Thanks for a cool overview of a cool system!
I reviewed this project when I first joined the James Loudspeaker Company as Director Architectural Audio Services in February of this year; (a consultancy for training, content, and general messaging endeavors). What I liked about it most was the cinema grade sound quality deployed in a very cool media room space. The Quad Tweeter Array used in the front LCR stage delivers cinema output levels with an audiophile sound performance. That is the secret weapon of all the JLS models typically used in cinema and high-end music spaces. Of course, the custom configured JLS designs are especially evident in this job. We just make if work, make it fit, and make it beautiful; all in welded aircraft grade aluminum.
Since looking at this system I developed a range of pre-engineered ‘Mavericks Architectural Cinema’ sound systems for 5 standardized room sizes from 1500 cu’ to 24,000 cu’, all using the QTA HF transducers like the ones featured in this job. We defined the spaces in footprint and front elevation, and included imaging system recommendations; screen size, format, masking design, & recommended seating layout. I added a 6th space, the Architectural Media Room, inspired by this system which has an open space but a very nicely executed immersive audio sphere. My pre-engineered systems are in the 7.4.4 architecture for simplicity, and it has been test launched within 5 joint James Loudspeaker and AudioControl territories to start. Ultimately, I’ve outlined electronics packages from Trinnov & DataSat to ACURUS & McIntosh in 7.4.6 configuration where possible, about 10 electronics brands in total are on the spread sheet.
For those interested I’m giving a class at CEDIA Expo in San Diego titled ‘Architectural Cinema’, where the performance criteria for the audio and video aspects of a genuine cinema based residential design is discussed. CEDIA members can go to the CEDIA Community blog where I just posted a synopsis under a Murray Kunis thread ‘Larger than 100”. I helped answer his question on DLED imaging tech along with other imaging issues, and the topic came up.
Thanks again Bob, see you around pike.