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HiFi Audio: Separating Myth from Reality

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Hi-Fi Audio is All About Great Sound Quality

What is hi-fi audio? Ask several people, and you might get different answers. It should mean, above all, great sound quality. And while great sound quality is not inexpensive, it doesn’t mean that hi-fi sound is only limited to the most stratospherically expensive equipment. Audiophiles get ready! 

If you start reading about hi-fi audio systems, you're going to get many opinions of what you need. But be careful; many are just opinions and personal preferences. Ultimately, you'll decide what constitutes hi-fi audio to your ears.  What “sounds best” is highly personal. 

To help you on your journey to better sound, we'll tackle a few myths that often come up in high-performance audio discussions. We hope this will help you narrow down what you value, and we'll be here to help put together the ideal solution for your Naples, FL, home. 

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How Acoustic Treatments Maximize Audio Performance

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Acoustic Treatments Fix Audio Issues in Spaces Large and Small

You might think that exceptional audio performance, whether in a home theater, auditorium, or even a restaurant, is just a matter of selecting an audio system and speakers. Of course, the selection, design, and installation of the system make a huge difference, but there are some issues even the best equipment can’t solve. 

It’s all about the physics of sound and how sound interacts with the physical environment in which it plays. Sound reflects off walls and ceilings. So, different room layouts, materials, and construction affect the sound quality. The solution is in the careful application of acoustic treatments, which can fix these issues for audio that sounds natural, full, and rich in any space and any seat. 

Let’s explore four ways acoustic treatments can improve audio performance in spaces from residential to commercial settings in Miami, FL. 

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What is Human-Centric Lighting?

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Explore Ketra: the Dynamic Lighting of the Future

What is human-centric lighting? First, let’s define human-centric. Broadly speaking, it is the application of science to benefit the human and emotional well-being of people.

How do you apply this concept to lighting? Sunlight is human-centric; it supplies us with vitamin D and helps us see the world in its natural state. Light profoundly impacts our lives, waking us in the morning, energizing us with a bright Florida sun, and relaxing us with a calming, amber-red sunset. Indeed, why do so many people flock to the Fort Lauderdale area from northern climates? The sun makes a huge difference.

For artificial lighting to be more human-centric and dynamic, sophisticated new technologies are required. No one does it better than Lutron's Ketra lighting system, which can create healthier light environments in both homes and commercial settings. Keep reading below to learn more about Ketra lighting and what it can do for you. 

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Make Your Home Smart from the Start with Home Automation

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Plan Ahead for Your Dream Smart Home

Are you buying, building, or remodeling a home in Palm Beach, FL? Then, this is the perfect opportunity to tailor it for you completely. One of the things you need to consider early on in the process is smart home automation

Before the project is too far along, you’ll want to work with a professional smart home company. Smart home features may involve wiring, centralized control and entertainment equipment locations, electrical considerations, and much more. With the right planning, whether you opt for a Savant, Crestron, or Control4 smart home system, you can have your dream automated home. What are some of the things you can do? Just keep reading below!

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Getting Started with NFT Art Collection and Display

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Digital Technology Creates New Ways to Collect and Enjoy Original Art

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely heard of NFTs and are interested in what they’re all about. NFT – non-fungible tokens – are an application of the blockchain technology that powers today’s cryptocurrencies. While cryptocurrencies get all the attention in blockchain, the technology allows for other innovative and useful applications. Blockchain is a decentralized public ledger technology that securely tracks records and transactions. The foundation of the concept dates back to the 1990s and digital rights management, a set of technologies designed to allow the free flow of digital assets on the internet and assign rules to protect how they could be used. Blockchain technology is useful in many more ways than cryptocurrencies, and one of the most popular applications thus far is NFT for digital artwork. 

As the world goes from physical to digital goods and experiences, art is following down that path. NFT technology allows creators and artists a way to work in digital mediums, limit reproduction, and assure authenticity. For collectors and enthusiasts, NFT offers a new way to collect and enjoy art free from the confines of the traditional art world. So how can you use NFT  displays for art collections in your Naples, FL, residence or business? Keep reading below to learn more. 

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How Blackdove & Others Create Authentic Art Experiences with NFT Digital Art

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The World of Art Goes Digital!

Like so many things, the world of art is going digital. Much like digital music, it has taken some years of technology and business model evolution to make it happen. The music business has transformed itself from content sold as ownership of physical media to a subscription model that offers up most of the world’s recorded music at the swipe of a screen. The art world, of course, has been a physical one for the most part. But now, innovative digital technology and business models are democratizing the enjoyment of fine art for many through NFT.

Let’s take a closer look at Blackdove, a digital platform using NFT technology to enable people to purchase, collect, display, and manage authentic digital art on any high-quality display anywhere in the world, from Miami, FL, to Sydney, Australia. As Blackdove puts it, they want to make the world a bit more beautiful through the magic of NFT digital displays. Read more about Blackdove and how you can beautify your spaces below!

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Need a High-Quality Solution for Displaying Your NFT Artwork Collection?

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LG and Blackdove Partner for a New Way to Showcase Digital Art

If you are new to the NFT world, you might be wondering what exactly is an NFT? The next question might be, what does an NFT have to do with art? And then, you might ask, what is Blackdove? If you’re not new to the digital art world, you likely have a sense of what NFTs are, and you’ll be interested in this new partnership between LG and Blackdove.

In this post, we will start from the top and work our way down. If you are interested in collecting digital art and are wondering how you go about displaying NFT artwork in your Ft. Lauderdale, FL, home or business, you’ll want to read the rest of this. In future posts, we’ll go into more detail about this emerging digital art technology and market.

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Inside the madVR Envy: The Most Advanced Video Processor on the Market

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Do You Need a Video Processor? Here Is All You Need to Know.

If you’re in the market for a video processor, you can’t do better than the madVR Envy. In 2021, it received the “Best Award for Video Processor” by AVS Forum, the UK’s number one home entertainment tech community. AVS Forum also named it “Best in Class” with a rare 10/10 score, and it received the “Best New Hardware” award from CEDIA.

It's safe to say that we’re not the only fans of madVR’s Envy video processor.  If you’re wondering what makes the Envy so special, we’re here to explain all.  Continue reading to learn how you can bring high-end cinema to your Palm Beach, FL home with the madVR Envy!

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Interested in Smart House Technology? Start During Construction.

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Before the Walls Are Sealed & Finished, Plan for Home Automation

If you’re building a new home or undergoing a renovation, and you’d like to include a smart home system, don’t wait until construction is complete. Many homeowners assume smart technology is an add-on they can do later, like choosing paint colors or furniture.

But ideally, you should be planning to incorporate a smart system from the very beginning of your project.

Our home automation company works alongside architects and home builders to appropriately plan where wiring and technology systems should go. We help create stunning smart houses in Naples, FL and cities around the world.

Below, we’ll share why early smart home design is essential and how working with a professional can make all the difference.  

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Getting Started with Lutron Lighting Scenes

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Illuminate Your Miami Home in an All-New Light

Lutron is a leader in smart lighting control. But their lighting systems let you do much more than turn lights on and off from your phone or play with colors. When you create and save custom lighting scenes, you’ll cultivate precise moods and settings to recreate anytime.

But how do scenes work, and when would you actually use them? In this blog, we’ll share how to create your own lighting and shading scenes and share useful scene ideas. With Lutron lighting control, the possibilities are endless for your Miami, FL home.

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MADVR Envy's instant aspect ratio handling

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Instant AR Detection Meets NLS+

 Envy's auto aspect ratio (AR) detection has been the fastest in the industry for quite some time. But why stop there? So, we're excited to share with you that Envy's AR detection speed is now not only fast, but actually instant!

 In a recent newsletter we asked, "What happens when you combine instant aspect ratio detection and black bar management with our non-linear stretch?" Well, for users who like NLS, they can now seamlessly fill their scope screen all the time, regardless of the native aspect ratio of the content.

 There will be even more exciting news to share about Envy instant AR detection and next-generation NLS+. In the meantime, please contact Frangioni Media to learn more about the Envy and how it will take your video experience to an entirely new level.

 

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MADVR ENVY INTRODUCES AUTO-SUBTITLE MANAGEMENT AND WHY IT MATTERS

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Subtitle Management with Scope Screens

We recently covered how our non-linear stretch (NLS+) platform makes it easy to fill your entire screen, regardless of its aspect ratio (AR) and the AR of the content. In case you are not familiar, a "scope" screen generally refers to a screen that is wider than the standard HDTV 16:9 aspect ratio.

In today's newsletter, we're changing gears a bit to answer a related question that often comes up about subtitles - specifically how to handle subtitles within the black bars in scope movies.

Understanding the Problem

Subtitles within the black bars of a scope movie are a problem, because when using a scope screen to watch a scope movie (e.g. watching a 2.40 AR movie on a 2.40 screen), the projector is usually zoomed so that the movie fills the entire screen, like this:

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The Smart Possibilities of a Crestron Home

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Why Crestron Home Automation Is in a League of Its Own

If you’re ready to simplify daily life with a smart home system, one of your first steps is to choose a brand.

There are several home options, but we recommend Crestron for large luxury homes or multiple properties. Why? Crestron is a high-end smart home manufacturer that’s used everywhere—from universities to sports stadiums to Tom Brady’s house.

What makes Crestron home automation special? The Crestron Home platform is completely customizable, allowing for “magical” control and automation of your home’s systems. We design and install Crestron systems in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and cities throughout the world. Here’s why we love working with Crestron.

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Interior Designers, Source Your Home Theater Installations from an Expert

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Partner with a Home Theater Specialist to Bring Cinematic Designs to Life

As an interior designer, you understand color, light, taste and much more. You know how to light up a room and translate a client’s desires into a place to call home.  

But while it’s natural for you to find wallpapers and unique furniture, do you know who to best go to for a home theater design?

If your clients want their own private cinema, you need to know where to turn for equipment, acoustic treatments, and installing it all into an easy-to-use system. Rather than hire a random AV guy, look for a luxury home theater designer to handle this side of your projects.  

Frangioni Media is a technology integrator specializing in luxury home theater design in Palm Beach, FL, and cities worldwide. We’ll share what exactly a home theater installer does and how they can leverage your projects to higher levels.

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3 Pros of Working with the Pros for Home Recording Studios

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The Difference a Professional Design & Installation Makes

More musicians and producers are working from home than ever. If you’re in a similar position, isn’t it time to go beyond DIY while recording, and hire a professional studio designer?

At Frangioni Media, we design and install world-class studios for professional musicians in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and cities around the world. It can be daunting to decide if you’re ready for a professional recording studio setup, but in this article, we’ll share three major benefits of working with a studio installer.

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Give Your Favorite Songs And Movies A Sound Upgrade

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Enjoy Music and Movies Like Never Before with Two-Channel Audio and a Hi-Fi Audio System

Who doesn’t love playing music for all different occasions? Music moves us, both literally and emotionally. That’s what makes an innovative Hi-Fi audio system and two-channel audio in your Fort Lauderdale, FL home so critical. Experience your favorite songs in a deeper and more meaningful way with Frangioni Media.

Read on to learn why both residents and professional musicians around the world swear by our Hi-Fi audio more than any other brand.

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The Madjef Music Show - David Frangioni - Ep43

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David Frangioni was recently interviewed by Producer/Engineer/Musician/Filmmaker Jeff Taylor for The Madjef Music Show.

"David Frangioni made records with Rock & Roll legends Aerosmith. He's built studios all across the world. He's a drummer living a drummers dream by becoming the new publisher of Modern Drummer Magazine. CEO, Engineer, Producer and someone I'm glad to call my friend." - Jeff Taylor

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Natural Voice Control Of Your Smart Home

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Josh.ai Gives You Hands-Free Home Automation with Simple Commands and Privacy Protection

The concept of non-humans or machines using the human voice has a long history in mythology and has been a central technology for futurists and science fiction writers. Josh.ai brings fantasy to reality with natural language processing creating the ultimate home automation voice control. 

Today’s so-called smart speakers are nearly ubiquitous, distributed mass market novelties with the pretense of including rudimentary smart home functions. However, despite using modern chips and well-crafted language algorithms, they still suffer from poor recognition. They are also tracking data that is highly personal in nature, essentially “selling” your personal habits to serve THEIR best interests. The opposite of private. Josh.ai is entirely private and changes the game in YOUR best interest.

The Josh.ai system was created to be different and more comprehensive from the start. Are you curious about the possibilities for your Miami, FL smart home? Continue reading below to learn more. 

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Immersive Audio & the Importance of Dolby Atmos Surround Sound in Your Home Audio Studio Design

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Learn From a Master Craftsman How Dolby Atmos is Redefining Recording Studios

There are many reasons why people set up a home music studio in Naples, FL. While you may not have access to all the gear a highly outfitted professional studio provides, you can still enjoy unlimited studio time while ensuring as many takes as you need to get it right. In addition, if you create a high-quality studio, you may also have the opportunity to rent it out to fellow musicians, providing a good ROI, return on your investment

Frangioni Media has been building state-of-the-art studios worldwide for over 30 years and remains at the cutting-edge of world-class audio studio design. Let’s look at why Dolby Atmos is now essential to a modern home studio.

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CREATE A HOME RECORDING STUDIO WITH LEGENDARY SOUND AND MODERN FLAIR

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FRANGIONI MEDIA HOME RECORDING STUDIO DESIGN BRINGS A HIGHER STANDARD TO YOUR CREATIVE OUTPUT.

Finding the right sound for your song, podcast production, or composition is an artist's lifelong pursuit. Having the privilege of walking down the hall from your bedroom and working on technique or the freedom to work according to YOUR schedule is a creativity and productivity booster.

David Frangioni built what is considered the first “modern home digital studio” in the 80’s triggering a revolution to home recording that combines the right equipment and installation while providing final products that rival the biggest commercial studios. As such, your home recording studio design should be more than a collection of gear in the room. Regardless of your talent or experience, your output will be sub-par without proper acoustics, signal flow, and other ways to isolate the room from the outside world.

If you are intrigued by the possibilities of working with Frangioni Media, a leader in building world-class studios both locally in Palm Beach and globally, continue reading below.

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