IT TAKES MORE THAN HARDWARE
Only Keith Yates Design masters the science behind that elusive You-Are-There Immersion Effect.
These common problems in home theaters kill the effect:
- Distractions from thuds, door slams, footfalls and other vibrations leaking into the theater
- Muffled sound and poor speech intelligibility from inadequate/imbalanced acoustic treatment plan
- Swollen, droning bass ‘standing waves’ from poor subwoofer layout and lack of treatments
- Speakers whose radiation patterns produce good sound at one seat and poor sound at others
- HVAC issues like whooshing noises and complaints about stale air quality
- Poorly chosen Interior finishes that distract the audience’s peripheral vision during bright scenes
Keith Yates Design is the acknowledged master of the Science of private theater design, engineering and calibration. Many KYD projects have noise measurements below the threshold of hearing-even with the HVAC running.
KYD delivers the most deeply immersive theater experiences in the world.
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ITS NOT JUST ABOUT INSTALLING THE BEST GEAR
IT’S ABOUT OUR PASSION AND CARE IN ENGINEERING YOUR UNFORGETTABLE YOU-ARE-THERE EXPERIENCES.
Few magnificent projects present themselves as candidates for our Black Label Service. At the core of each theater is a unique R&D science project to solve performance-limiting challenge with no known solution. In fact, these projects have resulted in a number of our industry-first inventions.
The key is to engineer out all distractions to enable one’s immersion into other worlds.MORE ABOUT SERVICES
HOW IT WORKS
It's easy to be successful when you work with us. We even offer a measured performance guarantee.
WE MODEL YOUR THEATER IN 3D
Using 3D software and advanced math, we simulate the physics of your theater with algorithms to test and verify the properties of every intended product or fabric BEFORE anything is purchased. This ensures we attain our desired results with no surprises.
WE ISSUE DRAWINGS AND SPECS
We issue dimensioned working drawings for your builder’s use, along with a list of the specified equipment to be purchased by your local subcontractors for your A/V gear, acoustic treatments, seating, and HVAC system elements. Disconnected from the sale, we base our decisions on performance data, not sales commissions.
WE TEST THEN TUNE
During construction, we test the room’s acoustic integrity before and after the walls are closed to verify the room was built as engineered. Lastly, we test and calibrate the sound so every person in the audience is fully enveloped. All this fuss leaves you with a magnificent theater worth bragging about.
We promise to deliver or exceed the level of measurable performance to which we initially committed.
We don’t rely on arm-waving or flowery adjectives to sell performance, we let the data speak for itself. At the end of your project, we document your theater’s actual sound and vibration output from our arsenal of world-standard Brüel & Kjær scientific equipment to prove performance has been achieved or exceeded.SCHEDULE A CALL
First to deploy 3D modeling of acoustic performance in residential spaces prior to construction.
First to design the large acoustically inert baffle walls in high-end residential spaces and create the cleanest possible launch of energy towards the audience.
First to design the lowest-noise residential spaces measuring below human hearing threshold—even with the HVAC operating at highest setting.
First to develop mathematical optimizations to the subwoofer layout challenge to reduce bass level variations from seat to seat.
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First to develop a product that reproduces infrasonic (3-20Hz) content already encoded on DVDs at distinctly audible and feelable levels, below the hearing threshold.
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Life is too short to hear the nearby toilet flush during your movie.
Design an immersive private theater of your dreams with KYD.