Modern AVR's include all kinds of wizardry for speaker setup, positioning and room equalization. Anyone in the know will tell you that room EQ hardware and software should be a last resort. Correct acoustical treatments will pay much bigger dividends.
No matter how well treated, there is no such thing as a perfect-sounding room. Second, no matter how good a room might sound on its own, every room can be improved with intelligently-applied acoustic treatment.
Starting with Dolby Surround, which used four channels (front left, front right, phantom center, mono surround - though usually using two speakers), the public began to expect the increased realism brought about by sound location cues being able to move across the front soundstage, and from front to rear for ambience or special effects.
This type of high end audio technology project is becoming the norm in Dubai. System Integration and AV Installers are learning that now customers are demanding that their interiors be designed correctly from start to finish, including the AV systems.
One of the ways I correlate the kitchen to a media room is to ask the client to consider the appliances as their equipment. The cabinetry and countertops are the acoustical treatment. If you want a beautiful kitchen with natural cherry cabinets and granite countertops it's going to cost more than a Formica finished kitchen.
You can take a modest system in a well treated room and it can easily outperform a megabuck system in a bad room. You can only imagine what a top shelf system in a well designed room can yield. It's something you have to hear to believe.
Dimmers are essential to create appropriate lighting ambience for a theater environment. There are several types of dimmers that can allow remote control of your lighting, either using an IR remote or a lighting control system.
The most dramatic change in bass caused by subwoofer placement has to do with the interaction of the subwoofer and the room itself. Because of the relationship between a room's dimensions and the wavelength of sounds, certain frequencies are reinforced and certain frequencies are canceled at different areas within your home theater (or any other room).
AVAD is pleased to announce they will be carrying the latest latest solutions from Vivitek, including solutions for large venues, home theater and meeting and small conference spaces. The DH83CUA, a multi-media projector with long life lamp and a host of connectivity options, features high brightness at 5,000 lumens, 20,000:1 contrast radio and full 1080p with 3D compatibility and is available exclusively from AVAD.