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Houston Home Theater Remodel - Builder Grade to High Performance

by Nyal Mellor February 12, 2023

Houston Home Theater Remodel - Builder Grade to High Performance

Completion Year: 2021

Client Profile

W.M. is a gamer and home theater enthusiast from Houston, Texas.

W.M.'s Home Theater Project Overview

W.M. purchased a new home with a builder grade home theater system pre-installed, but he wasn't happy with the performance and wanted a significant upgrade.

He purchased a $30k 88" LG OLED for the video side. Now he needed the audio system upgraded, including acoustic treatment. He found Acoustic Frontiers through projects completed for other AV enthusiasts on AVS Forum.

One of the unique aspects of this project was the need to work around the existing in-wall speaker locations – W.M. didn’t want to do the remodeling work required to patch the drywall in these locations.

Here are a few photos of his existing home theater before we worked our magic.

Front view of builder grade home theater


Acoustic Frontiers Home Theater Solutions

Our Core Home Theater Design Package, which included speaker layout, sub number / placement optimization, audio engineering and acoustic treatment design.

home theater layout

The equipment he needed to get a top-notch audio experience:

  • A 9.x.6 set of Procella speakers (P8 for LCR, P5V & P5 for surrounds)
  • Audio Control Avalon G4 power amplifier
  • Four Power Sound Audio V1512 15” ported subwoofers

Acoustic treatments, including custom sized and constructed "BASS PLATE*" panels, which also provide mounting for the left/center/right speakers, our WAVE diffuser and POLY absorber panels.

Audio system calibration of the miniDSP used for subwoofer array management and Audyssey used for room correction (performed remotely).

*our Bass Plates are custom designed and made for each project. The core of the product is a damped steel plate which provides superb bass absorption.

GET THE RESULTS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WITH ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS

  • You'll have a system you love.
  • You'll experience audio-video like never before.
  • You'll have no doubt you got the best performing system for your budget.

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Results

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AVS Forum Thread

Here’s the link to the AVS Forum thread.

GET THE RESULTS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WITH ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS

  • You'll have a system you love.
  • You'll experience audio-video like never before.
  • You'll have no doubt you got the best performing system for your budget.

REQUEST A QUOTE




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