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Finally, a rockin Wireless Home Theater Speakers from Klipsch!

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Introduction

Many of you guys have asked us for the past 11 years about Wireless Home Theater speakers.  We have said that we didn’t have the technology yet or the quality was not there yet. Finally, we are excited to tell you that FINALLY we do have the technology and they are awesome. Let us introduce you to the new Klipsch Reference HD Wireless!

10 Reasons To Get Reference Premiere HD Wireless

The Reference Premiere HD Wireless speakers represent a new era for both Klipsch and the audio industry as a whole.

For many people, the introduction of these unique speakers mean a long overdue goodbye to annoyances like complicated AV receivers, processors/amplifiers and speaker wires.

Oh and don’t you worry. Our new HD Wireless speakers will maintain the same legendary acoustic standards Klipsch has always had and perhaps even push them further.

A few months ago, almost every Klipsch employee was treated to a 2.0 demo with the RP-440WF tower speakers and it blew people away. Many left the room commenting that it was pound-for-pound the best demo they had ever heard while working at Klipsch.

We are positive that once you hear these speakers, you will be baffled by what our engineers have done. Once you put them in your home, you won’t believe how quickly they’re ready to rock.

Here are the top ten reasons why you should get Reference Premiere HD Wireless speakers.

1. No More AVR RP-HD-Wireless-HD-Control-Center-Lifestyle-2 Monaco AV -social

Seriously. No more clunky and complicated black boxes cluttering up your media console. The HD Control Center has all of the connections you need like HDMI for your external devices like an XBOX or Blu-Ray player. All of the amplification is built right into the speakers.

In the coming years, WiSA technology will be built right into your televisions and homes. Welcome to the future.

2. Plug and Play

We’re betting that most of you could setup a 5.1 HD Wireless system in less than 5 minutes. (We say 15 minutes, but we know you guys are clever.) It’s stupid-easy. You simply plug the speakers in an outlet, set their position by pressing a button on the back of the speaker and follow the instructions on the screen. Boom. Done.

3. Ultra-High Resolution Wireless Sound

We know that when many long-time Klipsch fans hear the term “wireless,” they get a little scared. After all, an HD Wireless system receives up to 24 bit/192kHz and transmits 24 bit/96kHz.

4.High-End Audio

These aren’t just amazing wireless speakers. These are amazing speakers. Period.

These true high-end speakers have audio signals that reside in the digital-domain for the entire audio path. This means that HD Wireless speakers offer accurate phase and frequency response, resulting in superb sound staging realism and depth of image. This makes musical realism precise and holographic like you would expect from our finest passive speakers.RP-HD-Wireless-RP-140WM-Lifestyle-3Monaco AV Klipsch dealer-social

5.Custom-Engineered Drivers and Amplifiers

The great thing about powered speakers is that they give our engineering team greater control over the sound since they are not relying on another company’s AVR. And, boy, did our engineering team really outdo themselves this time!

State-of-the-art drivers and amplifiers are tuned to deliver dynamic range and impact, true to the legend of the Klipsch brand. Whether you’re rocking a 2.0 or a 7.2 HD Wireless system, you are going to be stunned by the sound they create.

6.Flexibility

You can have 2.0 HD Wireless system and keep adding speakers all the way up to 7.2 system – and everything in between. So, whether you are limited by space, the number of speakers your partner allows, apartment living or whatever, there is a HD Wireless system configuration that is right for you.

7. Balanced Out of the Box

Each HD Wireless system comes acoustically balanced right out of the box. You won’t have to fiddle around with calibration to get great sound.Klipsch RP-440WF & RP-440WC & RP-110WSW wireless home theater

8. Future-Proof

It’s scary to pay a lot for electronics. After all, our phones are dinosaurs after a year or two. Speakers shouldn’t be this way.

Once you register your HD Wireless system at http://www.klipsch.com/register/rp-hd-wireless, we will send you free firmware upgrades. This means that your system is going to improve as you add to it!

9. Slim ProfileMonaco AV Pasadena Los Angeles RP-HD-Wireless-RP-440WF-Lifestyle-1-social

Here at Klipsch, we love BIG speakers. Speakers that are almost as tall as you are. Of course, some of you (or your spouse) do not want giant speakers as the focal point of your living room. We get it. Each HD Wireless speaker, whether it be the RP-440WF, RP-140WM, RP-440WC and RP-110SW, is elegantly designed while still being able to deliver room-rattling sound.

10. Copper and Black

There’s just something about that copper and back look that is synonymous with Klipsch Reference and Reference Premiere lines, isn’t there? With the new HD Wireless speakers, you very well may be able to buy happiness…and it’s copper and black.

Please come and experience this amazing set up yourself!

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Dolby Atmos Set Up at Monaco AV Pasadena Showroom!

We are excited to announce that we just upgraded our showroom’s Home Theater room into Dolby Atmos set up! The experience is breathtaking, please visit us and experience it yourself! Stop Listening, Start Experiencing!

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Dolby Atmos has revolutionized cinema sound. Now you can enjoy the same multidimensional experience in your home theater.

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The Dolby Atmos Difference

Sound moves around you in three-dimensional space, so you feel like you’re inside the action. Experience how Dolby Atmos® transports you from the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Dolby Atmos Speaker Setup

With Dolby Atmos® technology, you have a few options for overhead sound:

  • Ceiling speakers
  • New Dolby Atmos enabled speakers
  • Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar

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Dolby Atmos enabled speakers are specially engineered to direct sound upward, where it reflects off the ceiling to produce an incredibly lifelike re-creation of overhead sound. Dolby Atmos enabled speakers come in two versions:

  • Integrated units that also include traditional forward-firing speakers
  • Add-on modules, containing only the upward-firing elements, that you put on top of your current speakers or on a nearby surface

A Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar includes upward-firing speakers.

While two Dolby Atmos enabled speakers, modules, or overhead speakers will deliver a compelling experience, we recommend using four if possible.

While this setup will deliver a compelling experience, we recommend using four Dolby Atmos enabled speakers, modules, or overhead speakers if possible. This will deliver more precisely located and realistic overhead sounds. Whichever you choose, our guide will show you the recommended placement for the best possible experience.

 Please stop by and ask us for Dolby Atmos Live Demo today!

 Monaco Audio Video is one stop shop specializes in home theater, 5.1 surround sound, custom home theater, dedicated home theater room, media room design, home theater design, premium soundbar, custom home entertainment, best home theater system, best home theater speakers, high end custom home theater and installation, and high end home entertainment. We serve customers from Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Glendale, Burbank, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Los Angeles, Studio City, Beverly Hills, Brea, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Irvine, Bradbury and Newport Beach. Monaco is recognized as best audio video company and best home theater installation company in Pasadena, near Los Angeles. 

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Thanks to all team members that make this project possible!

Architect: Alex Chang, Design Inspiration Group, Inc

Contractor/ Builder: Allen Fang, Jaden Construction & Son

Home Theater Designer: Trayce Blake, Cinema Decour

Please contact us for your next dedicated home theater room project!

Kaleidescape Alto Movie Server at Monaco AV

For families who wish to share amazing cinematic experiences with films that they love, the Kaleidescape Alto and the Kaleidescape Movie Store are a winning combination.Kaleidescape movie server at Monaco audio video Pasadena Los Angeles

Kaleidescape is the heart and soul of your home entertainment system, powering your high-end speakers and large-screen displays with professional-grade hardware and pristine Blu-ray quality movies.

Local storage of all your movies provides a predictable playback experience so they can be instantly enjoyed in stunning audio and video quality with no compression, artifacts, or buffering.

Please call (626) 395-9597 or visit our showroom to experience your favorite’s movies like none others!

 

 

Dolby Atmos: Coming Soon to a Living Room Near You

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Dolby Atmos: Coming soon to a living room near you
By Brett Crockett, Director of Sound Research (June 23rd, 2014)

As the Director of Sound Research here at Dolby, I take my audio very seriously. This includes, of course, having a very serious home theater in my living room.
In 2012 when we introduced Dolby Atmos®, the groundbreaking cinema sound system that puts moviegoers in the middle of the action, I started imagining how much better my home theater—and millions of others—could sound. From hearing the exciting cinema sound that Dolby Atmos made possible, I knew there was the potential to raise home entertainment to an entirely new level.

So our research and home theater teams began work on bringing Dolby Atmos to the living room. Our goal was to make home theater sound better than ever, while giving audio enthusiasts flexible choices in how they set up their system. I’m proud to say that after a lot of dreaming, experimentation, and innovation, we’ve succeeded in creating an incredible Dolby Atmos experience for the home that will be available to any entertainment fan.

You may have already heard announcements from some of our hardware partners about their products that allow you to feel every dimension of your home entertainment in Dolby Atmos. You’ll be hearing more of those announcements in the coming months.
Bringing the Dolby Atmos experience home

Dolby Atmos has the amazing ability to have sounds come from above you. In the movie Noah, for instance, Dolby Atmos in the cinema made it sound like the torrential rains were pouring down from the sky on top of you. And if you saw Godzilla in a Dolby Atmos movie theatre, hearing the monster roar above you was beyond realistic—it was terrifying.
You’re probably wondering how you can recreate this effect in your living room. We want to make bringing Dolby Atmos into your home as easy as possible, so we’ve given you choices.

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If you’re willing and able to install speakers in your ceiling, there will be great options. If that’s not possible for you—and for many people, it isn’t—our partners will offer new Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers that produce full, detailed overhead sound from speakers located where your conventional speakers are now.
If you already have speakers that you love, you can choose an add-on, Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker module that complements your existing speakers. (In fact, many people will place the modules right on top of their current speakers.)

How do we create the sensation of sounds above your head if there are no speakers above your head? It’s complicated, but it all comes down to understanding the physics of sound waves and understanding the way your brain interprets those sound waves.
Our partners will also offer home theater receivers and other entertainment devices to decode and deliver the Dolby Atmos experience in your home. And you likely won’t need a new Blu-ray™ player—existing players that fully conform to the Blu-ray specification will be able to support Dolby Atmos content on a Blu-ray Disc™.

But Dolby Atmos isn’t just about hardware. At its core, it’s a powerful creative tool that lets filmmakers use exceptionally lifelike sound to deliver the full impact of their artistic vision. We’re working with studios and production houses to help them create Dolby Atmos soundtracks for a broad range of movies and TV for home viewing. You’ll start to see Dolby Atmos titles on Blu-ray and streaming video services this fall, with more to come at the start of 2015.

Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing much more from Dolby and our hardware partners about bringing the Dolby Atmos sound to your home. I can’t wait to hear the reaction of home theater fans when they first experience their homes filled with powerful Dolby Atmos sound. (If you’d like more details about setting up a Dolby Atmos home theater, take a look at our FAQ.)

And personally, I can’t wait to take my own home theater to the next level, literally, with Dolby Atmos.

Monaco Audio Video is one stop shop specializes in home theater, 5.1 surround sound, custom home theater, dedicated home theater room, media room design, home theater design, premium soundbar, custom home entertainment, best home theater system, best home theater speakers, high end custom home theater and installation, and high end home entertainment. We serve customers from Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Glendale, Burbank, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Los Angeles, Studio City, Beverly Hills, Brea, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Irvine, Bradbury and Newport Beach. Monaco is recognized as best audio video company and best home theater installation company in Pasadena, near Los Angeles. 

 

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Monaco Audio Video is one stop shop specializes in home theater, 5.1 surround sound, custom home theater, dedicated home theater room, media room design, home theater design, premium soundbar, custom home entertainment, best home theater system, best home theater speakers, high end custom home theater and installation, and high end home entertainment. We serve customers from Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Glendale, Burbank, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Los Angeles, Studio City, Beverly Hills, Brea, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Irvine, Bradbury and Newport Beach. Monaco is recognized as best audio video company and best home theater installation company in Pasadena, near Los Angeles. 

 

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Since 2005, MONACO® Audio Video team has been involved in designing some of  California finest home theater entertainment.

We offer 5 different packages to choose from or  you can customize it yourself to fit your lifestyle, needs and budget

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Monaco Audio Video is one stop shop specializes in home theater, 5.1 surround sound, custom home theater, dedicated home theater room, media room design, home theater design, premium soundbar, custom home entertainment, best home theater system, best home theater speakers, high end custom home theater and installation, and high end home entertainment. We serve customers from Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Glendale, Burbank, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Los Angeles, Studio City, Beverly Hills, Brea, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Irvine, Bradbury and Newport Beach. Monaco is recognized as best audio video company and best home theater installation company in Pasadena, near Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles Custom Home Theater Design, Build & Installation Case Study

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A. Briefly describe the objectives in creating this theater.
The goal for this home theater is going to create a great sounding theater, very simple to use and with traditional looks. Initially, client has contacted several numbers of integration company, however when we received the call, the client would like to achieve the same or better result than what the other integration companies proposed, with half the amount of budget. The wife also insisted she wants to get the biggest screen possible that can fit into the theater; plus the husband also insisted he wants to get the best sound and pictures possible. The client has gone to local THX Theater, and requested if possible to get the THX certified speakers for the home theater. The ultimate goal is to get the best and biggest picture and sound possible in this small theater, with some budget constraint.

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B. What technical features are notable in this project (control system, acoustics, video features, audio features, etc.)?
To create the easy to use theater, we settled on using a Crestron wireless 6 inch touch panel that can be wall mounted as well. The challenging is when the client insisted they want THX Ultra 2 speakers with the 2 subwoofers, since the room layout may create a boomy bass. We finally created the acoustic bass trap in the front of the theater and make sure the bass is evenly distributed. We are using Klipsch THX Ultra 2 speakers 7.2 system configuration. We are using the Crestron Digital Media technology to deliver the HDMI switching. Initially, we can’t play the 3D content, until we go back to Digital Media menu and modified some of the EDID configuration. Amplification provided by Parasound Halo THX Ultra2 Certified

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C. What decisions did you make to compensate for the room’s layout, interior design, or other challenges in the requirements of the job?
When we start the project, the theater should have 2 rows of seating to accommodate 9 people. However, in the middle of the project, the client would like to make the theater to accommodate 3 rows of seating, to fit in 15 people. The challenge is the room doesn’t have enough depth to accommodate 3 rows of seating. We finally agreed on using the rockers chairs for the first two rows, not the recliner type chairs like what we initially has specified. We had to go back again to our drawing board, and modified it with precision, and make sure the theater can really fit in 3 rows of seating. The contractor needs to modify the stage, since the stage has already built for 2 rows. Other challenge is when we have the client using blue tape to give them idea what the 115 inch looks like, they insisted that it was too small. Now we modify our design again to accommodate 135 inch screen, and since now we need to deal with 3 rows of seating, we want to make sure the front rows still get great pictures.

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D. Please discuss the specific audio and video calibrations performed and their results. What calibration was done? What equipment was used to calibrate? What standards were you aiming to achieve?
We are aiming for THX Ulta2 reference which is 85 dB. Initially, we are using standard Audyssey calibration; however we feel that the sound was accurately tuned. Finally, we used Sencore pro calibration tool, and sure enough we saw a lot of the bass was not evenly distributed. We finally had to adjust our crossover from the THX reference 80HZ, to 75 HZ just to get the bass more evenly distributed. For the video, we need to use the SMPTE color bar pattern, because we felt the projector was giving too much red and green.

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E. What makes this system worthy of recognition?
We are able to give the client the best and biggest picture and sound possible and accommodate 3 rows of seating in this small theater and still meet the client budget. We had to do all the engineering with precision, since in this application; even an inch or two inch error will make a big difference.

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