New Torus Power Isolation Transformers Provide Optimal Power and Protection for Residential AV Systems

New Torus Power Isolation Transformers Provide Optimal Power and Protection for Residential AV Systems

Torus Power will feature its full line of toroidal isolation transformers at CEDIA Expo, including the new AVR ELITE Power Control and Isolation System 

Toronto, ON, Canada (August 14, 2019) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power components for AV systems, will be exhibiting its full line of products at this year’s CEDIA Expo, September 10–14 in Denver, booth 2533. There, Torus Power will showcase the benefits of using isolation transformers like the All-in-One series (recently installed in CEDIA headquarter’s new theater), the now-shipping PowerBlock (PB) series, and the brand new Torus Power AVR ELITE Power Control and Isolation System. 

NEW Torus Power AVR ELITE Power Control and Isolation System

Torus Power’s new AVR ELITE is the ultimate power control system for high-performance audio-video systems. The AVR ELITE isolates connected equipment from the electrical grid ensuring clean power delivery to sensitive electronic components. High Current capability provides performance improvements that can be seen and heard in all AV systems. Advanced Automatic Voltage Regulation protects against voltage fluctuations, and Series Mode Surge Suppression protects expensive equipment from power line damage.

The AVR ELITE (also available as a Wall Mount unit) features a powerful 32-bit processor and the all-new TorusConnect power control system. TorusConnect is a cloud-based system for control, programming, data logging, and reporting that allows installers to remotely monitor and respond to user issues, and to control and reboot power zones. The TorusConnect WebApp works with all mobile devices and tablets and features an Installer Dashboard for power control of single or multiple installations. Wi-Fi connectivity makes firmware updates and feature enhancements easy to install. TorusConnect includes live polling and on-demand reports of power-quality data, data logging and historical data reporting, graphical display of power parameters, and a monthly report of power events to TorusConnect users.

Torus Power PowerBlock Series Now Available 

The PowerBlock (PB) Series—including PB 5 and PB 10—is Torus Power’s new midrange line of isolation transformers that delivers clean, uninterrupted power to small to mid-size AV systems or single components. Both models in the series are compact, with rugged construction that makes them convenient for use in almost any situation. Now shipping, the PB Series provides unparalleled performance at a competitive price point.

Noise-filtering via proprietary narrow bandwidth technology (NBT) allows sophisticated audio-visual components to perform at their very best. Audio comes alive with a lower noise floor, better dynamics, imaging and bass, and video is notably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, and a more compelling image. The PB 5 uses a 600VA toroidal isolation transformer to physically decouple the equipment from the power supply to deliver cleaner power for AV systems. The PB 10 uses two, independent 600VA isolation transformers to further isolate digital and analog loads.  

 

Torus Power All-in-One Panel

Featured in some of the finest installations around the world—including the CEDIA Reference Theater at the organization’s new headquarters in Fishers, IN—the Torus Power All-in-One (AIO) not only elevates the entertainment experience but also protects the equipment investment, while providing a comprehensive approach to whole-system power conditioning. 

The stand-alone electrical panel has two sections. The top section is prewired with 24 industrial grade 20A bolt-in breakers, which are fed by robust 1 1⁄4” x 1⁄4” all copper buss bars. Advanced surge suppression is provided. Clean, isolated power is supplied to the breakers by a toroidal isolation transformer mounted in the lower section of the panel. The AIO uses a separately derived equipment ground (from the isolated ground) making troubling-shooting ground loops much easier, and providing an extremely quiet noise floor. Models are rated up to 100Amps, with 240V or 208V inputs provided. The AIO was developed for the professional recording studio industry by Arthur Kelm of Ground One in California and is now widely used in discriminating consumer and professional applications. 

See Torus Power at CEDIA Expo, September 10–14, in booth 2533 or visit www.toruspower.com to learn more about the benefits of toroidal power isolation for AV installations large and small.

About Torus Power

Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturings patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current, which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power. Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

 

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

 

Media Contact

For interviews or reviews please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Gary Collins Joins Torus Power in Business Development and Sales Support

Gary Collins Joins Torus Power in Business Development and Sales Support

Seasoned inside sales and technical expert hired to support Torus Power sales efforts globally.

Toronto, ON, Canada (August 7, 2019) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power components for AV systems, announced today that seasoned inside sales and technical expert Gary Collins will be joining the Torus Power team in the role of Business Development and Technical Product Support. Collins will be at the Torus Power booth (2533) at this year’s CEDIA Expo, September 10-14.

 

Collins has an electrical engineering diploma and began his career working in the commercial security industry. He spent 20 years with Chubb Security starting as a bench technician and advancing to Technical Support Manager. While working for Chubb, Collins also attained diplomas in Telecommunications and Network Concepts and Information Systems from Humber College in Toronto. For the past five years, Collins has been providing inside sales and technical support for commercial emergency communication systems.

 

In his business roles Collins has traveled throughout North America, Europe, United Kingdom, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand providing onsite system training, commissioning, and troubleshooting services. 

 

“We are excited to have Gary join our team. He specializes in providing technical guidance and support for commercial security and communications systems and brings a strong technology background to Torus Power. We look forward to bringing that value to our customers,” says Kevin Main, COO and President of Torus Power. “We invite everyone to come meet him in person at CEDIA Expo.” 

 

For media interviews, reviews, or booth tours, contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, at (425) 328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com.

 

About Torus Power

Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current, which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power. Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

 

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

 

Media Contact

For interviews or reviews please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Torus Power PowerBlock PB 10 Available Now, Offering Affordable, Clean, and Stable Power for Mid-Sized AV Systems

Torus Power PowerBlock PB 10 Available Now, Offering Affordable, Clean, and Stable Power for Mid-Sized AV Systems

Compact PowerBlock units offer significantly improved AV performance and protection at an affordable price

Toronto, ON, Canada (August 7, 2019) Torus Power’s latest addition to the company’s PowerBlock Series, the PB 10 toroidal isolation transformer, is shipping now and will be demonstrated at CEDIA Expo September 10-14 in booth 2533. 

“The benefits of completely isolating the power supply from any system—from small media rooms to large commercial installations—are undeniable, offering improvements to audio and video that you can hear and see,” says Kevin Main, COO and President of Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power components for AV systems. “With the PowerBlock Series low price point and small footprint, we are bringing toroidal isolation to more applications. We are excited that both the PB 10 is now shipping and ready to start making a difference in small to mid-sized systems across the country.” 

Featuring a compact footprint and rugged construction, the PB 10 is designed for mid-power AV systems, and uses two toroidal transformers to isolate digital and analog components in the system. Designed for residential and light commercial applications, the PB 10 is perfect for projects where performance truly matters. 

The PB 10 includes some of the very best of Torus Power technology. Surge suppression and noise-filtering through proprietary narrow bandwidth technology (NBT) allow sophisticated audio-visual components to deliver superior performance. Audio comes alive with a lower noise floor, better dynamics, imaging and bass, and video is notably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, and a more compelling overall image.

PB 10 PowerBlock unit uses two 5-amp Torus Power toroidal isolation transformers to physically decouple the equipment from the power supply, delivering a lower noise floor and cleaner power for sophisticated AV systems. The PowerBlock PB 10 allows users to separate source components from power components or switched-mode power supplies from linear power supplies for a cleaner signal, resulting in an enhanced audio-video experience. PB 10 models are designed for 60 Hz markets using 120V and boast a small footprint weighing just 35 lbs, making them easy to fit in residential or commercial systems.

Retailing for $1300.00 (USD), the PowerBlock PB 10 is an affordable option in the Torus Power lineup. An ultra-compact and portable toroidal isolation power transformer, the PB 10’s compact footprint and rugged construction make it convenient for use in almost any situation. It looks sharp on or near a component shelf, or on any floor surface. It can also be located in a nearby equipment rack or closet if space is at a premium. Contact Torus Power for special mounting requirements.

The PowerBlock Series of toroidal isolation transformers will be on display at CEDIA Expo, booth 2533. For media interviews, reviews, or booth tours, contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, at (425) 328-8640 or katye@kmbcomm.com.

 

About Torus Power

Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power.

 

Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

 

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

 

Media Contact

For interviews or reviews please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Torus Power PowerBlock PB 5 Is Now Available, Offering a Clean and Stable Power Foundation for Small and Mid-size AV Systems

Torus Power PowerBlock PB 5 Is Now Available, Offering a Clean and Stable Power Foundation for Small and Mid-size AV Systems

PowerBlock units are small in stature but offer significantly improved AV performance and protection at an affordable price

Toronto, ON, Canada (May 6, 2019) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation transformer-based power components for AV systems, announces that the PowerBlock PB 5 toroidal isolation transformer is shipping now.

Featuring a compact footprint and rugged construction, the PB 5 is designed to power TVs, projectors, receivers, and source components in compact AV systems. Ideal for isolating digital components from analog equipment, the PB 5 is perfect for residential and light commercial applications where performance truly matters.

The PowerBlock Series, including the PB 5, includes some of the very best of Torus Power technology. Surge suppression and noise filtering through proprietary narrow bandwidth technology (NBT) allow sophisticated audio-visual components to deliver superior performance. Audio comes alive with a lower noise floor, better dynamics, imaging and bass, and video is notably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, and a more compelling overall image.

PB 5 PowerBlock units use a 5 Amp toroidal isolation transformer to physically decouple the equipment from the power supply, delivering a lower noise floor and cleaner power for sophisticated AV systems. The resulting performance benefits are noticeable, compelling, and appealing.

Retailing for $799.00 (USD), the PowerBlock PB 5 is the most affordable product in the Torus Power lineup. An ultra-compact and portable toroidal isolation power transformer, the PB 5’s compact footprint and rugged construction make it convenient for use in almost any situation.  It looks sharp on or near a component shelf, or on any floor surface. It can also be located in a nearby equipment rack or closet if space is at a premium.

The PB 5’s bigger brother, the PowerBlock PB 10, will be available soon. The PowerBlock PB 10 isolates outlet pairs to separate source components from power components or switching power supplies from linear power supplies for a cleaner signal, resulting in an enhanced audio video experience. PB 10 models are designed for 60 Hz markets using 120V and boast a small footprint weighing just 35 lbs, making them easy to fit in residential or commercial systems.

“The PowerBlock Series by Torus Power has been anxiously anticipated by our partners and consumers alike, and we’re excited to announce that it’s now available. The proliferation of higher performance technology in a variety of applications means that clients require perfection from their equipment investment,” says Kevin Main, COO and President of Torus Power. “A solid power foundation that is completely isolated from the power supply provides tangible and noticeable improvements in the audio and video quality in any application, from home theaters and recording studios to conference rooms and large performance venues.”  

About Torus Power

Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power.

Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact

For interviews or reviews please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc. by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Torus Power Isolation Transformers Power and Protect AV Components for Optimal Audio and Video Performance at HIGH-END Munich 2019

Torus Power Isolation Transformers Power and Protect AV Components for Optimal Audio and Video Performance at HIGH-END Munich 2019

HIGH-END Munich Hall 1, Booth A18

Torus Power presents the AVR and RM Series toroidal isolation transformers, delivering clean, uninterrupted power and improved performance quality for today’s high-resolution AV systems

Toronto, ON, Canada (May 6, 2019) Torus Power, maker of uncompromising, clean, isolation-transformer-based power components, will showcase its AVR and RM Series toroidal isolation transformers in Hall 1, AV EMEA Booth A 18 at HIGH-END Munich, the International Hi-Fi Show, Germany May 9 – 12, 2019.

Presented by the High-End Society, HIGH-END Munich brings together AV integrators, trade professionals, manufacturers, and consumers to showcase and experience the best in audiovisual technology for residential and consumer applications.

There, the AV EMEA team will present the Torus Power RM 8 / 16 CE, and AVR 8 / 16 CE, demonstrating the benefits of isolation transformers in two-channel listening environments, media rooms, home theaters, recording studios and anywhere that performance matters. With the proliferation of high-resolution audio and 4K video content, every component in a system should be designed and specified to elicit the maximum performance for an exemplary, immersive media experience. Torus Power provides these systems both the power and protection they need to perform optimally.

Not to be confused with standard power conditioners or surge protectors, Torus Power toroidal isolation power transformers decouple electronic components from the power source to eliminate transients and improve audio quality by dramatically lowering the noise floor while adding better dynamics, imaging, and bass. Video is noticeably crisper with brighter colors, deeper blacks, better contrast, and a more captivating overall image. Connected components are additionally protected from surges, spikes, and brownouts, ensuring systems continue to perform as intended despite unstable power conditions often caused by a variable grid.

RM Series Ideal for Luxury Residential AV Applications

Ideal for high-end audio systems, home theaters, and media rooms, the original Torus Power models in the RM series lineup, including the popular RM 16 CE, remain unparalleled for performance, protection, and value. Packed with Torus Power’s renowned and category-leading technology, including noise filtering, high-instantaneous current capability, lightning, and surge protection, the RM 16 CE delivers power and protection suitable for most residential applications. The smaller RM 8 CE is ideal for use in mid-size and smaller systems.  

AVR Series Provides Optimal Protection Against a Variable Grid

The Torus Power AVR Series, including the AVR 8 CE and AVR 16 CE, offer Torus Power’s Automatic Voltage Regulation technology to protect equipment from surges, spikes, brownouts, and other events caused by a variable grid. They also deliver a stable source of power regardless of outside line conditions for the very best AV performance. Connected equipment is kept within the optimal operating range of 170V–270V. Ethernet connectivity and an RS232 interface make AVR models ideal for basic home monitoring applications.

To better understand the difference clean, uninterrupted power can make in AV systems and learn why so many rely on Torus Power to maximize and protect their AV gear, visit Torus Power in the AV EMEA booth at HIGH-END Munich, in Hall 1, Booth A18.

For more information about Torus Power, visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

About Torus Power

Toroidal isolation power transformers by Torus Power are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video, and control systems. Dramatically increasing performance levels of connected AV components from video displays to amplifiers and powered speakers, Torus Power products utilize Plitron Manufacturing’s patented NBT technologies and medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers to eliminate virtually all power-line noise artifacts and protect equipment from potentially damaging AC power line events while increasing system reliability and extending product life. Torus Power products deliver higher levels of instantaneous current which ensures that dynamic components and high-performance systems are never compromised, nor starved for power.

Built to rigorous specifications under Plitron Manufacturing’s ISO 9001 quality control system in Toronto, Canada, Torus Power’s toroidal transformers—the heart of the Torus Power product line—utilize similar technologies as those found in leading AV amplifiers as well as in industrial, medical, broadcast, telecommunications, IT, power conditioning, and energy management applications. For additional information visit www.toruspower.com and follow Torus Power on Twitter and Facebook.

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact

For interviews or reviews please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

CEDIA Headquarters Reference Home Theater Powered and Protected by Torus Power

CEDIA Headquarters Reference Home Theater Powered and Protected by Torus Power

Custom Torus Power All-in-One isolation transformer converts 480V 3-phase industrial power into 120V and protects high-performance gear in the new CEDIA Reference Theater.

When CEDIA decides to put a reference home theater inside their new headquarters, which also houses a state-of-the-art experience center and training facility, the association knew it must meet high expectations. After all, the professional organization that represents the custom electronics industry has an obligation to create a best-in-class cinema, with every detail meticulously designed, and an exceptional experience delivered. It stands to reason then, that the integrator on the project should be a renowned industry name with extensive knowledge of the best solutions to meet any challenge.

The Erskine Group was chosen to design and install the 9-seat Reference Cinema Home Theater in CEDIA’s new headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. “We were able to provide a turnkey project, completing the construction, design, installation, and calibration,” says Dennis Erskine, president of The Erskine Group.

The cinema includes leading high-performance brands, including Procella loudspeakers, Trinnov Audio Altitude32 AV preamplifier, QSC amplifiers, Barco Loki Cinemascope projector, and a Stewart Filmscreen masking screen, all powered and protected by a custom Torus Power All-in-One Series wall-mount power isolation unit. CinemaTech seating and Quest Acoustical Interiors round out the installation.

“We were not going to do this room without a Torus Power unit, or its equivalent. And there is no equivalent to what the Torus Power isolation transformers can accomplish in any size installation,” Erskine says.

Custom Torus Power Unit Meets Highly Specialized Requirements

Installing a reference-grade home theater within a commercial building posed several challenges, as you might expect. One of the biggest challenges was stepping-down the power to accommodate the residential gear being used.

“Originally, we planned to step the power down from 240 volts to 120 volts,” Erskine explains. “But then, the engineers who were working on the mechanical systems told us they were instead bringing 480V three-phase power into the building so we needed to drop that down to 120 volts.”

Erskine called Torus Power’s Kevin Main and asked about possible solutions for this part of the project. From this conversation, a custom All-in-One (AIO) Series 11.8K-480V to 120V step-down wall-mount isolation transformer was developed. The Torus Power unit includes 24 x 20Amp breakers, enough to accommodate all the high-end AV components within the theater.

The audio system includes Procella P815 left-center-right speakers, four Procella P18 subwoofers, and 16 additional Procella speakers for 3D surround sound, processed by a Trinnov Audio Altitude32 AV preamplifier rendering 30 channels of Dolby Atmos. The Torus Power AIO unit delivers clean power to ensure the top-of-the-line system can perform at its best. The AIO unit decouples and isolates electronic components from the power source, eliminating transients and improving audio quality. The result is a dramatically reduced noise floor with better dynamics, imaging, and base attack.

“By combining advanced room isolation design with high-performance components and clean power delivered by the Torus Power AIO unit we have been able to achieve a dynamic experience that is second to none and worthy of being an industry showcase,” says Erskine.

Similarly, the Torus Power unit is designed to power and protect the Barco Loki projector, eliciting brighter colors, deeper blacks, better contrast, and a more captivating overall image from what is already one of the industry’s best projectors.

“Providing a steady stream of ample, clean power allows the projector to perform at its very best and prevents it from being compromised. The Torus Power AIO absolutely fits the bill.”

The Barco Loki projector is paired with a 206-inch by 96-inch motorized masking screen from Stewart Filmscreen that brings the theater experience to life.

Creating a Space to Showcase the Best of the Custom Installation Industry

The Torus Power AIO unit is big and heavy, requiring six people to carry it to its permanent location, and it was custom-designed to power and protect one of the most culturally significant reference home theaters in operation today.

“When CEDIA decided to build a new headquarters, the organization knew it wanted expanded training space and something that CEDIA has never had – which is an experience center,” Erskine says.

CEDIA members can take prospective customers on a tour of the 3,000-square-foot environment to showcase state-of-the-art smart home and AV systems in a living room, bedroom, and the home theater. More importantly, dealers and consumers, alike, can see what is possible with today’s technology, observing best practices that should be employed in luxury home installations.

The Experience Center is only one-tenth of the new CEDIA headquarters. The organization occupies 30,000 square feet on the first and third floors of the building. CEDIA rents out the rest of the office space, turning the headquarters into a revenue stream instead of an added expense.

The presence of additional office space in the building, however, created soundproofing challenges within the theater. To ensure the 3D surround sound, designed to create an immersive theater experience, didn’t disturb CEDIA workers or other tenants in the building, the theater was constructed within a concrete shell. The Erskine Group added engineered acoustic treatments from Quest Acoustical Interiors to help keep sound within the room while providing smooth, even coverage in every seat.  

The final result was an isolated room with a noise floor measuring less than 19 decibels. Considering the softest sound recorded is 22 decibels and akin to that of leaves rustling, you can easily get a sense of how quiet this room is. “When the door closes you can literally feel how quiet the room is!” says Erskine.

Meeting Commercial Code Regulations in a Residential Space

To meet commercial building code requirements, an “Exit” sign hangs over the door next to the screen – just as in a commercial theater – and one of the seats in the first row was eliminated to preserve space for handicapped seating.

As a safety measure and as an example of what’s possible, The Erskine Group tied the smoke and fire alarm system to the theater’s audio system. In case of emergency, theater occupants will hear alarms and notifications. The room also includes its own wireless access point to ensure a strong Wi-Fi signal for guests in the theater.

Erskine also had safety in mind when he specified commercial-grade Socapex cables to connect AV components to the Torus Power AIO unit. The cables carry six circuits, enabling The Erskine Group to reduce the number of electrical wires running from the wall across the floor to the rack from 18 to just three.

Normally used in professional applications like performance halls and Broadway theaters, the Socapex cables minimize the possibility of someone tripping over a wire and either unplugging the systems in the middle of a movie or hurting themselves. The cables lock together for added stability and security.

Erskine says he would recommend Socapex cables “for half a million-dollar rooms and above,” as they are cost-prohibitive for most installations. But, as with the other components, the CEDIA reference-grade home theater required the best the industry could provide.

A Movie Experience Like No Other

The much-anticipated CEDIA Reference Theater showcases what is possible with today’s technology. Delivering clean, stable power at a consistent 120 volts, the Torus Power AIO unit maximizes the performance capabilities of the best-in-class equipment to achieve what some may call the most immersive home theater experience available anywhere.

Equipment
Barco Loki Cinemascope P3/DCI projector
Stewart Filmscreen VistaScope masking screen
Torus Power All-in-One 11.8K-480 to 120 stepdown wall-mount isolation transformer

Trinnov Altitude32 16-32 AV preamplifier

QSC Digital Cinema Amplifiers

Procella P815 LCR speakers (3)

Procella P18 subwoofers (4)

Procella P6V side effect speakers (8)

Procella P8IW height speakers (8)
Socapex cables

CinemaTech LaGrande and Valentino seating

Quest Acoustical Interiors acoustic treatments