May 19, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Ivan may know his stuff when it comes to the audio, but the video he left to Roger Galvin of Precision Video. “That’s a real art; it’s definitely a niche,” he says.
The family uses this room every day, with Ivan logging in private demos at least once a week. If you’re one of the privileged few, you might be one of the partygoers at his end-of-May gala, which invites about 150 potential clients and close friends to experience the room and all of its glory. “Once again, we’re going to get a whole routine of just how varied and how widespread this system can handle anything from just subtleties to bone-crunching rock ‘n roll,” he says. “It really is better than front-row-center. It really is just an experience. You have to be there.”
While many think Ivan is a bit intense about his audio, this soft-spoken enthusiast likens his experience to a very long ladder. Sure, he’s hit every rung, but each of those hits has made some pretty beautiful music.
Ivan says the days of buying just one Pole Pig are over. “I’ve pretty much started a craze; you can really go further.” He’s not only a leader, he also follows; at the time of this interview, he had added a McIntosh as early as the night before. However, he does admit that things can get a bit tight. “I’m out of real estate; there’s just no more room.”
Now, he’s turned his energies to his summer home on Cape Cod. He doesn’t expect it to rival his current theater, but you can definitely expect something big. “Knowing me, I’m not going to be happy with much less,” he says. “I don’t know what the word budget means.”
Year Completed: 2003
Room Size: 22 x 26 feet
Length of Project: 12 months
Total Cost: $1.1 millon
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