CUSTOM THEATER DESIGN
Looking for home theater information? We’ve got it! With the right planning, investing in a home theater can be one of the best enhancements to your lifestyle. Home theaters are great for relaxing, entertaining, and bringing the whole family together. One important thing to remember in considering your many home theater options is that the sum of the parts is usually greater than the whole. Apex Audio Video offers their customers an impressive line of Audio Video products; from the highest quality manufacturers around the world.
Media Room or Home Theater?
The first step is to plan your space. Will you have a dedicated home theater room or will your system be in a multi-purpose media room? Either way can be fantastic. A dedicated home theater is designed specifically for entertainment: enjoying movies, sports, TV, and video gaming. Basements, attics, bonus rooms, or spare rooms are great as dedicated home theater spaces. A media room serves for more than entertaining. A family room or bonus room usually doubles as a media room as well. Apex AV will gladly help you with these choices. We have a professionally trained staff that is capable of designing your dream Private Home Theater or Media Room.
Screen Size and Viewing Distance
The next steps are deciding both the location and size for your video display. Both the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and THX Ltd. (a developer of quality standards founded by Lucas Film) have recommendations on this subject. This step is very important to get right, and is probably the most difficult one to fix if you get it wrong. Apex AV is proud to offer their customers our specific expertise in this area. Our staff includes Brad McKenzie who worked for over 16 years at Stewart Filmscreen, one of the industry leaders in projection screens. Making the right recommendation results in optimal viewing quality.
Choosing the right Equipment
This is the fun part for most people. Significant improvements in video technology can give you a great picture for a fraction of the cost only 10 years ago. This allows more room in your budget for great sound. Unlike video, audio pricing has held very steady in its cost to performance ratio. Matching all your equipment up is where Apex AV experts and our experience will be a big help. We are very experienced in a wide variety of equipment options in all price ranges. Our goal is to make sure our customers get great quality at a great price.
Acoustics and Soundproofing
It’s important to have a great picture, but a movie without good sound is a terrible experience. You must be able to clearly understand dialogue. Great sound immerses you in a film’s sound effects.
Residential spaces require sound control in many instances. Do you have a home theater that you want to sound good and have increased volume but you don’t want to disturb the rest of the house? Do you have a home studio where you want to play music at all hours of the day and night without disturbing others in your house or neighbors? Do you have a large volume living area or atrium that just seems noisy and has too much echo?
Apex AV offers various types of sound barrier materials, isolation hardware and acoustical door seals to isolate a room, and sound absorbing materials and panels of many sizes, shapes and colors to work with the design of your rooms. We offer fabric wrapped panels and furnishings. Some applications can also benefit from spray in foam insulation products. Whatever it takes Apex AV has a solution!