Home Cinema and Theater
dB Acoustique creates home theatres that match or transcend the quality of commercial cinemas. We provide turnkey home theatres, as well as consulting services to audio/video enthusiasts and custom installers.
Determining the speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers to enable the theatre to perform at cinema sound pressure levels (SPLs).
Selecting the projector and screen to provide appropriate image brightness and contrast for varying theater usages.
Specifying the number, type, and location of acoustic treatments to meet targets for sound decay and frequency response.
LOW FREQ. OPTIMIZATION
Minimizing seat-to-seat variance in low bass SPL by optimizing seat and subwoofer placement.
HOME THEATER LAYOUT
Placing audio and video components within the room and determining seating placement.
Providing and installing audio / video equipment and acoustic treatment, performing construction such as baffle walls, programming control systems.
Fine-tuning the audio system to meet industry standards (HAA) for sound quality, sound decay, and frequency response.
Adjusting the video system to meet industry standards (ISF, SMPTE) for picture quality, grayscale and colour.
Why choose us?
Here are a few good reasons!
CONSISTENT SEAT-TO-SEAT BASS
Acoustic Frontiers creates smooth, tight bass in your home theatre using our Low-Frequency Optimization service. We determine the frequency, severity, and spatial distribution of room modes through high-resolution acoustic measurements and modelling. Then we solve the problems with custom designed bass traps, multi-sub arrays, signal processing, and optimization of seat/subwoofer placement.
ACOUSTIC TREATMENT OPTIMIZED FOR YOUR SPEAKERS
dB Acoustique’s approach to Acoustic Design explicitly considers the psychoacoustic effect of reflections. We use ray tracing and speaker off-axis measurements to compare the amplitude and spectral relationship of direct and reflected sounds. The result is an uncoloured, spacious sound that stretches beyond the walls of your home theatre.
HOME THEATER LAYOUT DESIGN
dbAcoustique Theater Layout service ensures that prime seats have immersive viewing angles replicating commercial cinemas. With 3D CAD layout, all seats have a clear view of the screen, while speaker coverage analysis ensures consistent high-frequency dispersion across the audience. Our separate Low-Frequency Optimization service takes care of seat-to-seat bass response.
SPEAKERS THAT PERFORM AT CINEMA SPLS
At dB Acoustique, we understand the need for cinema-quality sound. When we consider speakers in our Audio Design process, we take into account seating distances and audience coverage and choose speakers that reproduce THX specification peaks of 105dB with audiophile sound quality. We only select speakers that can provide an impactful and enveloping home cinema sonic experience.
PROJECTORS THAT MEET IMAGE BRIGHTNESS STANDARDS
dB Acoustique’s Video Design process focuses on the ambient light levels associated with the various ways in which the room will be used. We design projection systems that meet or exceed SMPTE, ISF, and CEDIA industry standards for brightness,colourr and contrast.
- Moving Audio That Flows Around You
You'll feel like you're inside the action as the sounds of people, music, and things come alive with breathtaking realism and move all around you in three-dimensional space.
- Reproduces All the Audio Objects in the Original Cinema Mix
Reproduces up to 128 simultaneous audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound.
- Compatible Playback
Dolby Atmos® discs and online content are fully compatible for playback ona conventional stereo and on 5.1- and 7.1-channel systems, giving you the same outstanding experience you’ve always enjoyed.
Auro-3D is an immersive 3D audio format developed by the Belgium-based company Auro Technologies.
It is designed along three layers of sound (surround, height and overhead ceiling), building on the single horizontal layer used in the 5.1 or 7.1 sound format. Auro-3D creates a spatial sound field by adding a height layer around the audience on top of the traditional 2D surround sound system.
Home Theater (Small Rooms): Auro 9.1, Auro 10.1 (with added Top Ceiling channel, the so-called "Voice Of God")
Cinema (Large Rooms): Auro 11.1 (with added Front Height Center channel), Auro 13.1 (with added Left Rear Surround & Right Rear Surround channel), AuroMax 22.1, AuroMax 26.1 (allowing placement of objects)
3D Over Headphones: A format designed to capture the spatial effect of Auro-3D in a portable environment for personal listening
DTS:X™ is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new audio experiences in immersion and interactivity.
In the real world,the sound is all around us, moving freely in any direction. Simply put, DTS:X makes the sound move around you like it would in real life - without requiring specific speakers or custom configurations. DTS:X makes sound real.
Offering a multi-dimensional audio experience in a very flexible way, DTS:X is compatible with all immersive sound speaker configurations.
DTS:X makes the sound move, so your speakers don't have to. Because DTS:X doesn't require any specific speaker layout, you can arrange your home theater system however you want.
Rest assured that the celebrated catalog of DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks are best heard with DTS:X.
With DTS:X you are in control of your listening experience. Dialogues with hard-to-hear lines can be lifted out of the background sounds for a more personal experience.