What's New: Residential Technology
Mar 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Laura Dixon and Eric Melin
LOUD-SPEAKERS/ AV SYSTEM
High-end sound technology is proving to be a key element in the design of leading hotels, so the presence of an Artcoustic AV system at the Radisson Edwardian Leicester Square Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, perfectly complements the hotel's luxurious standards.The Diablo monitors, together with Dfs 100-75 loudspeakers and Dfs 75-55 subwoofers, have been beautifully integrated into the hotel's lobby, restaurants, and bars. The unobtrusive systems allow guests to dine or enjoy drinks in an elegant acoustic environment aligned with the aesthetic experience of the entire hotel.
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Soundations has expanded its Designs Unlimited product offerings, including numerous flatpanel-TV and corresponding audio-and-video component furniture from the South African designer/manufacturer. The products are an extension of an interior design's aesthetic requirements. According to Soundations, the new pieces provide high-quality choices for consumers to house their home theater system components. The multiple available flatpanel-mount stands and corresponding AV and media furniture are created with real wood veneers available in seven finishes, including maple, redwood, cherry, wengé, black, silver, and glass.
The new Elite Screens VMax2 in-ceiling screen-installation kit makes it easier to install the electric-projection screen for any conference or media-room project. The slotted-plate attachment protects an Elite VMax2 screen from beneath while cradling it securely in specialized fittings designed to accommodate screen sizes from 84in. to 150in. in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios, with custom-sized options available. The framework is adjustable to standard spacing requirements, and it secures easily to internal studding. The enameled sheet-metal design is durable for long-term use, and it provides easy access to the screen itself from the ceiling space.