Upgrades to 15,000 WATTS of Power
New Crestron Integrated Partner, Pro Audio Technology Boosts Sound Experience with Upgraded Speakers and Subwoofers
The Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater in Crestron Worldwide Headquarters Experience Center recently received a jolt of power via high-output loudspeakers and subwoofers from Huntington Beach, CA-based Pro Audio Technology (PRO). The new Crestron Integrated Partner donated speakers and subwoofers to demonstrate the power of the Crestron PROCISE® surround sound processor and PROAMP amplifiers located in the theater. The Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater may look the same but the sound quality creates a whole new listening experience for visitors.
Opened in 2009, the state-of-the-art Experience Center provides integrators, architects, consultants, and designers with an interactive space to introduce clients to Crestron, meet with Crestron executives, collaborate with system designers and demonstrate the latest technology in an elegant, fully functional environment. The Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater, designed by the father of home theater himself, delivers the highest quality 3D HD video and surround sound experience, featuring the PROCISE PSPHD and three PROAMP amplifiers.
To enhance PROCISE, Crestron’s high-definition 7.3 surround sound processor and PROAMP amplifiers, Pro Audio Technology installed three SCR-15sm large format screen channel speakers to provide an unparalleled listening experience at every seat in the room, including true-to-life impact, effortless vibrant and unrestricted output levels. PRO employed six SCRS-12ai effects channels speakers to create a highly dynamic soundfield that remains coherent from the front to the back of the theater, maximizing the immersive experience while enhancing believability. All speakers are DSP optimized for highest resolution and compensation of boundary effects by PRO’s PMA digital engine.
Dual LFC-21sm subwoofers were placed in the front of the room to provide maximum low frequency extension and visceral slam. PRO’s LFC-12im in-wall subwoofers were mounted in the rear of the room to provide even distribution of low frequency content and minimize room modes. “We are thrilled to house Pro Audio Technology speakers and subwoofers in our state-of-the-art Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater,” said Crestron Product Marketing Manager, Keith Kennedy. “The new speakers showcase the performance capabilities of PROCISE, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”
“We were excited to work with Crestron on the upgrade of the Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater and bring the dynamic, high-output listening experience of Pro Audio Technology to this compelling demo,” said Pro Audio Technology Vice President, Larry Reagan. “The Pro Audio/PROCISE system will be a very useful tool for designers and integrators wishing to introduce their clients to reference level performance.”
In addition to the Pro Audio Technology speakers, subwoofers and DSP Engine, the Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater features Crestron PROCISE 7.3 HD surround sound processing, PROAMP amplifiers, ADMS Intermedia Delivery System™, Digital Projection TITAN Reference 1080p 3D three-chip DLP projector, Stewart Filmscreen 143-inch CineCurve screen, RPG acoustical room treatments and Acoustic Smart theater seats, guests are treated to a true cinema theater experience.
To learn more about the Crestron Experience Center, visit: www.crestron.com/about/experience_center/. To learn more about Pro Audio Technology’s complete range of products to address every residential installed sound application, visit: http://professionalhomecinema.com/index.php/site/home/