While there is certainly no shortage of high-performance home theater audio processors on the market today, most have limitations. For example, there’s a big difference between 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound. The difference between compressed digital audio and true high-definition uncompressed digitally processed sound is also noticeably significant. And then there’s 7.3 high-definition surround sound, which produces an audio experience that rivals your neighborhood cineplex.

Until now, bringing commercial theater quality sound into the home theater was nearly impossible, complicated and impractical even for custom installers, never mind for do-it-yourselfers. Plus, there were no 7.3 surround processors available to the discerning home theater fanatic.

Well, that’s all changed now. With the debut of PROCISE™, the world’s first 7.3 HD surround sound processor, Crestron audio engineers have developed what home theater installers have said creates “mind-blowing sound”, “the best audio I’ve ever heard” and “a sound system ahead of its time, FINALLY!”.

These were just a few of the comments made by those who were privy to Crestron’s Soundroom-1 theater experience at CEDIA 2010 in Atlanta. Soundroom-1 is where custom installers got a sneak preview of the PROCISE 7.3 High Definition Professional Surround Sound Processor in a live, fully-equipped home theater setting. “I’ve never heard anything like this before,” said another high-end theater installer after the demonstration.

Where 7.1 surround sound systems have only one subwoofer, PROCISE features three independent subwoofer outputs that produce full, rich low frequency effects at every seat. Full bass management of multiple subwoofers provides a uniform deep bass coverage throughout the entire space. Yes, your room will shake. Explosion scenes, war movies and car chases will never be the same again. You’ll be running for cover as if you were in the scene yourself, that’s how real the sound is.

For sporting events you’ll have better seats than anyone in the stadium without leaving your house, while hearing every competitive grunt as if you were standing on the sideline. The gaming experience goes to another dimension, whether you play Wii™, Playstation® or Xbox® – or all three. Beautiful Hollywood movie scores will become the sweetest music to your ears.

You’ll no longer watch movies. You will experience them as if you were a character in the film.

PROCISE is the quintessential – and only – professional 7.3 digital surround sound audio processor available today. PROCISE changes the way movie fans experience their home theater. And by bringing commercial cineplex sound into the home, PROCISE changes the way movie fans listen, forever.

The beauty of PROCISE is in its simplicity to setup, configure and fine tune. Installers don’t have to be acousticians to create a perfectly tuned home theater sound system. Built-in Audyssey MultEQ® XT, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic Volume provides easy “auto calibration” and enables optimal listening experiences in every seat – with no hot or dead spots.

While there are many versions of Audyssey MultEQ, MultEQ XT is designed for advanced and professional applications. Employing the same MultEQ XT room correction technology used to tune commercial theater sound systems, PROCISE provides up to 32 measurement points for precise room compensation regardless of acoustical problems in the room. This gives you the most clear and balanced sound possible.

A choice of PROAMP 7X400 or 7X250 amplifiers complements PROCISE to perfection, delivering either 250 watts or 400 watts of ground pounding volume to each of seven channels. Designed specifically for PROCISE, PROAMP’s automatic amplifier pairing allows flawless integration between preamp and amplifier. Homeowners now have accurate, single point control and monitoring of the complete sound system from any touch screen or handheld.

And PROCISE doesn’t just stop at sound. It is more than just an audio marvel. Six HDMI inputs enable high-performance switching of HD video signals to drive a 1080p HDTV display or projector, while eliminating the need for a separate switcher. Advanced HDCP support ensures reliable display of protected digital content and fast, uninterrupted source switching – a crucial and often overlooked factor in obtaining a pure high-definition viewing experience.

At Crestron’s state-of-the-art Experience Center in Rockleigh, NJ, guests are wowed to a home cinema experience like no other – including the floor shaking 7.3 surround sound of PROCISE – in the Theo Kalamarakis-designed home theater. “With a system like this, I’ll never have to go to the movies again,” mused a recent visitor and luxury homeowner who was shopping for “the best home theater system I can find”.

And PROCISE is not just brains and power. One look and you’ll be captivated by the blend of modern audio technology with vintage style VU meters that provide pinpoint real-time signal monitoring. Displayed handsomely on a shelf or cabinet, PROCISE makes a bold statement that its muscle backs up every time.

There are 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems, then there’s PROCISE 7.3 HD Digital Surround Sound. The disparity in cinematic sound quality – and the resulting home theater experience – is equivalent to the difference between driving a Corolla and a Corvette. By any measure, it’s noticeable in a big way from beginning to end.

The next time you’re in New Jersey, ask your home theater professional to schedule a stop at the Crestron Experience Center, and see it for yourself. Or go here to learn more; www.crestron.com/procise