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Maddox Wins Heritage of Innovation Award


Each year, the Sonance Design awards the top dealers and installers in the industry for excellence celebrating project innovation, design elegance, and outstanding performance.  Maddox Audio Video Design  is honored to have received the Heritage of Innovation Award which recognizes “The most creative custom solution designed, in collaboration with the Sonance | James Loudspeaker team, to solve a problem or enhance project design.”

Winners were announced at the annual CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association) Expo.  This year’s expo was held in Dallas, Texas with over 15,000 registrants.  According to CEPro, “The CEDIA Conference featured 55 sessions focused on formal training and professional advancement, advocacy activations, and insightful speakers on emerging trends. Industry-leading manufacturers, including Crestron, Legrand AV, Origin Acoustics, SnapOne, Sony, and Sound United, among 29 brands, presented over 100 Manufacturer Product Training (MPT) sessions on their latest products and solutions.”

The winning project was a family room that the homeowner wanted to create an immersive 5.4.2 surround experience.  The challenges to create this experience included the front wall being surrounded by glass, vaulted ceilings, and the rear of the room being open to the kitchen.  But, Maddox AV was able to design a system that allowed the homeowner to create a state-of-the-art media room with an incredible sound system for entertaining.

The front beam of this room has a haiddent SPL5Q-LCR at 44 degrees to reach the listener.  The second and third beam are both using an SPL3-LR for the height 1+2 channels, and the rear channels are Sonance Is8’s.  Under the fireplace, there are 2 powerpipe PP10s to supply the bass.  All of the soundbars were stretched to 189″ to span the full width of the beams for a seamless look that can be hidden behind custom panels for a fully integrated look, without compromising sound quality.  The rest of the home is fitted iwht Sonance Invisible Series IS8s in the kitchen, living, dining, master bath and sitting room.  In addition, the master and deck have James OMNI 129-4 Bi-amped wired in stereo.

Utilizing Sonance Invisible Speakers, Maddox was able to provide unique design, big sound, and no footprint.  Next, Maddox partnered with James Loudspeaker to build a sound bar that provides immersive 5.2.4 surround sound comprised of 39 drivers in the form of (3) James 189″ sound bars, a Pair of Sonance IS8 Invisibles and 2 James subwoofers that disappear with amazing fidelity.

Sonance invisible speakers are hidden in the ceiling beams

The final step in this room design was ensuring that the incredible sound system did not detract from the home’s architectural design.  The image to the right shows the concealed speaker placement that literally disappears after the covers are placed in the featured photo.  How amazing is that!  It’s easy to see why this project won the Heritage of Innovation award.

If want a state-of-the-art sound system for an immersive experience, designed in a way that is aesthetically pleasing, Maddox has the expertise to do the job right!

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