THE PLACE: The latest products. Excellent service. Advice you can trust. At Simcoe Audio Video, the aim is simple: bring music and movies to life and make technology easy for everyone to use. Owner Shaun Hart knows his stuff. It’s all he’s ever done, starting as an audio-video brand representative and enhancing his knowledge before opening this retail store on Bayfield Street in Barrie in 2012. Simcoe Audio Video is now the go-to place for products, services and advice. In the ever-changing world of technology, Hart and his staff are on top of the latest trends and can help anyone navigate the audio-video landscape.
THE STYLE: The showroom displays and sells the latest and greatest in high technology for music, television and movie lovers. “We’re a retail store that sells televisions, stereos, home theatres, portable audio, full automations and control systems, everything from simple universal remotes to complete home solutions,” says Hart. That includes home security and surveillance. “Technology is constantly evolving and changing and we’re always on top of what’s happening in the industry,” says Hart.
CORE PRODUCTS: Simcoe Audio Video carries products from Sony, Samsung, Bose, Paradigm, Yamaha, Sonos and Control4 – the heavy hitters in product development. It’s the place to go to find what’s available on the market. “We’ll let you know about products that are good, better and best and we’ll offer support with full installation,” says Hart.
SMART HOMES: Whole-home automation starts at Simcoe Audio Video. Hart’s team will install all network technology, WiFi, boosters, surveillance and security systems, home theatres and television systems. He offers his services in new builds, during renovations and will retrofit any home.
WHAT’S HOT: Hart says voice control is the next big thing in the connected home. Amazon’s Echo started out as a smart speaker able to stream music you asked it to play. Now, you can tell “Alexa” to play your favourite song, turn your lights on and off and work your other gadgets too. Alexa is just getting started. The point, Hart explains, is that soon everything in your house can be controlled by voice command. Simcoe Audio Video is your go-to place to install the technology and make sure you know exactly how to use it.