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Home Theater by Design
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Digital is the buzz, but analog rules.
Digital is the buzzword that dominates
discussions of audio and video systems. Yet in the real world
three non-digital elements define the potential of an audio/video system's
performance: the Room, the Speaker System, and the TV.
Ultimately you cannot hear or see the zeros or
ones of any digital audio or video source. Digital audio and video must
be converted to analog light on a video display and analog sound from a
speaker. In addition, the room that they are placed in has a
significant effect on both. This essay inspects each of these
additional tangential element, the room's aesthetics, should be
considered at the outset. Caution here can avert a perilous
consequence; particularly if you are closely related to your interior
designer (read spouse). The following is a short list of design
ideas to get your design team into an agreeable creative mood.
Emphasis – Create an
opulent 1930s movie theater. Install theater seats, curtains,
sconces, ticket booth, theater lighting, and a snack bar with a popcorn
machine and soda fountain.
Imagine a room with the
elegance of a grand symphony hall. Picture the scaled
atmosphere of a rock, blues, jazz, or folk club. How about
commercial industrial look of a recording studio?
Emphasis – Create a
ballpark luxury box. Install a counter with stools
home theater screen. Frame the screen as a window with a view
Display team pendants, photos, and other sports paraphernalia.
Multiple broadcasts via additional TV monitors hung from your
can create the ultimate sports video system.
Create the comfy,
relaxed, and warm environment of a scholarly private library.
roomful of book-filled shelves and plush furniture will also deliver
good acoustical diffusion and absorption. Plus the
provide storage for records, tape, compact discs, DVDs, and BluRay
the ideal situation is
a dedicated room that originates on
an architect’s board; a
typical family room can also work well as a home theater/music room.
Place your seating, speakers, and TV in a comfortable and sociable
arrangement. But where practical, adhere to the guidelines
follow on TV and speaker placement, acoustical issues, and techniques
for generating high performance video.
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