Audio Advice Launches Home Theater Designer
If you’ve ever remodeled a kitchen or bathroom, you’ve almost certainly sat around a computer with a designer, creating the perfect combination of cabinets, sinks, and whatever else you want to put in the room. Audio Advice’s Home Theater Designer is like that, but for home theater rooms.
I did ask about how much you can DIY, because I suspect that many of you would like to go that route, and they said:
In future versions, there are plans to include additional features that have also been patented, such as helping define which products would be the best fit. For right now, the most common path we anticipate is a consumer building their initial version and then talking to one of our team members on the phone or through the chat about specifics around budget and product recommendations. We believe the combination of the tool with our home theater experts is the best path towards helping people get all of the way to their dream setup however, it could also be used in a DIY capacity – all depends on the comfort level of the consumer.
Which, especially the product selection piece, seems really slick. Almost like having your own CI friend to help you out when it’s time to pick components (thanks Adam :)). Of course the devil will be in the details. If anyone has a play with this, let us all know how it went.
Plan, Visualize and Optimize Your Home Entertainment
Set-up with a New Free Design Tool
Audio Advice develops first Home Theater Designer program to help people figure out speaker, TV, and seating placement for the absolute best audio and viewing experience in their home.
Raleigh, NC – August 27, 2020, 9:15 a.m. ET – Audio Advice, a specialty consumer electronics retailer and e-commerce site, has developed a free interactive 3D design tool that models an acoustically correct home theater system including speakers, TV or projector, and seating, for an optimal listening and viewing experience in the home. Built using complex algebraic algorithms, the patent-pending tool enables users to set their room dimensions and then answer key questions to create a full three-dimensional rendering of their room in real-time, and at a fraction of the time and cost of the traditional planning experience.
The Audio Advice Home Theater Designer™ guides users through the often challenging experience of designing their entertainment space for both acoustics and watching, whether that is a traditional home theater or living room, family media room or man cave. The Home Theater Designer tool enables users to set their room dimensions and then answers questions regarding number of seats, television versus projector system, desired screen size, number of speakers, and more. As the user inputs answers, the system runs the complex math in the background to render the room in real-time.
If the user modifies their system during the process, the program adjusts to give guidance as to whether the changes can work for that space. The tool also utilizes the Audio Advice proprietary Immersion Level™ calculation algorithm, which helps consumers determine which screen size is appropriate for their room to maximize immersive viewing. Users can then opt to see the system from the viewpoint of their seating to visualize the experience to simulate real life. When the user is done and has saved their project, they receive a full specifications report with exact speaker locations, screen size, dimensions, and more.
“This Home Theater Designer tool is one of the biggest breakthroughs to happen for home theater enthusiasts, streaming TV binge watchers, entertainment and gaming fans, and just ordinary families who can’t quite figure out how to get that home movie theater sound quality,” said Tommy Jacobs, Klipsch Vice President of Sales. “Audio Advice is known for its audio and home theater expertise and they jam packed that expertise into this extraordinary tool.”
Audio Advice is launching the Home Theater Designer in conjunction with an entire suite of home theater design and education tools, including an extensive set of home theater buyer guides, an inspiration gallery, videos of home theater installs, and more.
“People need resources when it comes to designing their entertainment set ups. The popularity of DIY home design software gives everyday people the power to take on projects on their own. The magic of this tool is that if you feel good with your report, you can take on your install; if you need additional help, our service team can guide you through deeper solutions; or if you want to hand it off for full installation, we can do that too,” said Audio Advice CEO Scott Newnam. “It’s a great way to connect with consumers, but it is also a tool other firms and manufacturers can use with their customers, or interior designers can use with homeowners. We created this for the greater good of saving time and providing help. That is why, after over a year of designing and building the tool, we decided to make it free,” added Newnam. “In a year that is falling short on gifts, this is our gift to anyone who wants to explore a better at-home entertainment experience.”
The Audio Advice Home Theater Designer tool is live today and completely free to use.
About Audio Advice
Audio Advice is a 42-year-old specialty audio/video retailer that offers both design and installation services, as well as sales and support. With two world-class showrooms in Raleigh and Charlotte North Carolina, and with AudioAdvice.com as the fastest-growing consumer electronics e-commerce site in the United States, the company has driven growth by sharing an extensive library of resources on popular entertainment and home technology products including reviews, tutorials, and design ideas to educate consumers about audio, video and home theaters. Audio Advice’s patent-pending Home Theater Designer now offers everyone from consumers to installers an easy-to-use software tool to properly plan and visualize any entertainment room.