Story By: Elizabeth Smith // Photos By: David Halloran, Sound Advice
Hear and See What is Possible
David Halloran founded SOUND ADVICE in 1995 with a passion for high-performance audio, video and control systems. The company’s name also has a story. “I created SOUND ADVICE to be catchy, but not corny. We are frequently complimented on how the company’s name is considered clever and concise,” said Halloran, who has extensive audio, video, and networking background. During the past 26 years, he has grown the business into one of the most respected audio, visual, and networking integrators in Napa Valley.
SOUND ADVICE consults with individual clients and home builders who want to add or install home theaters, as well as those that need to upgrade their televisions, speakers, or overall sound system. The company also has factory-authorized and trained integrators of the finest audio, home theater, lighting control, motorized shading, network, and home automation equipment in Napa and Sonoma Counties. “We sell toys to grownups,” Halloran said as he spoke about their motorized blinds that open and close with one’s voice, lights that illuminate in case smoke alarms sound in the middle of the night, and even creating voice activation for non-automated electronics.
SOUND ADVICE has raised the bar beyond industry standards due to Halloran’s expertise and experience. Over the years, he has continued to understand what works and what is new and innovative in exemplary commercial and home entertainment systems. On his own, he has discovered device issues about which manufacturers were unaware, which has resulted in responsive and quick resolution such as software updates and other fixes for SOUND ADVICE and others who sell similar equipment and services. Manufacturers respect Halloran’s knowledge and persistence in relaying this vital information to them.
“ We sell toys to grownups.”
In 2021, Napa’s Ace and Vine Restaurant and Casino selected SOUND ADVICE as their preferred audio and video installer and integrator. The company installed 20 flat-screen televisions, over 60 security cameras, and 50 Origin Acoustic in-ceiling speakers to create the locale’s welcoming, premium sound and vision experience for diners, sports enthusiasts, and casino players alike. Other notable commercial clients include Napa’s Oxbow Public Market, Napa Valley Country Club, and Silverado Veterinary Hospital. Home theater clients include Napa icons like Jack Daniels, co-founder of Wilson Daniels; Giovanni and Donna Scala, proprietors of Bistro Don Giovanni; and Paul Halata, retired CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, to name a few.
SOUND ADVICE builds long-lasting relationships by designing intelligent systems that are easy to use and supporting them with outstanding service, which assures value and enjoyment for years to come. By maintaining these strong relationships with leading architects, home and commercial builders, and repeat clients, the company consistently proves its credentials to engineer and install a wide range of systems for even the most discerning needs, experience, and budget.
SOUND ADVICE is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. PM. The staff answers and returns all calls, and they respond to emails within one business day.
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2053 B Lone Oak, Napa // 707-477-5585 //