Twenty plus years of audio video experience enables the custom installers at Connections Plus to integrate the newest technology with your favorite existing components. Whether you simply want to connect your current sound system to your flat screen TV or yearn to integrate your music, lighting, security and HVAC systems, our technicians can pull it all together for you.
If you have thought of the possibilities of streaming all your favorite music to any room, or every room, and how to control your music with one simple app to fill your home with pure, immersive sound then you should take a look at Sonos. Sonos offers a variety of speakers in different shapes and sizes for any or every room of your home.
Not only that, Sonos now integrates with third-party home automation systems that make your choices virtually limitless! Of course, smart-home systems have integrated with Sonos for ten years or more, but now certain sanctioned partners have the great support that Sonos provides for its own products.
Change Sound, Lighting and Temperature on a Whim
Take the integration of Lutron and Sonos. A fabulous seam free integration which gives gives consumers direct, one-touch control of any Sonos speaker alongside lights, shades and temperature, when used with Lutron’s Caséta Wireless, RadioRA 2, and HomeWorks QS smart home systems. Play, pause, skip tracks, and adjust volume, in exactly the same way that you control lights and shades from your nightstand or from the wall. Lutron has developed a new Pico Remote Control for Audio just for this purpose which puts audio and lighting control in the palm of your hand.
Design Your Own Mornings
There are several benefits when integrating a RadioRA 2 or HomeWorks QS system, with Lutron Connect, with a Sonos system. Sonos speakers can be added to any single action scene button on an in-wall, tabletop keypad, or Lutron Connect app keypad. For example, music could be layered in with the lights, shades, and temperature control of the Morning scene, setting the perfect atmosphere for waking up in the morning and getting ready for the day.
You Theme Song Could Announce Your Arrival Home
Sonos could also be included into the “arriving/leaving home” feature to automatically start playing music upon your arrival home while pausing them when you leave. Also, you can use the new Pico remote for audio to control your Sonos speakers from anywhere in your home. Imagine arriving home to Hail to the Chief or God Save the Queen!
“Music sounds better when the lights are just right,” says Michael Smith, Lutron vice-president of sales. “Imagine settling into the couch with a glass of wine and you can adjust the lights and music right from the Pico remotes on your coffee table. Or as you pull into your driveway, the entry lights automatically turn on and your Sonos Home Sound System starts playing to welcome you through the front door. Music lovers will truly appreciate how easy it is to sync your music and lights and get immersed in the experience.”
Lutron’s “geofencing” feature allows you to schedule immersive sound and lighting scenes to begin even before you get out of your car. Kind of gets the house in the mood before you arrive home!
Love your old stereo, but yearn for new streaming technology? There’s nothing to feel guilty about and really no need to throw the old darling away just to tap into streaming content.
Twenty plus years of audio video experience enables Howie Foreman and his custom installers at Connections Plus to integrate the newest technology with your favorite existing components. One little trick of his is to use Sonos CONNECT to turn your favorite amplified audio equipment into a streaming machine. That means you get to keep the stereo you love AND play even more music with it.
CONNECT streams the music you love with no loss of fidelity at full CD-quality bandwidth. Then, you can simply adjust the sound to get the bass, treble, balance and volume set just the way you like it. Howie can even set it up so that you can control the volume using the Sonos smart phone app.
Whether you simply want to connect your current sound system to stream music or yearn to integrate your music, lighting, security and HVAC systems, Connections Plus Custom Audio Video can pull it all together for you.