All posts by Nyal Mellor

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 […]

Cinema Design for an Assisted Living Facility

Read this case study to learn more about the real world implementation of our cinema design services! Client Profile Ben Daniels is the owner of The Willows of Marshalltown, an assisted living and memory care facility in Iowa that accommodates 60 residents. He’s an AV enthusiast, and had attended the grand opening of The Savoy home […]

Audiophile Listening Room Acoustics

Client Profile I.N. is a medical doctor in the Philadephia metro area. Project Profile The client approached Acoustic Frontiers to create a high performance listening room in the home he had just purchased. The initial plan was to remove the existing floor-to-ceiling cabinets at the front of the room and do a minor remodel in […]

Creating a Reference Class Basement Listening Room

Client Profile & Project Overview P.D. is President of a precision manufacturing company in Ilinois. The client was undertaking a basement remodel and desired to create the best possible basement listening room for his reference class electronics and speakers. Equipment included: Raidho D3 version II speakers, MSB Reference DAC and Solution 721 pre-amp with 501 monoblocks. The 15′ x 23’3″ […]

Basement Home Theater: Black, But Not Boring

Client Profile M.B. is a retired business executive from Kansas City, MO. Project Overview The client desired a high performance home theater to be created as part of a basement finishing project. The desired aesthetic was “black, but not boring”. You can read more about the project on the Small Black Basement Theater thread on […]

Creating a Dedicated Listening Room in Silicon Valley

Client Profile Mr. Menon is a technology executive in Silicon Valley, California. He is an avid audiophile who enjoys simple, high performance audio systems on which to enjoy his collection of vinyl and digitally streamed classic rock and Indian music. Project Overview When Mr. Menon purchased a new home, a key requirement was a dedicated listening […]