All posts by Nyal Mellor

Home theater acoustic treatment design: reference class style

Client Profile Mike L. is a retired aerospace engineer who lives in the Los Angeles area. He built his own home and currently owns and operates a home remodeling business. He has been actively engaged in high performance audio/video since the early 1970s and is an active member of AVS forum. Project Overview Mike wanted to […]

A Home Theater Acoustic Treatment Layout in North Carolina

Update July 2018 – the Creekside theater was selected as an AVS Home Theater of the Month. Client Profile Mr. Gilman is a home theater enthusiast from North Carolina. Project Overview The project scope involved a complete overhaul of Mr. Gilman’s previous home theater including: Revising the layout Raising the ceiling Building new soffits to […]

Improving the Acoustics of a Two Channel Listening Room

Client Profile and Project Overview We recently completed a project to improve the acoustics of a two channel listening room for a audiophile in MA, USA. This music lover has a high-end music system that includes Rockport Avior speakers and a Constellation Centaur stereo power amplifier. Despite having nearly $100k invested in the two channel system, there […]

Improving the room acoustics of a Marin home recording studio

Client Profile Scott S. is owner and operator of King Tide Audio, a music consulting company that has expertise across all areas of recording, including musical theory and arrangement, production, recording, editing and mixing. Project Overview Scott approached Acoustic Frontiers to assist with improving the acoustics of his Marin home recording studio. He had experimented with […]

WHAT’S HAPPENING ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS? SEP ’17 UPDATE.

What’s New CEDIA EXPO, the industry trade show for residential technology installers, just had it’s 2017 installment in San Diego. Here are our picks from our manufacturer partners that we look forward to using in forthcoming projects. Projectors: Sony released 3 new projectors, with the price of the VPL-VW285ES true 4K projector dropping below $5k! […]

WHAT’S HAPPENING ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS? AUG ’17 UPDATE.

What’s New Our new “lab” is up and running. FKA (Formerly Known As) The Showroom, we felt lab was a better term, because it’s in a constant state of flux and experimentation with new gear, calibration techniques and acoustic treatments. The lab currently features the awesome new JBL Synthesis SCL-3 and SCL-4 in-wall speakers. These […]

WHAT’S HAPPENING ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS? JULY ’17 UPDATE.

What's New This month we’ve been working on four home theater projects for clients – three in California and one in Canada. We also traveled to client sites in Maryland and California to perform system calibrations. One of our clients from Kansas City sent us this photo of his room in build. He affectionately called […]