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The New Standard In Whole-Home Audio; Bowers & Wilkins Formation

Whole Home Audio Formation Suite - Bowers and Wilkins

Starting today, you can get wireless speakers from the same audio company the pros use. Bowers & Wilkins announced a new Formation suite of audio products which it calls “the new standard in whole-home audio.” It is quick and easy to set up through the Bowers & Wilkins Home app.

Formation Whole-Home Audio

Formation Duo

The first wireless speakers for streaming that live up to the exacting “wired” audiophile standards of Bowers & Wilkins.

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo at Bekins

Formation bar

Includes 9 optimally positioned loudspeaker drive units. Creates a bigger stereo image, for more spacious room-filling sound.

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar at Bekins

Formation bass

Opposed Dual Driver Technology minimizes distortion.  Dynamic EQ optimizes performance in real time, allowing Formation Bass to perform like a much larger
subwoofer.

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bass at Bekins

Formation wedge

Its 120-degree elliptical shape perfectly angles a full range of components for room filling, stereo sound.

Aluminum Double Dome Tweeter technology ensures the highest quality high end for a fully expressive soundstage.

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge at Bekins

Formation audio

Analog-to-digital conversion enables high-quality, wireless streaming from legacy equipment to wireless Formation speakers.

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Audio at Bekins

see it & hear it in our Grand Rapids showroom

Best Specialty Room – Bekins Wins HBA Award Of Excellence

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Nobody in Michigan integrates a home better than Bekins, and our team displayed its smart home excellence once again. Bekins won Best Specialty Room Over 50K during the 2019 HBA Awards of Excellence. Click here to see the full list of winners chosen by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids.

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Our team earned the award for integrating smart home technology into a large trophy room in West Michigan. Their work throughout the home also earned us international acclaim as a finalist for CEDIA’s Best Integrated Home.

Our team designed and installed full-home control for a three-floor house with an attached barn along the dunes of Lake Michigan. In this instance, full-home control included:

  • whole-home audio
  • robust WiFi and cellular network services
  • automated shades
  • total-coverage RF remote controls in every room
  • automated lighting control
  • televisions
  • touchpads
  • keypads
Bekins Best Specialty Room - HBA Awards of Excellence

BENEFITS OF A SMART HOME

When you have three floors and an attached barn, automated lighting control provides tremendous convenience. Turn all of your lights on or off with one touch. You can also set scenes to accommodate your needs.

For a home that has no protection from the sun, automated shades help control the temperature. In addition, they help protect your home’s carpet and furniture from sun damage.

SEE WHAT OUR INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED TEAM CAN DO FOR YOU

Best Gas Grill In The World - Kalamazoo Outdoor Event
2016 CEDIA Finalist

LiteTouch Repair – A Simple Switch To Lutron

LiteTouch Repair - Simple Switch To Lutron

FROM LITETOUCH TO LUTRON

At Bekins, we provide solutions. For example, we offered a simple fix for customers who are left without support from LiteTouch.

Savant bought the company in 2012, then stopped selling all products related to hardwired lighting.

Our technicians recently visited a West Michigan home built in the mid 1990s, which was still using LiteTouch. Several keypads stopped working in the home.

Our technicians provided solutions with the help of Lutron. They did not need to open up any walls, instead our technicians used the wiring already in the home.

Lutron provides keypads, processors and dimi modules specifically designed to upgrade LiteTouch homes.

In conclusion, the homeowners loved the system repair. They upgraded their 20-year old home lighting control system to include more functions plus the option to control it from an iPad.

An example of lighting controlled by Lutron.

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM TO SEE LIGHTING CONTROL IN ACTION

Test examples of lighting control and many of the other features Lutron provides by visiting our showroom. Our Electronics Professionals provide solutions to customers every day.

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A Box Suite At Home

Home theater systems by Bekins

If you are a sports fan, you have carved out a lot of time for watching basketball the next few weeks. The ideal setup is a box suite at the big game, because it brings the luxuries of home to the stadium. On the other hand, what if you did the opposite? You can bring the feel of the stadium into your residence with home theater systems by Bekins.

How? IT STARTS WITH EYE MOVEMENT

There is a scientific reason why people enjoy big screen TVs. Bigger screens increase your eye movement which increases your engagement.

Our experts can help you secure the biggest TVs, but you might want to think about a projection system. A projector and screen can maximize your space, but also disappear when you don’t need it.

Think you have to keep your room dark to see a projector? Think again.

Big Screen For The Big Game - Bekins Blog

PICTURE QUALITY MATTERS TOO

Many people know about 4K TV and how four times more pixels can improve your picture quality. However, HDR TV and screens with a Wide Color Gamut make a big difference too.

HDR TVs with a Wide Color Gamut can achieve a wider range of brightness, darkness and a wider arrangement of colors. If the color more closely resembles what you would see in real life, then the picture on your screen looks more like a window into your event.

With the right projection equipment and installation, you can get that 4K HDR experience on a 120 inch screen! How about a 300-inch screen?

THE DARKHORSE – AUDIO

People in Hollywood get paid a lot of money and win major awards for the sound they produce in a movie. Great sound helps you FEEL the event.

When you attend the game, all of the sounds surround you. It’s not just a tinny sound in front of you. Sounds at a game have bass and hit you from every angle (including behind you and above you).

Bekins has the best equipment for surround sound and the next level, Atmos.

Home Theater Systems By Bekins

GREAT HOME THEATER Systems TAKE TEAMWORK

We like to say that your viewing experience acts like a chain. Your home setup is only as good as its weakest link.

Too many people get a hodgepodge of equipment and then set it up wrong.

Average equipment set up perfectly is better than the best equipment without a plan.

Our installers are internationally-acclaimed for their work on Home Theaters, Media Rooms and more.

Let us make a plan with you to maximize your space and create a box suite experience in your home.

Integrated Home By Bekins Gets CEDIA Spotlight

Integrated Home

CEDIA recently featured one of our internationally-acclaimed Electronics Integration projects. Our CEDIA-Certified Electronics Systems Designer, Dustin Deal, gave them a closer look at an integrated home along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

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The article details what our team installed into this integrated home.

“Making the controls intuitive for a variety of users across a range of ages was key. ‘The home’s got audio in every room, automated shades, lighting control, total-coverage wireless networking, RF remote controls in every room with a television, and touchpads and keypads all around — we had to ensure that setting every scene in this home is just a touch away,’ says Deal.”

Our team also installed a Panamax BlueBolt PWM, which allows our technicians to power cycle products remotely as needed.

To read the full article, including the biggest challenge of the project, click the button below or click here.

what can our CEDIA & HTA Certified pros Do For YOu?

Bekins Custom Electronics National Honor