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HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Home Theater Room Locations
Multipurpose rooms continue to be the primary room location
for home theaters. In 2021, 30% of home cinemas were
stationed in a den, family room, living room or great room.
One in four cinema installations was in a dedicated room,
while just under one out of every five projects (18%) was in
a basement. Master bedrooms (11%), outdoor areas (9%) and
other locations such as garages and secondary bedrooms (7%)
round out the rest.
The median number of seats per home theater is five. About
6% of theaters have 11 or more seats, which is triple the percentage
from last year when only 2% of cinemas had that large
Dedicated Home Theater Price Points
$200,001+
3%
$100,000
$75,001 to
$100,000
9%
$50,001
to $75,000
6%
to $200,000
14%
Less than
$5,000
11%
$5,001 to
$10,000
23%
$25,001 to
$50,000
17%
$10,001 to
$25,000
17%
The average price point for a dedicated home theater/
private cinema installation in the past 12 months was
$50,357.
Multipurpose Room Home Theater Price Points
$75,001 to
$100,000
8%
$50,001
to $75,000
3%
$25,001 to
$50,000
28%
$100,001+
8%
Less than
$5,000
6%
$5,001 to
$10,000
33%
$10,001
to $25,000
14%
The median price point for a multipurpose room theater
installed over the past 12 months was $27,500.
level of seating capacity.
Similar to last year's data, about one in five home theaters
(19%) is an AV zone extension of a distributed AV system,
which is not surprising since many home theaters these days
are in multipurpose rooms.
In terms of what integrators are looking for to boost their
home theater business, the quality of audio and video within
the components are the highest priorities. According to respondents,
audio quality and video quality are by far the most
important elements, followed by price, equipment reliability
and feature sets. Integrators cite equipment margin, tighter
timeframes between theatrical releases and in-home availabilDALI:
High-Performance Speakers
Meet High Design Criteria
DALI's Home Theater solutions
go beyond traditional
box speakers and combine
high-performance audio
with designer, CI-oriented goals. DALI eliminates the
clutter of wires, facilitates installation, and can even help
avoid invasive wall cuts with an expansive collection of
wireless, architectural, and on-wall audio solutions.
The DALI OBERON C Series makes wireless home
theater simple for the modern hi-fi enthusiast, with a
unique ability to perform at a level equivalent to passive
systems. Features like easy positioning, low latency,
optimized amplification, and patented SMC give the
OBERON C active two-way speakers the ability to be
dynamic and commanding yet still easily and cleanly
integrate into a contemporary lifestyle setting. Step up to
the RUBICON C Series for even more power, precision,
and stirring performance. The SOUND HUB and optional
HDMI card allow up to 7.1 surround, while the NPM-2i
card can provide both BluOS and Airplay II. The SOUND
HUB Compact is the perfect alternative for those seeking
classic two-channel reproduction.
In the luxury, expansive CI speaker realm, the DALI
PHANTOM Series presents an extensive portfolio of in-ceiling
round (PHANTOM E and K), in-wall rectangular (PHANTOM
H-R), in-wall LCR (M375 and M250), and a unique
square in-wall and in-ceiling option (PHANTOM H). Near
invisible design elements, wide dispersion sound and an easy
installation process make this series a contemporary CI gem.
DALI has impressive on-wall speakers in the OBERON,
OPTICON and RUBICON series. They offer full-range
ability in a slim design, easily wall mounted along flat TVs.
-Jason Zidle, Brand Manager, DALI North America
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