SoundVision Audio Video Shades

Control4 Certified Showroom

Lake Norman’s only Control4 Certified Showroom is now open!

Control4 Certified Showroom. SoundVision, LLC has opened a new showroom in Mooresville, North Carolina.

The showroom features a mangerie of home automation, audio, video and lighting options. Visitors can experience  3.2, 5.2 and 9.2 audio systems. Also included in the 3100 square foot showroom is a fully functional podcast studio. The space took just over a year to upfit. SoundVision LLC has been a Lake Norman home technology provider since 2010. The showroom is suplemented by a 2200 square foot warehouse that includes Service and Engineering departments.

Classe 2 Channel Audio Experience with the Delta  Pre-Amplifier and Power Amplifiers with an Apple Mac Mini

Unique to SoundVision is the ability for visitors to experience a multitude of listening experiences. From Martin Logan electro stat and Bowers and Wilkins towers, to residential in-ceiling, commercial and outdoor grade speakers. Indoor and Outdoor televisions, media and a home theater as well as a Hunter Douglas window treatement center are all featured at the new space. 

Learn more about Control4 https://www.control4.com/dealer/soundvisionllc11-28117/mooresville-nc/

With one touch, dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Check in on your home from your smartphone, no matter where you are. Press a “Goodnight” button that will put your house to sleep, turning off all lights and locking all doors. With Control4, your options are virtually limitless.  A Control4 Certified Showroom is a hands on experience for the home automation technology.

Podcast Studio 

SoundVision’s Technical Designers are now accepting appointments. Apointments can be made by calling (704) 696-2792 Ext 1 or submitting a request online https://www.svavnc.com/contact-us/

SoundVision offers a variety of options for home technology.  Read more about the technology  of the ectrostatic speakers on display at Martin Logan.com. https://www.martinlogan.com/en/electrostatic-esl-theory

SoundVision Showroom

Sony is also a featured partner!

In addition to multiple Sony television and OLED displays, a  4K Sony projector can also be experienced in the SoundVision theater.

Product highlights

  • X1™ processor for projector brings you the best of Sony’s image processing
  • Advanced SXRD panel for outstanding contrast
  • Dynamic HDR Enhancer brings a wider contrast range scene by scene for striking and realistic picture quality
  • Digital Focus Optimizer for more accurate focus
  • 350,000:1 dynamic contrast with Advanced Iris makes every scene spring to life
  • Motionflow™ provides smooth motion for both 4K & HD resolutions1
  • High brightness of 1,800 Lumens
  • Advanced Reality Creation for upscaling and sharpening images without sharpening picture noise 2
  • Enjoy the latest 4K content1 services with HDCP 2.2 compatibility on both 18Gbps HDMI inputs 4
  • Input lag reduction ensures faster response time for gamer

 

 

 

Weaving an Integrated Lifestyle

 

The choices in color, weave and design of window shades are anything but beige!

We’ve been talking up the benefits of automated window shades for years. They’re an elegant choice in window treatment and offer a variety of unique shading solutions across your home. They filter glaring sunlight, adding comfort while protecting your furniture from fading. They save energy. They can be programmed to simulate that your home is occupied, acting as a deterrent for would-be burglars. And the list goes on. But, as extensive as their features and attributes, are their exquisite array of color and fabric choices.

Motorized window coverings can provide minimal to complete window coverage. If you’re in need of multiple shading solutions, such as a sunny living room that transitions into a cozy, dark TV viewing area, dual roller systems are available, providing an option between the two. The level of sheerness is referred to as the “openness factor”, a ratio of the open space in the fabric. The denser the weave, the higher the light filtering properties. Sheer shades are typically measured in the 1% to 10% range while a blackout shade is at 100% for total blocking of light. A sheer shade filters glare while still allowing clear visibility to the outside. A translucent or “dim-out” fabric, on the other hand, can range from a very low openness factor up to 95%, but creates privacy by limiting the amount of detail seen through the weave, allowing only shadows to be visible. Blackout shades completely block all light; perfect for home theaters and master bedrooms.

The weave, or pattern, is also a consideration for both design detail and design requirements. Roller fabrics are commonly offered in basketweave, twill and jacquard weaves, each with a unique, directional pattern and manufactured in limited widths. For expansive window openings, the fabric can be turned horizontally and seamed together, a process called railroading. Factoring weight and pattern, certain fabrics lend themselves better to achieving these widths. We’ll guide you through your options.

One of the best features about custom motorized shades is that they can be programmed to stop at select intervals, lowering and raising them throughout the day. Not only does this allow you to take advantage of capturing or filtering daylight, but aesthetically, it enables the shades to rest at desired design features such as mullions or chair rails.

Customization doesn’t stop there. Your shades can be programmed in harmony with your lights, music, security and more to create custom “scenes”. “Good Morning” may lower the shades 50% and brightly light the kitchen while “Good Night” closes the shades, softly illuminates your nighttime paths and secures your doors. For specialized windows, wirelessly controlled shades are the ideal custom solution. Skylights, French doors and dramatic, impossible-to-reach, feature windows all benefit from the energy savings and privacy that motorized shades provide.

The selections and solutions are endless, so how do you determine the right openness factor, color, weave and control solution? Let’s set up an in-home consultation. If you’re working with an interior design professional, we’re happy to work together to design window coverings that will complement your décor, add value to your home and weave elegance into your automated lifestyle.

Why Install Motorized Window Shades?

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Motorized window treatments provide elegance and convenience to any space and today’s designs are as chic as they are functional, harvesting natural daylight with sleek, sophisticated styles.  Simply stated, motorized window coverings integrated into your home’s automated system make life easier, especially since many can now be controlled with your smartphone.  And, as they have become more and more popular in recent years, an added benefit is the increased value they bring to your home or office space.  But that’s just scratching the surface.

Design-centric

There are an array of styles and custom solutions available that will complement any setting.  Aside from the huge variety of colors, patterns and weaves, the types of coverings are also extensive, ranging from pleated and honeycomb shades to motorized drapery rods.  Motorized treatments are even available for skylights, vertical and bottom-up applications for a sleek, coordinated look.

What’s trending in 2017 is “clean”, multi-layered window treatments, paired with simple drapery panels or sheers with blinds or shades for the perfect combination of light and privacy.  As a CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) professional, we’ll partner with your Interior Designer to create an expert blend of technology and design, pairing the right combination of weave and color with exquisite patterns and textures.

Another design-friendly benefit is the prevention of fading of your fine furnishings through the shade’s UV protection properties. Aside from these practical aspects, the design applications are endless! Window treatments no longer rely on wired connectivity and power. Battery-operated units allow for use on doors and other applications where wiring is not possible.  This is excellent for floor-to-ceiling windows in lake houses where access through the beautiful hardwood floor or vaulted ceiling isn’t possible. Motorized shades and draperies are not confined to windows either. Imagine the drama of elegant draperies parting at the touch of a button to reveal your home theater screen! Or being able to install a hidden drop-down projection screen in front of a window, courtesy of installed black-out shades! Get more ideas by visiting the QMotion Gallery.

Eco-friendly 

Energy-saving is a prime function of shades. They are designed to both harvest daylight and block generated heat, offering substantial reduction in costs.

People-friendly

Window shades promote biophilic design, maximizing sunlight while reducing glare and its resulting  fatigue.  While natural light is often sought to fill space however, according to a recent blog in ASID’s icon, “…sometimes natural light is just too bright. Blocking it out can be as important as letting it in. New innovations and technologies in shading are making it easier for designers to obtain the optimal balance of highly sought natural light and much needed light control.”

Another people-friendly feature is serving as nature’s alarm clock.  Imagine the peaceful, subtle awakening to the natural glow of sunrise.  Shades can be set to open gradually in the morning and close again at sunset.

Safety & Security

A big advantage to motorization is the lack of chains or cord pulls that seem to entice children and pets, which pose a serious safety hazard.  And for your home’s security, just like programming lights to go on and off throughout the day while you’re away, shades opening and closing mimic a lived-in look, deterring break-ins.

Privacy

Shades are an elegant solution for privacy throughout your home.  They are perfect for hard-to-reach windows such as those surrounding your garden tub or in an elevated vaulted ceiling area.  In a space with multiple windows and French doors, this is a tremendous convenience and time-saver. And some fabrics even offer a one-way weave, blocking visibility into your home without interrupting your view of our beautiful Lake Norman area.

In an office environment, shades are a simple solution to transforming glass-enclosed conference rooms into private meeting spaces.  Coupled with their acoustic properties, they also contribute toward HIPPA compliance.

If you’re considering updating your window treatments, consider not only integrating them into your home’s design, but into your home. Give us a call. We’ll show you how to simplify life through technology.

Additional Resources:

Houzz: Small Luxuries: Motorized Window Coverings Offer Benefits to All

Electronics House: 10 Things to Know About Motorized Shades

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Seek Professional Help! From a Certified Motorized Shade +/or Lighting Specialist, that is!

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Don’t do it!  It’s a beautiful afternoon and you find yourself in your favorite home improvement store.  You stroll down the electrical aisle in search of a replacement wall plate and, BAM, there it is, DIY lighting control.  Oh, imagine…”Honey, did you turn off the basement lights? No? Ok [picks up remote], I got it.”  Bliss. Sigh. You round the corner and on the end-cap display, spotlighted as if the clouds have parted and sopranos are welcoming a new dawn….motorized window shades!  With a remote! Elegant, simple…You’ve been dreaming about blackouts for the Master and Home Theater…a lighter weave for the family room to protect the furniture and ease glare…sounds perfect but….not so fast!

While DIY has its place, we caution you when it comes to automated window shades and lighting control.  We’ve recently experienced many homeowners calling to ask us to re-program their lighting and shades, integrating their weekend project into their system, only to find out that what they’ve installed is a single-room solution.  For us, the beauty of whole-home lighting and shade is just that – a whole-house integrated system.  Pre-set configurations, all-on/all-off, entertain mode, away, Good Morning!, Goodnight! – Portrait lights on with shades down, can lights on with shades at 50%….elegance, control and options!

So, be tempted by that lovely display…be inspired…but before placing anything in your cart, please check with us to learn your options.  We don’t want you to be disappointed!

SERVICE

Clients can expect a response by noon the FOLLOWING BUSINESS day. For more IMMEDIATE support or if you are interested in a Service Membership to EXPEDITE service – PLEASE call (704) 696-2792 ext. (2) and leave a detailed message for our ON CALL Service Team. 

Custom Membership

Send us your contact info and we will contact you to discuss our custom membership option.