Professional Audio Consultants Technology Blog

PAC is recognized at the Metro Builders Association Awards of Excellence for the following categories: "Best Sales Presentation Video" and "Best Special Feature Room Design".Ralph worked together with Crestron Electronics to Create a sales video for their home automation system, specifically the custom lighting and shade...

Voice Controlled Assistant What you need to know: The voice controlled assistant is one of the most misunderstood recent technologies that my clients are asking for. There are several products that have become very popular. There are set top cable boxes that utilize voice control. These work...

High-end Audio Systems and the Changing Landscape of Sound I have some observations regarding the changing listening habits and performance standards of my friends, family, and clients. When I first started my business back in 1973, PAC concentrated on high-end audio systems only. That was the...

4K Video Display Devices For the last several years the dominating technology in premium video display devices has been 4K, AKA, UHD TV. Video display devices in sizes starting at 49” are available with technology that allows them to display the highest resolution image available today....

Motorized Drapes and Lighting Control Now that home automation and systems integration has become a technology trend that is quite popular and more affordable, along with new home entertainment, more home owners and business owners should consider the possibilities. The ability to preset a variety of...

New Home Entertainment - Storage, Delivery, Installation Where once viewed as luxury items, smart home automation, reliable wireless connectivity, 3d Surround Sound, and indoor/outdoor entertainment systems are now necessities for young upwardly mobile families. When builders and contractors include integrated technologies in their offerings, the finished...

3D Surround Sound For the last three years movie studios have been enhancing the soundtracks of most of the movies they are releasing with Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound. The enhancement is related to the addition of a three dimensional sound field while mixing and engineering...

Whole-home and Outdoor WiFi The demands that modern tech products place on your home computer and WiFi network have become significant. The number of tech devices that we all depend on everyday has grown exponentially. The average family has as many as ten or more smart...

Vinyl Record Maintenance and Storage Arguably, even more important than the upgrade to high-end turntables is making sure that your vinyl stays in tip-top shape. Firstly, storing your valuable record collection properly is the first step of vinyl record maintenance to increase longevity and play-ability of...

Online Home Theater Why do the movies that I pay-per-view or buy On Demand look and sound below par? How can I get a true "online home theater"?The broadcast suppliers are to blame. This includes Comcast, Verizon, Direct TV, Dish, and Optimum. All of those broadcast...

Phono Inputs As the owner of PAC, I have witnessed the disappointed look on the faces of friends and clients that either dug their old college dorm room turntable out of the attic, or bought a new one online. The disappointment was created by the lack...

Flat Screen Sound I think the easiest way to help my clients and friends select the best audio enhancement for their new high resolution flat screen sound is to break the options down into three catagories. Good, better, and best.A good and cost effective way to...

Whole Home Music System Gone are the days of the old school whole home music system that included now antiquated source components such as AM/FM tuners and multi-disc CD players. Gone are the wall mounted keypads and touch screens that controlled them. They have been replaced...

Room Tuning After over 40 years in the high-end audio industry, I have learned much about proper set up, installation, and calibration of both 2-channel music systems and surround sound systems. The practical experience I have gained by becoming an authorized dealer for the top audio...

Outdoor Music System Today's outdoor living spaces have become very diverse and sophisticated. We enjoy outdoor kitchens and bars, fire pits and fire places, hot tubs and spas, and much more. And there are also the traditional spaces like patios, decks, gardens, terraces, pools, tennis and...

High-End Turntables Hardware There are three key components that every turntable is comprised of: the turntable itself, the tone arm, and the phono cartridge.The simplest and most popular way to purchase high-end turntables is by choosing the fully-integrated design. All three components are pre-selected for compatibility and...

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....

[embed]https://youtu.be/uFPFADJTIIg[/embed]PAC owner, founder, and resident turntable guru Ralph Tarnofsky discusses a few turntable options for spinning your records. Whether you’re a seasoned audiophile, or someone who is just discovering the wonders of vinyl for the first time, PAC offers quality turntable solutions that are pleasing...

Since 1973 Ralph Tarnofsky and his team at PAC have lead the way with technology driven entertainment and automation solutions for homes and business. We sat down with Ralph for a candid look back at how he started and transformed PAC into the premier Audio,...

Lossless Music Sites

For the past decade my friends and clients have constantly asked me the same question. Will internet music downloads ever sound as good as my CD and vinyl collection? I am happy to report that I can now recommend downloaded lossless music sites with music files as a true high fidelity source for serious listeners.

Outdoor Sound "THE OBVIOUS BENEFIT TO THIS CUTTING EDGE DESIGN IS FLEXIBILITY OF PLACEMENT AND A TOTALLY STEALTH LOOK." By now nearly everyone has seen and heard conventional outdoor speaker systems. I am talking about those wedge shaped white or black cabinets that are bracketed to the...

My love of music and movies motivated me to start a small HIFI business back in 1975. I have been on the scene from the time the home electronics world revolved around the vinyl LP and the vacuum tube, through today's digital revolution. I'll present...

I recently visited a local supermarket, and as I was walking through the dairy aisle I heard an old familiar tune playing through the store’s background music system. It was Michael Jackson’s Beat It, from the landmark album Thriller. I admit that I couldn’t help...

Just in time for the holidays, I present three high tech products to enjoy in your home. One is brand new; the other two, while not new, are much improved. THREE DIMENSIONAL TV 3D TV is here NOW! Thanks to blockbuster movies like Avatar, Toy Story 3...

My love of music and movies motivated me to start a small HIFI business back in 1975. I have been on the scene from the time the home electronics world revolved around the vinyl LP and the vacuum tube, through today's digital revolution. I'll present...

My love of music and movies motivated me to start a small HIFI business back in 1975. I have been on the scene from the time the home electronics world revolved around the vinyl LP and the vacuum tube, through today's digital revolution. I'll present...

Everyone wants great stereo sound, but let’s face it, no one wants to deal with cords, hook-ups and yet another remote control.Professional Audio Consultants has the solution: SONOS. Owner Ralph Tarnofsky explained that SONOS is a new music system that the user controls with either...

The Sonos music system is a new and simple way to distribute audio throughout your house wirelessly. With a Sonos multi-room music system, you can stream Rhapsody, Pandora, Sirius XM, and over 100,000 Internet radio stations, as well as your iTunes or digital music library,...