DbM recognises the high level of support in design, specification and installation that is often required to ensure a successful home cinema installation. The company’s complimentary Design & Specification Service supports project planning and presentation and is well-used by integrators to help in this area.
The Design & Specification Service provides integrators with a customised, expertly designed, and integrated AV solution. Design packs are time efficient and are a great way to increase the overall sale value of the project whilst also increasing conversion rates. DbM provides three exceptional design proposals; Standard, Performance, and Reference. Each proposal has a separate client budget in mind, whilst still providing an exceptional audio experience.
The service details the room layout and AV equipment positions, including seating positions, industry guidelines for speaker layouts, product install details, viewing angles, screen brightness, sound-pressure levels, wiring diagrams, rack layouts. To begin the proposal process, dealers simply need to provide DbM with a plan of the room and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. DbM will provide co-branded drawings of the proposed system layout and an associated wiring diagram as pdf files within 48 hours at no cost.
The first Waterfall Audio glass speaker was unveiled on the French market in November 1999. Over 23 years after the first sale of a Glass loudspeaker, Waterfall Audio is now distributed in over 50 countries and has received many awards worldwide for design and acoustic excellence.
The company’s dedication to performance and elegance results in the team’s dedication to researching new technologies and innovation. When designing a speaker, the team’s focus is on integration, elegance and performance. The innovative use of glass, together with its exclusive technologies, has allowed Waterfall Audio to free itself from using a traditional speaker structure and instead offer a living piece of art.
DbM entered into a partnership with Waterfall Audio in 2020 when it became the exclusive distributor within the UK market, providing professional integrators access to Waterfall Audio’s glass and aluminum speaker range.
"We started our relationship by being intrigued by the beautiful aesthetic of the Victoria Evo glass loudspeaker and left being thoroughly impressed by the depth of engineering that goes into each Waterfall Audio product. They share DbM’s ethos of excellent engineering, stunning aesthetic and outstanding audio performance. We need to know the de facto engineering numbers from the brands that we work with to ensure that our design service provides a solution that really delivers. Waterfall Audio does that, which enables us to deliver incredible performance every time."
Barry Sheldrick, Director of Sales for DbM
Thanks to the partnership, UK integrators have exclusive access to the range of on-wall, in-wall and in-room speakers for residential installs.
All handmade in the South of France using glass and aluminum, these speakers are simply beautiful to look at and amazing to listen to, particularly when powered by Meridian amplifiers. DbM dealers also have access to the Waterfall Audio Pro Custom Series.
The Waterfall Audio Pro Custom range offers a very high-performance cinema line up with an innovative installation process that literally creates the front baffle wall. Working in conjunction with the DbM Design and Specification service, integrators can be confident in hitting their SPL targets and providing great coverage for each row of seats, along with solid, fast and tight bass.
The range includes:
LCR500 - The very high-power handling means that it is intended for rooms sizes between 40 to 100m². Its total depth (21 cm) is equivalent to the depth of the SUB600S and makes it easy to integrate behind the acoustically transparent screen.
LCR300 – This speaker is designed for rooms from 20 to 50m². The dynamic capacities of three LCR300 will be best utilised by partnering them with a pair of SUB600S.
SAT150 - Due to its 9.9cm thickness, the SAT150 is the ideal in wall surround speaker to be partnered with either the LCR300 or the LCR500.
SUB600S - The SUB600S allows you to experience low frequency in a new dimension like never before. Its 2 x 23cm long excursion drivers (32mm) move more air than a traditional 30cm driver and is much quicker.
RS700 – Incredibly powerful (a true 2 x 700W amplifier) with custom configured by Waterfall DSP engine to deploy performance enhancing technologies along with protection from over driving. The perfect partner to get the most out of the LCR 500, LCR300 and SUB600S.
Built to order, these speakers deliver breath-taking sound and is the answer to the most demanding movie enthusiasts. The dynamics and power available from Waterfall Audio’s own DSP amps is truly special and something which DbM has been receiving amazing feedback on from installations that integrators have completed.
These speakers are best demonstrated at the DbM HQ in Cambridgeshire. Contact Us Now to book an appointment – you won’t be disappointed.
Key Reasons for Using the Design & Specification Service
· Expertise and Support: DbM has extensive experience and expertise in designing high-performance home cinemas, we’ve helped to deliver over 1000 projects so far. By working with the team, integrators can tap into this knowledge and experience, receiving support throughout the design, installation and commissioning process, ensuring that the systems meet the highest industry standards of performance and reliability.
· Customisation: The Design and Specification Service is tailored to the specific needs of each customer – providing designs that meet the unique requirements of the room it will be used in, as well as the needs of the end user. The three design options aid the conversion ratio along with boosting the system value in an easy to explain way. This customisation ensures that the system delivers the best possible performance for the intended application.
· Efficiency and Time Savings: By working with us, integrators can streamline the design and installation process, saving time and money. Using DbM dedicated experts in AV system design and integration means that the entire process can be completed more efficiently, ensuring performance on each project.