1. Because Music Matters

    Because Music Matters

    It all started with a broken processor. Gary called ListenUp to see about replacing the damaged unit, and spoke to senior sales consultant Scott Genaw. “I had a system that I’d cobbled together while working with an independent installer,” says Gary. “I was getting stuff from the Internet and from here and there. While it cost less to do that, without having it properly set up, it didn’t sound that great.”

    “Gary needed to replace the processor and also wanted to make his system sound better in general,” Scott says. “He was concerned about bass response, so we discussed a couple of subs, and then I told him, ‘Let me come by and see what you’ve got.’ When I got to his house, his system seemed to have plenty of bass, so I suggested some other solutions.”

    “Scott tweaked my speaker setup and everything sounded so much better,” says Gary. “That’s when I realized that who you buy the products from really matters, because the service and the set up are almost as important as

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  2. VPI celebrates 40 years of analog magic

    VPI celebrates 40 years of analog magic

    Mat Weisfeld, son of company founders Harry and Sheila Weisfeld, grew up at VPI. While he didn’t originally plan on following this path, it became the love he didn’t realize he had (next to his wife Jane). Mat has taken the strong foundation and VPI tradition created by his parents and has continued to grow and improve the company with new technology, lean manufacturing and more.

    ListenUp: What are the benefits of a direct-drive turntable?

    WEISFELD: Because the direct-drive is dead accurate on the speed, you get that natural reproduction of the recording. In our case, it’s dead quiet because of how we engineered it. It’s as musical as can be, it’s dead quiet, it sounds natural, and when you hear it, you’re just like, “Wow, it’s like I’m listening to a master tape over here.”

    ListenUp: What can you tell us about your 40th anniversary special edition HW-40 turntable?

    WEISFELD: With our

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  3. ListenUp interviews Anders Ertzeid, Hegel VP Sales & Marketing

    ListenUp interviews Anders Ertzeid, Hegel VP Sales & Marketing

    ListenUp: Tell me a little about the history and mission of Hegel.  ERTZEID: The mission of Hegel is simple: Using new or proprietary technology to provide ultra high end sound and user- friendly features for a lower price than anyone else. The whole history is based around this, actually. At first, our humble beginnings may sound like the typical audio company. Our founder, Bent Holter, played guitar in a rock band called Hegel Band (playing Thin Lizzie cover songs, and still doing it today) while studying for a Master’s degree in micro electronics at the Technical University in Norway.

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  4. TV buying. Five things to remember.

    Five things to remember

    Whether as a gift or for yourself, the holidays are the best time of the year to purchase a television as a gift during the holiday season is guaranteed to put a giant smile on the face of your friend or loved one. Between sports lovers, film buffs, and those who enjoy a weekend of binging their favorite streaming series, just about anyone would be thrilled to unwrap a new television. When you are planning to purchase a TV as a gift, there are a handful of factors you should learn about and consider. While the list may be a bit more complicated than your typical holiday gift guide, it is most definitely worth it. Here is a short list of the main factors you should consider when shopping for that new big screen...

    1. Screen Size: One of the most common items on any TV buying guide, screen size depends mostly on preference and the planned use of the television. If the recipient of your gift is going to mount the TV on thei
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  5. Commercial Projects: A comprehensive system for CoBank

    CoBank-exterior-1 Several years ago, ListenUp embarked on one of the bigger corporate jobs we’ve ever done. We created a communications/presentation system at CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. We designed and installed a Crestron-controlled system that includes audio/video, voice and video conferencing, scheduling software and more. The setup includes installations in CoBank’s brand-new Greenwood Village headquarters, as well as remote locations in Atlanta, Omaha, St. Louis and Spokane. In all, we installed technology in over 127 different rooms. This included a two-person meeting space, a 40+ seat boardroom, a cafeteria, a training center, and a 100+ person divisible meeting space. We utilized Crestr

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  6. An ACE in the hole

    Friends and customers often want us to recommend high performance gear that works into a real world budget and a real world home. They are willing to invest enough to expect something of genuine quality, but there’s not an open checkbook. Yet all the expectations of performance and features are still there. In that spirit,…
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  7. BBB names ListenUp a Gold Star Award winner

    We are excited to announce that ‪ListenUp was recently named a Gold Star Award recipient by the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau. The 2014 BBB Gold Star certificates are awarded to Accredited Businesses with no complaints in a three-year period (Jan. 1, 2012 – Dec. 31, 2014). Thank you to our employees and customers for helping us achieve this…
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  8. A Variety of Headphones for Your Exact Needs

    [caption id="attachment_1818" align="alignleft" width="69" caption="Free Earbuds"][/caption] Hi my name is Clint, and I 'm a systems integrator here in Colorado Springs. Today I’m going to talk to you about headphones. What I have around my neck is a pair of what we call disposable headphones --  the kind that come with your iPod/MP3 player. They are disposable because they come free with your apparatus. We are going to go over the three different types of headphones we have at ListenUp, those being earbuds, on-ear and noise isolation. The in-ear or earbuds headphones are different from the disposable types because they have buds that they have different materials that will actually form-fit to your ear.

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  9. What can I do to make my new TV sound better?

    Hi, my name is Brian Norman. Welcome back to TechTip Tuesday here in Colorado Springs. Today’s topic will be on audio. Specifically the differences between TV speakers and supplemental audio options like sound bars, surround sound systems, and basic 2 channel set ups. Why does my new TV sound different than our old…
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  10. 5 Great Reasons to Buy Your Next TV from ListenUp

    You won’t pay more to get better service at ListenUp. We monitor big-box stores and authorized online retailers to make sure we offer you the best video pricing, period. We offer a 3-Year Extended Warranty on your TV for only $99. Other stores charge up to $300 for the same level of protection. You will…
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