How They Did It: The Addition

Ed Wenck | Nov 15, 2018

“Lot of attention to detail.” “A great looking interior and presentation.” The CEDIA judges are effusive when it comes to this high-end winner from One Touch Living, carefully designed and calibrated with the help of Anthony Grimani (PMI). The project picked up the 2018 CEDIA Award for Best Home Cinema, Level IV ($450,000). Steinway amps and speakers provide a 9.1.4 Dolby Atmos immersive sound experience that boasts six subwoofers in this three-row theater.

The team at One Touch shares the charge they get when working with a client who’s ready to commission a true reference theater: “We get very excited when a client who visits our showroom develops a clear vision of what a home theater is to feel like — as well as a very specific equipment list. In this project, the client wanted what he experienced in our demo room, but he didn't have the room in his house. So he built an addition for the express purpose of getting what he wanted."
Sound isolation was critical in this instance, since the theater adjoins the home’s main living room and is literally just a few feet from the neighbor’s property. Following local code requirements also presented some challenges.
Meeting those challenges pays off, though. “This reminds us why we do all this hard work — it’s for the ultimate in client satisfaction!” says the integrator.

One Touch Living
15932 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92127
CEDIA Member Since 2014

Industry Partner

Anthony Grimani
PMI, Ltd.
61 Galli Drive, Suite B
Novato, CA 94949
Role: Specialty Consultant

Equipment List

Acoustic Zen speaker wire
AudioQuest cables
Barco Loki Cinemascope 4K projector
Calrad Electronics equipment
Chief hardware
Colorbeam products
Control4 products
FabricMate Anchorage panel fabric
FabricMate mounting frames
Graybar cables
Liberty speaker wire
Kaleidescape Strato 4K UHD movie player
Middle Atlantic racks
MSR Sonata diffuser
Pakedge P20 power distribution unit
Sony UBP-X1000ES 4K UHD Blu-ray player
Steinway A1 and A2 amplifiers
Steinway IW-66 The Grand in-wall speakers
Steinway LS BW boundary woofers
Steinway P200 sound processor
Steinway IW-16 in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
Stewart Filmscreen 182” with masking panels