By Doug Hare EBS Staff

BIG SKY – Luminous Audio and Visual has been providing home entertainment solutions to local residents for over two years now with a “try before you buy” approach that encourages movie enthusiasts to settle into their home theatre showroom for an immersive cinema experience.

Located on the second floor above The Cave Spirits & Gifts in the heart of the Big Sky Town Center, Luminous is a full-service, locally owned A/V company that designs and installs custom solutions—“from seating to sound,” said owner Austin Pettit.

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Pettit admits to being “a bit of a tech geek,” and used his knowledge of and passion for electronics to help friends and family improve their entertainment systems. “Opening a shop was the next logical step,” said Pettit’s wife Stacy, “and it helped clear up a lot of space in our garage.”

Bringing together the components of audio, visual, lighting, spacing and even window coverings, the service team from Luminous has helped come up with individualized solutions and transformed many home spaces into unique theatre rooms.

Pettit also operates in a fix-it capacity. “We’re almost always able to fix glitches and solve problems in a timely fashion,” he said.

Sales representative Kinga Wilson said customers are invited to sample the wares and she’s always happy to show off her favorite subwoofers, especially one she nicknamed “Big Brother.”

Luminous also offers in-store demos of speakers, TVs, receivers, headphones and more. The home theater showroom offers patrons a first-hand look at cutting edge technology, including thousands of movie selections from the Kaleidescape Movie System with pristine ultra HD 4K images and Dolby Atmos surround-sound audio. It’s not exactly watching Netflix on your laptop.

Business is steadily increasing at the shop, and Luminous is looking to hire more A/V technicians to join their team to help meet the demand for high-end A/V equipment and home entertainment solutions in the Big Sky and surrounding areas.

For more information, stop by Luminous Audio and Video’s retail showroom at 33 Lone Peak Drive, Suite 203 in Big Sky Town Center, or visit luminousav.com.