GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR SYSTEM REQUIRES THE RIGHT HOME THEATER PREAMP PROCESSOR

Acoustic Frontiers Has The Expertise To Help You Select The Best Preamp Processor For Your Home Theater.

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Home Theater Preamp Processors

FUNCTIONS OF A HOME THEATER PREAMP PROCESSOR

A home theater preamp processor - or pre-pro - is a premium product that is the electronic heart of a reference class home theater. Pre-pros include input switching, volume control, and digital signal processing (particularly bass management and room correction).

Relative to AVRs, pre-pros offer better audio quality due to the removal of the power amplifier circuitry. Enhanced power supplies and analog circuitry are often included. Top-end pre-pros distinguish themselves by providing comprehensive DSP that optimizes higher channel count home theaters.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A HOME THEATER PREAMP PROCESSOR

  • A minimum of 9.1.6 channel audio processing supports Dolby Atmos and DTS.X. We've done theaters up to 11.1.8 with six subwoofers and two-way active LCRs (i.e., 28 channels), so more channels are sometimes needed.
  • Room correction that uniformly improves sound quality and allows flexibility in setup. Trinnov's Optimizer and Dirac Live are our favored options because they allow free choice in target curve and upper/lower correction limits.
  • Reliable HDMI switching with support for HDR10. If the system will be based around a TV and not a projector, support for Dolby Vision.
  • Upgradeable hardware and software platform from a manufacturer with a demonstrable history in offering updates and a healthy future outlook.
  • XLR pre-outs for all channels. Single cable connections that carry multiple channels are even better.

WE HAVE

  • Extensive knowledge of what home theater pre-pros are available on the market.
  • Knowledge of the measured performance and operational / installation quirks of the pre-pros we sell.

WE KNOW

  • How to calibrate our pre-pros to industry standards (and beyond) 

Functions Of Acoustic Treatment

AUTEX QUIETSPACE

Our go-to absorber is a bonded polyester product made in NZ from recycled water bottles. It’s available in depths from 1”-4” and does not contain any toxic Formaldehyde binders like many fiberglass-based panels. We custom process this material to meet each project’s unique needs. It does not require a fabric wrap or finish layer and can be used nude, affixed to a wall or ceiling.

ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS WAVE

Our go-to diffuser is custom-made for us here in the USA. It’s a spline interpolation of a 2D QRD, with a smaller than usual 12”x12” sizing. Typical 24”x24” diffusers are too large to be the best tools to use to control reflections in most residential spaces because they are excessively large compared to the size of the reflection area.

CUSTOM METAL PLATE ABSORBERS

In our experience, metal plate absorbers are one of the best acoustic treatment options for room mode control. These products employ a steel plate that is damped by an absorber. They absorb through a combination of mechanisms, including mass/air resonance, plate mode resonance, and diffraction. We know how to design these to target specific frequencies, how many, and where to place them within a room for best results. We build these to order in our California facility to meet the specific needs of each client project.

Creating A System You Love Shouldn't Be Difficult

With Acoustic Frontiers, all it takes is 4 simple steps.

1

CONSULTATION

We'll take the time to understand your unique needs and goals to customize our approach to designing the best audio experience for you.

2

SYSTEM DESIGN

This is where the magic happens and what really makes Acoustic Frontiers stand out. Every room is different, and we’ll account for all the elements that impact audio performance in your space to ensure you get the best performing system for your budget.

3

ACOUSTIC TREATMENT INSTALLATION & CALIBRATION 

We’ll make the installation process as painless as possible and carefully calibrate your system to optimize performance.

4

ENJOY YOUR AUDIO EXPERIENCE

You deserve the best, and now you’ve got it. Put on your favorite movie or album, or create your next track because the system you wanted is yours to enjoy.

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What Do Our Clients Think?

“Thank you, Acoustic Frontiers! My system is no longer there. I can close my eyes, and the music just flows from another dimension!”

Mr. Lowe, Dallas, TX.

“I’m enjoying the system you did for me so much. It’s just incredible. It’s like listening to my music for the first time!”

Mr. Hart, Carmel Highlands, CA.

“The Raw Audio/Video is off the charts fantastic, I could not imagine any improvement at all.”

Lon G, NY.

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Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers

  • (415) 524-8741
  • Serving USA & Canada
  • Fairfax, Northern California, USA

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