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The Top Benefits of Lutron Shades

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How Do Automated Shades from This Trusted Brand Elevate Your Living Spaces?

Lutron shades can impact every room across your Scottsdale, AZ, home with just the tap of a button! But what makes Lutron shading stand apart? Firstly, Lutron is a leading brand in the industry and offers top-tier window treatments unlike any you can find anywhere else—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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How Can Control4 Home Automation Benefit Your Daily Living?

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Top-Notch Smart Technologies Create Your Ideal Home Atmosphere

What if you could make your daily lifestyle across your Paradise Valley, AZ, home easier than ever? A Control4 home automation system can create the ultimate smart home living experience for you and your family at just the press of a button.

Find out more about what bringing Control4 technologies to your home entails and how these solutions can benefit you every day by reading below.

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What Does a Home Theater Surround Sound Installation & Setup Entail?

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Create an Immersive Soundscape to Enjoy Every Time You Press Play

A proper surround sound installation can transform how you experience your home entertainment! Go from merely watching the action to experiencing it—be right in the center of the battlefield, at your favorite band’s concert, or in the stadium at a football game instead of watching on the sidelines.

Ready to elevate your Scottsdale, AZ, home’s media every time you press play in your private cinema? Keep reading to learn what goes into a top-tier surround sound installation and setup.

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What Sets a Professional Home Theater Installation Apart?


Upgrade Your Home Entertainment with a Cinematic Setup & Design

How can a professional home theater installation transform your media viewing experience? When you work with a team of experts like ours at Audio Video Excellence, you can bring top-tier audiovisual equipment and design features to your Paradise Valley, AZ, home’s setup.

Want to learn more about our trusted theater installation services and solutions? Keep reading.

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How Can Motorized Shades Benefit Your Home This Summer?

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Beat the Heat with Top-Notch Shading

Make the most of your summer with motorized shades in place that can keep your whole Scottsdale, AZ, home cool and comfy for everyone. Automated window treatments have endless benefits for your living spaces and can ensure you save energy and enhance your surroundings, all while keeping the heat down.

Want to learn how this innovative solution can benefit you this season and all year long? Keep reading for more.

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Keeping your family and Paradise Valley, AZ, home safe and secure is a top priority. You need innovative security solutions in place to protect your entire premises. Smart home surveillance cameras across your Paradise Valley, AZ, home will become essential to your security setup!

These innovative cameras can give you eyes throughout every living space and outdoor area that make up your property. So how can you benefit from this solution daily? Keep reading below to learn more about the many benefits of this smart surveillance setup.

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Take the Next Step into High-End Audio with Marantz & Classé

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Elevate Your Home Audio Experience with the latest Hi-Fi Components

There are sound systems, and then there are sound systems. When you are looking for that next level of detail, nuance, and presence in your sound, it’s time to upgrade to a high-end audio system. You might think that high-end audio is only for stereo or two-channel music, but it can also apply to surround sound for your media room or home theater. To demonstrate, we will discuss some high-end component separates from storied brands Marantz and Classé that will genuinely elevate your audio experience, whether it's immersing yourself in a high-impact movie soundtrack or uncovering new details in your favorite music. 

Continue reading to learn about the latest components from Marantz and Classé that will transform the sound in your Scottsdale, AZ, home. 

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An open living room and kitchen space featuring Lutron lighting fixtures.


Lighting transforms every area it touches. In your home, the placement of your lighting fixtures and solutions impacts how you feel and experience your Paradise Valley, AZ, living spaces. So you need to bring a smart lighting system to your property that you know you can rely on for years to come.

As a leading brand in the industry, Lutron lighting offers high-end lighting fixtures and shading models to carefully create the ideal living atmosphere across your home. So what makes Lutron stand apart from other lighting systems? Keep reading below to learn more about the benefits of bringing this trusted brand to your property. 

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Sonance invisible speakers can be installed in ceilings, appearing nearly invisible.


Whole-home audio systems make the perfect addition to any music enthusiast's day; however, you may not love the idea of installing speakers all around your home. Not only do bulky speakers interfere with daily activity, but they can also become an eyesore in beautifully decorated rooms.

This is why we love Sonance’s lineup of invisible speakers. They take whole-home audio to the next level with crystal clear sound delivery and minimal interference with home décor. In addition, they integrate with various home control systems, allowing you to enjoy music from any room, whether you’re working, cleaning, or simply relaxing. 

Continue reading to learn what makes the Sonance invisible speaker series unique and why they are an excellent option for any Scottsdale, AZ, music lover.

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Coastal Source speakers among foliage in a backyard.


How can you reshape your outdoor soundscape without impacting your desired decor and design? The right outdoor speakers are a must—and Coastal Source speakers deliver the optimal sound solution. 

You’ll take your outdoor entertainment to a new level while maintaining your preferred outdoor aesthetics. Want to learn more about this leading brand in outdoor audio? Keep reading below.

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Build a Seamless Home Audio System with Architectural Speakers

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Enhance Your Whole-Home Audio with Discrete Sound Solutions 

Big, bold, bulky speakers may be an appropriate choice for a recording studio but are out of place in a luxury home. Unfortunately, those same luxury homes usually have large open designs which require a lot of speakers to deliver robust, uniform sound. How do you accomplish this without sacrificing your home’s aesthetics? This is where architectural speakers come in!

Installed in the walls and ceilings, architectural speakers offer an excellent discreet alternative to traditional speakers without impacting sound quality. And when it comes to architectural speakers for our clients in Scottsdale, AZ, Bowers & Wilkins and Paradigm are our go-to options. 

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A Sony projector displays an ocean wave scene in a custom home theater.


A home theater is an investment in fun for your whole family. That’s why it’s essential to customize it to meet your needs, providing you with the most enjoyable entertainment experiences. 

We work with homeowners throughout the Paradise Valley and surrounding areas to install custom home theaters with the latest technology. Providing a homeowner with various options and customizations means that no two projects are exactly alike, and every job is exciting and unique. 

Continue reading to learn how technology brands like Kaleidescape and Sony enhance custom home theaters and ensure a high-quality viewing experience.  

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A man wearing Px8 McLaren Edition headphones, walking by a McLaren supercar.


At Audio Video Excellence, we bring comfort, beauty, and a luxurious lifestyle to our clients in Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding communities. High-fidelity audio is part of that equation, creating the ultimate soundstage that fills the soul and eases the mind. 

As AV experts, we partner with numerous high-fidelity audio manufacturers to ensure our clients receive the best solutions for their unique needs and properties. One of our favorites is B&W, an iconic brand used by some of the best recording studios in the world. 

They’ve also been longtime partners with McLaren Automotive. This partnership, and their award-winning collaboration with the new hybrid McLaren Artura supercar, recently led to new B&W headphones. These offer the high-fidelity, clear and pure audio the brand is known for. 

We’re excited to share the latest groundbreaking audio solution from B&W. Let’s look at what makes these headphones unique.

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Upgrade Your Backyard Entertainment with Coastal Source Outdoor Speakers

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Coastal Source Combines Style and Function For Enhanced Outdoor Fun

Coastal Source outdoor speakers are the perfect solution to take your outdoor events to the next level. For more than 60 years, Coastal Source speakers have been delivering excellence in the outdoor audio space. Their goal is to provide reliable, high-quality sound that will keep your guests engaged and entertained. 

Plus, these speakers are constructed to withstand the elements, like water, UV rays, and extreme temperatures, so you can know that your audio system will stay safe through the Arizona weather. So make your next backyard BBQ, formal gathering, or neighborhood social an unforgettable event with Coastal Source outdoor audio solutions.

Continue reading to learn more about Coastal Source outdoor speakers and how they can enhance your backyard entertainment in Paradise Valley, AZ.

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Smart Lighting Offers Beauty, Elegance, and Ease of Living

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Experience the Many Options in DMF Lighting’s LED Modular Downlighting

Lighting has transcended its original purpose—to help us see clearly in the dark and create a lifestyle that enables us to perform tasks long into the night. Today, it plays an essential role in a home’s beauty, setting the mood, creating intrigue, and personalizing the illumination for any activity. 

Smart lighting does even more. 

Intelligent lighting integrates with your home automation platform, enabling one tap to transform every light in your Scottsdale, AZ, home. It changes based on automation schedules that synchronize with your everyday routine and welcomes you home.

At Audio Video Excellence, we partner with several industry leaders in smart lighting to ensure our clients the optimum solution for their unique lifestyle and home aesthetics. One of these brands, DMF Lighting, is the leader in modular downlighting for custom home integration. Their award-winning lights offer incredible opportunities to shine light in a new manner while reducing energy usage. 

Let’s explore a few of their latest products.

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What Features Should I Look For in a Great Outdoor TV?

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SunBriteTVs: Built for the Outdoors

Whether you're planning to entertain in the backyard, host a tailgate, or just looking for a way to enjoy the refreshing Arizona air while relaxing on the patio with your favorite TV show, an outdoor TV can be an excellent investment. But how do you choose the right one for the experiences you plan to have?

SunBriteTV offers a variety of options for outdoor TVs that were made for the outdoors. Continue reading to learn the essential features of a great outdoor TV for your Paradise Valley, AZ, home.

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B&W Transforms the High-End Audio Listening Experience

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Experience the Purest Sound with Unrivaled Realism

B&W has been defined by one principle since its beginnings in 1966—producing the finest audio quality possible. At Audio Video Excellence, we value companies that have stood the test of time and continue to perform exacting research and development, setting new standards of performance that eclipse their previous lines. B&W is one of these brands and one of the reasons we’re proud to call them our partners. 

Let’s explore what they bring to the table and how their high-end audio transforms the listening experience for homeowners in Scottsdale, AZ. 

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How to Get Hi-Fi Impact from High-End Speakers

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Audio Video Excellence Now Offering Classé Audio and Marantz

It's always exciting when we get to share the addition of new brands to our lineup of high-end speakers! So stop in to meet the lineup of audio tech from Classé Audio and Marantz. Either of these speaker brands will be a great addition to your Paradise Valley listening room, media center, or home theater.

And, while we're on the subject of high-end speakers, I always like to remind customers that investing in high-end speakers is not a guarantee that speaker quality will be extraordinary simply by plugging them in. That's why it's best to have a professional help you install them and tune them to improve your Hi-Fi listening experience.

Please continue reading to find out how to get the most out of your brand new high-end speakers. 

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What Does Your Control4 Dealer Have to Offer in 2023?

New Control4 Halo remote displayed on a living room coffee table.

Control4 Announces New Halo Remotes and Vibrant Linear Lighting

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Control4 brand and that we love delivering the convenience of their smart home technology to our clients throughout the Scottsdale, AZ, area. Like all major technology brands, Control4 has continued to innovate its products and has recently announced a few new ones that we can’t wait to share with our clients! As your local Control4 dealer, we will be the place to visit to try out and purchase new or upgraded items.

Continue reading to learn about these new products coming soon from Control4.

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Bring High-Fidelity Music to Every Room in Your Home

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In-Wall Speakers Offer Hi-Fi Audio Without Disturbing a Home’s Aesthetics

At Audio Video Excellence, we integrate the latest technology in home automation and high-performance audio and video. Together, they create unmatched entertainment, from the immersive cinematic experience to multi-room audio that delivers detailed, crystal-clear, undistorted sound throughout your home from nearly invisible in-ceiling and in-wall speakers. 

It's these architectural speakers that genuinely amaze our clients. It’s hard to describe the sensation of walking into your home after a long day greeted by your “Relaxing” playlist streaming through your home. The sound follows you as you change clothes, grab a cold drink, and head out to the patio to relax in the Arizona sun. 

We can thank the top brands in the industry for this incredible audio experience. As homeowners called for architectural speakers that didn’t mar their home’s beauty or take away from the design, manufacturers of high-fidelity speakers listened. Some of our partners in this arena include B&W, Focal, Paradigm, and Triad.

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