Wilshire Media Systems of Westlake Village, CA

Ron Resnick

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As part of our house repair/renovation we thought it would be nice to install a home theater system in a dedicated room. I am responsible for the audio system in the room next door, and Tinka took over the home theater project.

After meeting with and interviewing several home theater designer/installer specialists, Tinka engaged Sean Prater and Brian Nabonne of Wilshire Media Systems, of Westlake Village, California.

Our home theater project has undoubtedly been a source of prolonged frustration for Sean and Brian, as delays caused by Tinka and me at every step of the way have tried the patience of all involved. What should have been a project of a few months is now going on three years. But you would never sense any dismay from Sean's and Brian's permanently cheery demeanors and helpful attitudes.

Sean and Brian have shown great patience, and have provided speedy assistance and support whenever we have needed their help. They have been wonderful to work with, and they have rolled with the changes we have made and the decisions we have reversed along the way.

Wilshire Media Systems works with retail customers, but over time its business has evolved into one in which they often are engaged by developers and general contractors who bring them into projects. This allows Wilshire to design into new construction from the beginning an integrated approach to home automation and whole-house distributed audio, as well as dedicated home theater systems and high-end audio systems.

Today we visited Wilshire's beautiful new office facilities.


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In addition to being experts at home automation and home theater, Wilshire Media Systems also offers high-end audio systems utilizing Audioquest, Bowers & Wilkens, Classe, JL Audio, McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Pro-Ject, Revel and Sumiko components.


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Sean and several of his colleagues are musicians, and they have a fully-outfitted music studio on premises!



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Ron Resnick

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Tinka engaged Sean and Brian to design and build a dedicated home theater in the room next to our listening room.

Tinka specified a visually unobtrusive in-wall speaker system behind an acoustically transparent screen, with a high-end Sony front-projection system.

This home cinema will be relatively modest compared to the extremely high-end Wilshire home theater demonstration room, which can be easily re-configured to demonstrate three different cinema systems:



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Sean and Brian are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of home automation, whole-house distributed audio, home theater and high-end audio. They have been attentive, responsive, detail-oriented, and patient. They have been wonderful to work with!

Tinka and I highly recommend them for your home automation, video and audio design and installation needs!

Sean Prater
Brian Nabonne
Wilshire Media Systems
2649 Townsgate Road
Suite 500
Westlake Village, CA 91361
805-497-1179

https://www.wilshirehe.com
 
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I live in Westlake Village and have purchased a number of big ticket items from Wiltshire at their old location in Thousand Oaks. I agree the staff is very friendly and try to be helpful. However for custom services they have been much higher than their competitors. Plus don’t have them program your Remotes. They could never could get it right and I had to get others to fix. Hope your new theater turns out nice. Too bad it’s taken so long.
 

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I bought my first big screen plasma TV from Wilshire when they were in Thousand Oaks in 2005 I think it was.

They had an outstanding home theatre demo room back then - the best I had ever heard up to that point.
 
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Ron, i'm assuming the last picture you posted is of your new Home Theater room? if so congrats on the progress.

curious which Sony projector and which audio processor you choose? and HT speaker configuration? 7.1? 7.1.4? 9.1.6?

being a vidiot as well as an audiophile just had to ask?
 

Ron Resnick

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I live in Westlake Village and have purchased a number of big ticket items from Wiltshire at their old location in Thousand Oaks. I agree the staff is very friendly and try to be helpful. However for custom services they have been much higher than their competitors. Plus don’t have them program your Remotes. They could never could get it right and I had to get others to fix. Hope your new theater turns out nice. Too bad it’s taken so long.

I'm glad you have found the staff to be friendly and helpful, as we have found them to be.

The overall house renovation, to which the home theater project is subject, has been a long delayed process. Wilshire has jumped back into the project whenever we have needed them to provide input.
 

Ron Resnick

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Ron, i'm assuming the last picture you posted is of your new Home Theater room? if so congrats on the progress.

curious which Sony projector and which audio processor you choose? and HT speaker configuration? 7.1? 7.1.4? 9.1.6?

being a vidiot as well as an audiophile just had to ask?

Hi Mike!

No, that last photo is the Wilshire Media Systems demonstration room. Tinka's home theater room is just drywall with holes in it for speakers at the moment.

I don't actually know the technical specifications of what Tinka selected. I don't know from video. Video is way above my pay grade.:D
 

Mike Lavigne

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Hi Mike!

No, that last photo is the Wilshire Media Systems demonstration room. Tinka's home theater room is just drywall with holes in it for speakers at the moment.

I don't actually know the technical specifications of what Tinka selected. I don't do video! Video is way above my pay grade.:D

sorry to jump the gun; all in good time.:cool:
 

Ron Resnick

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Ron, i'm assuming the last picture you posted is of your new Home Theater room? if so congrats on the progress.

curious which Sony projector and which audio processor you choose? and HT speaker configuration? 7.1? 7.1.4? 9.1.6?

being a vidiot as well as an audiophile just had to ask?


Ah, Tinka found the answers:

Sony VPLVW665ES

Screen Innovations 16X9 123" 1.1G Maestro Woven Screen

11.1 7 Channel Anthem MRX720
 
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Mike Lavigne

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Tinka found the answers:

Sony VPLVW665ES

Screen Innovations 16X9 123" 1.1G Maestro Woven Screen

11.1 7 Channel Anthem MRX720

cool. nice choices Tinka! perfect balance of price/value with those pieces. high performance, but not that last few percentage points of performance at twice/3x the cost.

should be awesome and the room classy looking with the acoustically transparent screen. very Beverly Hills!

i use the processor only version of that Anthem receiver; the 11.1 Anthem AVM 60. look forward to seeing pics of the finished room.
 
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Ron Resnick

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cool. nice choices Tinka! perfect balance of price/value with those pieces. high performance, but not that last few percentage points of performance at twice/3x the cost.

should be awesome and the room classy looking with the acoustically transparent screen. very Beverly Hills!

i use the processor only version of that Anthem receiver; the 11.1 Anthem AVM 60. look forward to seeing pics of the finished room.

That's great to know, Mike! Thank you!

We relied upon Sean and Brian for the value analysis and for the component selections.
 

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