A lot of times, we see companies promote their custom home theaters by saying they'll make you feel like you're watching movies at your local cinema. Do you really love that experience most of the time, though? Being surrounded by fellow movie fans can be thrilling, but often the audio is just too loud or low. Even when you carefully pick your seats, something about the viewing angle is just off.
Getting a private theater shouldn’t mean settling for that quality at home. A home theater offers you an opportunity to hand-select your seating, audio, and video components to create the perfect viewing environment. Our experts at Acoustical Vision help you with the products and design to create an immersive space to enjoy your favorite movies, sports, and TV shows.
Having the right equipment is the first step, which is why we work with Sony ES products for most of our installations. ES components like the ones outlined below stand a level above the typical options at your local Elmhurst, IL Best Buy.
Home theater projectors are still our go-to recommendation for our installations, and Sony offers the best 4K models in the industry. ES Projectors deliver native 4K with HDR compatibility and use Motionflow technology to provide smooth, crisp images even during motion. Having this feature is particularly important if you plan to use your custom home theater for sports content.
Especially important when choosing a home theater projector is its lumens count, which controls brightness. Under any ambient lighting, brightness is vital in retaining a quality image that doesn't wash out. Enjoy your movies without having to relegate yourself to a dark room with Sony 4K projectors available with lumen counts as high as 5000 lumens.
Receivers are the engine behind your custom home theater system. Not only do you need your receiver to be 4K-compatible but also need it to allow for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio as well. Every piece of 4K content you want to watch requires your receiver to have HDCP 2.2 support to view it.
In our home theater installations, we use Dolby Atmos surround sound configurations. Now instead of having audio relegated to specific channels, it can move around the room freely. Dolby Atmos sound is mixed differently than typical surround sound to accomplish this. Receivers need to be Dolby-Atmos compatible to translate the signal and send audio where it needs to go.
The next step in optimizing your home theater is finding the ideal speakers for your Dolby Atmos surround sound. As we build your system, there are two ways to approach the overhead audio that is so unique to this configuration. Our high-end audio partners ensure that whichever you choose, you’ll get powerful, high-quality sound in your theater.
One approach popular with design-minded customers is using in-ceiling speakers that blend with the décor. The other is going with Dolby-Atmos enabled speakers, which are also called upward-firing speakers. These speakers bounce audio off the ceiling to make it seem like it is coming from above.
Do you want to take your home theater installation to the next level with our expert design and installation services? For a one-on-one consultation with our team to learn more about our custom home theater services, call us at (708) 705-9665 or fill out our online contact form. We’d love to hear from you!