August 2014 News
Constellation is hosting an ongoing series of free workshops and seminars. Please join us for hands-on discussions covering topics from digital audio to home control on your tablet. We will be bringing in experts from the industry and special demonstration equipment. These workshops are FREE so mark your calendars!
Just as HDTV revolutionized our television viewing with its huge leap in picture quality, High-Res Audio is doing the same for the music we listen to. If you’re wondering if your ears really need it, just ask your eyes if they’re willing to go back to old, standard definition TV.
Whether you’re talking analog or digital, sound engineers and musicians have always pursued the highest quality recording with the technology that’s available to them. When CDs came out, they offered high quality digital sound and portability, but were limited to how much they could hold by their physical size. In contrast, the MP3s made music transfer and sharing easier than ever, but the files needed to be compressed due to storage and bandwidth limitations—leading to a significant loss in sound quality.
Come listen and learn about High Resolution Audio (HRA) and how Sony is leading the way in gear and music. Find out what “better than CD” sounds like, where to find it, how to make your own high quality music files, and how to play it back on your audio system. We believe once you’ve experienced HRA you’ll want it. Come in to hear the difference.
Read some reviews of the SONY HAP-Z1ES High Resolution file player:
- Stereophile Magazine review of HAP-Z1ES
- What Hi Fi review of HAP-Z1ES
- The Absolute Sound review of HAP-Z1ES
Understanding Current Home Technology and Infrastructure Options (CEU Accredited)
August 21, 2014 @ 11:30 AM
Constellation Home Electronics
Join us for lunch and our second in of a series of CEU Accredited course. This month our topic will be Understanding Current Home Technology and Infrastructure Options. We will cover the following learning objectives:
- Identify various residential systems and their unique qualities
- Define benefits of technology related to energy efficiency and savings, comfort, convenience, and safety
- Analyze various technologies and their considerations related to wired systems vs. wireless systems
- Recognize essential timeline for engaging an electronic systems professional in the design and build process
Please RSVP by Monday, August 18 to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an architect, interior designer or builder, this seminar is certified with the AIA (HSW), the ICDEC (ASID) and the NAHB to provide Continuing Education Unit credits.
Customer Survey + Drawing
Have you done business with Constellation Home Electronics? We would love to hear about your experience! You can now fill out our brief survey online.
At the end of the survey you will have an opportunity to enter your name and email address to be eligible to win a quarterly prize!
Sponsorships + Community Involvement
Constellation Home Electronics was thrilled to, again, participate in the one of Las Campanas’ great annual events: The First Tee. Participating as a hole sponsor and donor to the silent auction we are happy to contribute to the character-building and life skills lessons that The First Tee offers to Santa Fe’s youth.
Be sure to keep checking our Hotsheet for the best deals on new, open box, and floor model equipment!