The Benefits of Bluesound
At Waara, we’re always looking for the newest and best technology to keep your home up to date. We love and rely on familiar brands like Marantz and McIntosh, but enjoy installing new products as well and one of those is the Bluesound Node music streamer. Let’s talk about the benefits of Bluesound for a second and why it could work for you.
For starters, Bluesound works with existing equipment meaning, if you have a good system and you like it, keep it.
Like Sonos, Bluesound can sync up multiple areas for a uniform house sound feature. Pair your living room with your back patio to bring that party to the next level.
What about quality? The Node, for instance, is powered by a 1.8ghz processor and 32-bit DAC design to impress even your audiophile friends.
The benefits of Bluesound also include the fact that it works with Spotify, Roon, and Tidal as well as being Airplay and Alexa-compatible.
Give us a call or stop into our showroom and learn more. Bluesound can help you “level up” your audio experience without breaking the bank!
Vinyl Records Traverse City
If you’re a music fan, of most any degree, chances are you’ve seen the resurgence of vinyl, turntables, and “retro” of late. The best vinyl records Traverse City has to offer may come from places like RPM Records, but you’ll need the right system to play them to their full potential.
Let us introduce you to companies like Rega and McIntosh if you’re not already familiar.
You may certainly pick up a “record player” almost anywhere, but to coax the highest quality out of your new/antique/rare albums, you’ll want the best turntable in the area and those that we have on display at our showroom are hard to beat.
When it comes to audiophiles into vinyl records, Traverse City certainly has its share. Whether it’s dedicated listening rooms or simply a decorative-yet-quality piece for a living room, we’ve seen it all and are prepared for any client. Far too often, however, those new to vinyl can feel intimidated if they come to the wrong store. At Waara, we take your interests and budgets into full consideration and can guide you down the right path for your needs on your musical journey.
So stop on in, listen to some Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, or Miles Davis, and hear your options firsthand!
Northern Michigan Smart Home
Whether it’s new construction or a retrofit, the idea of a Northern Michigan smart home has become much more popular of late. With technology from Alexa, to Google Home, to our favorites Control4 and Elan, there are many choices.
Let’s start with what you’re looking for: Is it a fully-automated home or random features? Lighting and shades? House sound system?
While options like Alexa are great for DIYers, integrating many features on a large scale becomes an issue. That’s where we come in. Control4, for instance, has products ranging from integrated video doorbells, to thermostats, to amplifiers. On one touch panel or even handheld remote, you could control the speakers in the living room where the guests are while lowering the shades in the front entrance for privacy.
If you’re considering a Northern Michigan smart home for a new construction project, make sure the contractors you select from Rhiz are knowledgeable on the subject. If you like, reach out to us first for builder recommendations to insure your project runs smoothly with the right builders from the start.
Stop into our showroom in Traverse City’s Warehouse District to see and experience these products firsthand before making a decision. Listen twice, install once!
If you’ve thought about security cameras for your home or office, it can be a daunting ordeal if you don’t know what you’re looking for. That’s where Waara Technologies comes in. We’ve installed countless security cameras for a range of clients: From simple Ring cameras to high-powered Luma cameras and NVRs (Network video recorder).
Your first step is to determine what you want, whether it’s just peace of mind or multi-angle coverage with recording storage capacity. We can handle anything, but we want to make sure you get what you need as well. Keeping an eye on pets while you’re at work? Watching the house while on vacation? There are lots of reasons but, thankfully, lots of options.
A great thing to keep in mind is that many cameras can be integrated into existing or new control systems as well.
We’ll help you pick what’s best for your needs and budget, but feel free to research Ring, Luma, and even what Sony has to offer before we visit. The more you know what you want, the faster and easier the installation can be.
Michigan’s Best 2-Channel Stereos
We at Waara are grateful to be able to install the latest Bluetooth and wireless speakers for our Northern Michigan clients, but when it comes to classic stereos and authentic sound you can practically FEEL, then you may need to visit our Traverse City showroom to see Michigan’s best 2-channel stereos for yourself.
Chief among these, and a brand we’re proud to represent, is the KEF Reference 1 speaker.
Now you may be asking yourself what “2-channel” means and why you should care. First, we encourage you to come listen and hear the difference, but from a technology standpoint, 2-channel basically means 2 separate speakers arranged in locations designed to amplify your room’s acoustic potential.
Think of the difference between a song on the radio and one in person. Properly designed 2-channel systems elevate your music, whether CD, Tune-In radio, or Spotify, to a whole new height.
Michigan’s best 2-channel stereos are a visit away and can work with most any budget or decor. Want smaller bookshelf speakers? Check out the KEF LS50. You name it, we can install it. Pair your custom speakers with an industry-leader like Marantz or McIntosh and you’ve just created an experience-generator and new feature for your home as well.
So stop on in and let’s brainstorm!