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The 22 home theater finalists for CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles Designer Awards.
Finishing Touches
Simple Elegance
Under the Sea
Challenging Dynamics
Studying Up
Eye-Popping Performance
The Gold Standard
Cozy Hideaway
Maximum Capabilities
Ahead of the Curve
Country Chalet
Inviting Escape
Under the Tuscan Theater
Rustic Appeal
Above the Tide
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Under the Sea

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater.
It was the client’s desire to surpass the experience he receives from a local boutique-style movie theater, which caters to clientele who enjoy a quality film experience outside of a ‘megaplex’ - all on a limited budget. He wanted to be immersed in the movie, which required a performance level, both sonically and visually, that pleased the musician’s ears with as much detail that would be placed in the mural itself. With one of his favorite colors being blue lapis, this became the foundation of the color palette. An asymmetric curved ceiling, unparallel walls, floating screen, and the mural are all unique
elements of the room that provides an undulating, floating feeling as if being in the ocean.

What technical features are notable in this project?
The audio system features drivers with high sensitivity allowing them to play with clean precision at any volume level. This system resulted in an experience that cannot only be heard, but also felt - especially at reference level. The massive 160”, 2.40:1, high-gain screen and anamorphic lens produce a picture that immerses the viewer in the theater experience. Accent lighting radiates behind the sides of the screen and spills from the ceiling to the walls from dimmable LED strip lights, all controlled from the same handheld remote that operates the theater.

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