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Sony’s New PS-HX500 Turntable

Sony’s New PS-HX500 Turntable

Sony’s New PS-HX500 Turntable Will Rip Your Vinyl in High-Res It’s pretty safe to say, that most people in the market for a good turntable are looking for that warmth and tangibility that physical analog sound delivers. The simplicity. The outright lack of digital-ness. But Sony is betting with its latest turntable that at least a few of you don’t mind mixing a bit of...

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Ultra HD Blu-Ray Discs

Ultra HD Blu-Ray Discs

These days, more and more people are doing their movie watching by way of streaming services like Amazon Instant, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and iTunes. It is just so convenient! Sales and rentals of physical media (DVD and Blu-ray discs) have dropped precipitously over the last few years and some analysts predict their imminent demise. So why would anyone be interested in yet another disc format?...

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Sony Unveils their 4K HDR TVs for 2016

Sony Unveils their 4K HDR TVs for 2016

Sony TV takes your 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) viewing to the next level in 2016 with higher brightness, higher contrast and vibrant colours, resulting in more depth and detail than ever before – made possible with Sony’s unique technologies. BRAVIA® also brings signature style and exciting new connected entertainment experiences into every living room. HDR, a new standard of brilliance HDR support is included...

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Know When It’s Time to Upgrade Your Projector

Know When It’s Time to Upgrade Your Projector

Projectors are the center of the home theater and media room. But, like many AV component purchased just a few years ago, your older projector can’t compare to built with today’s technology and features that produce brighter, more vivid images. If those aren’t reasons enough, here are a few more to tell if you need a new projector. You’re Expanding Your Media Space It’s one...

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Holiday Tech Gift Guide 2015

Holiday Tech Gift Guide 2015

Are you looking for something more than a gift that can be put under the tree? How about a gift that can integrate with their home system and enhance their technology? We’ve put together a list of 5 products from audio, video to home decor that are the perfect addition to a home. Still providing astonishing musical power, the compact floor standing Meridian DSP5200.2 Loudspeaker...

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Lighting Controls Unplugged

Lighting Controls Unplugged

There is a variety of lighting control solutions to choose from that can easily be customized to fit your needs, lifestyle and budget. Thanks to today’s technology, lighting control can start with basic dimming and switching and eventually be integrated into a full home automation solution to work in conjunction with automated shades, security and a home entertainment system. Whichever type of lighting control solution...

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Meridian’s DSP320 In-Wall / In-Ceiling Audio Speakers are Made to Be Hidden

Meridian’s DSP320 In-Wall / In-Ceiling Audio Speakers are Made to Be Hidden

Some people love showing off their sound system. The lights, the shiny black enclosures, and the performance; it’s like one big AV showcase. However, some systems are made to be hidden—and do just fine in a confined space. Installing in-wall and in-ceiling audio speakers can produce great sound, all while freeing up your floor space. Meridian’s latest is a compact in-wall/in-ceiling solution that ditches the...

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The Magic Sound of Multi-Room Audio

The Magic Sound of Multi-Room Audio

Listening to music no longer has to be confined to the living room, basement or wherever the stereo is located. Today’s whole-home streaming audio solutions allow music to be enjoyed anywhere inside or outside the home. Whether the listener is relaxing in the tub, whipping up family dinner in the kitchen, splashing in the pool, entertaining guests in the rec room, or watching a surround-sound...

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Bring Unforgettable Entertainment Outdoors

Bring Unforgettable Entertainment Outdoors

Today’s variety of weather-resistant audio and video gear means you can enjoy the same entertainment experience outdoors as you do inside. Whether you’re watching the game on a flat-panel TV by the pool, listening to music on the patio with friends or hosting a neighborhood movie night in your backyard, the latest audio and video systems gives a whole new meaning to the great outdoors....

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Veteran Employment Initiative

Veteran Employment Initiative

Spire Integrated Systems Commitment to Hiring Veterans Navot Shoresh, CEO of Spire Integrated Systems, recognizes the value of hiring veterans to be part of his team at Spire Integrated Systems. Through his experiences, both in the military and the private sector, he knows firsthand the strength, dedication, and teamwork it takes to serve. These are all qualities required at Spire Integrated Systems. Whether a veteran...

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8 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Video Conferencing

8 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Video Conferencing

In today’s globalized business environment, the need to build strong relationships with partners, suppliers, internal teams, investors and customers is more important than ever. High-quality video conferencing solutions from Spire Integrated Systems with Lifesize technology enable you to communicate as effectively as actually being there in person, helping you to build the engaging relationships you need for success in business. Spire’s colboration with Lifesize enables...

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Five Technologies to Outfit Today’s Perfect Conference Room

Five Technologies to Outfit Today’s Perfect Conference Room

Conference Room Technology New trends in Technology and evolving business needs are leading organizations to retrofit their conference rooms. They are converting them from mere meeting rooms to workplaces of the future. These new technologies in conference venues lead to the current effectiveness of today’s meetings. Let us take a look at five of the most relevant technologies which makes your workplace future ready. HD...

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Four Situations Where Wireless isn’t Good Enough

Four Situations Where Wireless isn’t Good Enough

Wireless technology transforms the way businesses operate. When enterprise mobility is a major issue with small and medium sized organizations, and flexibility of operations often impacts how the client perceives a business, the utility and relevance of wireless communication cannot be sidelined. However, all technology comes with its limitations. Nonetheless, there is a way to bypass them and find a better route to attain objectives....

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Wired Solution to Improve the Performance of Home Network

Wired Solution to Improve the Performance of Home Network

According to new Parks Associates research of 1,000 U.S broadband households with a wireless home network, households commonly experience issues such as slow downloads, dead zones and interference with other devices with their wireless networks. The study found that nearly 40 percent of all U.S broadband households with a wireless router have and/or are currently experiencing problems with their wireless network. Among those experiencing problems,...

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Meridian MQA Preview Event

Meridian MQA Preview Event

Spire Integrated Systems Inc. invites you to an exclusive event featuring Meridian’s award winning technology, MQA. This revolutionary new technology has fundamentally changed the way we encode, capture, distribute and consume music. MQA offers the highest sound quality ever available from the recording studio, guaranteed. This is the only Meridian MQA Preview Event being held in Michigan. You do not want to miss this exclusive...

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CinemaTechs New Taro Incliner

CinemaTechs New Taro Incliner

Combines “007 Looks and Cloud 9 Comfort” If you’ve spent much time shopping for cool seating for your media room or home theater, you’ve probably come to the same realization I did years ago: most of them look pretty much alike. Sure, you may have a few styles to choose from, and customization options in terms of materials and motorization. But most of them are...

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Should you spend $1000 on an Access Point? Ruckus R700

Should you spend $1000 on an Access Point? Ruckus R700

  Last year Ruckus Wireless, Inc. introduced the Ruckus ZoneFlex R700, the world’s first dual-band, three-stream indoor Wi-Fi product specifically designed from the ground up built on the new 802.11ac standard. The R700 is the only 802.11ac product on the market that integrates patented Ruckus BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna array technology to extend the range, reliability and speed of indoor Wi-Fi services, giving enterprises and service...

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Meridian Unveils New Music Format, MQA

Meridian Unveils New Music Format, MQA

Meridian’s MQA Promises Studio Quality Music in Streamable File Sizes December 4th, 2014 – Meridian unveils a revolutionary British technology called MQA (Master Quality Authenticated). With the new technology, Meridian set out to change the way we enjoy music. The new technology promises high-resolution audio in a streamable or downloadable file size.   Bob Stuart, founder of Meridian Audio, said: “Music-lovers need no longer be...

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Kaleidescape Introduces a New Movie Player

Kaleidescape Introduces a New Movie Player

The Kaleidescape Alto Kaleidescape, Inc. announced the launch of the Kaleidescape Alto, a movie player that is targeted at the millions of consumers in the United States and Canada that own home theaters with large screen TVs and multichannel audio. Kaleidescape Alto is the first movie player to import 100% of its locally-stored content from the cloud, via downloads from the Kaleidescape Store. With over...

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Holiday Tech Gift Guide

Holiday Tech Gift Guide

[slideshow id=”18″ w=”800″ h=”533″ show_thumbnail_link=”0″] Are you looking to find that perfect gift for those tech-obsessed friends or family members? Let our gift guide give you some unique ideas including gifts for music lovers and gadget enthusiasts. Here are the top five picks exclusively by Spire Integrated Systems’ employees for tech gifts for 2014.   Contact Spire Integrated Systems if you are interested in any...

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Savant’s New Home Control App

Savant’s New Home Control App

Savant’s New Personalized Home Control App Imagine walking into your home and the lights automatically turn on, the temperature is set to the exact setting you like and your favorite playlist starts to play within a specific room. With the new Savant App, you don’t have to imagine any longer. Savant has developed a home control app that is so personalized it can match your...

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Spire’s Show House featured at the Ultimate Homearama

Spire’s Show House featured at the Ultimate Homearama

The Ultimate Homearama 2014 The Ultimate Homearama 2014 features six custom-built homes in Pinnacle subdivision located in Oakland Township, Michigan. The homes on display will provide visitors with the ultimate in luxury home living, design trends and ideas that are attainable in their own home. The event runs from August 28th to September 14th, 2014.   To view more on the homes featured at Homearama:...

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Spire’s Project: Genji Steakhouse Featured in The Showcase by AMX

Spire’s Project: Genji Steakhouse Featured in The Showcase by AMX

  Genji Steakhouse Modern Sushi  Multiple Personalities, to Order Genji Steakhouse can change its mood and even its structure with a simple finger-press on an AMX-controlled iPad. When it comes to sophisticated but intuitive control, even fine dining restaurants rely on AMX. While Genji Steakhouse in Novi, Michigan, may appear to be simply a Japanese sushi bar and modern teppanyaki, it is also a tech...

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Featured in Hour Detroit Magazine: Gift Guide

Featured in Hour Detroit Magazine: Gift Guide

From the extravagant to the unexpected, there’s a little something for everyone on your list Spire Integrated Systems was in Hour Detroit Magazine’s December 2013 issue featuring their gift guide. The guide included technology, trendsetting, food and student themes. Spire landing number one in the “techie” category for their Strut Polished Silver Ipad Charger listed at $1,500. See the full gift guide  


Lutron Excellence Award 2013

Lutron Excellence Award 2013

Spire Integrated Systems is pleased to announce it’s been awarded the Best Energy Management & Best Commercial Project Excellence Award by Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless light and shade control. The announcement was made in Denver, Colorado at the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo. Founded in 2003, the Excellence Awards competition recognizes the world’s best total home control projects using...

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Featured in Detroit Home Magazine: Winter 2013

Featured in Detroit Home Magazine: Winter 2013

Tips & Trends –  Control That Disappears: Your eyes focus on the luxurious design, not the state-of-the-art technology that seamlessly controls every residence we work on. Spire collaborates to create custom solutions focused around an integrated lifestyle while maintaining the high-end design our clients expect. Visit our immersive showroom to experience the integrated lifestyle and to truly understand the difference home integration can make! BRING...

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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital – Ann Arbor

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital – Ann Arbor

University of Michigan 2014 Spire continues its philanthropic mission of providing a world class movie theater experience for hospitalized children. The Detroit based company joined with top audiovisual and control manufacturers to provide a world class experience for pediatric inpatients at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s hospital.   Theater product donations were provided by AMX, Bowers&Wilkins, Kaleidescape and the Shoresh family. See the...

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Unveiling of New Products & Services

Unveiling of New Products & Services

The Event of the Year Over the course of three days Spire Integrated featured the newest in technology, design, and entertainment; including Lutron’s latest designer fabrics from the Coulisse Collection, the new Savant Systems apple based home automation, Meridian home and vehicle audio, and many more. We also featured special guests: Elder Automotive Jaguar of Troy, aboutGolf’s PGA indoor golf simulator and Cuisine Restaurant of...

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Featured in DBusiness: Detroit’s Premier Business Journal

Featured in DBusiness: Detroit’s Premier Business Journal

An installer of home automation systems comes across a unique project in Novi. Navot Shoresh has been designing and installing entertainment systems for residential and commercial clients for years, but he’s never seen anything like the setup at a new Japanese restaurant that doubles as a product showroom. Although every business strives to maximize its resources, Genji Japanese Steakhouse, which opened in December in Novi,...

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Featured in CEPro Magazine: August 2010

Featured in CEPro Magazine: August 2010

How a Detroit-Area Integrator Survived Recession: Growth comes from Cash-for-Clunkers-like system upgrade program and assembly line-like approach to system building. Google “Detroit” and you’ll find some depressing stuff – foreclosures, houses going for $10,000, 15 percent unemployment, auto industry decline, umpire Jim Joyce. It’s not pretty. You won’t find many stories about thriving small businesses with anticipated 2010 growth of 25 percent. That, however, is...

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Beaumont Children’s Hospital – Royal Oak

Beaumont Children’s Hospital – Royal Oak

Beaumont Hospital 2009 In our continuing effort to support the community, Spire Integrated Systems Inc., is proud to have donated another “Spire Movie Room” system within the William & Marie Carls Children’s Medical Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak. The new theater-like system has been instrumental in creating a fun and comforting atmosphere for the pediatric patients and their families. Additionally, the private movie setting is...

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Detroit Home Design Award 2008

Detroit Home Design Award 2008

Best Theater Spire Integrated Systems is consistently recognized as a leader in the custom home theater and home automation industry. Detroit Home has announced the winners of its annual 2008 Design Award competition and Spire Integrated Systems is pleased to announce they placed number one in “Best Theater”.   This was Detroit Home’s fourth competition and was the most competitive yet, with a record number...

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Featured in Detroit Home Magazine: Design Awards

Featured in Detroit Home Magazine: Design Awards

Detroit Home Magazine: Spring 2008 The results of our fourth competition prove, once again, that metro Detroit is home to an impressive roster of talented designers, architects, builders, and artisans. The winners showcase presented here is our way of giving a hearty round of applause for their fine collective portfolio Spire Integrated Systems placed 1st in the Home Theater Award Category. See full Detroit Home...

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Featured in Home Entertainment: March/April 2008

Featured in Home Entertainment: March/April 2008

Spire Integrated Systems was featured in Home Entertainment magazine for creating the ultimate home sports bar. The room consists of numerous TVs for watching round-the-clock sporting events. Five of the TVs are controlled by a single AMX Modero 8.4-inch touchscreen, which sits in an in-wall docking station at the bar but can also be removed for use elsewhere in the room. See the full portfolio


Lutron Excellence Award 2007

Lutron Excellence Award 2007

Lutron Electronics has announced the winners of its annual 2007 Excellence Award competition. Founded in 2004, the Excellence Awards competition recognizes the world’s best total home control projects using Lutron light, shade, and temperature controls, appliance modules, third-party equipment and more. This year Spire took home three awards. Spire is honored to be the recipient of the following awards: Most Unique Programming – 2007 Best...

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Navot Shoresh featured in Crain’s Detroit Business

Navot Shoresh featured in Crain’s Detroit Business

Founder and CEO, Spire Integrated Systems L.L.C. (Troy) Country of origin: Israel As a sergeant in an elite Israeli special-forces unit, Navot Shoresh became intimately familiar with high-tech gadgetry, relying on it to stay alive and complete missions in the hot spots seen on nightly television news. “That’s really where I started to get into the electronics side of things,” he said. After leaving the...

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DMC Children’s Hospital – Detroit

DMC Children’s Hospital – Detroit

DMC 2007 The DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit was the first recipient of Spire’s “Movie Room” donation. Owner, Navot Shoresh, hand selected the hospital after researching area hospitals and learning of the needs at Children’s. “Donating a Movie Room at Children’s was the perfect opportunity to give back to the Metro-Detroit area, which had provided Spire with so much success, explained Shoresh.” The Movie...

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Spire’s Movie Rooms For Kids

Spire’s Movie Rooms For Kids

In 2007, Spire Integrated Systems founded a program called Spire’s Movie Rooms For Kids. Committed to the community, Spire and our vendors donate a portion of our business proceeds to create a fully-integrated movie room system that allows children and their families to enjoy a state-of-the-art home theater experience. Our goal is to provide some comfort and normalcy to the lives of hospitalized children. Some...

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Lutron Excellence Award 2005

Lutron Electronics has announced the winners of its annual 2005 Excellence Award competition. Spire is honored to be the recipient of the following awards:  2005 – Lutron Excellence Awards – Best Integration with Third Party Equipment


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