Customized Home Theater
By Ted Weidman
I have been working with Alex-Tronics in Alexandria, Minnesota for a few years now and this is one of the most unique installations that we have worked on together. Alextronics is one of the premier audio/video installers/designers in the state- and I am lucky enough to be able to work with them. This installation is a very good example of how one can take full advantage of the customizable nature of our Fabrisorb Fabric wrapped acoustical panels.
Because we make all of our fabric wrapped fiberglass panels by hand, some of our customers design very intrigue and unique installations such as this one. I received an E-mail from Jon at Alex-Tronics a few months ago asking me to quote some acoustical panels for an installation that they were working on. Jon provided me specific measurements and very good drawings – which makes my job easy. I drafted a quote based upon the labor and fabric that it would take to fabricate these panels. The customer chose the fabric facing colors, and Alex-Tronics went to work.
For this installation, one-inch thick fabric wrapped fiberglass panels were used. The absorption rate for the one inch panels is NRC: .85. The customer chose two colors from the standard Guilford of Maine, Style 2100 fabric line. The colors that were used were # 553 Blue Plumb and # 556 Deep burgundy. On the top and bottom of each meeting panel half-beveled edges were used, and the vertical edges were square. This subtle but decorative reveal creates a decorative and balanced feeling through out the room.
After all was said and done, the finished product is a very unique and simple repeating pattern of geometric shapes. Couple the acoustical panels with the carpet, the electronics and the furniture, this customer has a one of a kind, professional and beautiful room to escape the real world and enjoy a movie.
If you have any questions about this installation, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 800.448.0121 (ext. 25)