In the annual CEDIA Awards, “Highly Commended” honors mean that a project was very close to achieving a top prize in its category. The judges were impressed by the attention to detail and audio performance that this room can deliver.
As Audio Images explains, “The sound system is an 11.4.6 immersive audio package carefully laid out to exacting industry standards. It is capable of cinematic reference sound pressure levels. [In layman’s terms, it can get as loud as the director would’ve wanted, while maintaining absolute clarity.] In addition to the standard seven main channels, there are six ceiling speakers for immersive top outputs and two speakers for the all-important “wide” channels.
“Four custom cabinets, each with two of the shallow (but mighty) JL Audio subwoofers are installed close to the four corners of the room, with two high up front and two low in the back. They belt out deep and powerful bass.” The system was created and tuned with the assistance of PMI’s Anthony Grimani, who has extensive experience creating audio magic for Hollywood blockbusters.
“The video system is comprised of an acoustically transparent 175-inch wide screen, 2.37:1 ratio, along with a Barco Balder Cinemascope 4K projector,” notes the team.
“The theater will be called upon for activities ranging from rock concerts to cinematic adventures to karaoke extravaganzas,” says Audio Images. “This project was a huge collaborative effort that took tons of creativity, engineering, careful equipment selection, tuning, and project management to work out the details. We keep hearing that the room by far exceeds the clients’ expectations, and that’s about all we can ask!”
1582 Parkway Loop
Tustin, CA 92780 USA
CEDIA Member since 1995