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Denon HEOS wireless audio is here

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The music you’ve always loved is new again with the incomparable sound quality of HEOS wireless home speakers. And, with almost endless sources for new music–online and streaming–you’ll discover plenty of new faves to enjoy on your wireless home stereo system. Lose yourself in the music. Again and again.
If sounds quality matters to you, please check out the new Denon HEOS!


Martin Logan and KEF use Parasound

From Richard Schram, Parasound Products President
September 15, 2014parasound_logo_Monaco_AV_Parasound_Dealer_Pasadena_Los_Angeles

Speaker Manufacturers Use Parasound
Most of you know that many of the finest speaker manufacturers use Parasound amplifiers and preamplifiers for product development. Here are two current examples:

Martin Logan
Martin Logan is among the high performance speaker manufacturers that has owned Parasound amplifiers and preamplifiers for more than 10 years.
My friends Pete Soderberg and Dennis Chern work for Martin Logan. On Saturday afternoon during the CEDIA show they escorted me to the MartinLogan exhibit to see their new $80,000 Neoliths.
These speakers are absolutely stunning and the engineering behind them is a tour de force.
You’re probably asking yourself “What does this have to do with Parasound?”
Simply this: As I started to walk back to Parasound’s exhibit Pete said “By the way, all of the engineering development on the Neolith was done with an A 23.”
For this important task they chose a Parasound amplifier that’s > 80 times less than the price of the speakers.Martin-Logan-Neolith-speakers-Martin-Logan-Dealer-Monaco-Audio-Video-Home-Theater

KEF is also among the high performance speaker manufacturers that owns Parasound amplifiers and preamplifiers.
KEF has chosen the upcoming New York Audio Show for the USA debut of their beautiful new $24,000 Blade II and $18,000 Reference 5 speakers.
This is an important product introduction for KEF and their new models must absolutely sound their very best.
That’s why KEF has chosen Parasound for the introduction of their new models – again: a JC 2, CD 1 and two JC 1s to drive the Blade IIs and a P 7 and A 21 to drive the Reference 5s.KEF Reference Monaco Av Authorized KEF Reference Dealer

Just a gentle reminder, Parasound has always been professional choice for over 30 years.

MONACO® Audio Video is proud to be an authorized dealer for Parasound, KEF and Martin Logan for Southern California region. Our main job is to bring you closer to the Real Experts: Movie Makers, Artists, Actors, Musicians, Recording Engineers, AV Manufacturers and Engineers etc. We want you the get the full experience of what the Real Experts want you to have.

“Don’t Be Sorry, Talk to Us First”



Crestron Home Automation App: Pyng

Attention Homeowners! This is the Smart Home Automation App that you have been waiting for. Only from the best in the business: Crestron!

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The Only Smart Home Automation App That Works!
From the moment you wake to when your head hits the pillow at night, Crestron Pyng™ makes life easier, more enjoyable, and more secure. Crestron Pyng is the home automation app that is tailored to your lifestyle. Lights, shades, Whole House Music, door locks, thermostats, and even the security system all work together intelligently. Watch the video to see how Crestron Pyng seamlessly blends into your daily routine, whether you’re at home or away, so you stay connected to what’s most important.

The Smart Home Automation App for Your iPad
Crestron Pyng is the home automation app that is tailored to your lifestyle. Once the initial set up is complete, anyone can easily modify settings or create new scenes right from the app. Homeowners can make changes themselves with the confidence that all their original settings are backed up in the cloud.

Get Everything Under Control!
When you are away and not sure if you have locked the doors, turned off the lights, now WORRY NO MORE! Crestron Pyng App make Everything Under Control!

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Don’t be Sorry, Get the Best for Less!

Starting from only $1500 installed!

MONACO AV is specialized in creating Crestron smart home automation and home theater which includes whole house music, whole house video, climate control, lighting , shading, and CCTV surveillance. We are regarded as one of the best Crestron dealer in Los Angeles area and have been in business since 2005.  We have done numerous successful smart home automation projects in Los Angeles, Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Hollywood and many more.

Introducing the Xtreme: Martin Logan Motion 60XT

Martin Logan Motion 60XT Monaco AV Authorized Dealer

Introducing Motion 60XT
XT stands for extreme, and for good reason. Motion 60XT speakers play louder, lower, and with unflinching accuracy. Dual 8″ woofers and rear-firing bass ports create astonishing deep, precise bass, while a dedicated mid woofer promotes an open, revealing and authentic midrange. Paring this powerful trio with our most accurate Folded Motion XT tweeter creates audible acoustic alchemy that delivers an engaging and encompassing experience, cutting straight to the emotion locked inside your favorite recordings.

Martin Logan Motion 60XT Cherry Black  KEF LS50 Motion 20 White at Monaco AV

Please visit our Pasadena showroom for the Extreme Experience™!

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All New KEF THE REFERENCE Reviews and Photos

Available NOW at MONACO® Audio Video for Private Audition! Please call ahead (626) 395-9597 to schedule your appointment!

#1 KEF REFERENCE Dealer in Southern California! 

KEF The Reference Monaco AV Authorized KEF Reference Dealer

KEF THE REFERENCE: the standard by which others are judged, and to which they aspire. The perfect reproduction of recorded sound is what KEF’s legendary Reference Series has always stood for. And after 40 years of continuous development, the Reference has earned its name as the yardstick of high-end acoustic engineering.
If you’re a perfectionist when it comes to enjoying movies or music, it’s the one name that towers above the rest.

The Reference. It speaks for itself.

“A description was needed to convey the idea that every loudspeaker is subject to scrutiny at all stages of assembly, culminating in a final test comparison with a laboratory-maintained reference standard. So the method became the name: Reference.”

– Laurie Fincham, Engineering Director 1968-1991

We think these are the speakers that Mr. Raymond Cooke himself, KEF Founder, will be proud of.

KEF Reference 3 Gloss Black at Monaco Audio Video Authorized KEF Dealer in Pasadena Los Angeles county for high end stereo and home theater with Parasound A21 and Primaluna

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Experience Lifelike Sound With Sony High Resolution HAP-Z1ES

Hear music as it was intended with the Hi-Res Audio player with 1 TB hard drive space , supports DSD and the full range of Hi-Res file formats plus Wi-Fi built in for easy transfer from your PC and a built-in 4-inch GUI for easy operationSony High Resolution HAPZ1ES Monaco AV

• Playback of DSD, LPCM, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, ATRAC, MP3, AAC, WMA music files
• 1 TB hard drive for local music playback and storage
• Analog FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filters effectively reduces high-frequency noise in DSD signals
• DSD re-mastering engine, converts all signals to DSD signals, vastly improving sound quality of lower resolution music.
• DSEE, restores high frequency sound removed by the audio compression process, improving the playback of compressed music files.
• WiFi Built-in for app control and easy music transfer from a PC
• Dedicated control tablet and phone app for playback of music files stored on the hard drive
• Expand storage space attaching external hard drive via USB
• Music transfer software for manual and automatic transfer of music files included
• Low-phase noise liquid crystal oscillator provides a clear, open sound field
• Two identical large-capacity transformers separated for analog and digital circuits
• The Frame and Beam chassis achieves both high precision and high rigidity for improved sound and low distortion
• Sound grade resistors are used in the analog audio path
• Balanced XLR analog stereo outputSony High Resolution DSD HAPZ1ES Monaco AV appSony High Res HapZ1ES at Monaco AV high end stereo and home theater store in Pasadena Los Angeles area

Please come and visit our Pasadena showroom for LIVE DEMO!

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Martin Logan CLX and Krell IBias at Monaco AV Pasadena

Martin Logan CLX Krell Ibias Review Monaco AV

We just changed one of our room with Martin Logan® CLX, Balanced Forced Subwoofer driven by Krell® Foundation Processor and Krell® Chrous 5200 IBias amp. They sound so real and lifelike. You will be able to hear all the details with very wide soundstage and dynamic you never experienced before.

All music & movie lovers all over Southern California is invited to experience is one of a kind live demo.

PS: The Martin Logan CLX demo is available for sale at SIGNIFICANT saving. First come first serve.

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MONACO® Audio Video is an authorized dealer for Krell® and Martin Logan® in Pasadena, Los Angeles area. Serving Beverly Hills, Malibu, Studio City, San Marino, La Canada, Arcadia, Bradbury Estate, Los Angeles, Upland, Pacific Palisades, Newport Beach, Newport Coast. We offer custom home stereo and theater design installation.

Dolby Atmos: Coming Soon to a Living Room Near You

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Dolby Atmos: Coming soon to a living room near you
By Brett Crockett, Director of Sound Research (June 23rd, 2014)

As the Director of Sound Research here at Dolby, I take my audio very seriously. This includes, of course, having a very serious home theater in my living room.
In 2012 when we introduced Dolby Atmos®, the groundbreaking cinema sound system that puts moviegoers in the middle of the action, I started imagining how much better my home theater—and millions of others—could sound. From hearing the exciting cinema sound that Dolby Atmos made possible, I knew there was the potential to raise home entertainment to an entirely new level.

So our research and home theater teams began work on bringing Dolby Atmos to the living room. Our goal was to make home theater sound better than ever, while giving audio enthusiasts flexible choices in how they set up their system. I’m proud to say that after a lot of dreaming, experimentation, and innovation, we’ve succeeded in creating an incredible Dolby Atmos experience for the home that will be available to any entertainment fan.

You may have already heard announcements from some of our hardware partners about their products that allow you to feel every dimension of your home entertainment in Dolby Atmos. You’ll be hearing more of those announcements in the coming months.
Bringing the Dolby Atmos experience home

Dolby Atmos has the amazing ability to have sounds come from above you. In the movie Noah, for instance, Dolby Atmos in the cinema made it sound like the torrential rains were pouring down from the sky on top of you. And if you saw Godzilla in a Dolby Atmos movie theatre, hearing the monster roar above you was beyond realistic—it was terrifying.
You’re probably wondering how you can recreate this effect in your living room. We want to make bringing Dolby Atmos into your home as easy as possible, so we’ve given you choices.

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If you’re willing and able to install speakers in your ceiling, there will be great options. If that’s not possible for you—and for many people, it isn’t—our partners will offer new Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers that produce full, detailed overhead sound from speakers located where your conventional speakers are now.
If you already have speakers that you love, you can choose an add-on, Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker module that complements your existing speakers. (In fact, many people will place the modules right on top of their current speakers.)

How do we create the sensation of sounds above your head if there are no speakers above your head? It’s complicated, but it all comes down to understanding the physics of sound waves and understanding the way your brain interprets those sound waves.
Our partners will also offer home theater receivers and other entertainment devices to decode and deliver the Dolby Atmos experience in your home. And you likely won’t need a new Blu-ray™ player—existing players that fully conform to the Blu-ray specification will be able to support Dolby Atmos content on a Blu-ray Disc™.

But Dolby Atmos isn’t just about hardware. At its core, it’s a powerful creative tool that lets filmmakers use exceptionally lifelike sound to deliver the full impact of their artistic vision. We’re working with studios and production houses to help them create Dolby Atmos soundtracks for a broad range of movies and TV for home viewing. You’ll start to see Dolby Atmos titles on Blu-ray and streaming video services this fall, with more to come at the start of 2015.

Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing much more from Dolby and our hardware partners about bringing the Dolby Atmos sound to your home. I can’t wait to hear the reaction of home theater fans when they first experience their homes filled with powerful Dolby Atmos sound. (If you’d like more details about setting up a Dolby Atmos home theater, take a look at our FAQ.)

And personally, I can’t wait to take my own home theater to the next level, literally, with Dolby Atmos.

Monaco Audio Video is one stop shop specializes in home theater, 5.1 surround sound, custom home theater, dedicated home theater room, media room design, home theater design, premium soundbar, custom home entertainment, best home theater system, best home theater speakers, high end custom home theater and installation, and high end home entertainment. We serve customers from Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Glendale, Burbank, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Los Angeles, Studio City, Beverly Hills, Brea, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Irvine, Bradbury and Newport Beach. Monaco is recognized as best audio video company and best home theater installation company in Pasadena, near Los Angeles. 


Best Place to Buy Sony 4K Television in Pasadena and Los Angeles

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Top 3 reasons why we’re the best place to get your next Sony 4K TV:
1. As a Sony Custom Integrated Solutions (CIS) Diamond Dealer, we can provide you with best solutions that Sony offers. All Sony 4K models are available for next day or immediate delivery, installation & integration. From basic sound bar to the ultimate in home theater system, we know how enhance your Sony 4K TV.

2. Buying a State of the Art Sony 4K TV is a major investment and you want to be sure you get the best advice possible. All of our Audio Video Associates have been dealing with Sony products for more than 10 years minimum and have taken rigorous Sony 4K training so we can best advise you how to maximize your Sony entertainment experience.  For customer reviews, click here.

3. 30 days Best Price Guarantee. Before you buy your Sony 4K TV from us, we will check the latest pricing and promo to get you the best possible price. We will match any Sony Authorized retailers/ online prices. Plus, within 30 days, if there is a price drop, we will be more than happy to refund you the difference. Click here for current Sony promotion

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