I doubt many of you (if any) know about a program Triad has had for about a year, which uses your authorized Triad dealer and an outside firm, PMI, to develop and implement the best possible theater experience for a specific room. It's called CinemaPlus. There are three packages right now; one with Gold Monitors, and two with Platinum LCRs. The packages include custom design and detailed plans, done by the engineers at PMI, all custom acostical materials, and the appropriate Triad fronts, surrounds, and subs. Consultaion from PMI is also included. Your dealer does the installation and provides all the other components (video, screen, electronics, wire, labor, etc.), and the dealer also sells you the CinemaPlus package. Results so far have been outstanding, with some of the best theatre sound, and at costs far less than theaters I've heard that don't even approach these results in terms of sound quality.
PMI was founded in 1999 by Tony Grimani, who is an industry icon. I met Tony in 1991 when he was the head of worldwide licensing for THX, and I toured Skywalker Ranch with him when he worked there. Since 1999, he has used Triad speakers in many installations, and he believes in us and our ability to do custom work, so this partnership was a natural.
Here's the CinemaPlus link from our website, and there's an example of jobs. http://www.triadspeakers.com/pmi.html
System 1 is for dedicated rooms of 2,000 to 3,000 cubic feet. The Triad speakers are three Gold Monitors (InRoom or InWall), four Gold Surrounds, and four Bronze Subs, each with a new RackAmp 300 DSP. The cost is $44,050 for the speakers, design, consultation, and acoustical materials.
System 2 is for 3,000 to 6,000 cubic feet, and it includes three Platinum LCRs, six Gold Surrounds, and eight custom versions of Silver Subs, each with a RackAmp 500 DSP. (That's 8-12" drivers and a real 4,000 watts.) $76,650 for the speakers, design, consultation, and acoustical materials.
System 3 is for rooms 6,000 to 12,000 cubic feet. It uses three Platinum LCRs, six Gold Surrounds, and twelve custom versions of Silver Subs. This system is $92,850.
Because these are performance-oriented, dedicated rooms, all systems are to be used with acoustically transparent screens, with vertically-aligned fronts, built into the walls. Actually, all the speakers are built in, as you can see from the picture in the link above. (I believe that custom system had sixteen 10" Bronze subs, for very even, extended bass.)
If you're interested in have a spectacular theater that turns out right, contact your Triad dealer and investigate CinemaPlus. You deal with just your Triad dealer, and he handles the rest. It's easy, and the results are amazing.
I would be remiss if I didn't also mention another great source for a gonzo Triad theater room, Dennis Erskine. He has engineered and designed dozens of rooms utilizing Triad speakers, with superb results. He designed my acoustical materials for my theater, which sounds excellent. I recommend him highly, as well.