Tuesday, February 12, 2008

When home cinema becomes an obsession


Audio Video Interiors reports: [edited]

When it comes to home theaters, I thought I'd seen it all. But nothing's come close to this. First, I'm going to try to describe the sheer magnitude of Jeremy Kipnis' theater. His Stewart Snowmatte laboratory-grade screen is the biggest I've ever seen in a home, and in the back of the theater, there's a Sony ultra-high-resolution (4,096-by-2,160) SRX-S110 digital projector.

While the KSS is technically an 8.8-channel audio system, it uses a lot more than eight speakers and eight subwoofers.

The original contingent of eight subs sounded "really good" but, unfortunately, didn't deliver the full earth-moving-under-your-feet effect he wanted. So, he wound up with 16 18-inch Snell subs!


The speakers are fed by a well-balanced combination of audiophile solid-state and vacuum-tube amplifiers. The KSS is astonishing in the way it delivers power, but with 11,315 very high-quality watts on tap, that's hardly surprising. Not only can it play ungodly loud, the KSS sounds phenomenal while doing so and never hurt my tender ears.

The 18-foot screen fulfilled my IMAX fantasies, and the projector's va-va-voom color and brilliant light were transformational.

Price estimates will be site specific, but the cost of Kipnis' home system would be in the $6-million range.

Thanks to Sky for the link.
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1 comment:

Sherry DeGhelder said...

All this to seat three. No wait, two with a dog in the middle.

 
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