CEDIA represents 3,700 member companies worldwide and serves more than 30,000 industry professionals that manufacture, design, and integrate goods and services for the connected home.
CEDIA is the brand of custom-installed home lifestyle experiences that define a pathway to prosperity for members and ultimate contentment for clients. This is achieved by engaging all integrators and manufacturers, regardless of level of development and geography, with forward-looking insight and the education, tools, relationships, and support necessary to provide clients with best-in-life experiences at home.
For the past decade, Synergy has entered the CEDIA marathon a few times. We make submissions of our best work and over time we have accumulated many awards. Here’s a list of our accomplishment as published by CEDIA themselves:
‘I don’t want a home cinema; I want a cinema in my home” said the client and our teame delivered a solution that celebrates the golden age. The 3,400 square feet cinema certainly rivals the very best commercial cinemas in terms of AV performance and ambiance. An essay to use Creston system allows full control and operation without the need for a dedicated projectionist, while a D-Cine Premiere DP90 2K digital cinema projector by Barco and a curved screen provide for a breathtaking image and a truly immersive movie experience. The front speakers and subwoofers have been positioned behind the perforated screen whilst a Tannoy Vnet active speaker system, fed through a Meridian 861 surround sound processor, provides the level of sound quality required to do justice to the visual set-up. The AV system is complemented by a Kaledescape movie server which delivers easy access to the complete library and an excellent picture quality through a 1080p movie player. The cinema boasts its own, dedicated control room which has been made a separate AC zone to ensure reliability despite outside temperatures of over 122°F !
To create an ‘invisible’ system, Synergy Technologies mounted a Cineversum HD/3D projector on a motorized lift alongside a power-driven Draper Premier CinemaScope format screen; which reveals a 60” LED TV when out of view. The Bowers and Wilkins front speakers and subwoofers are located within a cabinet surrounding the screen area with the remaining speakers hidden in the ceiling.
To address the acoustic challenges presented by the granite floor and expansive glazing, extensive absorptive and diffusive elements have been integrated into the ceiling along with dual-lined acoustically absorbent drapery.
The power room serving the media room area has also been fitted with a TV for picture viewing, so as not to miss a scene from movie being played. A Creston control system enables simplicity of use, accessed through a wireless touch panel.
As a huge fan of action movies, the client was completely satisfied that the ‘electrifying’ sound quality had been achieved.
To meet the requirements of superb performance and immersive sound, the integrator specified a B&W 800 Diamond Series system with a Mcintosh MX-160 processor to deliver the 3D audio. For the visual element, Synergy Technologies opted for a DILA projector to achieve the best contrast of black levels and a Screen Innovation projection screen in cinemascope format.
Simplicity of operation held prime importance as the room was to be used by all family members. Synergy Technologies leveraged innovative GUI methods to achieve this.
To avoid a full fabric paneled cinema, look and to keep the speakers invisible, Synergy Technologies concealed the surround speakers behind the wood finish perforated acoustic panels. The integrator carried out extensive listening tests as well as frequency response measurements to identify the best speaker positions in the panels, and carefully tweaked the wall elevation design and the distance of the speaker baffle behind the acoustic panels to achieve a completely invisible appearance, with no discernible loss in sonic performance.
The judges were particularly impressed with the attention to detail on specifics, such as the acoustic treatment, and the precise calibration of the speakers behind it. Not only were the judges impressed by this project, but so was the client – who has been enjoying the room ever since.
Working with the architect, wooden louvred have been fitted on the walls, with back lighting, to hide the acoustic treatments concealed within fabric cladding; as the client was adamant, they should not be visible.
Synergy Technologies looked at French cinemas from the early 20th century. The final design concealed all speakers, while keeping the aesthetics of the room. The audio system consists of 33 speakers and 24 invisible surround and height channels. The video system features a Sony VL-VW5000es projector, a 202” Stewart Filmscreen Cine-W screen, and a motorized curved curtail track.
The Meyer Sound RM server can monitor the status of different speakers’ temperature and operation. The detailed user interface is loaded onto an iPad Pro A simpler user interface can be access via the client’s iPhone or an iWatch.