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How to Choose a Home Automation Company

Posted on Categories Architects, ASID, blog, Builders, CEPro, Home Automation

By Ron Lennox and David Galea. Helping you Choose an Integrator In this article we are going to help you understand why it’s not easy to choose a home automation company and what you need to consider when hiring home automation installation services to install a system or update a current one. We interact with … Continue reading “How to Choose a Home Automation Company”

Spend Your Time Listening, Not Cleaning – The Clearaudio Double Matrix Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Review

By David Galea. For those of us that love the feel and sound of a record and high-end home audio, we know the maintenance can get annoying sometimes. The cleaning of vinyl records is a key part of maintaining a quality collection. Clean records sound better than dirty ones, and really clean records sound better … Continue reading “Spend Your Time Listening, Not Cleaning – The Clearaudio Double Matrix Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine”

8 Things You Must Know Before Buying a New Ultra-Short Throw Projector

Posted on Categories 4k, blog, home entertainment, Media Room, Projectors, UST - Ultra Short Throw Projector

By Ron Lennox. The best UST projector is not the most expensive, it is the projector that matches what you need the most, no two projectors are the same and none of them are “perfect”. When choosing a projector, there are several factors to consider. Here we will discuss 8 important aspects that should be … Continue reading “8 Things You Must Know Before Buying a New Ultra-Short Throw Projector”

Boca Tech Talks CEU Webinars – Survey Results – What We Learned from our Audience.

Posted on Categories AIA, Architects, ASID, blog, Boca Tech talks, Designers, Jeff Galea, Webinar

By Marcio Gomes. Our second Boca Tech Talks survey has ended, and we have received some very valuable responses. This article will highlight the answers and give you an overview of what our audience expects in these CEU Webinars. This survey was taken for the first time at the beginning of 2021 and again in … Continue reading “Boca Tech Talks CEU Webinars – Survey Results – What We Learned from our Audience.”

KEF Designs a High End Stereo Equipment for the Lotus Eletre

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, KEF Speakers, Music, Speakers, Sub-Woofers, Uncategorized

By Ron Lennox No, we do not sell Car Audio…nor do we plan to. So, why are we sharing this article about the KEF speaker system in the upcoming Lotus Eletre? Let me tell you. We are a KEF hifi equipment dealer for home audio; we love the speakers, and we use a lot of … Continue reading “KEF Designs a High End Stereo Equipment for the Lotus Eletre”

Optimizing Lighting Control Systems with Ketra

Posted on Categories Automated Window Coverings, blog, Home Automation, home lighting, home technology, Ketra, Lighting Control Systems, Uncategorized

By David Galea. Lighting should come with no limits! While you may realize its role in normal daily life, the impact is actually much larger than you can imagine. From setting the mood and ambiance to ensuring well-being and health, your home’s lighting can do so many things. That’s why you should invest in intelligent … Continue reading “Optimizing Lighting Control Systems with Ketra”

5 Major Trends in HiFi Audio we saw at AXPONA

Posted on Categories AXPONA, blog, Equipment, Events, Headphones, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Home Audio, JL Audio, KEF Speakers, Kento, Lowering Noise, Music, Room, Speakers, Sub-Woofers, Turntable, Vandersteen

By Jim Guido and Carl Seibert. *Carl really spends a lot of time under headphones, preferably, really good headphones. The Audio Expo of North America (AXPONA) took place last weekend at the Renaissance Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. Carl and I left sunny South Florida for the weekend and were more than excited to be … Continue reading “5 Major Trends in HiFi Audio we saw at AXPONA”

A few strange thoughts on why you should own a turntable…

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Music, Turntable

By Ron Lennox. Sure, we can argue all day long about whether analog or digital sounds better, but no one will ever win the argument. We can also talk about the ultimate ease and convenience of streaming but is the ease of use really the point of listening to music? For the record, let me … Continue reading “A few strange thoughts on why you should own a turntable…”

Why is Stressless® Luxury Furniture considered pure comfort?

Posted on Categories Uncategorized

By David Galea. Did you know that most furniture is built with a 5-foot-10-inch, 165-pound male in mind? Did you know that this demographic only makes up about 2% of the Earth’s population? It’s ok if you didn’t, there really isn’t any reason as to why you should know that, but we do know and … Continue reading “Why is Stressless® Luxury Furniture considered pure comfort?”

Designing Home Theaters vs Designing Media Rooms

Posted on Categories 4k, blog, Boca Tech talks, Designers, Home Theater, Home Theatre, Media Room, Projectors, Theaters in the Home, UST - Ultra Short Throw Projector

By David Galea. For everyone building a new home or trying to upgrade your current home with a new room designed for entertainment, take a few minutes, and read this! For entertainment there is more to simply building a room and hanging a TV or a screen and projector, there is a myriad of design … Continue reading “Designing Home Theaters vs Designing Media Rooms”

The New KEF Speakers Blade One Meta, Blade Two Meta, and The Reference Meta.

Posted on Categories Blade, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, KEF Speakers, Speakers, The Reference

By Boca Tech HiFi. This week, KEF Speakers launched an enhanced version of their two high-end speaker icons, the Blades, and the Reference! In their statement, they said, “Blade – the world’s first Single Apparent Source loudspeaker – returns with the latest Uni-Q MAT™* for cutting edge sound. Lose yourself in every detail and engage … Continue reading “The New KEF Speakers Blade One Meta, Blade Two Meta, and The Reference Meta.”

Vandersteen KĒNTO review

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Kento, Review, Speakers, Vandersteen

By Jim Guido. In this concise review, Jim Guido expresses his opinion about the Vandersteen Kento Speakers and why The Absolute Sound Magazine has chosen the Kentos to be the 2021 Ultra-High-End Loudspeaker of the Year and 2022 Editor’s Choice. The Vandersteen KĒNTO is a wonderful loudspeaker. Richard and Nathan have achieved a balance between … Continue reading “Vandersteen KĒNTO review”

The Absolute Sound 2022 Editors’ Choice and 2021 Product of the Year Awards

Posted on Categories Awards and Certifications, blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, JL Audio, KEF Speakers, Speakers, Sub-Woofers

Take a moment to learn about The Absolute Sound 2021 Product of the Year awards as well as the 2022 Editors’ Choice Awards! Each one of the 2021 Products of the Year have also won a spot of the 2022 Editor’s Choice Awards! HiFi and 2-Channel audio have been making a huge come back over … Continue reading “The Absolute Sound 2022 Editors’ Choice and 2021 Product of the Year Awards”

UST vs. TV

Posted on Categories blog, home entertainment, home technology, Kaleidescape Strato, Projectors, Uncategorized, UST - Ultra Short Throw Projector

Learn the difference between Ultra-Short Throw Projectors and a TV.   Recently, BTA has been creating more “multipurpose” and effective media rooms. Simply put, it’s a room that can be used all day long without the need to change venues from sunup to sundown. When creating these rooms one of the most important things is … Continue reading “UST vs. TV”

Understanding Today’s Home Technology and Infrastructure Options Webinar Recording

Posted on Categories AIA, Architects, ASID, Boca Tech talks, Builders, CEU Webinar, Climate and Temperature Control, climate control, Designers, Home Audio, Home Automation, home entertainment, home lighting, Home Office, home technology, Home Theater, Network, Outdoor Living, Power Management, Webinar

Introduction: In this CEDIA Webinar, learn all the different types of technology available to you for your home and property. Learn when the best time to contact an electronic system professional is, what exactly they can do for you, how easy they can make your home’s future and current automation, and how simple your life … Continue reading “Understanding Today’s Home Technology and Infrastructure Options Webinar Recording”

What really makes a Home Theater?

Posted on Categories 4k, Barco, home entertainment, home technology, Home Theater, Home Theatre, Kaleidescape Strato, Theaters in the Home

So, you want to build a Home Theater… We get this request every day, “I want to build a complete Home Theater” sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Well, it can be but, without a professional that knows what a Home Theater needs to be a truly immersive experience, to be able to be called a … Continue reading “What really makes a Home Theater?”

Making the Case for Owning a Great Sub-Woofer – Sound: Part 3

Posted on Categories Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Home Audio, home entertainment, JL Audio, Sub-Woofers

Let me start at the end and simply say, you need to have a great sub-woofer in your system.  Not just an average or a good enough sub-woofer. You need a great one. Blog ended, thanks for reading… No, really, a great sub-woofer can change everything about how your system sounds and I’ll tell you … Continue reading “Making the Case for Owning a Great Sub-Woofer – Sound: Part 3”

KEF Speakers – Why BTA added these products into their mix.

Posted on Categories HiFi Audio, Home Audio, home entertainment, KEF Speakers

Speakers are extremely personal, and, highly specific pieces of equipment, just saying that something is a “good speaker”, or a “great speaker” does not make it the right speaker for that specific application. We at BTA have been a company that generally carried only a single line of speakers for a long time.  Don’t get … Continue reading “KEF Speakers – Why BTA added these products into their mix.”

So, does Music Matter…again?

Posted on Categories HiFi Audio, Home Audio, home entertainment

In our everchanging fast-paced world, I am often asked “does music still matter”? Before I would hesitate to answer, but now, I believe I have an answer clearer than I have in many years… Yes, yes it does. In the last few years, music seems to have become more and more convenient while simultaneously becoming … Continue reading “So, does Music Matter…again?”

Is your home’s foundation strong enough?

Posted on Categories Home Automation, home technology, Power Management, rosewater energy

Worried about the power in your home? Watch this new video by our partner, Rosewater, to learn about the three main pillars that your home is built around and the foundation that holds those pillars into place. Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing all held together by Power’s all-inclusive web, that without, the entire home would become … Continue reading “Is your home’s foundation strong enough?”

Trends for Smart Home Technology in 2021

Posted on Categories Home Automation, home entertainment, home lighting, home technology, Theaters in the Home

Home Tech and Trends that, not only us, but our experts predict will be dominating the ever-changing world we are living through today. Hello Tech Enthusiasts! With technology updating and changing basically every week, we thought it would be helpful if we could lead the way into the future as best we could. We put … Continue reading “Trends for Smart Home Technology in 2021”

CE Pro’s top 100!

Posted on Categories Awards and Certifications, CEPro, Home Automation

That’s right! BTA has done it again! CE Pro’s top 100! This is a list of custom installation companies nationwide ranked by highest revenue. Factors like City/State, number of full-time employees, and more are all taken into account before only 100 are left to come up with this list. In 2008 BTA was honored with … Continue reading “CE Pro’s top 100!”

Precautions BTA is taking regarding the pandemic Coronavirus – COVID19

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Precautions BTA is taking regarding the pandemic Coronavirus – COVID19 Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends – Here at BTA we have updated our policies to do our part to slow down the spread of COVID19.  We are fortunate to have had an ongoing dialog with Dr. Jerome Galea, Ph.D. in population health, with over 25 … Continue reading “Precautions BTA is taking regarding the pandemic Coronavirus – COVID19”

Secure Your Home Wifi Network & Protect Your Personal Information From Hackers

Posted on Categories Home Automation, home technology, Network

Most of us go about our days without thinking much about the wifi in our homes. In fact, we don’t even think about our networks until they “go down” or get hacked. We take wifi for granted and as a result, we push it out of our consciousness. When we ignore our network, we are … Continue reading “Secure Your Home Wifi Network & Protect Your Personal Information From Hackers”

KEF Designs a High End Stereo Equipment for the Lotus Eletre

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, KEF Speakers, Music, Speakers, Sub-Woofers, Uncategorized

By Ron Lennox No, we do not sell Car Audio…nor do we plan to. So, why are we sharing this article about the KEF speaker system in the upcoming Lotus Eletre? Let me tell you. We are a KEF hifi equipment dealer for home audio; we love the speakers, and we use a lot of … Continue reading “KEF Designs a High End Stereo Equipment for the Lotus Eletre”

5 Major Trends in HiFi Audio we saw at AXPONA

Posted on Categories AXPONA, blog, Equipment, Events, Headphones, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Home Audio, JL Audio, KEF Speakers, Kento, Lowering Noise, Music, Room, Speakers, Sub-Woofers, Turntable, Vandersteen

By Jim Guido and Carl Seibert. *Carl really spends a lot of time under headphones, preferably, really good headphones. The Audio Expo of North America (AXPONA) took place last weekend at the Renaissance Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. Carl and I left sunny South Florida for the weekend and were more than excited to be … Continue reading “5 Major Trends in HiFi Audio we saw at AXPONA”

A few strange thoughts on why you should own a turntable…

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Music, Turntable

By Ron Lennox. Sure, we can argue all day long about whether analog or digital sounds better, but no one will ever win the argument. We can also talk about the ultimate ease and convenience of streaming but is the ease of use really the point of listening to music? For the record, let me … Continue reading “A few strange thoughts on why you should own a turntable…”

5 Major Trends in HiFi Audio we saw at AXPONA

Posted on Categories AXPONA, blog, Equipment, Events, Headphones, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Home Audio, JL Audio, KEF Speakers, Kento, Lowering Noise, Music, Room, Speakers, Sub-Woofers, Turntable, Vandersteen

By Jim Guido and Carl Seibert. *Carl really spends a lot of time under headphones, preferably, really good headphones. The Audio Expo of North America (AXPONA) took place last weekend at the Renaissance Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. Carl and I left sunny South Florida for the weekend and were more than excited to be … Continue reading “5 Major Trends in HiFi Audio we saw at AXPONA”

Spend Your Time Listening, Not Cleaning – The Clearaudio Double Matrix Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Review

By David Galea. For those of us that love the feel and sound of a record and high-end home audio, we know the maintenance can get annoying sometimes. The cleaning of vinyl records is a key part of maintaining a quality collection. Clean records sound better than dirty ones, and really clean records sound better … Continue reading “Spend Your Time Listening, Not Cleaning – The Clearaudio Double Matrix Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine”

KEF Designs a High End Stereo Equipment for the Lotus Eletre

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, KEF Speakers, Music, Speakers, Sub-Woofers, Uncategorized

By Ron Lennox No, we do not sell Car Audio…nor do we plan to. So, why are we sharing this article about the KEF speaker system in the upcoming Lotus Eletre? Let me tell you. We are a KEF hifi equipment dealer for home audio; we love the speakers, and we use a lot of … Continue reading “KEF Designs a High End Stereo Equipment for the Lotus Eletre”

5 Major Trends in HiFi Audio we saw at AXPONA

Posted on Categories AXPONA, blog, Equipment, Events, Headphones, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Home Audio, JL Audio, KEF Speakers, Kento, Lowering Noise, Music, Room, Speakers, Sub-Woofers, Turntable, Vandersteen

By Jim Guido and Carl Seibert. *Carl really spends a lot of time under headphones, preferably, really good headphones. The Audio Expo of North America (AXPONA) took place last weekend at the Renaissance Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. Carl and I left sunny South Florida for the weekend and were more than excited to be … Continue reading “5 Major Trends in HiFi Audio we saw at AXPONA”

A few strange thoughts on why you should own a turntable…

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Music, Turntable

By Ron Lennox. Sure, we can argue all day long about whether analog or digital sounds better, but no one will ever win the argument. We can also talk about the ultimate ease and convenience of streaming but is the ease of use really the point of listening to music? For the record, let me … Continue reading “A few strange thoughts on why you should own a turntable…”

The New KEF Speakers Blade One Meta, Blade Two Meta, and The Reference Meta.

Posted on Categories Blade, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, KEF Speakers, Speakers, The Reference

By Boca Tech HiFi. This week, KEF Speakers launched an enhanced version of their two high-end speaker icons, the Blades, and the Reference! In their statement, they said, “Blade – the world’s first Single Apparent Source loudspeaker – returns with the latest Uni-Q MAT™* for cutting edge sound. Lose yourself in every detail and engage … Continue reading “The New KEF Speakers Blade One Meta, Blade Two Meta, and The Reference Meta.”

Vandersteen KĒNTO review

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Kento, Review, Speakers, Vandersteen

By Jim Guido. In this concise review, Jim Guido expresses his opinion about the Vandersteen Kento Speakers and why The Absolute Sound Magazine has chosen the Kentos to be the 2021 Ultra-High-End Loudspeaker of the Year and 2022 Editor’s Choice. The Vandersteen KĒNTO is a wonderful loudspeaker. Richard and Nathan have achieved a balance between … Continue reading “Vandersteen KĒNTO review”

The Absolute Sound 2022 Editors’ Choice and 2021 Product of the Year Awards

Posted on Categories Awards and Certifications, blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, JL Audio, KEF Speakers, Speakers, Sub-Woofers

Take a moment to learn about The Absolute Sound 2021 Product of the Year awards as well as the 2022 Editors’ Choice Awards! Each one of the 2021 Products of the Year have also won a spot of the 2022 Editor’s Choice Awards! HiFi and 2-Channel audio have been making a huge come back over … Continue reading “The Absolute Sound 2022 Editors’ Choice and 2021 Product of the Year Awards”

Making the Case for Owning a Great Sub-Woofer – Sound: Part 3

Posted on Categories Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Home Audio, home entertainment, JL Audio, Sub-Woofers

Let me start at the end and simply say, you need to have a great sub-woofer in your system.  Not just an average or a good enough sub-woofer. You need a great one. Blog ended, thanks for reading… No, really, a great sub-woofer can change everything about how your system sounds and I’ll tell you … Continue reading “Making the Case for Owning a Great Sub-Woofer – Sound: Part 3”

KEF Designs a High End Stereo Equipment for the Lotus Eletre

Posted on Categories blog, Equipment, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, KEF Speakers, Music, Speakers, Sub-Woofers, Uncategorized

By Ron Lennox No, we do not sell Car Audio…nor do we plan to. So, why are we sharing this article about the KEF speaker system in the upcoming Lotus Eletre? Let me tell you. We are a KEF hifi equipment dealer for home audio; we love the speakers, and we use a lot of … Continue reading “KEF Designs a High End Stereo Equipment for the Lotus Eletre”

5 Major Trends in HiFi Audio we saw at AXPONA

Posted on Categories AXPONA, blog, Equipment, Events, Headphones, HiFi Audio, HiFi Blog, Home Audio, JL Audio, KEF Speakers, Kento, Lowering Noise, Music, Room, Speakers, Sub-Woofers, Turntable, Vandersteen

By Jim Guido and Carl Seibert. *Carl really spends a lot of time under headphones, preferably, really good headphones. The Audio Expo of North America (AXPONA) took place last weekend at the Renaissance Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. Carl and I left sunny South Florida for the weekend and were more than excited to be … Continue reading “5 Major Trends in HiFi Audio we saw at AXPONA”