The Harman Luxury Audio Group has completed a major upgrade to its Eargle Theater demonstration facility in Northridge, CA.
The theater, named after legendary audio engineer John M. Eargle, features a complete, ultra high-end JBL Synthesis Everest multichannel home theater system based around the flagship JBL Project Everest DD66000 loudspeaker.
“Our Northridge campus is home to the world’s most advanced loudspeaker engineering and testing facility and listening laboratory,” said Jim Garrett, senior manager, marketing, Harman Luxury Audio Group. “Now, we have updated an equally extraordinary music and theater system that demonstrates the absolute state of the art in audio and video reproduction and home theater design. It’s an invaluable resource for dealers, systems integrators, other industry professionals and our employees who want to hear and see the ultimate in what today’s best audio/video components can deliver.”
The loudspeakers in the Eargle Theater include three Project Everest DD66000 left, center and right speakers, six S4Ai surrounds and four S1S-EX 18-inch THX Ultra2 subwoofers. The electronics in the system include a Mark Levinson No.502 media console/surround processor, seven bridged JBL Synthesis S820 (800-Watt x 1) amplifiers (for the L, C, R speakers and subwoofers), a JBL Synthesis 7 x 160-watt seven-channel amplifier (for the S4Ai) and a JBL Synthesis SDEC-4500 equalizer.
Rounding out the system is a Lumagen Radiance XE-3D video processor, Digital Projection International (DPI) Titan 3D 3-chip DLP projector and a Screen Research 180-inch X-Mask screen. Integrated AV control is provided by a Savant automation system. The room design, seating and acoustical treatment are by Acoustic Innovations.