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Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Innovation Installation

November 5, 2009 By Dennis Burger 50 comments
Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Innovation Installation

Best Innovation Installation

Cineramax of Miami, Fla.

Reinventing the Wheel

Commercial cinema and home theater come together like never before in this amazing private screening room.

Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Media Room Installation

November 4, 2009 By Charles Crowley 25 comments
Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Media Room Installation

Best Media Room Installation

Robert’s Home Audio & Video of Los Angeles, Calif.

Supreme Sound

This media room/library features an entire wall built from custom CAT/MBX speakers.

Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Audio Installation

November 3, 2009 By Charles Crowley 36 comments
Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Audio Installation

Best Audio Installation

Carefree Electronics Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz.

Beating the Spread

The solution for an exceptionally large theater: towering speakers and towering amplifiers, all artfully concealed.

Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Video Installation

November 2, 2009 By Charles Crowley 51 comments
Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Video Installation

Best Video Installation

Signals Audio/Video Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif

TVs by the Dozen

This ultra-advanced installation distributes any video source a family member may want—to any of 22 video displays.

True Blue Home Theater

October 23, 2009 By Brooke Lange 39 comments
True Blue Home Theater

A new addition designed for lap swimming morphs into this nautically-inspired home theater.
 
The “six degrees of separation” phenomenon is happening among Home Entertainment’s readers and home-theater aficionados. Some owners of the private screening rooms that have graced the magazine’s pages actually know one another.

A case in point is the couple who built this contemporary movie space, nestled within a woodsy family compound in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.

Out of the Box Home Theater

October 16, 2009 By J.B. Howell 35 comments
Out of the Box Home Theater

A traditional home theater pushes the envelope with it's unorthodox floor plan, elaborate European woodwork and a mind-blowing sound system.
 
The ability to put aside one’s own opinion out of respect for the other party’s desires goes against the grain of human nature. It’s an evolved trait. And for the top expert in his or her field to do such a thing—especially the founder of a particular industry—well, that behavior is more than rare. It’s honorable. And brave.

Theo Kalomirakis is just this kind of brave person.

High Style and High Tech Custom Installation

October 9, 2009 By Louise Farr 25 comments
High Style and High Tech Custom Installation

A New York business exec brings home the look of a favorite golf club as the setting for his elite A/V toys.

It’s not often that the decor of an exclusive golf club becomes inspiration for a private residence.

Such was the case, though, when a New York businessman and jazz aficionado found himself enamored with the lofty, masculine and streamlined atmosphere of Long Island’s East Hampton Golf Club.

A Barn Reborn Custom Installation

September 25, 2009 By Karen Appold 36 comments
A Barn Reborn Custom Installation

A deteriorating barn is transformed into a state-of-the-art home-entertainment space with original-looking beam work and warm, stained woods.

At first glance you would never expect that this 1,500-square-foot renovated barn, part of a 13-acre suburban Philadelphia estate in Bucks County, can convert into a high-tech home theater with the touch of a button. But do just that—press a single button on the Universal MX-850 remote—and concealed blackout shades descend from above, a projection screen drops down from behind a ceiling beam, the lights fade to black, and the projector jumps into action.

From Spec to Spectacular Home Theater

September 18, 2009 By Dennis Burger 40 comments
From Spec to Spectacular Home Theater

In a Difficult Housing Market, an Elegant Home Theater Can be Just the Thing to Turn “For Sale” into “Sold.”

When NHL hockey player Cory Stillman and his wife Mara started looking for a new South Florida home, they knew they wanted a home theater.

More importantly, they wanted one that they and their children would actually use.

Restoration Hardware Custom Installation

September 4, 2009 By “De” Schofield 32 comments
Resoration Hardware Custom Installation

A painstaking interior renovation combines with whole-house automation and a/v systems to redefine an 1853 Georgetown brownstone for the 21st century.

Lured by the urban lifestyle of Georgetown, a married couple fell in love with this majestic home in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s historic district. The stately 1853 brick-row house offered three floors of living space that, while nicely proportioned, were slightly outmoded. The owners decided to transform the 10,000-square-foot residence with an extensive interior renovation to change it from dated to dynamic.

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