Frequently Asked Questions | FAQ's

What features are most important in a Smart Home?

Buy smart products that are from the same "family" or manufacturer. Save yourself headaches and regret by purchasing all the equipment that operate on the same Operating System (OS) so that connectivity and reliability are never compromised.

Why should I have a Smart Home?

Having a Smart Home allows you to integrate & control many systems in your home with very simple “single app” control from anywhere, rather than having a multitude of apps and systems that don’t communicate or interconnect at all. Genesis Audio Limited can turn your home into a mindful environment always in tune with your life. Under your effortless command. We can integrate hundreds of media, lighting, communications, and environmental processes and systems into one harmonious structure you can control with a touch of a button.

Why should I use home automation or automated processes?

Consider your lifestyle. Ask yourself what automated solutions would make your life easier and more pleasant. Do you want to get rid of the stack of remotes for all your audio-visual equipment? Do you want the ability to listen to your music collection virtually anywhere in your house? Do you want all of the lights in your house to go off when you leave? Do you want to be able to check on your home from anywhere in the world to make sure it’s secure?

Whether wired or wireless, you can automate practically any electronic device in and around your home. You can automate your swimming pool or spa, inside and outside lights, electronic gates, sprinkler system, garage doors, music, movies, television, heating and cooling, security system, door locks, security cameras, and on and on. The possibilities are virtually endless.

How is Dolby Atmos different than Dolby Digital or DTS?

Dolby Atmos is the first home theater system that is based not on channels, but on audio objects. What is an audio object? Any sound heard in a movie scene — a jet fighter taking off, a gun shot, raindrops on the roof — are audio objects. Filmmakers using Dolby Atmos can decide exactly where those sounds should be placed and precisely where they move as the scene develops.

What's 4K video - and UltraHD - and do I need it?

Right now, the terms 4K and Ultra HD are essentially used interchangeably. 4K is one type of UHD defined by a 2160 pixel resolution (the minimum threshold for UHD), and it's quickly becoming the first widespread UHD standard. Ultra high definition (UHD) is a standard that exceeds high definition (HD). The Consumer Electronics Association defines UHD displays as having a 16:9 ratio (the same as HD) and a minimum pixel count of 3840 by 2160. HD maxes out at 1080p, which is 1920 by 1080 pixels.

I want to get better sound with my TV. What are my options?

There are several options... ranging from a single-speaker sound bar to on-wall or in-wall and in-ceiling speaker options to full multi-speaker surround sound systems. We also feature invisible speakers which are mounted directly in the drywall - making for a completely stealth installation. Any one of these options can turn your room into a great listening space. Give us a call if you want to learn more.

Q: Is a Dedicated Theater Better than a Media Room?

It’s entirely up to you! Generally speaking, a dedicated home theater will have a better viewing and listening experience because the room will be completely optimized for that purpose alone, while a media room or family room will need to accommodate other uses. But you need to consider which style of room will bring the most value to your lifestyle—if you’re the type of person who wants to enjoy all different types of activities in the space, a multipurpose media room might be a better fit over the high-end theater experience of a dedicated room.

Q: How Much Will It Cost / How Long Will It Take to Install a Home Theater?

Is the project for new construction or a retrofit of an existing home? Are you bringing in an interior designer or sticking with the basics? How large of a theater do you want? All these questions and more will impact timelines and project cost, so the best way to find out the answer is to speak with on of us. After an initial assessment, we can give you a quote with specific price ranges that work for your budget and timelines.
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Why Choose Us?

There are many options for people today... Why buy from us?
For many reasons, and they all add up to earning your confidence and achieving your satisfaction.

Our team of consultants and technicians have decades of experience within the consumer electronics custom installation industry.
We subcontract - nothing.
We manage - everything.
We closely monitor every aspect of consultation, design, cabling, installation, and coordination.

Genesis Audio Limited only installs quality solutions with the brands we know, guided by decades of experience, by people you can trust.


Audio Video electronics and speakers for Columbus, OH
We Feature...

A Wide Range of Brands

We have spent the last twenty years assembling what we believe is the best stable of brands in Central Ohio. Below are some of the many brands we display in our showrooms. We invite you stop in and audition our equipment.
Arcam Electronics Video | Columbus Ohio


Arcam® exists for one simple reason: to bring the best possible sound into people's lives, whether from movies or their favourite music. We're committed to engineering products able to deliver audio performance so lifelike it connects you straight to the heart of music, and wraps you in the world of movies.

Anthem Electronics Video | Columbus Ohio


Anthem® has long established itself as a premier manufacturer of Surround Sound Processing and Room Correction Software. This video explains the sonic advantages of the Anthem Room Correction software that is standard on many of their Dolby Atmos surround preamplifiers and receivers.

Cambridge Audio Edge Electronics


Cambridge Audio is well established in the UK, US and worldwide as a manufacturer of high value components. Their new EDGE electronics celebrate their 50 year Anniversary and have been internationally recognized as exceptional not only in peformance, but again, high value. Stongly Recommended.

Control4 Smart Home | Video


Control4 is an established brand leader in home automation or smart home technology. This video walks you through a Day in the Life of owning smart home technology that is intuitive and easy to use. Welcome to the 21st Century because today's technology can be engineered to serve you and your family in meaningful ways.

JBL L100 Classic Video


JBL® and JBL® Pro, have been synonymous with high performance audio speakers for both the audiophile and musician since JBL started in 1946. We are proud to offer premium products that JBL and JBL Synthesis offers, such as the JBL L100 Classic and HDI Series that build on the rich heritage that is distinctly - JBL.

JBL Synthesis Electronics | Video

JBL Synthesis®

Drawing upon the heritage of the JBL® brand, JBL Synthesis® systems combine the most advanced signal processors, equalizers, amplifiers and loudspeakers to create the most realistic listening experience possible in rooms of any size.

Lexicon Audio | Video | Columbus Ohio


Founded in 1971, Lexicon® is the recognized leader in digital signal processing products for home theater and professional audio markets. Lexicon products create exquisite sound for music and movies that is unmatched by any other brand.

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Founded in 1972, the Mark Levinson® brand has become synonymous with extraordinary levels of audio performance and high-end audio design. Mark Levinson defines accuracy and reliability while fully engaging you in the emotion of the performance.

Pro-Ject Turntables | Video | Columbus Ohio

PRO-JECT® Turntables

Located in Slovakia, Pro-Ject manufactures turntables, electronics and offer customers a true price to performance relation. Their turntables and tonearms are made to a very high standard and are higly regarded by reviewers and music lovers around the world.

Paradigm speakers | Video | Columbus Ohio


After 35-years of making speakers, Paradigm has created a brand that has always been synonymous with performance that far exceeds the price. Their new series of speakers reinforce this hallmark. They have a sound solution that fits your application and budget.. from modest to majestic.

Revel Speakers | Video | Columbus Ohio


Revel® designs and produces innovative, no-compromise loudspeakers that expand the art of home sound reproduction. See and hear Revel products for yourself and understand why they are truly the World's Finest Loudspeakers.

Stewart Film Screen | Video | Columbus Ohio


When major movie production companies need a screen for their post-production editing as well as for their screening rooms, they come to Stewart – and they have for a long time. These unrivaled screens deliver the director’s vision — to see their films in true, life rendering colors and with center to edge uniformity.



8K Television is here!

8K televisions have been seeing a lot of press, but some are skeptical and think it's just marketing hype. After all, some will say "there is little 8K content - so why!"

Video engineering is a constant.

Let's back up and provide some context. In the 90's we had the big CRT projectors, we used line doublers, then line quadruplers. Why? Because with a very big screen it made a very big difference. We were upscaling the picture and it worked. The groundbreaking Sony Qualia projector 004 upscaled DVD's from 480i to 1080p. Why? Because on a giant 100" screen, the picture looked better than anything before! Time has marched on, it's now 2022 - 4K delivers a terrific picture! Why would I want 8K?

"8K TV - Much Hype? or... Much Better? "

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As a home theater specialist for over twenty years, we have watched resolutions climb and we wonder.... "Have we reached a point where 8K is overkill?"