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“CEDIA, a.k.a. the Custom Electronics Design and Industry Association, has announced the finalists for its Home Technology Professional Awards competition honoring the “best projects” completed by members in the past year.”
“Similarly, Sherar gives full credit to Paradise Theater’s design and Pro Audio Technology’s products. “Quite honestly, I have never heard anything like it. The performance of the Pro Audio Technology system in a perfectly designed room, is as good as it gets,” says Sherar. “Post-calibration, there wasn’t a single dead spot in the room, which is mind blowing really. This level of performance is only possible because of the incredible engineering of the room and exceptional AV equipment.” As for the customers, they are in home theater bliss, and their experience most certainly won’t be interrupted by any exterior noise.”
“It’s all powered by the Trinnov Altitude 32 processor, a high-end receiver with support for Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. Naturally the system – including the lights – can be controled on a phone or tablet.
CATS Packs acoustic treatment, which can fine-tune a room using panels just 50mm thin, help to perfect the sound while still delivering a living-room rather than demo-room design. And there are some natty sofas, too.
“His solution was to pitch a commercial video-wall system that iTEC had previously only used in commercial installations. Built by Planar, the Clarity Matrix LCD system is housed in a custom mahogany cabinet, and consists of eight ultra-bright 46-inch LCD displays in a four-wide by two-tall grid, closely spaced and separated by virtually disappearing bezels. Viewed together, the full image display area is approximately 160 inches wide by 45 inches tall. The clever system houses the electronics for the panels in a remote rack, allowing for a thin display wall that requires only 3.6 inches of mounting depth and vastly reduces the system weight along with the structural requirements for the mounting environment. Panel-to-panel alignment is handled with spacers and adjustable cams. ”
“The screen is a retractable 110-inch diagonal, 16:9 model drawn from Stewart Filmscreen’s corrosion-resistant, weatherized Oasis line. It was mounted in front of the glass windows opposite the projector using custom brackets, and hides away to keep the window view unhindered when it’s not lowered into place for viewing. “We had quite a time mounting the screen because of non-load bearing fascia,” says Wilson. “My installer was positively heroic in devising brackets and ways of fastening them to the substructure behind the fascia. He also designed and installed the projector mount, electrical boxes and outdoor wiring to meet the highest standards of safety. They’re concealed pretty well, too.”
“Despite the sophistication of gear inside Bruckheimer’s personal cinema, it’s the classic 1920s-style design of the room that initially grabs the limelight. Ornate details, rich hues, and soft textures dominate, as DSI intentionally “removed” all signs of technology from the 35-by-20-foot room. A Barco Prometheus 4K video projector and its suite of complementary A/V components, including a Barco IMB media server, Apple TV and DirecTV set-top boxes, and Oppo-Digital Blu-ray Disc player reside comfortably and out of sight inside a custom-built, well ventilated projection booth where Bruckheimer can also load up 35 millimeter film to view. A JBL Synthesis and Revel speaker system, meanwhile, raises no visual distraction to anyone seated in one of the 20 custom-built seats, either, as all 32 speakers and six subwoofers are hidden either behind walls within studs covered in stretched acoustical fabric or tucked into the ceiling.”