Customized Media Racks Keep Your AV Equipment Organized

If you have a multimedia system or home automation system, you likely have several components taking up space around your home. Let us take over the clutter by organizing your audio and video systems into a custom-built media rack. This service is one of the many that we offer at Home Theater Installation of Orange County.

What Is a Media Rack?

Media racks are wood or steel constructions that support your audio and video system parts. However, you can't just stuff your electronics onto a bookshelf. Our media racks take into account cooling needed by some systems. We can integrate fans for air movement if you have an audio or video control box that requires it. Keeping regular airflow prevents overheating of electronics and helps the components to extend their operating lives.

Where Do Media Racks Go?

What sets our custom-built media racks apart from others is where you can put them. While all-purpose racks from discount stores are flimsy and oversized, we build racks to fit where you want to place them. If you have several AV components and a home automation system, you will likely need a taller media rack than someone who only has a TV control system and a stereo.

When you ask us for a media rack, we can design it to accommodate your electronics and the space you have designated for it. Many of our customers opt to put their media racks into a portion of their home entertainment sets or inside a closet. You can choose one of these locations or anywhere else in your home where you want a common location for your media components.

Do You Want More Space and Less Clutter?

If you are tired of seeing the cables, cords, and electronic components lying around your home, contact us at 714-744-4455 to talk to our professionals at Home Theater Installation of Orange County. We can help you clean up your electronics and get rid of your component clutter.


A Great 2020 Resolution: Upgrade Your Home Audio

The new year is here in full force, and if you’re like most of us, you’ve already made some resolutions for the year.

Maybe you’re making 2020 the year you get fit. Or perhaps you’re setting a more intellectual goal for yourself, to read a certain number of books or to finally learn another language.

Here at Experience Audio Video we applaud those efforts, of course— even if we can’t be much help with your physical fitness or intellectual goals.

What we can do is encourage you to make just one more resolution for 2020. Why not make 2020 the year you finally upgrade your home audio? Here are a couple reasons to upgrade your home audio in 2020.

A Matter of Quality

Have you ever had a day where you visited two similar establishments in the same day and you noticed some real quality differences? Maybe you grabbed a quick fast food lunch near work and then went to a high-end restaurant for a dinner date. Or perhaps you’ve been out shopping and ended up with a big box discount store and a high-end retailer in the same trip.

When juxtaposed like this, you can’t help but notice the differences. Both experiences are serviceable, but one is clearly better than the other.

It’s the same way with home audio. Cheap home audio gets the job done. You can hear the music, after all. But are you enjoying it as much as you could? Definitely not.

The bottom line: improved sound quality is one great reason to resolve to upgrade your home audio this year.

It’s Your Home— Enjoy the Time You Spend There

A better system translates to a better and more enjoyable listening experience. Do you want to keep settling for fast-food-level home audio? Or are you ready to upgrade to something more akin to fine dining? Make 2020 the year to switch.


How To Plan An Audio-Visual System For Your New Construction Home

Building a house from scratch makes sure that you truly get everything you want out of your new home. But when you start without any infrastructure, you’ll have to have someone design every system, from HVAC to plumbing.

Unfortunately, most people forget to consider a hugely important part of planning when building a new construction home: your audio-visual system.

Whether you want a full smart home where every part of your property is linked, or you just want to build out a home theater or some general audio features, the earlier you start considering A/V needs, the easier it will be to keep your system wireless, hidden, and functioning its best.

Speaker Placement

It’s in your best interest to work with an experienced A/V installation team when planning your home’s new system. Speakers are a considerable part of any A/V system, so they will likely be placed in rooms where you want to watch TV or listen to music. But you don’t want prominent, bulky speakers taking up wall space, so planning for them before walls are installed will help you hide them away.

Equipment Placement

Depending on what you want from your system, you’ll want a storage area for the bulk of this equipment to go. However, you’ll need a space that has climate control and often, ventilation, so planning for this before your home is built will help identify areas for this equipment to live out of your way.

Wire Placement

You definitely don’t want wires and cords traversing your home theater’s walls or hanging under your patio, which is why installing A/V assets during construction is ideal. No mess opening up and reclosing walls, and no unsightly wires.


About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or for a Free Consultation.