HOME THEATER DEMONSTRATION BY AUDIOCONTROL, TRIAD SPEAKERS, SIM2 USA, DA-LITE SCREEN AND SYNERGISTIC RESEARCH NABS EHX’S “BEST OVERALL DEMO” AWARD
Acoustical Science and Enthusiastic Teamwork by the Industry’s Top Home Theater Product Manufacturers and Calibrators Came Together for A Winning Presentation That Wowed Spring 2006 EHX!
April 10, 2006 – New York, NY – At the recent Spring 2006 Electronic House Expo in Orlando, Florida, AudioControl, Triad Speakers, SIM2 USA, Da-Lite Screen and Synergistic Research presented dynamic and multi-faceted group demonstrations that both wowed and engaged industry experts and show attendees alike, earning them the EHX Demo Alley Best Overall Demo award.
The demonstration equipment consisted of AudioControl’s Maestro processor, Diva room correction system, Avalon 2-channel and Pantages 5-channel amplifiers; 9 Triad Speakers, Inc. Gold LCRs with 4 Gold PowerSubs; a SIM2 USA C3X DLP 3-chip front projector; Da-Lite’s 100" Cinema Contour acoustically transparent fixed wall projection screen and Resolution Reference and Alpha Sterling Active Shield interconnect cables by Synergistic Research.
The group set-up a 7.1 surround sound system within a 17' by 24' area (including three rows of tiered seating) that was positioned diagonally within a 30,000CF conference room, to eliminate comb filtering, that measured approximately 30' by 55'.
Even with the conference room’s substantial acoustical challenges such as the 20+' high ceilings and mobile partitions, the presentation impressed EHX Demo Alley judges, Gerry Lemay of the Home Acoustics Alliance, Dennis Erskine of Design Cinema Privee, Joel Silver of the Imaging Science Foundation, Charles Bock of Stereo Barn and PARA and CEPro Magazine editor Bob Archer, to award the group with the Best Overall Demo.
“We presented AudioControl, Triad Speakers, SIM2 USA, Da-Lite Screen and Synergistic Research with the Best Overall Demo award for their demonstration’s superb audio reproduction quality and for their excellent job in maximizing the boundaries of the room space,” says Bob Archer.
Dennis Erskine added, “It was absolutely clear the instant the sound began, that this was not 8 speakers playing loud in order to get our attention. This was finesse, not brute force, where excellent products showed what they can really do when care is taken and audio calibrated.”
Planning was initiated months prior to EHX with both Jayson Small, president of Adobe Cinema & Automation LLC, a metro-Detroit based custom luxury electronics firm and Jeffrey S. Polchinski, president of Resonance, a Massachusetts-based custom integration shop -- both HAA certified dealers -- taking the lead on room/system design. Detailed drawings and schematics were developed to ensure success prior to set-up. Once on site, both worked with the manufacturers to ensure proper system set-up and calibrated each component of the audio and video systems.
According to Jeffrey S. Polchinski, “Our demonstration proved that even the worst of rooms can perform optimally when you are armed with the right technical training and the right products, of which AudioControl, Triad Speakers, SIM2 USA, Synergistic and Da-Lite Screen clearly provide.”
Jayson Small furthered, “To deliver a properly calibrated system (both audio and video), it is critical to only use equipment that can perform and provide features and flexibility to support your design. AudioControl does not provide a “push the button and the processors will determine EQ” system – proper equipment and knowledge is required to achieve results.”
The session also included a Q & A segment where attendees interacted with the manufacturer’s executives to learn more about their respective technologies, prompting CEPro Magazine editor Bob Archer to post the following on CEPro’s website: “Most Informative Demo: AudioControl, Triad, Synergistic, Da-Lite and SIM2 USA. They nailed it -- plain and simple. The audio was awesome, the video was great and the presenter was well prepared to explain the system's odd setup.”
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About Triad Speakers, Inc.
Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member of CEDIA), Triad is a steadily growing provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications. A top choice by more than 450 CEDIA custom integrators nationwide, the company has made significant advancements in the arena of front-channel speakers, surrounds, subwoofers, distributed audio speakers via enclosed in-wall and in-ceiling and freestanding designs. Nearly all of Triad’s products are designed and manufactured in the company’s 33,000 square foot facility in Portland, Oregon, and use the finest materials, including premium MDF, drivers from the finest vendors in Northern Europe, high grade crossover components, and the best veneer and paint finishes and grills.
Contact info: Triad Speakers, Inc., 15835 NE Cameron Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97230; Main Phone: 503.256.2600;
Fax: 503.256.5966; Internet: www.triadspeakers.com
About Audio Control, Inc.
AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of highest-quality home and car audio components, committed to the pursuit of perfect audio systems. The company's headquarters, including research and development, manufacturing, production, and training facilities are located in Washington, in the heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.
Contact info: AudioControl, Inc., 22410 70th Avenue W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 USA; Main Phone: 425.775.8461;
Fax: 425.778.3166; Internet: www.audiocontrol.com
About SIM2 USA
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia, has dedicated its resources to designing, developing and marketing products that meet the demand of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia, a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products for over ten years, engineers home entertainment products that deliver uncompromising performance to fulfill the requirements of the most demanding home theater enthusiast. Contact info: SIM2 USA, Inc., 10108 USA Today Way, Miramar, FL 33025; Main Phone: 954.442.2999;
Fax: 954.442.2998; Internet: www.sim2usa.com
Da-Lite Screen Company is the world’s largest and most experienced manufacturer of projection screens. The home theater projection screen line includes electric, tab-tensioned, fixed frame and multi-aspect ratio screens. Da-Lite also offers a complete line of rigid rear projection screens and mirror systems as well as flat panel and VESA® monitor mounts. Da-Lite provides the shortest manufacturing lead times in the industry and welcomes custom sizes, aspect ratios and projects. Contact Info: Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc., 3100 North Detroit St., Warsaw, Indiana 46582; Main Phone: 800-622-3737; Fax: 574-267-7804; Internet: www.da-lite.com
About Synergistic Research
Synergistic Research has opened a door into a whole new world of cable performance with Active Shielding technologies. At Synergistic Research we are relentless in our research and development of new and better cable and products for the custom audio, video, digital and AC power market. Pushing the envelope in break through technology is nothing new to Synergistic Research. We have been doing this for 17 years. Please visit our comprehensive website for more information on Synergistic Active Shielding technology. Contact info: Synergistic Research, Inc., 501 Superior Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92663; Main Phone: 800.578.6489; Internet: www.synergisticresearch.com