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Best Home Theater Installation Services in San Diego, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Diego Home Theater Installation Services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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San Diego, CA 92111

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4.5 (8)
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3.3 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Swinson Electric has a staff of qualified professionals experienced in the design, installation, maintenance, and repair of lighting systems, home theaters, residential and commercial electrical service, and more in San Diego. Other services include ceiling fan installations, data and low voltage wiring, dedicated circuits, hot tub and spa hookup, and electrical panel upgrades. The company also offers 24-hour emergency services and all major credit cards are accepted.

San Diego, CA 92101

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5.0 (31)

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Andrus Audio Inc. is a licensed low voltage contractor in San Diego specializing in the design, installation, and maintenance of custom home theaters, custom lighting systems, outdoor audio and video installations, wiring infrastructure, whole-house audio and video systems, and home automation in San Diego. The commercial AV experts at Andrus Audio install VoIP systems in conference rooms, television and sound systems in restaurants, board rooms, and offices. Andrus Audio was founded in 2004 and is concerned with creating a trusting relationship with their residential and commercial customers.

San Diego, CA 92111

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5.0 (476)
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5.0 (6)

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HD Hookups provides a full line of audio and video services for residential and commercial customers in San Diego specializing in LCD, Plasma, LED, and 3D TV installations, home theater, multi-room audio and video, home automation, and media systems. The licensed installers work with public and private schools, school districts, restaurants, property management companies, medical facilities, industrial and manufacturing facilities, and correctional facilities. Technical expertise includes projectors, teleconferencing, and more. HD Hookups is a BBB Accredited Business and a member of THX Certified Home Theater Technicians. All installations come with a one year warranty.

Carlsbad, CA 92010

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5.0 (3)

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Pacific Mediatek, Inc. has over a decade of experience in the design, installation, calibration, and maintenance of home theaters, audio and video systems, home or small business networks, lighting systems, and more. The company is an authorized dealer for brand names such as Lutron, Jamo, HAI, Elan, Cortexa Automation, Samsung, Yamaha, Panasonic, and Simply Automated, Inc. The company offers the installation and setup of iPhone, iPad, and Android Control Systems for integration with audio and video systems, lighting, HVAC, security systems, and more.

San Diego, CA 92131

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Yelp
5.0 (174)

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Visolution TV is a locally owned, internet-based audio and video installation company offering a variety of packages for the installation of televisions, home theaters, and security systems for commercial and residential clients in San Diego. The company offers simple tabletop installation and a platinum package including in-wall speaker installations. Fireplace installations are also available with hidden cables and more. All workmanship is guaranteed for two years. Visolution offers AV furniture from many brands including Trillium, Cadenza, Woodbrook, and Java on their website store.

Escondido, CA 92027

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4.0 (26)
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5.0 (1)

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Far West Electric has experienced electricians in Escondido handling electrical wiring replacements, electrical panel inspections and installations, and other electrical needs. The trained professionals also offer the installation of home theater systems, solar panels, and lighting systems. The company has several installation packages for tabletop and wall mounted televisions including a fireplace installation mounting a flat screen above a fireplace with concealed cables. Customers reported “very professional,” “topnotch work,” and “fair in pricing.” Far West Electric was founded in 2007 and the staff has 19 years of combined experience in residential and commercial electrical services.

Solana Beach, CA 92075

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4.5 (23)
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4.7 (21)
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5.0 (1)

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Schultz Audio Video builds systems for residential and commercial clients for audio, video, security, and lighting using state-of-the-art technology including brand names such as Paradigm for speaker installations and LG for smart televisions, Blu-ray systems, and home theater systems. The company is an authorized dealer for Sonos wireless HiFi system, Samsung audio systems, and Lutron Radio RA 2 for wireless total home control systems. Schultz Audio Video is a certified dealer for Peerless Mounts, RTI universal remote controls, and Anthem stereo equipment. The company works with custom home builders, master developers, and planned communities to design wiring strategies to provide for future technology needs.

San Diego, CA 92126

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (3)

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Sound Ideas, Inc. is an industry leader in the design, planning, and execution of high-quality custom home electronic systems including audio and video systems, home theaters, lighting control, and home automation. The San Diego showroom features brand name products from Savant, Crestron, Sonos, Sony, Fortress Seating, IC Realtime, and more. Customers reported, “everything was coordinated,” “within the budget,” “very good about following up,” and “the ability to problem solve in the best interest of the client.”

San Diego, CA 92113

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4.5 (17)
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4.0 (4)
Facebook
5.0 (1)

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American AV installs audio and video equipment and more for residential and commercial customers in San Diego. The experienced technical teams provide services including CCTV installation, computer and phone network cabling, home automation systems, and closed circuit security monitoring systems for office buildings, high-rise condominiums, schools, retail storefronts, or single offices. A full-service custom TV installation includes every aspect of the installation from determining the location, installing the electrical outlets and cabling, to educating the customer. A basic TV installation begins at a low flat rate.

Compare our Top Home Theater Installation Services

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Swinson Electric
Andrus Audio Inc.
HD Hookups
Pacific Mediatek, Inc.
Visolution TV
Far West Electric
Schultz Audio Video
Sound Ideas, Inc.
American AV

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Whether your goal is to create a home theater on a budget or you want an extravagant, luxurious space, there are a lot of options available to you. Consulting a professional home theater installer for guidance is one of the easiest ways to make sure you end up with a space that meets your family’s viewing needs.

  • How do you connect TV sound to a home theater?

    You can connect your TV sound to your home theater system by running cables from the TV output panel to the system's input panel. If your TV and sound system has Bluetooth wireless capabilities, you can use it sync the two components.

  • How much does it cost to build a home theater?

    You can build a basic home theater for around $500. However, when you start to add extras to enhance the viewing experience, such as custom seating or a bigger TV, the cost increases. If you're planning a large, elaborate home theater, it can cost as much as $50,000.

  • What components are needed to make a theater at home?

    Some necessary components include a TV or projector system to display videos and an audio system to receive and play the movies' sound. Other needed components include surge protectors, cables to connect the electronic components, and seating for viewers to watch movies.

  • Where should I place a subwoofer in a home theater?

    When setting up a home theater system, put the subwoofer within five feet of one of the front speakers. This positioning lets the subwoofer work with the chosen speaker so it can deliver richer bass tones.

  • How do you choose the right size subwoofer for your home theater?

    Match your subwoofer to the size of your speakers or sound bar to create an immersive experience, such as an eight-inch subwoofer with bookshelf speakers. Or, you can match your subwoofer to the room size, for example, pair a 12-inch subwoofer with a large theater space.

  • Where can you buy a home theater system?

    You can buy a home theater system at a mass merchandiser, online, or from an audio-visual specialist. Advantages of buying from a big box store or online are lower cost and getting set up faster. Advantages of buying from an audio-visual specialist include professional help getting started and potentially better quality equipment.