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Tired of Swapping CDs?

Upgrade Your Two-Channel Rig With This Networked Hi-Fi Audio Player

Tired of Swapping CDs?

You have amassed quite a CD collection over the years. Unfortunately, those 500 CDs do take up a bit of space. And finding the one you want is sometimes a challenge unless you have them all exquisitely organized. While you enjoy the full uncompressed sound quality of CDs, you will admit that the convenience of calling up almost any track on Spotify or Apple Music and streaming it to a wireless speaker is just easier — even if it’s not the last word in audio quality.

Perhaps you are wondering if there is a way to have the convenience of streaming and digital files along with the pleasure of playing that live concert or jazz CD that is difficult to find on Spotify. And you are picky about audio quality, not wanting to sacrifice the aural experience for convenience.

Well, you are in luck. There are such products that combine the convenience of digital sources with superb sound quality. One such product comes from Marantz, a storied audio brand that is perhaps best known these days for their exemplary AV receivers, which we recommend for home theater installations. But Marantz has also continued to make audiophile-grade two-channel stereo components, from affordable lines to the Reference line that competes with the best in high-end audio.

One of Marantz’s best all-around products is the ND8006 music player. If you need a complete digital upgrade to your two-channel audio rig in Portland, this unit does it all. Read on to learn more.

It’s All About the Light

Lighting Control Enhances the Beauty of Your Home

It’s All About the Light

Professional photographers obsess about optimizing the lighting in their pictures. If a photo shoot is outdoors in natural light, the amount, the shadows, and the exposure are all critical to getting great shots. Indoors, photographers use different types of flashes, or they use specific lighting for posed pictures. 

Think of your home as a photo shoot.  With the right lighting, you can set just the ambiance you want—for cooking, eating, relaxing, entertaining, sleeping or any other endeavor. But beyond making it bright or dark enough for an activity, the right lighting can highlight the aesthetic appeal of your living space. 

What’s the best way to do that?  A Control4 lighting system can set just the right scene, deftly blending light and shadow just like a professional photographer. Read on for ways to make your home look like a perfect lit composition, day or night.

Using Your Control4 System: Find the Method that Works for You

Customize Your Interface for a Simpler Lifestyle

Using Your Control4 System: Find the Method that Works for You

When you order a sandwich, you’re probably very specific about what goes on it. You take care to select whichever protein, veggies, cheese, and condiments fulfill your taste, lifestyle, and health goals. When your order is wrong, it’s disappointing and can be a mess to fix.

The same can be said about customizing your home, except the stakes are higher. And when it comes to the technology in your home, choosing a system that suits your tastes, lifestyle, and, yes, even your health goals can make all the difference when it comes to your quality of life.

Simplify and enhance your life at home with a platform that is completely designed around your needs and takes personalization and control to the next level. In a Control4 smart home, all your home technology works in harmony to create safe, convenient, and entertaining environments are all-encompassing. The press of a button, or a simple phrase, can set in motion an entire scene orchestrating and automating all the technology in your home.

What exactly can Control4 do for you? Keep reading to find out.

3 Ways Smart Automation Makes Home Security More Effective

Sensors, cameras and smart tech come together to give you greater control and peace of mind

3 Ways Smart Automation Makes Home Security More Effective

As much as you may not like to think about it, keeping your home safe and secure is something you can’t afford to ignore. If you’re concerned about the security of your home, traditional alarm systems are not only outdated, but also don’t have the convenience and high-tech features of modern systems. We at Encore Audio Video want to make sure you never have to worry about your family’s safety. Here are three ways that a smart home surveillance system can help you keep your Portland, OR home secure.