GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR SYSTEM REQUIRES THE RIGHT HOME THEATER SOURCES

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

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Home Theater Sources

FUNCTIONS OF A HOME THEATER SOURCE

Home theater sources allow you to playback music, movies, TV shows, and concerts. They can take the form of streaming players, which give you access to services like Netflix, cable/satellite boxes, Blu-ray disc players, and movie servers like Kaleidescape.

Many people think that if you have streaming, there’s no need for anything else. In the context of high-performance home theater, this could not be farther from the truth!

 The issue with streaming is quality and service interruptions. On these services, audio and video are compressed to fit down your internet connection. Visible artifacts include pixelation, color blocking, and banding. In addition, the audio lacks detail and bass dynamics. You might not notice these artifacts on a 75” TV with a soundbar, but you definitely will on your high-performance 9.1.6 audio system with a 140” projection screen!

This graphic shows the peak and average throughput for audio and video for UHD Blu-Ray disc players, streamers, and the Kaleidescape server.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A HOME THEATER SOURCE

  • Video that looks good on large projection screens. All video sources have some level of compression, but some - like streaming - have much more than others. 
  • Uncompressed audio. We want full fat, high resolution 24 bit / 48kHz audio, not the low-quality compressed audio delivered by streaming services.
  • User interface. Products that offer an easy-to-use interface, both for viewing content and for changing settings.

WE HAVE

  • Extensive knowledge of the home theater source options on the market, including streaming, disc, and cable/satellite boxes.

WE KNOW

  • How to select the right combination of sources to give you the content you want (movies, live sports, TV, streaming) in your home theater room.

Our Home Theater Source Recommendations

SONY UBP-X800M2

Disc players are pretty generic devices, so choosing between them is more about reliability and form factor than anything else. We’ve found Sony’s <$250 UBP-X800M2 to be a tremendous low-cost 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc player. It’s a full-width component with a solid metal chassis and has proven reliable in our installations.

KALEIDESCAPE STRATO

Kaleidescape is THE solution for the highest fidelity playback of movies, TV shows, and concerts in your home theater.

The Kaleidescape Strato C player / Terra 6TB server combo, starting at $7,990, is the only online solution for full lossless audio and, in many cases, gives you better-than-UHD-Blu-Ray video quality.

Search over 11,500 titles to purchase or rent via your phone or computer, storing them on the integrated hard drive for playback at your convenience. What’s more, over 400 4K titles are not available anywhere except Kaleidescape!

Our Recommended  Brands

Apple

Kaleidescape

Sony

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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