KEF Hi-Fi Speakers: Six Decades in the Pursuit of Sonic Perfection

A pair of KEF R Series hi-fi speakers flank a fireplace in a Park City home.

A Journey of Audio Innovation 

This month, we’re taking a closer look at one of today’s foremost audio companies: KEF. If you know anything about audio, you may already be familiar with the KEF name and some of its hi-fi speakers. But you may not know too much about what sets them apart from the rest. 

KEF has been both a revolutionary and evolutionary brand. Signature design elements like the Uni-Q driver design have undergirded almost every KEF speaker since the 1980s, but the company's innovations did not stop there. Stay with us below as we discuss the history of KEF and how it shapes their present-day products—from ultra hi-fi speakers like the Blade to their uber-modern wireless lineup—and why KEF should be on the shortlist of any Park City, UT, audiophile. 

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Upgrade Your McIntosh Audio Gear!

A McIntosh MC462 high-end audio amplifier on a media cabinet in a Utah home.

Through June 30, Take Advantage of McIntosh’s Extraordinary TradeUP Program

McIntosh is a legendary name in hi-fi audio for many reasons. There’s the impeccable build quality, the iconic styling that makes a statement, and of course, the exemplary performance of the components. McIntosh audio components like preamps, integrated amps, and separate amplifiers hold their value well for decades—because they are made to perform for decades. 

But there comes a time in every Salt Lake City, UT, audio lover’s life for the itch to upgrade. It may be to go from an integrated to separates or to take advantage of new digital formats, upgraded DACs, or connections. Or maybe you just need something new, not because you need it, but because you want it. Well, this is your month. From now to June 30, McIntosh is offering their TradeUP program, where qualifying older gear can be traded in on the company's latest and greatest. Keep reading below for details, and hurry into Show and Tell AV's showroom soon!

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Three Critical Capabilities You Want in a Video Surveillance System

A man monitors his video surveillance system on a computer in a Utah home.

Part 2 of Choosing a Video Surveillance Solution for Your Home

This blog will pick up where we left off last month, kicking off a series on choosing the right video surveillance system and cameras for your Park City, UT, home. In this installment, we're going deeper into three critical aspects of these solutions and what you should look for. How and where your footage is stored, how you control the system, and how well it can detect events are all essential factors in separating one solution from another. 

Ready? Please keep reading below.

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What to Look for and Avoid in Security Camera Systems

A dome security camera mounted on the corner of a ceiling in a Utah home.

Choosing the Right Security Camera System for Your Home

This month, we will start a three-part blog series on a critical issue for your Salt Lake City, UT, home—keeping it safe. Fortunately, today's smart technology makes that task easier and more cost-efficient than ever. Much of it is made possible by the power of smart cameras that now have features for residential use that, not long ago, were the exclusive province of commercial surveillance systems. 

Quite a few solutions exist in the realm of security cameras. This first blog of the series will cover what you should look for and avoid in these security camera systems. Stay tuned to this space later this month as we cover video surveillance and integrated smart security systems. Ready? Please stay with us!

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What to Know about OLED TV and the Alternatives

A large OLED TV mounted in a media space in a modern Utah house.

Which TV type is right for you?

If you are looking to upgrade your TV picture quality, you have undoubtedly heard of OLED TV technology. It is often described as the best TV technology, and historically it's also been the most expensive.  

But while OLED is superb TV technology, other TV technologies also vie for your attention. Overall, OLED is currently the best picture-quality consumer display, the next is Mini LED, and last is Edge Lit. Keep reading to learn more about each type and what you'll want to know in choosing a TV for your Salt Lake City, UT, home entertainment.

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