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Bring Sound to Your Outdoor Parties

Starr Systems Design was hired to handle this client’s sound system, audio, video needs. In-ceiling speakers were added throughout the residence, along with speakers and a weatherproof subwoofer on the outdoor patio. FEATURED TECHNOLOGIES Sonance in-ceiling speakers Episode subwoofer Episode landscape speakers   CUSTOMER WISH LIST In-ceiling speakers placed where they look and sound the best Ability [...]

11/30/2016|Music Systems|

‘Tis the Season: Outdoor Seasonal Lighting

Color Kinetics from Philips provides an easy way to add year-round outdoor architectural LED lighting that can change with the season's colors. ColorBurst Powercore gen2 RGBW is a high-output, exterior-rated LED lighting fixture designed for accent and site lighting. The fixtures deliver full-color and white, tunable light output to provide dynamic uplighting, floorlighting, and other [...]

11/21/2016|Lighting and Lighting Control|

New Speaker Install

Project Description  Starr Systems Design was hired to handle the audio part of this project, as the client needed a sound system to provide background music for a tavern. The tavern has two floors, two bars, a game area, and a private dining area. FEATURED TECHNOLOGIES Sonos PLAY:3 and Sonos PLAY:1 speakers Flexon wall bracket [...]

da Vinci 8.1

Savant Pro 8.1 is now available for download! Look forward to: Multi-zone music distribution: When controlling volume with a ProRemote, the Remote can now control all grouped zones. Soft power button confirmation pop-up for Pro Remote: Now has a prompt to turn off just the A/V or everything in the room. Improved connectivity: With Remote, [...]

10/19/2016|Installation Tips and Techniques|

Pre-Orders Have Begun!

“A picture on glass” design can be found on the new 77” LG Signature OLED 4K HDR Smart TV. Key features in a nutshell: OLED HR, picture-on-glass, infinite contrast, and cinematic color. This is the first time an ultra-thin OLED panel has been bonded to a transparent glass plate. Each pixel is self-lighting, which generates [...]

09/27/2016|Home Integration|

Change the Way You Listen to Music

A few weeks ago, Lutron and Sonos announced that soon, you’ll be able to bring music into any Lutron residential system with a Sonos solution. The new Lutron Pico Remote for Audio will give you hand-button control of audio along with lights and shades – All without launching an app. Convenience at it’s finest – [...]

09/14/2016|Music Systems|

More Than Just Window Shades

Starr Systems is proud to be the provider and installer of Lutron motorized window shading systems. Lutron shades greatly reduce glare and heat during sunny days, while maintaining gorgeous views. And, best of all, they disappear at the touch of a button (or an iPad). https://youtu.be/hIyeqZqESbY Save Energy: Utilize your shading system to save additional energy beyond [...]

09/02/2016|Home Integration, Motorized Shading|

Key Drivers in Smart Home Adoption

The need and want for smart homes is rapidly growing, as Gartner Research “predicts that by 2020, there will be approximately 25 billion Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices. Out of these 25 billion, millions of them will be used to help consumers automate their homes.” How is this possible? Internet connectivity. Internet connectivity is [...]

08/05/2016|Home Integration|

Sonos Improved Features

Sonos, one of the most popular and easy-to-use wireless “whole-house” music systems, recently added some new features to it’s app. These features make it even more user-friendly and smarter than it already is. Below are a few features that I’m most excited about. If you’re an Apple fan, then this highlight is for you: Access [...]

07/25/2016|Music Systems|

The best recessed LED lighting available

Deciding on best LED lighting for your application can be a daunting task.  LED as a category is growing at a rapid pace, but information to allow consumers to compare lamps and fixtures is lagging behind. One of the first questions we are asked is, “Why should I install LED fixtures?”.  The are several reasons [...]