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AVS® is a custom audio/video equipment retailer specializing in home theater. In 1996 we started as a small, local business committed to providing excellent customer service which grew over the years.

In 1999, AVS pioneered home theater internet discussion groups resulting in the inception of the now famous AVSForum.

Our dedicated staff will provide expert product knowledge and is committed to making your experience pleasant, satisfying and most of all, cost effective.

We are an Authorized Dealer for our product lines and offerings. Our customers know it is important to purchase from authorized and trained dealers, and we are proud to provide that peace of mind for you.

There are some manufacturers we are proud to offer, which we do not make available online. If you are looking for a product line that you don't see online, please call our office and speak with one of our professional staff members.

In 2018 we were certified by New York State as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE).


Our sales staff:

J.D. -  (aka jdsmoothie) 877-823-4452 ext 103

When I learn a new skill or sport, I enjoy educating others to help them appreciate the skill or sport as well. As a result of my interest in home audio, I have helped thousands of AVSForum members since 2008 to troubleshoot their existing AVR setup issues.

As a result of joining with the AVScience team in 2013, I have also assisted prospective buyers make correct AVR and speaker choices that best meet their feature/input/output/budget requirements.

When I'm not troubleshooting AVR systems, you'll likely find me on my road bike where I ride on average about 7000 miles/year in Florida and the N. Georgia mountains.


Craig - 877-823-4452 ext 106

I've been a home theater owner and enthusiast ever since I got a free electric screen from a construction job site in 2002! That electric screen got me interested in building my own home theater.

My first real home theater projector was an NEC HT1000 DLP projector, back in 2003. Since then, I've owned an Optoma H79 projector, a Digital Projection dVision 1080p projector (both bought from AV Science before I came to work here as a salesman), a Sim Lumis Host, a Sony VW 600ES, and a JVC DLA-RS4500K.

I've built myself four different home theaters over the years, and helped friends build home theaters too. I came to work for AV Science so I could help others build great theaters at an affordable price, just like I've done over the last 13 years. I've also enjoyed building my own surround sound systems, from 5.1 to 7.1 to my current 11.2 system, using Martin Logan Motion series speakers, a Denon receiver and SVS subwoofers. You can see my home theater here: Peer theater

I work remotely from California, and am always available for help, questions, or to order home theater equipment, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am until 4:30pm, Pacific time.

I'm passionate about home theater. We have 2-4 movie nights a week with friends, year round. Let me help you build the theater of your dreams !


Mike - 877-823-4452 ext 102

I've had a long-time interest in AV starting with audio in the 70's. I built my first set of speakers when I was in the eighth grade. A two way ported design. By education I am a civil engineer and have always liked to build things. For several years, I worked in the construction industry, running some fairly large projects. Later my brother and I ran a commercial general contracting business, building schools and hospitals.

I got married and built a house. My first HT system was in a family room, consisting of, a 32" TV, Kenwood receiver, combination of Yamaha NS-690 and Polk speakers (4.1) and an NHT sub. I always had plans to build a dedicated HT onto the house, but after kids, those plans changed into a media room. Built a large family room onto the house and one end of it was for my HT equipment. In this room I used a combination of RBH SI-760 and RBH 661-SE speakers in a 5.1 system. This was in the 90's, so I was still using a direct view TV.

In 2005 I discovered AV Science forum, while doing reaserch on projectors. Later I added an Epson HC400 LCD projector and a 106" DaLite High Power 2.8 gain drop down screen to my media room. Room had so much ambient light that I could only use the projector at night time. Later I purchased a Marantz VP12S4. I lLoved the image that projector threw on the HP screen. In 2007 I converted an exercise room to a dedicated HT room. I have a media room mainly for TV and a dedicated room for movies.

In 2011 I went to work for AV Science, so my hobby and passion for HT became my job. Due to my engineering background, I understand the principles of room and system design and with my construction background I know how to achieve those goals. I enjoy helping the DIY AVS community design their rooms and systems. I am constantly testing and changing things in my HT rooms, so that I can keep up with the latest trends in HT. So if you need advice on equipment, design or how to achieve your goals I am happy to help you.

Currently my dedicated room is a baffle wall system, that I designed and built. My LCR's are 3-way active design that I built myself and I also built all of my subs. The room is a 5.1.4 system.

I can be reached at 585-671-2968 or [email protected] My regular office hours are 8:00AM to 5:00PM central time, Monday through Friday, but you will often find I am reachable nights and weekends.



You can reach us, Toll Free, at 1-877-823-4452


We carry the following brands:

Projectors:

BenQ, Epson, Epson Pro, JVC, Optoma, Sim2, Sony

Screens:

Da-Lite, DNP, Draper, Dreamscreen Fabric, Elite EPV, Screen Innovations, Screen Science, Seymour Screen Excellence, Stewart Filmscreen, Vutec

Speakers:

Atlantic Tech, Definitive Technology, Martin Logan, Monitor Audio, MK Sound, Next Level Acoustics, Polk, RBH Sound, SVS, Triad

Electronics:

APC, Denon, DVDO, Elite, HEOS, Integra, Kaleidescape, Lumagen, Marantz, Panamax, Parasound, Sony, Yamaha

Lenses:

Navatar, Panamorph

Miscellaneous:

AC Infinity, Cables, Chief, Mounts, Control4, Elite Seating, Lamps, Middle Atlantic, Salamander, Sanus, Spectracal, URC

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