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What’s New from Acoustic Frontiers 07/2020

What’s New from Acoustic Frontiers This month we’re featuring a theater we designed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our client, A.R., is a life-long audio-video enthusiast, and is VERY passionate about bass, having won a number of car audio competitions! A.R. consulted with us on: Sound isolation Room layout Sub number / placement optimization Audio/video […]

May 2020 Newsletter

What’s New from Acoustic Frontiers Despite the current climate surrounding Covid-19, we are continuing to offer remote consultation, design, and calibration services. For this month’s newsletter, we are featuring a home recording studio completed prior to the shelter in place order.   Our client David T. is an electronic music producer based in San Francisco, […]

08/2019 Newsletter

What’s New Acoustic treatment makes all the difference! Mr. D’Cunha is a home theater enthusiast from Australia who brought us in to create his dream home theater. We provided the following services: home theater layout, sub number and placement optimization, baffle wall design, riser design, and acoustic treatment design. Whilst the room construction was completed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 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 […]