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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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Slide 9 of 23
Maximum Capabilities

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater.
This client came to us with the expectation of creating a high-impact screening room in his home. The caveat was that no equipment could be seen and décor was to be simple and clean. He also wanted to maximize the available seating area in a small room.

What technical features are notable in this project?
This installation comprises a cinemascope 2:35 curved screen with masking from Stewart Filmscreen and DLP projector from Runco, with anamorphic lens, along with full 7.1 surround sound. To satisfy the caveat that no equipment could be seen, the equipment rack was located in an adjacent closet. A James Powerpipe was installed in the same closet and fed into the theater behind an acoustical panel. This provided better isolation of the subwoofer from the rest of the house. An AMX handheld remote as well as a small wireless touchpanel provide full control of all aspects of the environment including HVAC and lighting.

Acoustical panels with absorption and rear diffusion were designed to tune acoustics in the room but did not interfere with the walnut paneling. The walnut paneling acts as an acoustic reflector and assists in balancing the room. The acoustical panels were also used to conceal the Genelec in-wall speakers and the feed from the James subwoofer.

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