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PAC’s “Invisible Home Theater” brings families one step closer to domestic bliss

 

 Now you see it, now you don’t – When not in use the TV becomes a mirror!  

Does this modern day family feud sound vaguely familiar? – Dad wants a large screen TV to watch football, your teenage daughter needs a surround sound system so she can invite her friends over to stream movies and listen to music, your youngest son wants a powerful system for a true to life gaming experience, and while Mom enjoy’s an occasional show on Netflix, she would trade it all to have a living room that doesn’t look like a sports bar or arcade.

While PAC can’t solve all family disputes, Invisible Home Theater designs can certainly spread a little goodwill and harmony throughout the household. PAC offers numerous solutions  that allow everyone in the household to enjoy a wonderful home entertainment system when they desire, and then watch the system “disappear” when they hit the off button. Let’s take a closer look at some of the stealth features and functionality that comprise the Invisible Home Theater:

1. Televisions – Several manufacturers have perfected designs that combine decorative mirrors and high definition flat screen TVs. Seura (http://www.seura.com) is one of the first companies to develop this technology and they make it available in a huge variety of sizes and picture qualities. The mirror TV can be utilized in bedrooms, bathrooms, outdoors, and can even be installed over a fireplace mantel. Upon installation all that is visible in your room is a beautiful and appropriately placed mirror….Until you push the power on button and your TV appears as part of the mirror!

2. Speakers –  Many homeowners object to the “eyesore” of the numerous speakers that are required for all home theaters. Thanks to Stealth Acoustic (http://stealthacoustics.com) the speakers that are required for all high performance home theaters can now be completely invisible! Through the use of a special acoustically porous membrane the three front speakers, the two surround speakers, and the subwoofer can all be installed behind existing sheet rock or plaster walls and ceilings. The membrane can then be painted to blend seamlessly with existing or new construction and there are no ugly grills needed to disguise the speakers.

3. Automation and Programing  –  Thanks to the latest generation of universal remotes, a stack of components can now be totally hidden away from the physical location of the system. Todays Architects and Builders commonly include an A/V closet with new construction, and for existing homes with tight space requirements, cumbersome gear now be relocated to a basement or utility room.  Through the use of automation systems like Crestron (https://www.crestron.com) or Savant (https://www.savant.com) practically any brand and model number can be programmed and integrated, and there is no need to worry about perfect aiming of the remote. These robust platforms allow an experienced programmer to go beyond A/V to further integrate lighting, HVAC, shades, security cameras all on a single easy to use remote.

As with any service contractor the success of  the job relies heavily on an insightful design and quality workmanship. I recommend choosing a reputable  A/V integrator as opposed to an electrician  or carpenter who may dabble in the field. These professionals have an intrinsic knowledge of automation programing and the custom installation process and will provide you with a more functional and thoughtfully conceived project.

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

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PAC Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Wednesday November 23 – Closing at 2pm

Thursday November 24 – Closed

Friday November 25 – Closed

Saturday November 26 – Closed

Sunday November 27 Closed

We will reopen on Monday November 28 with Regular Hours

PAC welcomes Bang and Olufsen!

 

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PAC welcomes Bang and Olufsen!

PAC is proud to announce the addition of the highly coveted line of Bang and Olufsen A/V products to our list of offerings. “We have long known that Bang and Olufsen maintains a loyal group of customers who appreciate their innovative products and cutting edge designs, says PAC owner and founder Ralph Tarnofsky – After meetings with B&O representatives in Chicago and Denmark, we could clearly see that they are committed to the same high standards of quality and customer support as PAC and there is a natural synergy between the two companies”.

PAC will now be offering new Bang and Olufsen televisions, music streaming products, traditional audio and video components, and wireless products. PAC will also be an authorized  service and support center for Bang and Olufsen, and is currently offering all existing B&O customers a free system evaluation at their homes. This will provide customers who love their Bang and Olufsen legacy products a new avenue for having their systems integrated, updated, and repaired.

All of us at PAC look forward to getting to know the Bang and Olufsen customers and working with them on their systems. We will soon be hosting an exciting event at out state of the art showroom that will feature the latest B&O products so stay tuned for an invitation and more details!

Sonus Faber and Roders are coming to PAC!

PAC is proud to welcome Sonus Faber Loudspeakers and Rogers High Fidelity for a special live in store demonstration and cocktail party.  We will be featuring the Sonus Faber Il Cremonese series loudspeakers along with the Rogers 34S-1 – Twelve-Tube EL-34 Class A Integrated Amplifier. Many other fine audio products from both companies will also be available so please join us for a great event!

Date – September 7, 2016

Time – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Place – PAC showroom – 269 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041

Special Guest – Rodger Gibboni – founder of Rodgers High Fidelity

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Select wines and tasty light fare will be served -Space is limited to the first 50 people to RSVP so  contact us today to reserve your space!

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The Sonus Faber Il Cemonese

http://www.sonusfaber.com/en-us/products/il-cremonese

Roger's High Fidelity new 34S-1 Amplifier photographed on Thursday, December 17, 2015. © Chet Gordon • Photographer

Roger’s High Fidelity new 34S-1 Amplifier

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Winner!…..

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Professional Audio Consultants (PAC) owner and founder Ralph Tarnofsky (right) is joined by his wife Marisol to proudly accept The Award of Excellence from The Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association of NJ president Philip A. Calinda, Jr.

……I am very proud to announce that PAC has added yet another accolade to a long and distinguished career in the Home Theater, Automation,and Specialty Audio field. “My Hollywood Home”, a custom designed and installed home theater (shown below) has just captured the highly coveted Award of Excellence from The Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association of NJ.

MBCA-NJ is a part of the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) which is the largest Builder, Remodeler and Supplier Association in the world. This organization is an extremely accomplished group of professionals and their recognision of PAC means a great deal to myself and my staff.

The goal of our entry “My Hollywood Home” was to provide the homeowner with cutting edge audio/video technologies within the decor of an old time movie theater (complete with a popcorn machine!). We designed, engineered and installed the entire project which is indicative of the size and scope of the jobs that PAC typically work on.

With summer in full bloom, now is a great time to reimagine your indoor or outdoor living space. Whether your passion is a custom designed home theater, poolside audio and video, home automation, or more robust wifi, PAC has the entertainment technologies and smart home solutions to make your house feel more like home.

I would like to extend and open invitation for both long time clients and former CSA customers to learn more about what PAC has to offer. If you have yet to visit us at our new state of the art showroom in Millburn/Short Hills this is truely a great place to start. Alternatively, our innovative designers are happy to visit you at your home to explore the possibilities of “sound with vision”. Hope you’re all having a wonderful summer and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Ralph

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