All posts by Nyal Mellor

Home Theater Design for an Australian Enthusiast

Client  Profile Mr. D’Cunha is a home theater enthusiast from Australia. Project Overview The client was building a new home in 2014 and already had a good set of equipment, but wanted expert home theater design assistance to create the high performance home theater of his dreams. Acoustic Frontiers Home Theater Design Solutions We provided […]

A High Performance, Budget Home Theater

Client Profile L.O. is a self professed ‘newbie’ with respect to high performance home theater. Project Overview The client contacted Acoustic Frontiers for assistance with a high performance, yet budget conscious, home theater he was installing in his new home. Acoustic Frontiers solutions for a Budget Home Theater L.O.’s budget was limited, and his performance aspirations modest. […]

06/2019 Newsletter

What’s New Our new headquarters!! Over the past couple of weeks we have been consolidating our offices, workshop, and inventory storage into one location. We are proud to announce that Acoustic Frontiers has a new headquarters just outside of downtown San Rafael. It has been a true team effort with Nyal and Matt building out […]

05/01/2019 Newsletter

What’s New Speaker placement advice that the manual gets wrong! If you have ever purchased a pair of loudspeakers and read the accompanying manual, you have likely encountered misguided advice with regards to speaker placement. The trouble with these manuals is that they approach speaker placement as a one-size-fits-all scenario. Loudspeaker manuals will commonly tell […]

A Basement Home Theater Design for an AV Enthusiast

Client Profile Mr. Sahni is an audio-video enthusiast from St. Louis, MO, and has been a member of the AVS Forum for over 10 years. Project Overview Mr. Sahni first approached Acoustic Frontiers in 2015 to provide a basement home theater design as part of a basement conversion he was planning. Fast forward to 2018, and Mr. […]

04/01/2019 Newsletter

What’s New Take a virtual tour of one of our completed theaters! Ben Daniels is the owner of The Willows of Marshalltown, an assisted living and memory care facility in Iowa that accommodates 60 residents. Ben, an AV enthusiast, contacted us for our cinema design services. He wanted to create a dedicated cinema space that […]

03/01/2019 Newsletter

What’s New Completed Projects and Case Studies “Black, but not boring” was the aesthetic request we received from our client, M.B., in Kansas City, MO for his home theater. We were consulted for the theater layout, subwoofer placement, AV equipment engineering, acoustic treatment design and calibration. The exposed Auralex diffusers and wood trim really make […]

AVS Forum Home Theater Projects

Here’s the list of all the AVS Forum home theater projects we have helped design (in no particular order…last update 04/17/19): Mike’s SBA / Trinnov (an AVS HT of the Month) Savoy (an AVS HT of the Month) Hodor (an AVS HT of the Month) Creekside (an AVS HT of the Month) My Dream Theater Plains 60k Theater […]

Fixing the bass in a San Francisco Home Recording Studio

03/16/19 update: Nowell used his home recording studio to produce the Black Rainbow Blues album by the band Rivelan! Client Profile Nowell Valeri is a musical composer, producer and performer based in San Francisco, CA who can be found online at nvaleri.com. Project Overview Nowell approached Acoustic Frontiers to assist with improving the acoustics of his […]