K&W Audio

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This year K&W Audio cel­e­brates 40 years in busi­ness. “We started as en­thu­si­asts who wanted to help peo­ple get great gear, and that hasn’t changed,” ad­mits K&W Audio owner, Dar­ren Lane. Change is con­stant in the elec­tron­ics world and new of­fer­ings are al­ways ex­cit­ing. “Of course many things have trans­formed, but the fun­da­men­tals en­dure. Sim­ply put, ev­ery­one wants a great ex­pe­ri­ence.”

K& W Audio’s staff of pro­fes­sion­als pro­vides a help­ful, al­len­com­pass­ing ap­proach. They de­sign, build, in­stall, pro­gram, and main­tain qual­ity home automation, mu­sic, and en­ter­tain­ment sys­tems. In essence they do it all.

De­signed to daz­zle, this home em­bod­ies a seam­less integration of home con­trol and en­ter­tain­ment with form and func­tion. Ac­cord­ing to Dar­ren, “When in­volved from the be­gin­ning, we en­sure the client’s wants and needs are ad­dressed right from the de­sign phase. The re­sult is har­mony in both dé­cor and op­er­a­tion.”

A Con­trol 4 sys­tem op­er­ates the mu­sic, video, light­ing, se­cu­rity, HVAC, and other spe­cialty func­tions, in­clud­ing mo­tor­ized blinds through­out the home. There are eleven ar­eas with HD video and 16 rooms with high-resolution mu­sic. Sim­ple ‘scenes’ are pro­grammed in key ar­eas to keep things easy, which are the ex­e­cu­tion of a va­ri­ety of com­mands at the push of one but­ton. For ex­am­ple, a ‘wel­come’ scene ac­ti­vates a pathway of lights, a preferred playlist, and ad­justs tem­per­a­ture, set­ting both mood and com­fort for ar­riv­ing home.

The home the­ater is a game changer, lit­er­ally. With dual pro­jec­tion sys­tems that over­lap, a golf sim­u­la­tor with a re­tractable screen slides out of the way for more con­ven­tional, big screen en­ter­tain­ment. “We pro­vide new home sys­tems and we do retrofits as well,” adds Lane. With new homes we work with the builder to hide and har­mo­nize the elec­tron­ics, seat­ing, and other cus­tom fin­ishes. In this home we worked to com­ple­ment the dé­cor through con­ceal­ment—it’s a pow­er­ful sys­tem and a ‘stealthy’ installation.” coins Lane.

“When your clients en­trust you to au­to­mate their home, you get to know their needs well,” cites Lane on a foun­da­tion of thought­ful ex­per­tise. “Our staff shares decades of ex­pe­ri­ence, which al­lowed us to thrive for the last 40 years and hope­fully, for forty more.”

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