challenges. One of them is biofouling. Marine growth on your hull is an unfortunate bioproduct of boating. It reduces boat speed, increases fuel consumption, and causes damage to your hull and propellers.

Why You Need a Power Management System in Your Home

Keep the lights on even when the power goes out. When you have a power management system that includes surge protection and battery backup, you’ll never concern yourself with surges, brownouts, or power outages. Instead of worrying about losing power and the consequences that come with it (i.e., spoiled food and no AC/heat), start thinking about power management. We provide solutions along the East Coast from Manhattan, New York to Florida.

Stay Connected On Board With A Yacht Wi-Fi System

Reliable Connections Across the Water and Around the World What would the world do without Wi-Fi? Not long ago, we seemed to manage with hardwired computer connections. Now, everything has changed – and for the better. Wi-Fi is integral to smart home technology, and it also plays an essential role in onboard marine automation and external communications. Have you upgraded […]

3 Must-Have Features of a Robust Home Automation System

The term “smart home” is relatively common today. But do you know what it is? Chances are highly likely you have a smartphone. You may even have a smart car. However, a home that is “smart” could include a range of technologies. After all, there are many smart products on the market now. So, it’s not always easy to know where to start when you want add smart home automation to your Long Island, NY home.

How a Home Theater Company Raises the Bar on Home Entertainment

Go from Simply Watching a Movie to Immersing Yourself in the Experience Is watching a TV show or movie still a thrill for you? Or is it just something to do to pass the time? If you feel like your home entertainment experience has lost its luster, it’s because your old system (i.e., TV, audio, and lighting) can’t compete for […]

Take Control on the Waters with Boat Automation

Smart Automation Makes Boating Life Even More Luxurious Everyone is talking about smart homes now. Whether it’s smart lighting, smart security, or smart entertainment systems, people appreciate high-tech products that add more comfort and convenience to their lives. But your Miami, FL home isn’t the only place where you can enjoy smart technology. Ride the technological wave of boat automation, […]

Set Sail with a Robust, Customized Yacht AV System

Make Waves by Including Audio and Video in Your Next Boating Adventure Your life is all about luxury. So, why should your boating experience be any different? Adding style, comfort, and automation to your yacht is not only important for entertaining friends and family but also for business partners and clients. Make waves while creating a memorable experience by installing […]

Immerse Yourself in Music with an Outdoor Sound System

What You Need to Achieve Amazing Audio in Your Backyard Transform your pool deck, porch, or backyard into the entertainment hub of your home. Even though you may enjoy many aspects of your home in Richmond, VA, you may be forgetting about your outdoor space. Think about the square footage of fun you’re missing! By upgrading it with an outdoor […]

Hit the Water this Summer with an Upgraded Boat Sound System

Whether on the Intracoastal or the Ocean, the Right Soundtrack Makes it More Memorable Boating in South Florida is all about getting outside, enjoying the refreshing breezes, and the feeling of freedom from being on open water. Like any other pleasurable experience, it can be made even better with the right soundtrack. Whether it’s a party on your sport boat […]

Take the Entertainment Outside This Summer with Outdoor AV

Go Al Fresco with Your Favorite Music, Movies, and Shows Chances are you’ve spent considerable sums making the outside spaces of your home a convivial place to spend time in warmer weather and beautiful days. Patios, pools, landscaping, and water features all add up to the ambiance. But you may be missing out on another aspect that helps you make […]

How a New Outdoor AV System Transforms Your Property

Turn Your Outdoor Area into a Livable, Lovable Entertainment Space Entertain your family and friends by updating your outdoor AV system. Your pool deck, patio, or backyard can be transformed into a spectacular space with ultra-bright TVs and high-performance all-weather outdoor speakers – all easily integrated with your smart home system. Setting up an outdoor AV system at your home […]

How to Upgrade the Technologies at Your Business

Discover Endless Possibilities by Relying on a Trusted Crestron Dealer in Richmond, VA   Don’t let computer glitches, poor lighting, or bad audio-visual presentations derail your next meeting. Instead, take your staff, B2B, and B2C meetings to the next level with help from a trusted Crestron dealer in Richmond, VA. Whether you want a better AV system for your boardroom, […]

Enjoy a Home Network Installation With Lightning-Fast Wi-Fi

Discover World-Class Solutions for Optimizing Your Home Network A robust, dependable Wi-Fi network is more than a luxury. In today’s age, it’s an absolute necessity. If you have one computer and one streaming TV, a basic modem and router might be fine, but that’s simply not the case with most homeowners. As technology advances at the speed of light, you […]

Hosting Productive Meetings with Innovative Boardroom Technology

Improve the Efficiency of Your Business Meetings by Upgrading Your Audio-Visual Equipment How can you expect to run a business meeting when the network connection is slow, the audio is garbled, and the video image is flickering? It’s not only frustrating for you and your staff but anyone else who is virtually in the meeting. Upgrade your system to one […]

Safety Precautions Taken by Stereo Types in Response to COVID-19

The team at Stereo Types is keeping an eye on all the latest news about the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and around the world, and we are taking all necessary precautions to keep our employees, clients and community safe during this time. Health precautions and protocols in line with WHO and CDC directives are taking place throughout our […]

Building A Premier Outdoor A/V System with Seura TVs

Seura delivers exceptional performance with complete protection from the elements It’s March, and that means it’s just about time to dust off the grill, clean off your patio, and start enjoying your outdoor spaces again. From backyard barbecues to outdoor parties with friends and family, spring and summer offer many opportunities to have fun outside. One way to have more […]

3 Essential Benefits of Home Lighting Control

Save energy, enhance beauty, and more with a smart lighting system Lighting is critical to your lifestyle. When you wake up, and when you go to bed, you do it under the glow of artificial fixtures. And because it’s such an essential part of your daily routine, your home lighting control system needs to be efficient, effective, and easy-to-use. In […]

Why Crestron?

Work with a Crestron dealer for truly customized smart home automation There are plenty of options available for smart home automation and control. And as the market expands, the options will keep coming. But one manufacturer stands out from the pack thanks to their ability to create and customize their products to fit your exact needs. Crestron offers higher levels […]

Understanding Whole-Home Audio

Breaking down the basics of adding multi-room music to your home So, you’ve just heard about whole-home audio, and you want to add a system to your Charlottesville, VA property. But have you considered the complexities? Running wire throughout your home. Connecting multiple sources. If you’re not careful, it can be a stressful experience. But when you work with a […]

Meet the Neeo Remote

The newest way to use your Control4 system There are plenty of ways to enjoy your Richmond, VA Control4 system, from touch-panel, wall-mounted controllers to easy-access smartphone apps. In fact, Control4 has made comfort and usability a priority. That’s why they’ve recently unveiled the Neeo remote — the newest way to use your system. The sleek device combines traditional hard […]

Smart Ways to Enjoy Multi-Room Audio

Experience more from your music distribution system Few things are better than listening to your favorite songs. And there’s no better way to do it than by streaming them throughout your Richmond, VA property. As technology continues to develop, multi-room audio systems are continuing to change and improve so you can listen anywhere in your home and have the same […]

3 Reasons You Should Invest in a Home Backup Power

Never get left in the dark With so much smart technology in your Charlottesville, VA home, you probably enjoy the convenience and ease-of-use every day. So much so that you may not even realize how much a part of your life it’s become. But when the power goes out, you won’t be able to use your favorite systems. That’s why […]

3 Reasons It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home Network

A home networking installation forms the backbone of automation and more There’s plenty of fun to be had in your Naples, FL, smart home. With a single touch, you can control your entertainment, comfort, and security. But if you’re not operating on a lightning-fast network, you could be suffering from slowdowns and system failures. But that’s easy to avoid with […]

Immerse Your Home Theater System in Sound with Dolby Atmos

A surround sound setup that sounds like a megaplex When you consider adding a home theater system to your Naples, FL, property, you probably think a lot about the video display. Projectors are traditional, but some homeowners enjoy the benefits of a large-format, flat-panel 4K TV. Of course, finding the right display is the easy part. Ensuring you’re getting high-quality […]

It’s Easy to Save Energy with a Control4 System

Manage your system and receive alerts on a single, easy-to-use interface If you’re in the market to lower your monthly energy bill, one of the best ways is with smart home automation. By using a combination of timers, sensors, and intuitive controls, you can easily adjust your home’s systems like lighting and HVAC to run at optimal levels while saving […]

Have a Happier Holiday Season with Smart Home Control

Simple ways to improve your holidays with a single, intuitive interface Halloween has come and gone, and that means you probably experienced a lot of foot traffic in and around your Charlottesville, VA property. Nearly 41 million trick or treaters hit the streets across the country last year, and 2019 was no different. Thankfully, your smart home control system helped […]

Sonnen ecoLinx Now Integrates with Savant

The smart home backup power system also sports enhanced integration with Control4 CEDIA 2019 is behind us now, and there’s plenty to get excited about. Not least of all is sonnen and their smart home backup power system ecoLinx. If you’ve been following our blog, you know ecoLinx is the next generation of backup power. It’s capable of automatically arbitrating […]

Centralized Control Streamlines Meeting Time

Enhance productivity with boardroom technology that’s efficient and easy to use Meetings are an essential part of your workday, but they can also be a real drag. All the time you waste fiddling with inefficient boardroom technology leads to loss of attention and ineffective presentations. But there’s a simple solution. By combining control of multiple systems into a single, centralized […]

Is Rear-Projection Right for Your Outdoor Home Theater?

Outdoor AV Solutions for Perfect Picture and Sound When it comes to outdoor AV, there are few things better than enjoying a home theater in your Richmond, VA backyard. From watching movies under the stars to catching the ballgame while enjoying a barbecue, there’s plenty of fun to be had. But for outdoor displays, you have a lot of options […]

A Day in the Life with Smart Home Control

Living with Automation What’s it like living with smart home control? It means a simpler lifestyle. From the moment you wake up until you step outside and take in the fresh Naples, Florida air, your house works to keep you comfortable, safe, and entertained. Convenience is the main factor, and there are plenty of ways you may not even realize […]

A Surprising Benefit of Home Lighting Control

Did You Know It’s Good for Your Health? It seems that Americans are more health-conscious than ever before. We’re working harder at eating better, exercising more, and keeping our vices in check. One area that doesn’t get as much attention in health is lighting. Yet light affects our health in various ways. Our bodies have internal clocks that regulate our […]

Get to Know the Latest Control4 Smart Home System

Control4’s New OS 3 Sets New Benchmarks in Usability and Personalization Control4 hit the home automation scene with a bang in 2003. Since then, they have continued to evolve their smart home platform to work with over 13,000 consumer devices, more than any other vendor. Their systems have always been designed to be easy to use for both novices and […]

Superior Sound in Your Home: A Guide to Everything AV

Reasons to Consider a Professional Whole Home Audio Installation There’s nothing like listening to your favorite music. It can help you relax, it can help you get work done, and it can make an empty house seem full. And when you have a whole home audio system, you can listen to your favorite tracks anywhere on your Richmond, VA property. […]

Why You Should Care About Energy Arbitrage

Home Backup Power Does More than Keep the Lights On When you consider adding a home backup power system to your Naples, Fl property, what is most important to you and your family? Much of the messaging you might receive is focused on keeping the lights on when the grid goes down. In other words, when your electricity goes out, […]

How to Build the Best Backyard this Summer

From an Outdoor Sound System to Smart Lights and Beyond Summer is here, and there’s plenty of fun to be had in Naples, FL. Whether you want to spend a day at the beach or a nice family picnic in the backyard, this season is the time to enjoy your life – and smart technology can help. This year, it’s […]

3 Ways Video Conferencing Simplifies Your Business

Get the Most out of Your Busy Workday with Video Solutions Getting the most out of your workday is an integral part of running a business in the 21st century. You need to find ways to be efficient, productive, and active throughout your time at the office without losing focus. You probably are aware that companies are relying on advanced […]

3 Ways You Can Benefit from a Crestron System

Get the Most out of Automation The beautiful thing about Naples, FL is that it’s gorgeous all year ‘round. Thanks to Florida’s sunny climate, you can spend most days outside. Whether you’re in the backyard barbecuing, watching a movie on the deck, or going in and out entertaining family and friends, your home is a sanctuary for both indoor and […]

How Conference Room AV Can Make or Break Your Business Relationships

Get the Most out of Your Boardroom and Your Meetings The working world is increasingly distributed. Your employees don’t have to work from your Richmond, VA office — they can be located anywhere in the world. And it’s not just your remote employees; it’s likely you’re building entire business relationships with clients and trade partners without ever being in the […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy with a Multi-Room Audio System

The Scientific Reason You Should Invest in a Whole House System We love music, and chances are, you do too. Music makes us happy, helps us experience our emotions, and makes any situation better. So why wouldn’t you want to enjoy great sounding, high-quality tunes throughout your Naples, FL home? If you haven’t considered adding an easy-to-use multi-room audio system […]

Upgrade this Season with an Outdoor Sound System

Stream Your Favorite Music to Your Back Yard this Spring Spring is almost here, and once we get past the last-minute snow flurries, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible getting to know your Charlottesville, VA backyard. There’s no more natural way to do it than with your favorite music as accompaniment. If you want to enjoy great […]

3 Smart Reasons to Upgrade Your Lighting Control System

Find Out How Smart Lighting Makes Your Day Better You may not even realize it, but your lighting control system is one of the most versatile and useful technologies in your Richmond, VA property. It makes your furnishing look beautiful, it enhances the energy efficiency of your spaces, and it even helps you live a healthier lifestyle. In this blog, […]

Stay In Contact with Crestron Video Conferencing

Make the Most out of Meeting with Smart Technology Ever wondered how you can get the most out of your Naples, FL business? Its easy when you integrate smart technology. With a single, streamlined Crestron system, you will be able to manage the lights, motorized shades, climate, and AV in your office. No need to understand complex controllers — a […]

How to Build the Perfect High-End Audio Listening Space

Craft a Room that Allows Your Music to Resonate The Greek philosopher Pythagoras once said, “There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.” It’s a beautiful quote that’s been used by poets and scientists alike over the centuries. And it’s a fitting one, coming from the forefather of acoustics. Add […]

Start Saving Energy with Your Automated Shades Right Now

Reap the Benefits of the Most Versatile Technology in Your Smart Home The New Year brings with it a lot of big changes. New opportunities, adventures, and life events are just around the corner as 2019 progresses. But if you step outside to take in the brisk Richmond, VA air, you’ll notice it also brings a change in the weather. […]

Looking Forward to 2019 with Control4

Head Into the New Year the Right Way with Your Local Control4 Dealer The New Year is almost here and there’s plenty to get excited about. Gifts under the tree. The slight, comfy chill in the Naples, FL air. And, of course, all the new technology. But you don’t have to wait until CES to take advantage of smart updates […]

Protect Your Home in an Emergency with a Backup Power System

Keep Your Technology Running On Friday, November 16, 2018, Charlottesville went dark. According to NBC 29, a Dominion Energy transmission line running through the Blue Ridge Mountains failed, leaving nearly 16,000 customers throughout Central Virginia without power on a frosty autumn afternoon. Fortunately, the company’s technicians restored power to most areas by Friday evening; though some weren’t up and running […]

4 Simple Ways to Get More from Whole Home Audio

The right gear, network and other elements make your audio system easier to manage and more fun to use If you’re a dedicated audiophile, there’s no denying that we’re in a golden age for high-end audio. With multiple streaming services bringing thousands of songs onto your phone and into your home, there’s no reason not to upgrade your home audio […]

Top 3 Products for Better Home Audio

From Smart Speakers to the Latest in Surround Sound, Get Better Sound in Any Space Today there is a seemingly endless amount of streaming music services available and we are able to enjoy our content anywhere. Luckily for us, we’re in a golden age for fans of high-end audio. But if you haven’t upgraded your audio system in a while, […]

Simple Tips to Get You Started with Home Automation

  Automation basics, how to get started and what to look for in an integrator   How often are you frustrated with the inability to get the devices in your home to work correctly? This is a fairly common occurrence in many households, but there’s an easy way to make the technology in your home work better for you: Smart […]

Top 3 Benefits of Automated Shades in Your Home

  Automated Shades are Stylish and Generate Significant Energy Savings   Your window shades are something you likely don’t think about every day, and yet they’re an important component of your home’s design and function. They also play a big role in the mood you want to set in a room. Your shades are also important to keeping your home […]

Audio-Video Upgrades to Help You Improve Your Business

  Bring your conference room into the modern era with these essential commercial A/V features   It’s a familiar situation for many businesses: there’s an important meeting or presentation in the conference room, and everybody is sitting around waiting because nobody can get the software or hardware to work. Not only do you have a bunch of bored employees, but […]

Energy Savings and More Benefits of Backup Power Systems

  Home backup systems offer increased efficiency, improved security and can help save your electronics There’s very little that’s scarier than the thought of losing power to your home for an extended period. You want your home to offer security and comfort, and that’s hard to do when all the electronics in your house are offline due to a storm […]

How to Make the Most of an Outdoor Sound System This Fall

Don’t Settle for the End-of-Summer Blues   It might not feel like it right now, but summer is ending here in the Richmond, Virginia area. There are some telltale signs: The kids are returning to school, football season is starting and before you know it, the outdoor temperatures will begin to cool off. This fall, however, don’t settle for the […]

Why a Home Automation System is Perfect For Second Houses

Add Convenience to Daily Tasks and Keep an Eye On Your Property At All Times   If you own multiple homes, including one here in Southwest Florida, you likely face a common dilemma throughout the year: While you’re away from one of your properties, how can you ensure that everything is safe and sound? It’s a fair question. Not only […]

How to Choose the Perfect Automated Shades

These Features Ensure You Get the Full Benefits of Smart Shading  You can enhance your home’s style, safety, and comfort with one simple upgrade. Automated shades expand your stylistic choices while making it easier to manage your home’s natural lighting and climate. Optimizing the smart shading solution in your Charlottesville, VA home comes down to finding the right partner, and no company offers more […]

The Best Way to Create that Luxury Home Look? LED Lighting

  LED Lighting Control Systems Bring Out the Best in Home Design   What is it that makes a person gasp in awe when they enter a home? Is it the décor on the walls? The vaulted ceilings? The tasteful furniture? Perhaps it’s all of those things at once, but there’s one element that definitely plays a huge role: light. […]

What You Need to Know About High-End Audio Solutions

Here’s How Bowers & Wilkins Transforms Your Home with Sound Any upgrade to your home should be an educated decision approached with the right knowledge — whether that comes from your own personal research or exclusively from advice by smart technology dealers. As such, when incorporating high-end audio into your Richmond, VA home, it’s important to have a solid understanding […]

How Can You Protect Your Home During Storm Season?

Don’t Let Power Outages or Surges Ruin Your Day During hurricane season, storms can wreak havoc on homes throughout Florida. Very few people are prepared to deal with the power outages and surges associated with it. As technology becomes more central to our lives, it’s essential to have a plan in place to protect it during the extended storm season. […]

Enjoy Your Movies Outside with an Upgrade to Your Property

See the Possibilities of an Outdoor Home Theater With the warmer weather in sight, many Virginia residents will be enjoying the sun from the comfort of the pool or even a patio with fans to keep cool. As such, an outdoor home theater is a great way to stay entertained — for both yourself and your guests — while enjoying […]

Crestron’s New Remote Puts Customized Control in the Palm of Your Hand

Enjoy an Easier Way to Control Your Crestron System If you’re thinking about upgrading your Charlottesville, VA property with smart home automation, you can’t go wrong with a Crestron system. Not only does the world’s leader in automation technology simplify control of each device in your home, but they also always have their eyes on the future. That’s why they’ve […]

How Home Automation Helps You Get the Perfect Lighting

  Adjusting Your Lighting System Has Never Been Easier   Smart technology makes your home capable of complete customization and control. In fact, a home automation system allows for total control of your Richmond, VA home just the way you want it. From a tablet, smartphone or designer keypad you can control lights, entertainment, climate and more to match your […]

Create a Customized Outdoor Media Room

Exploring the Possibilities of Outdoor Home Theater When you think of a media room, what comes to mind? Is it an indoor space in an isolated part of your home? A design option that many people don’t realize is possible is an outdoor home theater. Experience the luxury of a custom media room that you can enjoy outdoors on your […]

Take the Sound Outside with Outdoor Speakers It’s Time to Upgrade Your Whole House Audio System

Winter in Florida doesn’t exactly mean snow, does it? Fortunately, the weather makes for an excellent climate to host outdoor gatherings or even just to spend some alone time outside to relax.   You can incorporate outdoor speakers into your Ft. Myers, FL home with whole house audio to enjoy your music whether you’re inside or outside.   Here are […]

Are You Setting Up Your Smart Home for Failure?

Are You Setting Up Your Smart Home for Failure? Here Are Four Tips for BuildingSuccessful System As we kick off 2018, home automation is no longer a niche industry. In 2017, 80 million smart home devices were delivered worldwide, a 64 percent jump from 2016. That momentum is expected to continue into the New Year as major players like Amazon […]

3 Music Pairings to Make the Holidays More Fun

Use Your Whole House Audio System to Liven Holiday Gatherings The beauty of home automation is that you can do multiple tasks at once; who doesn’t love killing two birds with one stone? When you add music into the mix, it makes daily life even more fun. A lot of people look forward to the holidays, and it’s the perfect […]

Tips from a Home Theater Expert on Enhancing Your Cinematic Experience

How to Get Your Room Ready for Movies, Sports, and More In past blogs, we have talked about the importance of 4K picture, Dolby Atmos surround sound, and automated controls in a home theater system. This time around we want to share some tips with you on how get the most out of your movies in your Richmond, VA home. […]

Organize Your Boardroom with Crestron Automation

Trust a Crestron Dealer to Take Care of Your Businesses Tech Needs   The boardroom in a corporate office is the main location for collaboration, business partnerships and presentations. It must be fully equipped with the right technology in order to support all of the activities the staff does throughout the year. You may think all it takes is a […]

Crestron Video Conference News:

The self-contained, Crestron Mercury conference room system adds support of Microsoft® teams platform.  StereoTypes can quickly add this technology to your conference room for a fraction of the cost of traditional boardroom AV and video conference systems.   From the press release: “Unified collaboration is an ever-changing environment, and Crestron Mercury™ was designed with that in mind.   We’re excited […]

Get Ready for Fall Entertainment with a New Home Theater System

3 Ways to Watch in Your Charlottesville Home The fall is an exciting time in entertainment. Not only is it football season, but many popular shows air on all the major networks. From Game of Thrones on HBO to Stranger Things on Netflix and all of the holiday programing, you’ll have plenty to keep yourself busy if you are a […]

Tips for Picking and Placing Your Speakers

Stereo Types Has a Speaker for Every Application There are many different types of speakers, but do you know which one goes where and what each one is used for specifically? While our team at Stereo Types in the Richmond, VA area takes care of the installation and detailed placement of all your speakers, it is good to know what […]

Experience the Control4 Difference

Smart Home Features Usher Virginia Families into the Future What makes one smart home different from another? There are a number of top home automation brands out there, and we carry many of them. One of most highly-praised control systems is Control4. As a proud dealer of this manufacturer, we get to install many beneficial features in Virginia homes. Here […]

Key Reasons to Upgrade Your Business’s Lighting and Shading with Smart Controls

Use Lighting and Shading Control to Save Energy, Protect Your Business, and Add Value What are your top priorities as a Charlottesville, Virginia business? If it’s reducing expenses, increasing your staff’s productivity, and protecting your investments, then you have come to the right place. Installing smart technology in your office is the best way to achieve your goals, and lighting […]

The Top 3 Essentials of a Home Theater

How to Add a Quality Home Theater System to Your Marco Island Home SEE ALSO: The Top 5 Benefits of a Whole House Audio System 4K Picture If you are going to invest in a professional-grade home theater, we recommend you get the most up-to-date technology so that it’s relevant and ready for the future. Ultra-High Definition technology, also known […]

Top 5 Benefits of Whole House Audio Systems

Enhance Your Home with Quality Music Whole house music systems are very different than the typical 2-channel set of speakers you might place in a listening room. If you are looking for a solution that lets you play music in every bedroom, and even outside on the patio, then look no further. Home automation will not only expand your music […]

Smart Home Automation system design_ why?

Why do you need a smart home automation system design?   Unless you’re talking about production-homes, condos or apartments, smart home automation systems are custom built to fit your home and lifestyle.  You wouldn’t build your home without a set of blueprints, so why would you think it’s okay to build your home automation system with a plan?   While […]

Home Automation Risk Management – Part 2

Who is going to be your smart home automation system designer?   This question must be thoughtfully considered as your system design is the foundation required to deliver the smart home system you expect. By the end of this part in our series, you will should possess a good understanding of what a system design should include, some kind of cost expectation […]

Home Automation Risk Management – Part 1

Home automation systems, while often thought of as a “cool luxury feature” to add to your home is really a feature that can be a priceless gift, giving us back precious time (when correctly commissioned). Unfortunately, home automation and lighting control systems can also be a relentless nightmare when bad decisions are made. What kind of bad decisions?  From picking the wrong […]

How to Automate Your Yacht

Add Smart Audio, Video, and More to Your Naples, FL Yacht You’ve invested in a yacht to enjoy the calming waves and beautiful sunsets off the west coast of Florida, so why not add a bit more flair with automation? A quality stereo system, 4K TV, and automated lights and blinds will make setting sail in Naples, or anywhere off […]

4 Impressive Features of a Crestron Smart Home

Trust a Crestron Dealer to Enhance Your Naples Home with Automation As we mentioned in our last blog on home automation, Crestron has a long history of developing the best technology for the home. No other brand has the same kind of reputation that Crestron has in the smart home world. Not only have they been around the longest, but […]

Crestron: The Elegant Home Automation Solution

Work with a Crestron Dealer to Renovate Your Richmond Home There are many home automation systems available today. If you are just getting started with installing this technology in your Richmond, VA home, you have a lot of options. Or, perhaps you need your existing system to be fixed, upgraded, or expanded. It doesn’t matter if we installed the system […]

Home Automation…Where do I begin?

For those looking to install home automation, finding an expert to create a plan in which you can then execute is imperative!  

Kitchen Sound, Video, Lights, Shades

Kitchen Sound, Video, Lights, Shades – Kitchen with Runco TV, surround sound, lighting controls, Lutron automatic window & skylight shades, operated by a Stereo Types enabled Crestron lighting and smart home automation controls.

Bathroom Audio & Control

Bathroom Audio & Control – Bathroom with Lighting and shade controls, Crestron control panel that operates music, lights, shades & climate as well as acting as the TV while getting ready.

Customized Meridian In-wall speakers

Customized Meridian In-wall speakers – Top left, above painting is Meridian speaker that Stereo Types rebuilt to provide a custom solution for this client; then dying the fabric grills to match walls

Listening Studio

The listening studio is up and ready! (AGAIN!)

Home Gym Upgrade

#homegymupgrade by www.stereotypes.biz features Crestron Electronics HQ DM video switching, #crestron #lightingcontrols, #paradigmspeakers built into the ceiling.

Today’s TBT:

Today’s TBT: built in 1963, and still running strong! Come check out the 2014 McIntosh Laboratory Inc. gear, and carry on the heritage.

New from Golden Ear

Come check out the newest offering from Golden Ear; the Triton 1 has arrived!

Crestron’s New Touch-screen remote

Crestron’s All New Handheld Touch-screen remote is now shipping! Call us today to order your new Crestron Electronics HQ TSR-302

How does your home theater look?

If your home theater looks something like this, Stereo Types can help! With Home Theater Chairs from Row One, Acoustic Innovations, CDG, Cineak & StereoTypes Value Series, the team at Stereo Types is sure to have the kind of home theater seating that fits your decor and budget. Need Interior design help with your home theater?  StereoTypes has that covered […]

B&W 800 Series Speakers

B&W 800 Series Speakers, Classe surround sound processor/amp & Savant controls of music & video systems throughout make this modest Crozet, VA living room perform like this client’s favorite concert venue.

Savant Systems

Savant Systems DirecTV and Cable TV Favorite channel preset tutorial for Savant True Control App

The latest from Sonance

Check out the latest from #sonance… 3.5″ High-performance in-ceiling product. If it sounds anything like the new #sonanceVP48 I know a lot of folks who are going to be chomping at the bit to replace those big-‘ol pie-plates in their ceiling with these little guys. Heading to ISE? Make sure you stop by the Dana Innovations stand and check out […]

The mothership

The motherships have landed… B&W 802 Diamonds.

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