Beautiful Custom Theater Room

Here is a wonderful system we finished yesterday in Cantewood. Our customers recently purchased this beautiful home and were referred to us by one of their neighbors. On our initial visit they showed us the space they wanted to use as their main movie entertainment room. This room is on their lower floor and the original contractor pre-wired an AC outlet for a TV along with a pair of cables for in-ceiling surround speakers. The shape of the room is almost a perfect cube and sounded like a handball court.

I knew was going to difficult to get the kind of performance they were hoping for unless we treated it with acoustic panels. So once again Vicoustics to the rescue. The customers own a piece of furniture they wished to use to house the
electronics, so we patterned the style of the acoustic treatment to closely match it as well as the existing beige carpet.

After installing the panels, the sound of the room was almost perfect so we were now ready to install the AV system. We went with the new 78″ Ultra High definition Samsung screen for the video. It looks amazing.

For sound we used the flagship Marantz SR 7010 receiver and matching universal player. For the main speakers we used Focal Aria 900 series speakers along with two of the JL Audio F113 series 2 subwoofers. For the surround speakers we used Focal’s new in ceiling 300-series speakers along with their new sub air subwoofer. I can’t remember hearing a better balance of full range surround information. And with these new Atmos high definition Blu Ray recordings they pull off the effects perfectly.

To make the system easy to use, Adam programmed a URC MX 980 RF universal remote. Our customers truly loved the look and sound and ease of use of this
room and I feel pretty certain we will see referrals from them as well.

Thanks again you two!
Enjoy…

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Beautiful Sound System Upgrade

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Here are photos of a really beautiful sound system we upgraded this week in
Port Angeles. The room is cozy and acoustically treated with Vicoustics.

The new Focal Sopra 2s do a beautiful job delivering a very believable reproduction of each and every song played on the Sooloos digital library.

Thanks again to our gracious customers for allowing us to share photos of their room on our website.

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Home in the Desert

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I thought I would share some photos of project we just finished this week in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of our best clients purchased a home there and asked us to outfit it with an incredible audio-video system. This is the fourth home we have done so far for him and his wife. As you can tell they are truly “Nuts About Hi-Fi”.

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They flew us out the first time several months ago to scope out the job. I noticed when arriving how incredibly quiet it is there. I knew immediately that this was going to be one of the best systems we have installed to date. After meeting with their contractors and designers we all put our heads together and came up with a plan to create a home for entertaining. Matt, Adam and Marie flew out several times during the remodel process to run cabling and install the products.

Desert Home - Media Room

Matt and I flew down this last week to put the final touches on the system and hear the finished product. I wish all my friends could hear this system. Quite the goose-bump machine to say the least. Definitely one of the top systems I have ever heard. Thank you two for everything. It it a blessing to have customers with your level of enthusiasm for what we do.

Matt - Jim

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Sound System for the Boating Life

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I thought i would share a few photos sent to us by one of our good friends and customers. This is aboard a beautiful locally moored yacht. The system was designed to conserve living space and to provide exceptional music and movie entertainment.

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The Focal bookshelf speakers are secured by the cabinet while underway. The Universal Remote controls the entire system including the motorized flat screen which disappears when not in use.

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I visited this home a couple weeks ago to help Fred tweak the sound but frankly he had already got things pretty much dialed in. The bass response from the JL F113 was easily the best I’ve heard on a water craft and when you sit on the couch, the Focal speaker system  provide an exceptional sound stage. What a treat for me to see and hear.

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AHOY Fred, nicely done!

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Home Theater Sound Improved by Vicoustic

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These are a few photos of a Vicoustic treatment installation Adam finished last week for one of our clients.

We originally installed the movie system in this room a couple of years ago. It always sounded quite good with having Focal main speakers and a JL Audio F113 subwoofer.  However because of the reflective shape of this room, it has never performed quite as well as we felt it could, even after shooting it several times with Audyssey Pro and tweaking speaker settings and locations.

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So the home owners invited us over to recommend room treatment to calm it down. The result is that it is now a much more believable and engaging movie watching experience. They phoned me to tell me what a terrific difference the acoustic treatment has made and how much they appreciated Adam’s “excellent work”.

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