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Audio Upgrade
The homeowner was in need of a video adjustment. However, it was his audio that was really in need of a boost.
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May 01, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

Sometimes your entertainment needs a little boost. What began as a video calibration for the projector, spiraled into an entirely new system—including acoustic panels.

Dan Francis of Francis Custom Theaters LLC wasn’t trying to sell new speakers to this client—only because the previous equipment was still in great condition, but just wasn’t integrated into the room properly. However, the homeowner was determined to get an upgrade.

Another challenge was to integrate the electronics into the two small cabinets that were already at the front of the room, and have nothing show but the speakers. CAT Elite loudspeakers were chosen because every speaker is made to order, and they are the only speaker company that offers on-site engineering.

After the speakers were installed, and the system had been “shaken-down” for a while, CAT’s engineers came in and tuned the speakers to the client’s room, leaving him with the best performance possible for that room.

AC/DC never sounded so good!

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • ADA Suite 7.1 Preamp
  • ADA XLRX-8 Unbalanced-to-Balanced Converter
  • ATI AT-2007 PureBalance Power Amplifier
  • CAT ELITE 6.7 Hollywood w/ Custom Base
  • CAT ELITE 6.7S44 Hollywood-Pacific (2)
  • Crown K-2 Power Amplifier
  • Monster Power HT-3500 Surge Protector
  • Philips Pronto Pro Remote
  • Pioneer Elite DV-45A DVD Player
  • QSC DSP-3 Digital Signal Processor
  • Quest Ai Custom Acoustic Panels (7)
  • Salamander Synergy Cabinets
  • Salamander Theater Seating
  • Zenith SAT-520 Satellite Receiver


CONTACT
Systems Design & Installation
Francis Custom Theaters LC
305 Sunset Ave.
Aurora, IL
630-546-9279

 


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