Home Theater Design
the many gifts of music… and
of sound with sight… enjoyed
by all, all of the time
through innovative, knowledgeable, high value, high-fidelity A/V system designs.
Creating the most enjoyble entertainment room!
Actually, this room is called The Music (with Video) Room because the main function of it is to reproduce the music as faithfully as possible.
easiest way to do that is to get a two-channel, high-fidelity audio system and
add a TV. That is what we did. Interestingly, whenever anyone wants
to watch a video program, be it TV, DVD, Blu-ray or 3-D; this is the room chosen
even though we have a state-of-the-art 8.4 demo room.
So, you want "surround-sound" for your movies. OK, here's how
you do it without messing up the music reproduction. Add a
"quadapter" rear sound system - that's what we did.
OK, OK, you want your odd-point-odd, Dolby-whatever surround-sound system.
Again, our main goal is the fidelity of the music... now, sound. Over the
many years that we've been doing this from stereo to quadraphonic to 5.1 to 7.1
to 9.2, we have realized the severe limitations created by the (de)evolution of
"surround sound". So, we developed the SeriesX
Certified speaker array that eliminated the many errors the turn-'n-burn
sales fraternity has bestowed upon us consumers. Fortunately, you can use
a standard odd-point-whatever receiver and get superior sound with our SeriesX
Certified speaker array. To
learn more, go to the SeriesX
Certified Speaker Design
Home Theater (Music Room) Design Service Detail
this example is "typical" of using the "Bonus Room" that is
in most of today's homes and turning it into THE ROOM for entertainment.
many other "custom" design services, the first component to be
selected is the TV... actually the screen size of the TV since their design
philosophy may be "the bigger, the better" or, in other words, go to
the lowest common denominator (the bigger, the better; so that we can more
easily justify charging more money and go down from there). With us, the
TV is the last thing we select. Because we have learned from doing this
for decades (we were the first retailer in Colorado to create a Home Theater,
and it had high-fidelity sound and accurate surround sound) that a truly
satisfying Home Theater experience starts with the sound.
Home Theater or, as I like to call it, the Music Room with TV needs to have THE
BEST sound system because quality, realistic, high-fidelity sound is what brings
the emotions to the music and the “experiences” to the movie.
that end, our design service concentrates on faithful audio reproduction.
starts with the main speakers and the room - together.
Then, the order of integrating the components are: the power
amplifiers(s); the input devices (turntable system, tuner, DVD player); the
pre-amplifier; the surround-sound integrated amplifier and the surround sound
speaker systems (with the interconnects chosen with the particular component);
and last, and least important, the TV (even though it is the last, the selection
of it is still important and difficult).
hard part of a successful (satisfying) design is determining how the room will
work the best. In this example, the room presented many problems with most
of them typical of the bonus rooms in most of the homes.
we can design a Home Theater with the many add-ons to make it look spectacular
(wall sized screen with behind the screen speaker systems; screen curtains;
theater seating with sloped floor; side, dimmable lighting; full, wireless,
color displayed remote control; multiple, side speakers; etc.) that's easy –
frosting on the cake. But, you’ve
got to have a good cake to put any frosting on or you just got sweet with no
using any of our design services:
This is the DRM Staged II SW — a product of $30,000,000 worth of multi-year, multi-test mule research by a major speaker manufacturer (Diatone) to create the badly needed Digital Reference Monitor (DRM) to correctly monitor what digital recording can produce, and four decades of studying the psychoacoustics of hearing music within rooms and the necessary speaker design to reproduce music with Reference High-fidelity to modify these studio monitors for home use with superior reproduction ability (Staged).
Rutten, Senior System Designer
Rock, TX 78681-1001
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Last updated: December 24, 2013 .