Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Proper Documentation at the Start of the Project Makes All the Difference

Check out Anthony Grimani's column in the May issue of Residential Systems...

"I am standing in my backyard in disbelief, looking at the partially complete fence that I asked a contractor to build to keep the ravenous Northern California deer from eating my priceless heirloom tomatoes. These deer are gymnasts. They can jump over a 6-foot fence from a standing position all day long, especially if a salad buffet is open on the other side.

My disbelief comes from the fact that the fence ended up being different from what we agreed upon. The contractor had showed me a picture on his iPhone that was exactly what I wanted: a nice, simple fence. What he built was totally different…time to disassemble and start over.

What went wrong here? It wasn’t communication. We were clear about what was to be built, and he even proposed the design! The problem was documentation. In my haste to get back to the office to continue designing the world’s top home cinemas, I failed to draw the agreed-upon fence design. I should know better. If you don’t document what is supposed to get built, someone will find a way to mess it all up, then blame you for not making up your mind in time."


Monday, May 27, 2013

MSR Acoustics Launches Living Sound Acoustical Art Panels

SR Acoustics introduces a new series of artwork from its Living Sound™ line of sound-control art panels. The new series features paintings by celebrated artist Merryl Jaye, with stunning portraits of music legends Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Diana Krall, and John Coltrane. Living Sound panels are designed to enhance the acoustical character of living and media spaces by controlling the sound reflections and echoes. The panels are used to improve overall sound performance, and to quiet noisy spaces  in variety residential, pro, and commercial spaces.

Using a proprietary printing process that ensures color fidelity, longevity, and acoustical quality, Living Sound panels offer the highest performance and aesthetic value. The core of these panels is a scientifically-designed and rigorously-tested set of materials that provide absorption and diffusion, the two most important treatment elements for effective room acoustics. While there are many imitations on the market, no other sound panels deliver in the same way; our unique manufacturing process ensures optimum results, functionally and aesthetically. 
Merryl Jaye (l) with Anthony Grimani (r) at T.H.E. Show

In addition to the new Merryl Jaye series, the Living Sound line includes more than 100 image options. We can also custom print personal photos or images for a truly unique application. 

For more information on this innovative product line, please visit our website.