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#TBT: 10 High-Tech Bars

In this week's Throwback Thursday, these bars showed how to serve up great audio, plentiful video and easy automation for tech-thirsty clients.


Four plasma TVs and a Crestron control system make this bar by Electronics Design Group the homeowners’ main hangout. Click here to view the the slideshow.
Lisa Montgomery · May 14, 2015

For this edition of Throwback Thursday, go back to 2011 when we highlighted 10 high-tech bars. How have you tricked out a bar over the years? Share in the comments below.

A fully stocked bar these days should include more than a good assortment of liquor. Audio and video equipment, in the form of flat-panel TVs, built-in speakers and a sleek touchpanel style remote control, can help loosen everyone up.

What kind of requests do your clients order when they want a multipurpose entertaining room to include a high-tech bar?

And what obstacles or challenges do you face when you do such installations. Viewing area? Sound coverage? A/V switching for multiple screens?

Here are 10 bars that keep the entertainment flowing along with the drinks, and probably earned their CE pros a pretty good tip.



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Lisa Montgomery has been a member of the CE Pro and Electronic House editorial teams for nearly 20 years; most of that time as the Editor of Electronic House. With a knack for explaining complex high-tech topics in terms that average consumers can understand, her style of writing resonates with people who are interested in adding electronic systems to their homes, but are unsure of the steps involved and the solutions available. From basic lighting control systems to full-blown automation systems, Lisa understands the home electronics market well, and is able to point consumers in the right direction on their quest for a smarter, more convenient, efficient and enjoyable home. Over the years, she has developed close relationships with key manufacturers and seasoned custom electronics professionals, giving her a keen sense of what home technologies are hot now and what is on the horizon. She shares this wisdom regularly through feature stories, product roundups, case studies technology spotlights and comprehensive guides and books. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Lisa at lisa.montgomery@emeraldexpo.com

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