By Tom LeBlanc, February 26, 2010
A really good sounding, acoustically-treated home theater with first-rate seating costs over $100,000.
That’s the popular perception anyway, according to Cinema Design Group International(CDGi), which hopes to change that with its Indi Line of Theater Designs and Seating.
CDGi says the line allows dealers to offer a complete home theater package — a great-sounding, great-looking home theater complete with electronics of their choice for about $20,000.
The new line comes as a response to dealer and manufacturer rep feedback, according to CDGi.
“The CE market is working through a very difficult time and has requested a cost effective and thoroughly thought out solution to the entry home theater experience,” says Carey Schafer, VP of engineering.
The Indie line, which CDGi says starts well under $10,000 for acoustic treatments and seating, comes in two primary designs: Tribeca and Sundance.
Designs are based on room sizes from as small as 14-foot x 18-foot to 22-foot x 28-foot. The packages are complete turnkey with all acoustical panels, bass traps, front acoustical wall treatment, and, with a minimum of three theater style seats.
Once the room dimensions and equipment list have been confirmed the engineering team of CDGi can provide a basic AutoCAD drawing of all panel locations, speaker placement complete with cut out locations if utilizing flush mount speakers. CDGi also includes complete project management to work in conjunction with the dealer on a project schedule for delivery of acoustical products, bass traps, cloth and any other items prior to theater installation.
CDGi will also be providing a complete set of installation instructions for the dealer to complete and use with its internal labor resources.
CDGi Dealers receive exclusivity on entire CDGi Line. There will be no Internet sales for dealer protection and margin.
The entire line will be built in the U.S.A., Schafer adds.
Basic overview of CDGi’s Sundance design for its Indi Line of Theater Designs and Seating