Kaleidescape and Keith Yates Design (KYD) have announced a strategic partnership that raises the bar for cinematic experiences in the home.
KYD, with its versatile creative designs and acoustical engineering, is the preferred choice for Hollywood’s elite customers, often selected by major directors, producers, sound specialists, and cinematographers. In 2019 KYD was awarded AVS Forum’s prestigious Home Theater of the Decade for its design of The Hahn Theater, an inspiring project conducted with cinematographer Rob Hahn that received global recognition.
“Keith Yates Design and Kaleidescape have a common goal in delivering a deeply inspired immersive theater experience that is unique, customized, and shapes the entertainment space,” says Tayloe Stansbury, CEO, Kaleidescape. “KYD’s design, combined with Kaleidescape, delivers unrivaled acoustical movie magic, which is why we are working with them to design the Kaleidescape Movie Lab at our corporate headquarters.”
KYD has been specifying Kaleidescape systems for decades to offer its clients the best performance and user experience. Now the Kaleidescape content team will utilize the KYD-designed lab to ensure all movies released on its movie store deliver the reference-quality experience customers have come to expect from Kaleidescape.
“Kaleidescape makes the industry’s best movie servers and players, and we use the system for all our calibrations when we do quality control on a commissioned KYD home theater,” says Keith Yates, president and chief creative officer, Keith Yates Design. “A KYD designed and engineered cinema experience is enhanced and further resolved with the performance advantages only available with Kaleidescape’s higher fidelity video source material and lossless audio, making everything in the theater optimized to deliver the best performance.”
A KYD designed and engineered theater allows the technical performance benefits of a Kaleidescape system to be fully appreciated.
In celebration of this partnership, every KYD theater commissioned with a Kaleidescape system will come with a unique, one-of-a-kind, bound book highlighting the design and engineering of the KYD theater. “This partnership is a natural fit as KYD and Kaleidescape are aligned to provide the best-in-class private cinema experience, one our customers will be proud to commemorate by putting this book on display,” Yates concludes.