Upcoming Events

CEU Course

Lighting Control Systems (CEU Accredited)
October 21, 2014 @ 11:30 AM
Constellation Home Electronics

Join us for lunch and our third in a series of CEU Accredited course. This month our topic will be Lighting Control Systems. We will cover the following learning objectives:

  • Discuss lighting control terminology
  • Discuss and differentiate between various types of lighting control solutions
  • Identify the benefits of lighting control
  • Clarify common misconceptions related to lighting control systems
  • Explore design considerations
  • Analyze technology implementation planning process

Please RSVP by Friday, October 17 to rsvp@constellationsantafe.com

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.

Saturday Seminar

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air with iPad Games LoungeBowers & Wilkins
October 25, 2014 @ 10 AM
Constellation Home Electronics

Please join us and Marc Schnoll of Bowers and Wilkins for an entertaining morning filled with highlights of B&W’s storied past as a leader in speaker design and manufacture, speaker/music  demos, new product announcements, and for a few lucky winners there will be some very exciting B&W door prizes to be had.

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Introducing Dave Faires to Constellation Home Electronics!

We are delighted to introduce Dave Faires as our most recent addition to the Constellation staff. He is currently dividing his schedule between the showroom and the installation department. Having started in the audio/video industry in 1977, he learned early that it was important to have skills in both areas, since few stores at the time had fully-equipped installation departments.

First working in El Paso, TX, where he was born, Dave’s early experience came by working for three different retailers, two of them brand-new companies. He then moved to the Washington D.C. area and worked for Myer-Emco for 14 years. longing for home in 2000, he moved to Albuquerque’s East Mountains, where he still resides.

Despite residence in Sandia Park, Dave has worked in Santa Fe since 2003, when he started at the Candyman. After the Hi-Fi department there closed in 2007, he continued as a full-time installation technician at another local company.

Dave brings a love for music, particularly live, to his employment. He currently plays with his girlfriend in a dance band, The Thrifters. They provide music for the New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society (Folkmads) as well as the Enchantment Scottish Dance Society, and play occasional english country dances.

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A quick peak at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

This year, Jaime Lotero attended Rocky Mountain Audio Fest to learn about new products and hear the finest electronics in our region. Below are some images and impressions from his visit.

Kimber Kable at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

Kimber Kable was showing with the beautiful Sony AR1 speakers, powered by EMM Labs 1500 watt monoblocks!!! Power to spare.

Triangle Art Flagship Ultimate LE Turntable ($129,000)

Triangle Art Flagship Ultimate LE Turntable ($129,000), No we aren’t goint to have this table on display, but it was a beauty to look at and it sounded pretty good too.

Ayre Acoustics at Rocky Mountaun Audio Fest 2014

The new and heavenly Ayre Acoustics KX-R state of the art preamp. $28,000, in case you were wondering, rushing today to place your order.

Constellation at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

The electronics are by Constellation…….really……no we are not affiliated, but I wish we were. This is great sounding gear at prices that are out of this world.

McIntosh Labs at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

McIntosh Labs showing off its cute little headphone amp which packs a punch.

Sony HiRex Player at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

Sony’s HiRez player made a big splash at RMAF. A referance source for several manufacturers

Some rooms that made a good impression on Jaime with their sweet sounds.

Border Patrol Tube Amplifiers, Pre-Amps, DAC's and Power Supply Units with Volti Audio

Border Patrol Tube Amplifiers, Pre-Amps, DAC’s and Power Supply Units with Volti Audio

Resonessence Labs at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

The Resonessence Labs room was sounding fantastic, imagine my surprise to find out the they were using 12 year old B&W 600 series speakers.

Auralic with YG Acoustics at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

Auralic with YG Acoustics, the can maybe purchased separately as an upgrade.

Egglestonworks Andras with VTL tubes at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

Egglestonworks Andras with VTL tubes, yummy.

Now Offering Klipsch

Always committed to bringing you the finest brands of electronics, Constellation Home Electronics is now a Klipsch dealer. American made, highly-efficient, and dynamic; these speakers bring a fresh look to the outstanding lineup already on our showroom floor.

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Survey Feedback for Constellation Santa Fe
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!

Congratulations to Greg Cabbil who won a pair of Pro-ject headphones in our most recent drawing!
Project Headphones October News

Featured Hotsheet Items

Sale: Bowers & Wilkins Panorama soundbarSALE: $800.00 
Panorama
Bowers & Wilkins
Retail: $2,200.00

SE2 Labs SALE: $3,500.00
 ITC-1
 SE2 Labs
Retail: $35,000.00

Ayre CX-7E CD PlayerSALE: $1,750.00
 CX-7E CD Player (Silver)
Ayre Acoustics
Retail: $3,300.00

Announcing New Labor Categories

Constellation Home Electronics will be invoicing based on the following labor categories:

  • Installation labor will continue to be billed at $95 per hour per technician
  • Remote access networking labor will be billed at $100 per hour per technician
  • Basic programming, design, management and high performance audio configuration labor will be billed at $125 per hour per technician
  • Advanced programming and networking labor will be billed at $150 per hour per technician

At Constellation Home Electronics we have a continued commitment to provide you with the best products and services to suit your needs at a variety of price points from entry level to high end and custom systems. This commitment extends to keeping our staff up to speed on the latest technology, products, and practices.

Sponsorships + Community Involvement

Show House Santa Fe 2014

2014 Show House
Constellation Home Electronics participated in the 2014 Show House by loaning equipment and expertise to many of the talented designers who made the event possible. We look forward to continuing to work with this group of designers in Santa Fe.

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