I just wanted to take the time to express a sincere thank you for your patience, expert guidance, and quality installation on our new Home Theatre.
As you will recall this has been a dream of mine for many years. A step above was what I was looking for, and it is everything I had dreamed it would be.
We started with the painstaking restoration of a vintage pair of Altec A-7 Voice of the Theatres, coupling them with some of the greatest equipment in today’s modern audio and video environment. With your recommendations, we coupled a Pioneer Elite Blu-Ray player, a Pioneer Elite Amplifier, Klipsch Reference series center and rears with the vintage Altec A-7’s to produce a hybrid I had only dreamed of. The sound is breathtaking, as well as the quality of the video. The installation is truly professional, neat as a pin, all the way down to the Harmony Logitech remote that was selected.
As you well know I have traveled all over North America, have seen countless concerts and live performances , as well as the latest and greatest films. The only thing I can say is now I can enjoy them in the comfort of my home.
Again, Thank you for all of your help for the jaw-dropping setup that I now have.
Godspeed----Dan and Mary Ann
Pictured are shots of a dedicated theater install.
Listed is the equipment chosen for this project.
The results of the finished theater provided the family a space to relax to, with an AV system that exceeded all expectations.
7.1 Surround Sound System
5) Definitive Technology 6.5 DIB 2) Definitive Technology 5.5 DIB 1) IW 10/10 w/SubAmp 600 1) Pioneer Elite BDP 52-FD BluRay player 1) Pioneer Elite VSX 52 THX 110 x 7 AV Receiver 1) Knoll Systems HDP-2100 HD Projector 1) Dragonfly 92 inch High Definition Screen All Cabling by Binary and IXOS interconnects
The Definitive Solution
The goal of this project was to maximize floor space in their newly remodeled living room without sacrificing one drop of performance. Thanks to the Definitive Technology Mythos and new Disappearing in-wall products, along with the thoughtful selection of Pioneer Elite electronics to deliver the full abilities of this high-performance speaker system, we were able to fulfill our clients' desires and achieve for them the ultimate in high-style, high-end home theater. Thanks again to Tony & Linda for everything and allowing us to share some pictures.
Pictured on the Left Front Left & Right Channels: Definitive Mythos ST SuperTower with Built-In Powered Subwoofers Center Channel (in cabinet): Definitive Mythos Ten Electronics (in cabinet): Pioneer Elite SC-27 THX Ultra2 ICE-Powered A/V Receiver, Pioneer Elite BDP-23FD Blu-ray Disc Player, Armstrong Cable Motorola HD PVR, Panamax 4300 Surge Protector and Line Conditioner Cabinet: BDI Avion Series II 8929 (customer supplied - purchased in Pittsburgh) HDTV: Samsung UN55B8500 55" 1080p LED (customer supplied - purchased at Best Buy)
Pictured on the Right: Surround Channel (left speaker shown): Definitive DI5.5BPS Disappearing Bi-Polar In-Wall Surround Speakers
Dubbed "the tree house," this was a fun project to work on. Not only does this system include the custom cabinet and A/V system shown in the above video, but it also entailed a 9-room whole house system, including two outdoor zones. Programmed keypads control the multi-room system, and all A/V sources, including the DJ system, can be played throughout the entire home for the ultimate party center. The open floorplan was a challenge, but thoughtful system layout and speaker placement achieved a uniform sounding system throughout the home without detracting from its one-of-a-kind aesthetic.
Below are photos from the recently completed system in "the bocce bar." The bocce bar system is dual purpose. While linked to play anything from the whole house system, it is also completely independent of it. A pair of Definitive Mythos STS speakers cover the HDTV and bar area, while a pair of Definitive AW5500 speakers provide sound to the indoor bocce court.
Now Hear This, Again
Two of our old customers returned earlier this year wanting a fresh, modern aesthetic to their speaker system as well as Blu-ray and HD audio processing technologies. The solution was easy to their eyes and ears. A new system consisting of a pair of NHT Classic Four 4-way towers, a Classic Three-C 3-way center, and a pair of Absolute Zero surrounds, placed in wall cabinets from Ikea, replaced their old speakers. Updating the electronics, we matched a new Pioneer BDP-320 Blu-ray player and Pioneer Elite VSX-23TXH receiver to their existing Pioneer Elite PRO-1140 plasma HDTV. The custom equipment cabinet was built in-house, from our customers' own design, to satisfy their desired style and to match their existing, and new, furniture. Once again, our customers got from us exactly what they were after sonically and visually. We thank Ana & Jay for their years of loyalty and allowing us to share some pictures.
Something Old, Something New
While we've installed systems of many types in many places, this was the first system installed in an indoor horse riding complex. The arena itself, is a large space, but it did not take much to fill such a lively "room" with sound. A center mounted EV array consisting of (4) Evid 6.2 loudspeakers fills the entire arena grounds seamlessly. Two more Evid 6.2 cover the stables. In front of this arena is a social area featuring a full bar and indoor gourmet kitchen. EV speakers, the in-ceiling Evid 8.2, were chosen to provide even coverage and full sound throughout. The bar & grille system is linked to the riding arena system, so either the same or a completely different audio source can be played simultaneously throughout the entire complex. Thanks again to everyone at the Leonard Ranch for their business and hospitality and for letting us share some pictures of their facility.