Dream Theaters - JBL Synthesis Sports Theater

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I have a JBL Home Theater and as a result this just caught my attention.

Firstly, Since JBL Synthesis was launched in 1992, the world's finest private and commercial theatres employ JBL Synthesis speakers, processors, amplification and advanced equalization  for unparalleled performance. Some of these theatres include:

- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Directors Guild
- Universal Studios
- Cineplex-Odeon Theaters
- Omnimax Theaters
- Disney Hall
- Warner Hollywood
- Sony Pictures
- Disney Studios
- Universal Studios
- Deluxe Studios
- Discovery Channel HDTV Theater
- Creative Artists Agency

and this list just keeps going.

Anyways,  Check out the JBL Synthesis Sports Theater I came across at audioholic . Home system design and installation company Audio Video Interiors (AVI) of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, will tune up a rockin' JBL Synthesis speaker system that will make you feel every bone-crunching gridiron hit. Say you want the best HD video possible, with superwide CinemaScope capability and the ability to produce an image that will pop even when the room lights are on? Check. AVI will mount Digital Projection's monster Titan Reference 1080p projector with an anamorphic lens to produce those superwide pictures. On the other end of the room will be a 14-foot-wide Stewart Filmscreen CineCurve display to show those CinemaScope movies in all their glory. Say you want a multi-screen theater, but don't want to compromise on the size of a big screen...

No problem there, either. AVI will utilize Crestron's powerful DVPHD video processor that can produce up to eight separate images to display simultaneously on one screen. And if you think that's cool, you've seen nothing yet. When there's a great play or a break in the action, this sports fanatic can pause the DVR and use the telestrator feature to diagram a play on screen—just like John Madden and other sports analysts do to explain what's happening at certain times.

theater JBL Synthesis

By pressing a TELESTRATOR button and running a finger or stylus over a Crestron touchpanel, he can overlay the image with one of his own. This “annotation" feature comes with Crestron's DVPHD, and AVI just had to write some programming to get it onto the Crestron touchpanel as an option.  Crestron creates some awesome home automation tech.

This system is good.  It also gives the user the ability to watch several games at a time—on one screen. AVI provided the theater owner with a number of different presets, so he can watch just one game on the big screen, or go to two screens as large as possible or four sources with one screen larger, or more.

In the multi-window mode, the audio comes from whatever is being displayed on the window in the top left, called Window 1. If the homeowner wants to switch the audio to another window he can just switch the sources on Window 1.

JBL K2 S9900 Floorstanding speakers
And what great audio it is. According to Jason Spence at AVI, the JBL Synthesis system is a hybrid of sorts, using the K2 S9900 front-channel floorstanding speakers placed behind the screen and three pairs of S4Ai in-wall surrounds, all located behind some of the fabric squares the make up the sides the theater. Six Synthesis subwoofers were also installed to fill the room with serious bass thumps.

For the amps that drive the speakers, AVI opted for four 3-channel No. 533H amplifiers from premier high-end line Mark Levinson - along with the Mark Levinson No. 502 preamp - and added oomph with 800-watt subwoofer amps from Synthesis. Nothing against the Synthesis amps that in many cases are used with the JBL speaker package, but “with the Mark Levinson electronics, the dynamics and amplification really stand out in clarity of the sound," says Spence.

After all, the owner wanted the biggest and best theater. AVI worked closely with the architect for speaker placement in the cubist wall design, and some of the rectangles conceal acoustical treatments to help tame the sound. To top if off, an iSky fiber-optic starfield shines down on the room's occupants.