In 1995, we began construction of our current facility here in Waltham, MA. We selected an industrial building with concrete floors, a very high ceiling, and plenty of electrical power. Working with an architect, we created an interesting and efficient floor plan that accommodates 6 showrooms, a reception area, an office area, and a warehouse. With our extensive experience in room acoustics, we carefully designed, planned, and constructed our showrooms. These rooms are actually free-standing; the walls and ceiling do not touch the actual outside shell of the building or any adjacent rooms. Using special materials and techniques, the construction crew built anti-resonant walls that are appropriately (but not too) rigid. We prevented excess inter-room sound transmission by employing special HVAC ductwork, special room sealants, custom doors, and special glass.
Using a computer, Alan Goodwin calculated and planned the room dimensions so that the showrooms would function well and sound great. By carefully distributing the room modes, he prevented any unnecessary room colorations. Extensive acoustic room treatments were employed to further control the low frequency response of the room, as well as treat slap echo and first-order reflections. Because we treated each room somewhat differently, we can select a demonstration room to simulate your room in your home.
By going to these extensive efforts, we are able to offer extremely neutral listening environments in which to perform your evaluations. You can accurately hear the differences between the components that you are considering, without having to listen through confusing room colorations.
Dedicated Listening Room with Martin-Logan Statement and Spectral electronics
client built a dedicated listening room above his
three-car garage. He selected top-of-the-line
Martin-Logan Statements as his reference speaker as well
as the Spectral Reference System for his electronics. In
this installation, the Statement woofer towers and audio
electronics are completely concealed in beautiful cherry
cabinetry. The trim for the Statement panels was
fabricated from his cabinetmaker's cherry stock; it
matches the cabinetry perfectly.
|Source Electronics||Spectral SDR-2000 Pro DAC with a Spectral SDR-3000 CD transport. Magnum Dynalab Etude tuner.|
|Living Room||Avalon Eidolon speakers, Spectral DMC-30 remote-controlled preamplifier and Spectral DMA-150 amplifier|
|Dining Room and Master Bedroom||Each room: Avalon Arcus speakers, McCormack Micro Line Drive preamplifier, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe amplifier|
|Office/Den||Avalon Arcus speakers, Spectral DMC-12 preamplifier, Spectral DMA-90 amplifier.|
|Kitchen and Master Bath||NAD 911 multi-channel preamplifier, NAD 916 multi-channel amplifier, Triad Omni In-Wall speakers (Kitchen), Elan waterproof speakers (Bathroom)|
|Power Conditioning||Complete MIT Z-System. Two 20 amp dedicated AC circuits.|
|Cables||MIT reference cables for living room, other MIT cables elsewhere.|
Here are pictures of some of our most interesting products:
From time to time, we personalize previews of our work to highlight specific areas of interest for our clients. These password-protected pages are available only to the intended clients.