Our mission at AVi is to provide our clients the optimum audio video integration products and services available in today’s market. We will always seek out the finest systems meeting the highest standards in the industry. We are committed to meeting the needs and expectations of our customers and optimistically surpassing expectations along the way. We are equally committed to being dedicated to our valuable customers by building and maintaining long lasting relationships through reliable and first class customer service.
Audio Video Integration designs and installs movie theaters and sound systems in homes.
But you don’t have to be part of the most iconic sound laboratory in the world to appreciate what Tony does.
Owner Audio Video Integration
Tony’s first experience with electronics began with his highly interesting and unusual childhood. When he was six years old, his family started a 14 year adventure sailing around the world in a 47’ trimaran.
During one excursion from the Galapagos to the Marquesas Islands, when Tony was just 12, he and his brother took some broken electronics they scavenged from the trimaran, and built two radios from scratch so they could talk to each other from their separate cabins.
In Tahiti he bought his first record player. He’d take it to the bar in the famed Hotel Stuart (yes, Matisse and Gauguin lived there), and played music for the patrons. That’s when Tony first got hooked on music, and when sound first became his passion.
Tony decided to build that passion into a business. He landed a job as a salesman for Catania Sound in Marin County, a retail store owned by Charles Catania, one of the country’s most renowned and respected audio engineers. Catania engineered the first communication system for BART, engineered and installed the sound system for St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, and engineered the first FM broadcast in San Francisco. Charles Catania became Tony’s mentor, and before long Tony was Catania’s top salesman, and soon after was promoted to manager of the Marin County store in Greenbrae, California.
In the ever changing world of electronics, Tony and his distinguished crew take every opportunity to further their knowledge. They subscribe to trade journals that keep them always on the leading edge of audio and video technology. Tony is not only ISF certified, but also teaches ISF classes. Between trade shows, seminars, webinars, and contact with his peers from around the world, Tony learns about new technology long before the products become available.
Tony is also well known throughout the country for his calibration expertise. When he was first introduced to calibrating in 1996, he became speechless at the difference in picture. That’s when he promised himself that no customer should ever have to suffer with an inferior picture. He owns and uses highly sophisticated instruments that assist him in producing the finest TV pictures in the world.
About the team
Audio Video Integration formerly known as Home Theater Solutions is a family owned business that has been serving our community since 1985. Our team of devoted professionals specialize in a wide variety of home technologies including audio, video, control, and automation systems. It is our utmost intention to design a system for your home or business that exceeds your expectations and improves the quality of your life.
The founder, Tony Probst, has the specialized skills and tools to calibrate, properly place, and install systems that deliver the best sound and video experience imaginable. We approach every new system installation scientifically starting with the room itself. Dimensions and room shape greatly influence the sound coming from the speakers.
Audio Video Integration also specializes in home automation and control systems where families can control their home’s lighting, shades and curtains, AC, hot tubs and pools, garage doors, AV systems, and much more all from their mobile devices.