Definitive Technology. The Mythos Solo combines three speakers (left main, center, and right main) in one sleek design. The polished aircraft-grade aluminum enclosure can be wall-mounted with stainless steel brackets, or placed on a shelf or on top of a television. Use alone or in combination with a subwoofer and pair of speakers for a surround-sound home theater. Also available in black. 410.363.7148. www.definitivetech.com.
Lutron. Adding the element of cinema ambiance to home theaters is the Maestro IR remote-control dimmer. Simply use the one-touch controls to remotely lower light levels for a more authentic movie-watching experience. The infrared control can be used up to 30 feet away from the wall-mounted dimmer. For added convenience, the remote can be replaced by most programmable universal remote controls. 877.258.8766. www.lutron.com.
Key Digital. The HDMI4x1 Digital Switcher can help streamline home theater system components and maximize picture and sound quality. Up to four audio and video sources — including high-definition set top boxes, DVD players, and personal computers — can be plugged into the switcher. 914.667.9700. www.keydigital.com.
Bose. The Built-inVisible solution to whole-house audio seamlessly integrates speaker wiring, amplifiers, and large components into walls, ceilings, or floors, providing an unobtrusive system. Pre-engineered with matching components that work together, a range of systems can outfit up to 14 spaces inside and outside the home. System options include a media center that can store and manage up to 340 CDs, plus speakers that can be installed in or on walls and painted to match any décor. 800.444.2673. www.bose.com.
Sony. The TAV-L1 all-in-one home theater system features a motorized audio unit that, with the push of a button, slides down to reveal a 32-inch LCD flat-panel HDTV. This combination system incorporates a slot-loading DVD/CD/SACD player, two vibration-canceling subwoofers, and the maker's S-Master digital amplifier and S-Force Pro virtual surround sound processing. Four colors available. 800.222.7669. www.sony.com.
Runco. The CinemaWall CW-42HD flat-panel plasma display monitor is high-altitude-compliant to 9,000 feet. Less than 4 inches thick, the new model offers a 42-inch-wide screen with a resolution of 1024 by 768, an anti-glare filter, and two HDMI inputs. Vivix processing includes 3-D scan conversion with motion compensation and 3:2 pulldown for high-quality video performance with video- and film-based material. 510.324.7777. www.runco.com.
Paradigm. The in-wall and in-ceiling speakers in the new PV Series are designed to dramatically reduce unwanted resonance and standing waves associated with some in-wall systems. The speakers' injection-molded ribbed polymer mounting system increases wall rigidity by sandwiching and strengthening the area around the mounting hole. The PV150, PV160, PV50R, and PV60R models are designed for uncomplicated drop-in into existing walls and ceilings. Preinstallation brackets are also available for new construction. The speakers are offered in white with paintable grilles to match any décor. www.paradigm.com.
On-Q/Legrand. Forgoing the look of intercom units from the 1970s, the InQuire intercom module and main console are based on Cat-5 wiring and offer an up-to-date look that fits in a standard decorator wallplate. The blacklit keypad features page, monitor, do not disturb, and hands-free reply functions, while green, red, and orange LEDs show which stations are in use in other rooms. 800.321.2343. www.onqlegrand.com.
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