Private Theaters

Designing a satisfying private theater experience involves much more than selecting high-quality audio/visual equipment. The sum total of the environment – acoustics, aesthetics, ergonomics, layout, lighting, spaciousness, comfort – has a significant impact on the listening and viewing experience.

Even the finest equipment will sound mediocre at best in a poorly designed environment. That’s why choosing the right design team early in the planning process is so important. With acoustical, architectural, design and project management capabilities, RBDG can provide a custom design that optimizes the acoustical as well as the aesthetic experience of private theater, whether the project is the renovation of an existing residence or new construction.

RBDG does not take a textbook approach to private theater design. Each space is unique, so we believe its design should be customized to the client’s aesthetic preferences and the intended use of the space, and sensitive to the design of the remainder of the residence. The result is audio and video presentation of the highest quality within an architecturally inviting space.

The RBDG team works with local builders and architects to program and design the appropriate acoustical and structural foundations to ensure the project’s sonic quality. Finishes, furniture and fixtures are selected that appeal to the client’s taste and integrate with the acoustical design of the space. Working in collaboration with other professional service providers (electronic installers, audio/video dealers, etc.), RBDG incorporates the latest technology available in the design of our clients’ private listening environments.

RBDG’s extensive theater design experience began with developing THX criteria and solutions for United Artists, including eight of the first ten THX theaters in the country and designed the first Dolby Atmos private theater. In all, we have designed hundreds of THX theaters for clients such as United Artists, General Cinema, AMC and Cinemark. We also have developed listening labs and theaters for several major manufacturers, including Shure, Lexicon and Sony, and demonstration theaters for Texas Instruments’ DLP chip technology.

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                    [post_content] => Countless mastering engineers, artists and production professionals have entrusted Russ Berger Design Group with designing their most critical listening spaces for audio mastering and film mixing operations.

Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey, Steve Miller and Michael Dell are among many successful individuals who have commissioned RBDG for the design of a private theater or other custom listening environment within their residence.

Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you in creating your special space.
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by D. Pagan Communications - October 19th, 2009

Russ Berger Design Group’s (RBDG) private theater showroom design for Audiovisions, the nationally renowned electronics systems integrator based in Lake Forest, CA, has won the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Award for “Best Showroom” for 2009. Each year, CEDIA recognizes the best of the best in the residential electronic systems industry through its Electronic Lifestyles Award. Audiovisions is known for specializing in creating cutting-edge systems that incorporate audio, video, lighting and HVAC. It was important to RBDG to be able to design a space that would highlight Audiovisions’ vast technological offerings for the private theater market, yet allow for easy and quick updates to the equipment showcased.

“Designing a showroom is like designing a great private theater — it must feel comfortable and home-like while still providing performance excellence,” explains Chuck Chiles, LEED AP, project manager at RBDG. “However, a showroom has to meet an additional challenge; the customer must be given an understanding of how the great technical result was accomplished. The Audiovisions facility does that masterfully with hidden components that can easily be revealed to the visitor.”

RBDG’s extensive theater design experience began with developing THX criteria and solutions for United Artists, followed by the design of hundreds of THX theaters across the country for UA as well as General Cinema, AMC and Cinemark. This expertise has developed into inspired architectural and acoustical designs for corporate training and demonstration theaters, custom listening environments and award-winning private theaters.

 

Courtesy of Sound & Video Contractor
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