Archive for August, 2009
Theater Leaders is a new company with a fresh start. I am Bryan the owner and Installer and this is what I have to say. I started out working on car audio ever since I owned and vehicle witch was about 15 years old. I never paid anybody to wire up a single thing because I want to take my time and learn all about sound systems in cars. I’ve built many systems for myself and for friends, we’re talking about sub boxes, amps, speakers, radio, video screens and lighting. I loved how this were built to go together and thrived on how thing could be taken apart and put back together with a total different sound. I wasn’t ever and regular mill stream type of guy. I wanted to make everything different and made people ask how i built that. This is why I’m in my own business.
When I turned 20, I got hired on at Circuit City selling home audio. This is were I learned everything about home electronics starting with Receivers such as Onkyo, Harmon Kardon, and Pioneer. I would spend all day at the store reading about what amplifier would do. Evertime I picked up a owner manual, Iwould learned something differant all the time. I worked off of commission and I had to know everything about what I sold or else I would really lose any sell. Selling recievers came with knowing what kind of speakers to go along with them. This is where things got a little trick. All speaker sound different. Some would sound too bassy, too high, and just mellow. For me I like and speaker that sound a little high for hearing all the treble and listening to music. with missing out on the lows, I would have a sub-woofer that would make up for it. With that you have great separation. Customers need to go with something that sounds good for them. Everyone one has a different ear, just like everyone has a different eye. Well after learning about Amplifiers and speakers, everything else fell into place.
From learning all about home audio it was time to start conquering televisions. I’ll make it short. A television gives you a picture and your television will do only as good as the source is outputting. Everyone needs to go to a class that will teach them about what a cable box will do for them as well learn about DVD players. There are so many choices. There are analog TVs, ED TVs. HD TVs. Some integrated some not. And there are so many specs that will make anyone go insane. I keep it simple and will be straight forward with specs and the truth. I’m not here to talk you head off and make you get bored.
With any television; flat panel, LCD, Plasma, projection or not, make it work for you. Get everything out of it. ther are too many people out there who don’t have their TV hooked up right at all, so they just are wasting money. I’m going to do a small little service witch would allow me to come over and do a check on a system and make sure it’s running well and give you advice. about how to Improve it.
We’ll before I get way off track, I quit circuit city in 2007 and became their firedog installer then after that circuit city shuts down leaving me with no work. This is why Im here. I love what I do and won’t stop doing it. This is one of those thing in life that gives me confidence. So if you have any of the following; Flat panel LCD, plasma, DVD, receiver, surround sound, house audio, any cabling, cat 5 installing, want to make a home theater, have a fireplace, want something custom, have questions, give me a call, it will be done. thanks.
Its all about wires. Wires cause almost all problems with home theater surround sound systems. I live around nashville Tn, so you know that Its important to let your work stand out from the rest of the crowd. The main way I do that is by taking the extra time and wire manage everything I possibly can. It is very embarrassing to do a great job on hanging a flat panel lcd or plasma, and then look down at the components and see a gobb of wires lying around. I’ve been in many situations where i have gone to a customers house and clean up a previous installers mess. I have even cleaned home theater systems that had $600 worth of cable that the customer didn’t need. Something told me this customer got owned and a sales person somewhere.
I keep everything clean from beginning to end with shoe covers, dropcloths, vacuuming every step as I go, to the struggle with wire managment. In a real home theater, you should not see a single wire anywhere; well the components are usually hidden. I want people to walk in there house and see their home theater or flat panel; not wires.
Manufactures ways and ideas of hidding wires have come a long way. In the early days of home entertainment which consisted of usually a single tube television, tv stand, and on both sides of the tv were two large speakers that dwarfed the television. the system was so big that you really didn’t see any wire. As time passed by, components such as recievers, speakers, dvd player, vcr’s, and televisions became smaller making the need of wire managment stand became a good hit. Older tv stands had a few little things that help with consulidating wires, but with so many wire coming out of this components, it really didn’t matter. With alot of component shelves, the manufacture gave you a cloth just to coverup the wire. Now with simple home theater systems, people don’t want to even see any wires what so-ever. That nearly impossible because over half of the tv stand you bye know have just glass shelves. It seems that the most easiest thing in life just became harder and thats why I’m here.
These are the steps we take for installing a flat panel lcd/plasma television for your home theater. First we place a dropcloth were the tv will be installed. second, point out where the televisiong is going and find the two main studs that will be supporting the flat panel. Check for fire breaks by using a stud finder and make knock on the wall and hear for hollowness. The installer and the cusotomer will decide on the right height the flat panel will go. The hanging brackets will be the first thing that gets assembled. The hanging brackets go on the back of the television using four bolts. After that is done the installer will make his measurements and continue to the wall to find where the wall bracket shall go. After the bracket is mounted the wall, now it would be the time to cut two gang boxes. one around the bracket or in the middle for the wires to go into the wall and the second gang box down below where the wires will come out of the wall. ther might be a chance that there will be more gang boxes cut, depending if we are relocating an outlet or not. After wires get run and everything is cleaned up aroung the bracket on the wall, now is a good time to go ahead and mount the flat panel. After the flat panel has been mounted, the installer will hook everything up and demonstrate how to use the new system and will teach you how untill your comfortable. For the final treatment, the installer will clean everything that was involved with the install.
Since customer satisfaction is a strong value our company relies on, our processes are unique. Beginning with the customer. It is our duty to work with the customer to set up a date and time for witch neither person will be conflicting with other business. We try to have a personal consultation before the primary install will be performed. In doing so, the installer will know exactly what special tools or product that would be needed. It would be a shame if during the install, the installer would have to back to the store or somewhere else to grab suppies. This is embarrassment and it also wast valuable time of our and more importantly the customers.
Once a date and time have been resolved the installer has the responsibility to call that customer one hour before the scheduled time to make sure that everything is still going as planned. Once the installer arrives the the house and has already greeted the customer, the installer will gather all the tools necessary to do the install and put them at the customers front porch. Doing this will keep quickness and especially foot traffic down from going in and out of the front door, also causing loss of heat or air conditioning. The first thing the installer will do, is to set a moving pad downn where the installer will be working, this will be used to set tools and other hardware on to keep from scratching the surface or to keep clean. Depending on the situation the installer will be willing to wear foot covers if the customer prefers. the reason it is optional is because shoe covers are very slippery with hardwood floors and with carpete and shoe covers seem to track more dirt around than plane shoes.
One of the most important thing that we do is use the drop cloth method when we drill wholes or cut into dry wall. With doing this, it will keep the dust from getting pushed somewhere else or float somewhere else.
Over all we make sure that the customer has nothing to worry about. We’ve been doing this for a long time and we see what our customers want. When we walk through that door, our feet are in your shoes.
This is a list of services
Home Theater Installation
Custom LCD Plasma TV Installation
Home Theater Systems
Home theater Design
Home Theater Video Projectors
Home Theater Screens
Whole House Audio
Multi Room audio
Surround Sound Systems
Remote Control Programming
We are local to middle Tennessee and we know our clients needs. We are experts in the field of home audio and video technology.
Personal attention. Unlike big companies with 100′s of employees we are smaller and able to provide one on one attention, delivering outstanding customer satisfaction and an installation that is covered by our 1,000,000 insurance policy.
Don’t just watch the movies…BE IN IT. Watching a movie with a home theater system brings you into the middle of the action, with bullets flying by you on the left and spaceships passing you from behind. Our audio and video experts can help you decide what setup will work in each environment so you can purchase the right product instead of the product that the salesman is making the most commission on.
We provide affordable installation sevices for your LCD or Plasma television. All of our home theater and TV installations are insured, and your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. We know how much your new equipment means to you, and you can rest assured if you leave the installation to us it will become the centerpiece of your home.