Have you ever experienced a room with bad sound? Exaggerated echoes, high-pitch ringing sounds, random noises from equipment in the walls – these sound issues and any others like them can literally create a headache for you in your space.
Thankfully, there are acoustic treatment solutions for every space. Issues can be dealt with and even avoided altogether, if acoustic treatments are well-planned and applied effectively. Read More…
Audio devices engineered by audiophiles. That’s an accurate description of Wadia Digital – a hi-end audio technology company based out of New York state.
Founded in 1988 by a team of engineers from the 3M corporation, Wadia quickly became one of the first companies dedicated to the advancement of high performance digital audio reproduction. Disappointed with the sound quality, design and build specifications of early digital audio equipment, Wadia Digital committed themselves to applying advanced technology to improve the performance of digital audio components. Read More…
Looking for speakers that sound and look amazing? The Prestige series from Paradigm has you covered.
As part of their reference collection, the Paradigm Prestige series offers bookshelf and floor-standing options. When it comes to power, they range in maximum input power from 90 up to 240 watts. (Westcoast AV Gallery’s new showroom at 408 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver has the 75F and 95F models on display.) Read More…
We all recognize great audio and video technology when we experience it. Think about the best concert you have ever been to, or a theatre where you felt apart of the action. Top of the line projection told a story, high-fidelity sound made it come to life, and the experience was memorable. So how do you bring that kind of experience to your own space?
Cutting-edge technology & performance available from your favorite Vancouver electronics experts
Westcoast AV Gallery is determined to be your resource for all things home automation. To that end, we wanted to focus this newest edition of our blog on a key audio/video product partner; Primare.
A Vancouver Home Theatre Installation Expert Offers Important Considerations
Last time, we discussed the importance of determining your sound options before making any commitment to building a home theatre. This time we focus on the completed package:
Vancouver Home Theater Design: Your Dream Home Theater
Do you dream of owning a home theater? It’s one of the ultimate ambitions of a true movie fan: to have a truly great home theater with all of the comfort, all of the sound, and all of the visuals as a Cineplex, only without crying children and random cell phone conversations interrupting the film.
Home theaters have been around for a long time, and the technology that powers them continues to get better every year. Today, you can have a home theater setup that rivals any commercial theater, with digital picture THX surround sound, and even 3D! Why would you ever go out to the movies again? If you would like to learn what a state-of-the-art home theater looks like continue reading…
Building The Best Modern Home Theater… Ever
You can’t have a home theater without a projector. There are dozens of solutions on the market, but for the best cinema displays, we recommend a SIM2 Multimedia Digital Projector. With ultra-bright LED bulbs and a full dynamic color range, these projectors have the absolute best picture quality. The projectors even support 3D!
Of course, it’s not a real film until you add sound, unless you’re watching a Chaplin classic. For speakers, the options are endless. Leon manufacturers some of the best quality speakers, and they are the brand we use most with our home theater installations. Their ultra-thin, yet ultra-high quality speakers can be set flush inside nearly any wall space, giving you sound to rival that of the multiplex.
To power the speakers, we recommend Sherbourn pre-amps. These amps can handle a wide range of speaker configurations, up to a 7.1 surround setup, which [offers a sound quality not found in many public theaters. If you integrate the theater with an Integra THX-certified video player you will also be getting the most from your Blu-Ray collection. THX is still the standard for theater audio, and Integra works closely with LucasFilm’s sound wizards to ensure it meets their exact standards.
Finally, with a Control4 home automation system, you would be able to control the entire home theater from a touchscreen device. You can change your lighting and sound settings, switch movies, or even install mechanical shelves that slide in and out of sight at the touch of a button.