A Blessing in Disguise

By Aaron Blake During the summer of 2012, worshipers at Zion Methodist Church in Truxton, Missouri were the victims of a series of burglaries which occurred over the course of a two week period. The final break-in resulted in the loss of the church’s sound system. Days following the crime, I was approached by the church to give them ideas on replacing the stolen system. Upon surveying the damage and talking with church members, I realized the prior system was not meeting their needs. While the church’s budget was limited, I did not feel comfortable installing a system that was comparable to the one that was stolen. I wanted to help them get more from their technology. My team and I were able to work within the church’s budget and design a system that not only replaced their system, but also added new services to improve their worship experience. In the past, congregants who were hearing impaired struggled to hear the pastor’s sermon due to the muffled sound coming from the aging speakers. To improve their experience, we installed improved speakers, an Assistive Listening System (ALS) and a wireless microphone. An ALS is a device used by the hearing impaired that transmits sound to an ear piece. In addition to improved speech intelligibility, the new sound system also allows the church to provide recorded sermons to home-bound members via the Internet. The response from the congregation has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, several members have said they don’t even feel the need to use the ALS because the sound quality of the new speakers is so crisp and clear....

Pre-Order Your Sonos PLAYBAR Today!

At The Sound Room, it is our mission to provide the St. Louis area with the absolute best in home technology. As true audiophiles, we are always on the lookout for the next great product that will transform the audio world. Recently, our friends at Sonos released the PLAYBAR, an innovative sound bar which aims to deliver high-quality sound to a TV without a complex setup. So, what makes the PLAYBAR standout from the other sound bars on the market, you ask? In the past, most sound bars have been known to compromise the integrity of the sound. With the PLAYBAR, you get the great Sonos sound you have grown to love while also being afforded the opportunity experience complete control of your music and TV audio.       As you might imagine, the PLAYBAR is extremely popular with video and audiophiles alike. In fact, retailers are sold out of the PLAYBAR from coast to coast. We know what you might be thinking: “How can we get our hands on a PLAYBAR?” Well, we have some good news… We are now accepting pre-orders for the Sonos PLAYBAR! Simply place your orders through info@thesoundroom.com or stop on by the showroom and speak to one of our customer service representatives. At The Sound Room, we do more than simply provide home theater solutions—we provide an experience.   Stop by our showroom or visit us 24/7 online at...
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Shoot for Savings at The Sound Room!

Fancy yourself the next Michael Jordan, huh? Well, here is your chance to put your basketball skills to the test! Join us all day Saturday, March 30th for some basketball fun in our interactive sports room and a chance to win up to a *$180 Sound Room gift card. If you really want to test your athletic prowess, join FM NEWS TALK 97.1’s Dave Glover and Mark Klose from noon until 2PM. From what we hear, Glover has a Kareem-esque hook shot! If basketball is really your game—have no fear! Our interactive sports room is equipped to play a multitude of games including: baseball, hockey and golf! We will also have all the season’s hottest products on display, too! Fresh lineup of products: Panasonic VT Series SunBrite Outdoor TV Sonos Playbar Klipsch outdoor speakers So, stop on by the showroom and have a little fun in our interactive sports room! Hey, you might just walk away a champion! *Minimum purchase $500 with gift card. *RECEIVE 9 CHANCES ($20) PER BASKET! At The Sound Room, we do more than simply provide home theater solutions—we provide an experience.   Stop by our showroom or visit us 24/7 online at...

The Sound Room is hiring!

Have you always dreamed of joining The Sound Room team? Well, you are in luck! We are currently looking to fill three positions at our Chesterfield location. The open positions are: Installation Manager, Project Manager and Electronic System Designer. Want to know more? Check out the full job descriptions below. Installation Manager We are seeking an Installation Manager to develop and maintain our in-house training program, identify knowledge gaps and create training session to address and gaps in knowledge and skills. We will rely on you to ensure customer satisfaction through efficient and timely scheduling of installations and resolution of any issues that may arise. Qualifications: Exceptional attention to details while performing high level tasks and requirements 5+ years experience installing audio and video systems Ability to interface with clients and staff in a professional and courteous manner Knowledge of residential and commercial construction Project Manager – Audio/Video We will rely on your experience and dedication to maintain a professional presence as well as efficiently handle planning, implementation, testing, training and completion of audiovisual projects. As the primary point of contact, you will oversee each project from pre-sale through project sign-off including managing budgets, risks, resources and any additional client-specific contract issues. By taking client ownership at a very high level, you will coordinate with all related stakeholders and deliver projects that meet the scope and exceed the client’s expectations. Qualifications: 3-5 years of project management experience Strong organization, time management and customer service skills Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks at once Experience with Microsoft Project and Gantt charts Ability to work with all levels of...