Our Services

 

At The Audio Shoppe, we are committed to more than just selling premier products. To achieve optimal performance, even the finest of products require the correct application, proper setup, and a synergistic match for associated equipment and rooms. Most importantly, we address the environments that our products will be used in along with our customers’ objectives.

Auravis’ services encompass design services, equipment optimization and system “tweaking”, as well as comprehensive programs and policies designed to help our clients identify and realize their ideal dream system without purchase risks commonly found at many audio/video dealers.

            Give us a call to explore our unique services and exclusive programs.

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System Design

The concept of “a system only being as good as it’s weakest link” is fundamental in our approach to system or component recommendations, room setup, and theater projects. Our objective is to recommend and/or design a system that will maximize the value of every piece involved regardless of whether we are building an entry level system or an exclusive, top of the line luxury system. We also consider what companies and brands combine to create the best system synergies. We’ve seen many a system comprised of hi-end products, costing the consumer large sums of money, that simply underperforms. We’re committed to helping you avoid these costly mistakes.


We start with a welcome smile, a dose of humility, and a genuine interest in learning about your objective(s), “likes”, and “dislikes”. We then look at the application and environment where the equipment will be used. For example, Where do the speakers need to be located and what kind should be used? How much and what kind of power is needed to properly drive my system? What kind of theater or music room can I created in a particular room or space? Are there products that everyone in the family can use and enjoy with ease? Are there products that will make a aesthetic or architectural statement? These are just a few of the many questions that we’ll address during the course of your project. We’re happy to visit your home on a no obligation basis for a first hand consultation.


We’re often confronted with the question, “Aren’t you making this (purchase) more complicated than it needs to be? I can buy my electronics at the nearest electronics store, have it set up, and I’ll be listening to music or watching video by nightfall.” Our response is quite simply, “That may be true, but is the system experience the absolute best that it can be?” If you cannot answer yes, you are not likely to ever fully embrace your purchase. In fact, you may regret it.


Our design and consulting approach will ensure that you are excited about system and want to use it. We design rewarding systems!

We start with a welcome smile, a dose of humility, and a genuine interest in learning about your objective(s), “likes”, and “dislikes”. We then look at the application and environment where the equipment will be used. For example, Where do the speakers need to be located and what kind should be used? How much and what kind of power is needed to properly drive my system? What kind of theater or music room can I created in a particular room or space? Are there products that everyone in the family can use and enjoy with ease? Are there products that will make a aesthetic or architectural statement? These are just a few of the many questions that we’ll address during the course of your project. We’re happy to visit your home on a no obligation basis for a first hand consultation.

We’re often confronted with the question, “Aren’t you making this (purchase) more complicated than it needs to be? I can buy my electronics at the nearest electronics store, have it set up, and I’ll be listening to music or watching video by nightfall.” Our response is quite simply, “That may be true, but is the system experience the absolute best that it can be?” If you cannot answer yes, you are not likely to ever fully embrace your purchase. In fact, you may regret it.

Our design and consulting approach will ensure that you are excited about system and want to use it. We design rewarding systems!

 

Home Demonstration & Trial

How often have you thought to yourself, “It would be nice to know what a particular product would sound like in my own system”. We understand the value of being able to experience the capabilities of fine products in one’s own home before committing a considerable amount of one’s hard earned money. Auravis Systems’ home demonstration and trial program is designed to provide yet another unique service designed to assist our clients in making the best purchases choices possible.

Many of our fine audio products and accessories are available upon request for home demonstration or trial and can be delivered or shipped to your home for evaluation. Specific circumstances may vary, however an evaluation period is typically between seven and ten days with no obligation to purchase the product. In fact, we encourage the evaluation of multiple products in the case of components such as cables, power conditioners, or accessory “tweaks”. Quite simply, if the product or equivalent is purchased, there is no cost for our service.

We offer this program based upon our successful track record with, and trust in, our clients. We do encounter the occasional challenge, however, and are realistic in knowing that sometimes a demo fails to yield the perfect solution. In these rare cases, we do require a minimal service fee to include the cost of restocking and shipping but this fee can also be applied as a credit toward any Auravis Systems purchase or service.

Ultimately, our comprehensive design, consulting, and demonstration services are intended to eliminate traditional risks associated with making expensive purchase decisions.

         

System Delivery

At The Audio Shoppe, we do not believe that audio retail sales service should end at the cash register. Many systems, including stand alone, audio components or systems, require an experienced professional to properly setup the equipment for optimal performance. We’ll deliver your system, as well as set it up, test it, and calibrate the system to ensure perfect performance. Further, we are committed to taking the time to help our clients understand, operate, and maintain their systems.

Consider the following. A speaker’s performance can vary dramatically simply by moving it as little as an inch. A ten to fifteen thousand dollar projector will appear no better than an entry level projector if not properly installed and calibrated in the correct environment. Electronics’ performance can be affected by how it’s used, setup, or powered. Ideal turntable, tonearm, and associated cartridge setup requires precise attention to detail by an expert with years of setup and calibration experience. An improperly setup turntable will sound ordinary at best and at worst can be extremely unpleasant.

Why trust these critical parameters to anybody? Let The Audio Shoppe's' passionate and experienced, professional experts ensure that your new home system be all that it was designed to be.

 

Room Acoustics & Treatment

It will come as no surprise to most audio aficionados and music lovers that the acoustic characteristics of a room can have a dramatic effect on the quality of the sound created by an audio system in that room. What might surprise some is the extent of that effect as contrasted to the quality of the system. In spite of these effects, most consumers have traditionally taken what they believe to be the easier route by “throwing” as much money as possible at hi-end equipment, expecting this to yield the greatest possible audio performance. Unfortunately, this can be an inefficient, expensive, and ultimately frustrating approach. The reality is that an effective listening environment can actually save money on equipment.

The Audio Shoppe believes that your room is as much part of the audio system as the gear that is installed in it. Does this mean that we want our customers to rip apart their homes and construct “perfect” listening environments? No, of course not. As is the case with so many challenges in life, we advocate being practical with our recommended solutions to conquering those challenges. Very few consumers enjoy the luxury of having the means, space, and family support to build the perfect, dedicated audio environment strictly for music listening. Most of us have to contend with the multi-purpose, pre-existing rooms where we want to install a stereo system or home theater. This doesn’t mean we can’t optimize these environments.

The Audio Shoppe offers specific room evaluation, design, and construction services to varying degrees given a broad range of customer objectives and project budgets. We possess the expertise, equipment and specialized partners to ensure that your audio system performs at its’ best and looks fantastic. In many cases, we can help simply by rearranging a living environment or adding minimal room treatments. Remember, we’re about creating a positive, emotional experience. Were about the difference between “just hearing a great song” versus “smiling, tapping your toes, and feeling the urge to dance”.

 

 

Outdoor Music Systems

The Audio Shoppe is pleased to offer durable, high fidelity outdoor audio solutions for both residential and commercial applications. We are fortunate here in the Intermountain West to enjoy long, dry summer days and evenings. It is one of our valued lifestyles to be able to spend substantial time outdoors relaxing and entertaining on our decks or patios. Today’s technology now allows us to “stream” quality audio to most any location in or around the home. Allow us to add a high performance audio system to your property and you may never want to come back inside.

We custom design systems for any landscape with the objective of providing truly stunning audio regardless of where you are on your property. In addition, our products utilize proven designs, construction, and materials, guaranteed to stand up to harsh outside environments. Finally, envision an outdoor system that physically blends in with your landscape so well that you and your neighbors will be hard pressed to notice it.

Whether you are a handy, “do it yourselfer” seeking design assistance and hardware, or you would prefer a full “turn key” outdoor solution, we can satisfy your needs.

 

Vacuum Tube Testing & Sales

Some may actually remember tagging along with their father down to the nearest variety store after watching him pull strange glass “tubes” out of the back of a medieval looking radio or television. The appliance was on the “fritz” and one of the things to troubleshoot was the “health” of this strange tube, using the neighborhood’s nearest tube testing machine.

To others, the idea of what a vacuum tube may be completely “foreign”. Still others with varying experience do know what vacuum tubes are and have had the opportunity to hear just how remarkable audio equipment can sound using this tried and true technology. Needless to say, we are enthusiastic proponents of “tubed electronics” and believe that part of selling these products means also understanding them and supporting the respective technology.

The Audio Shoppe can assist customers with proper training in the use and maintenance of their tubed electronics, as well provide troubleshooting advice, tube testing capabilities, and a selection of stock and aftermarket tubes for purchase. In addition to select NOS (new old stock) and current manufacture tubes in stock, we can locate and order tubes of virtually any type and origin. We even offer a home trial program for more advanced tube electronics aficionados that would like to experiment with the sonic performance differences of various tubes. Call us to discuss our tube related products and services.

 

"Tweaky" Services

 

While the subject of fine audio and the pursuit of ultimate music reproduction may, at a glance, seem rather cut and dry, we embrace the fact that it can be as simple or as complex as an enthusiast cares to make it. To many, it is a simple matter of purchasing their system, situating the components in a final resting place, and turning it on.

Still others are committed to squeezing every possible “drop of performance” out of their system and enjoying a “hands on”, hobbyist approach. At The Audio Shoppe we appreciate and support the full spectrum of our clients’ interests in audio and music. Our team includes system “tweak geeks” as well as aficionados of the finest in music, art and craftsmanship.

Services available to our clientele include access to cable and system break-in tools, equipment, and software. Many consumers are unaware that all electronic components benefit from initial and periodic break-in (or burn-in). The affect is not subtle! We’ll educate you as to the most effective ways to realize maximum benefits. Don’t have the time or interest in the process, we’ll address this area for you. We’ll ensure that your system performs at it’s finest the first day you turn it on.

Perhaps you already have a system and would like to “spice things up”. We can help you rejuvenate your current system and rediscover your enthusiasm when listening to music. There are virtually no limits to the “tweaks” and accessories available to audio enthusiasts these days and we know which products work. “Tweaks” and accessories available at Auravis Systems include record cleaning and flattening machines, compact disc treatments and balancing, vibration isolation devices, wall receptacle upgrades, aftermarket headphone, power, and Ipod cables, and much more. Give us a call to explore this fascinating realm of home audio.

 

CD & Record Purchasing and Sales

The Audio Shoppe offers specialized record and compact disc search and purchase services for those difficult to find works. While we are not a full service record and music store, we do carry and represent many audiophile caliber labels. We also source and stock a limited number of difficult to find used records and discs. If the music you’re looking for has been recorded, we can find it for you.
 

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Interested in selling your own records or discs? We also buy private music collections. Give us a call to discuss our music services.







 

 

 

 

 

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