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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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Table for 15!

Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater.
This theater was conceived as the centerpiece of a new home construction, to serve as the primary space for family gatherings and entertaining guests. The homeowner wanted a space where he and his several children could enjoy a state-of-the art theater experience without disturbing the peace and quiet of the rest of the home. Acoustic planning on the theater began before the builders even broke ground on the house, so that the theater lighting and HVAC controls could be integrated into the whole-house control system. The client required a theater that could comfortably seat 15, while still providing social space for food and drinks.

What technical features are notable in this project?
This theater features the latest in projection technology, using a 164” 2.35 Stewart CineWide FireHawk screen, for a genuine cinematic feel. The 3-chip 1080p Titan provides an ultra bright, clean image perfectly suited to HD content. The theater uses Rotel separates and B&W CT series speakers to achieve perfectly even audio distribution for all seats. The sound quality is perfected with a Binary Amplitude Diffsorber (BAD) system of acoustical paneling from RPG Diffuser Systems, which uses a layer of semi-rigid fiberglass, under a layer of binary grating, under a layer of fabric upholstery. The theater remains acoustically isolated through both acoustic paneling and a layer of concrete surrounding the room on all sides.

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