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View towards the front of the theater showing the 125" Seymour AV screen in the custom fabricated baffle / screen wall
One of our big projects in April was the transformation of a 'club room' in a new home in Dublin, CA into a high performance dedicated home theater.
The client, Mr. Ang, had provisionally selected his equipment but wanted professional help with the overall design with a focus on the acoustics and baffle wall. A baffle wall, for those of you who don't know, is a fancy word for a false wall that holds the left, center and right speakers at the correct height and location behind an acoustically transparent screen. Mr. Ang's equipment included JTR speakers, a BenQ projector and a Seymour AV screen. Of the above we are only dealers for Seymour, but were happy, as always, to work with a customer's pre-existing or preferred components.
This project fit perfectly with our focus on providing services and products for designing, building and calibrating performance home theaters and audio listening rooms.
The project broke down as follows:
the client's performance aspirations and budget. The goal is to identify issues with that can be corrected before design commences and to resolve any gaps in the project scope. The client's core equipment choices were solid, although we added some of our own products into the mix: SurgeX power protection and equipment / lighting control from Universal Remote Control (URC).
As you can see from the description above it is quite a thorough and detailed process. When dealing with a home theater, however, there are a ton of variables that can all impact the final sound and video quality achieved.Careful management of these is the key to success!
The "IMAX" reveal - lights behind the screen shine up at the speakers
Our client, Mr Ang was ecstatic with the results:"This past weekend I did demo some movies and I am very, very impressed by the clarity of the dialogue and dynamics! I was grinning ear to ear. I think the treatments made a huge positive impact to the overall sound...thanks for helping me realize my home theater dream!" For more information please see the thread on AVS Forum. If you'd like help on your listening room or home theater please contact us! We love this stuff :)
Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers