“At that point in time we did not know any more than that, we had not seen any plans or design drawings. But, when Mr. Erskine invites you to be part of something that sounded like it was going to be really quite important to CEDIA, you just say yes. And that is what I did, I replied with a one-word email.”
“The end result is very clean and realistic audio, delivered with extreme power and dynamics. Any homeowner who would get a theatre like this would end up watching a lot more movies and enjoy them a lot more than in a less perfect room. It’s a jewel of a room that would put a smile on your face every time you turn it on.”
“A Barco Loki Cinemascope P3/DCI projector was used for the imaging, the Trinnov Altitude 16 -32 32 channel audio processor was employed to drive the cinema and a Kaleidescape Stato S Movie player/server feeds content into the room.”
“Mr. Erskine built a beautiful example of a residential cinema that meets the standards cited above and unveiled it at the new CEDIA headquarters grand opening just about a week ago.
The ingredients that matter most to the extraordinary experience delivered in the new CEDIA reference theater include; The Barco Loki Cinemascope DLP laser projector hitting 38fL with DCi color and tuned to match Cinema HDR (referenced to Prometheus III, Dolby Cinema, & IMAX; not TV), the Vista- Scope side masking Stewart Filmscreen with 7 Aspect Ratio masking (Loki & VS can be linked via Barco’s autodetect AR mode), and a viewing geometry that meets the cinema standard in both rows of the design.
The sound system using Trinnov’s sophisticated 3D audio processor, QSC DSP & Power, and Procella speakers certainly meet the level and localization standards cited as well.
Content showed the system hit the cinematic mark. The opening scene for Dunkirk hit 110dBc peaks with no audible distortion. Not many systems, regardless of price, can do that in my experience. A cinematic image and sound capability was also evident in MI Fallout, Baby Driver, Lucy, Pacific Rim, and of course Mad Max Fury Road, among many other movies we previewed during the final tuning.”