Crestron is PROCISE with it’s High-Definition Surround Sound Processor

Most of you reading this who went to CEDIA this year will know exactly what I am talking about when I say, with all the audio video manufacturers in the world, there is definitely not a shortage in high-quality, high-performance home theater processors on the market today. Only PSPHD PROCISE, the high-definition surround sound processor from Crestron, delivers all the features you need to address the array of design challenges of the high-end custom market.

For those who have never been to CEDIA, CES, EHX, InfoComm, or any trade show of this nature then you may be a little confused, let me just say that during the time you spent reading this sentence another idea in the audio world was just formed. But I digress; Crestron’s PSPHD PROCISE is designed to please the most discerning audiophile or movie fan, with exclusive features that will especially inspire the audio design professionals amongst us. Features like Audyssey MultEQ® XT, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic Volume enable calibrating a complete 7.3 speaker system to perfection.

Crestron’s PSPHD PROCISE Integrates modern design with vintage style VU (Volume Units) meters?! That’s right, the dual front panel VFDs display “mechanical” VU meters and spectrum analyzers, providing real-time signal monitoring along with a ton of other data to keep you informed throughout setup and operation.

Key Features:

  • Professional 7.3 surround sound processor and preamplifier
  • Designed for high-end home theaters, audiophile listening rooms, boardrooms, and auditoriums
  • Handsome appearance befitting the most high-end theater or living room
  • Dual front panel VFDs display real-time analog VU meters or spectrum analyzers
  • Setup, control, and monitoring enabled via front panel or Crestron PROCISE Tools software
  • Features Audyssey MultEQ® XT, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic Volume
  • Works with Crestron CCSTK Professional Surround Sound Tuning Kit
  • Decodes Dolby® TrueHD 7.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1 HBR formats
  • Includes balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA connections on all outputs
  • Available graphic or parametric EQ and delay adjustment on each theater output
  • Extensive bass management through three independent subwoofer outputs
  • “Double Bass” feature enables routing LFE to the main L/R channels
  • Extensive signal steering for custom applications and speaker configurations
  • Separate stereo and mono down-mix outputs for recording or multi-zone
  • Six HDMI™ inputs support 7.1 HD multi-channel audio and 1080p60 video
  • Features QuickSwitch HD™ technology for low-latency switching
  • HDMI output contains HD video plus unprocessed 7.1 or 2-channel downmix audio
  • Supports HDCP to ensure compatibility with protected sources and equipment
  • One AES/EBU, four optical, and six coaxial digital inputs
  • Ultra low noise up to 125 SNR via AES/EBU in and balanced out
  • One balanced XLR and eight unbalanced RCA stereo analog inputs
  • One 7.1 multi-channel analog input
  • Integrates perfectly with Crestron DigitalMedia™ products via HDMI in and out
  • Integrates cleanly into multimedia presentation and telepresence systems
  • Includes three mix inputs for connecting mic mixers, teleconferencing codecs, paging systems, and audio signal generators
  • Mix inputs feature independent EQ, notch filters, gating and compression
  • Native Crestron system integration via Ethernet or Cresnet®
  • Extensively programmable, with numerous presets and assignable defaults for most settings
  • 3U 19″ rack-mountable (rack ears included)

The PROAMP-7X400 7-channel amplifier complements the PSPHD perfectly; delivering a heart-pounding 400 Watts per channel, yeah that’s right 400 watts per channel, with XLR balanced inputs, Cresnet and Ethernet connectivity, and seamless control and monitoring through the PSPHD front panel.

As soon as I can get my hands on this, I definitely will be pairing it with the PROAMP-7X400 7-channel amplifier & some TOTEM in wall/in ceiling speakers…Vsys is  definitely going to have the best sound system on the block!!!

Procise Receiver


TOTEM’s TRIBE in-wall/in-ceiling speakers

Back in January when VinoSystems went to CES in Las Vegas we just happened upon this random room in the Venetian hotel. We took a chance after a long day of talking to companies about their products and why theirs were better than the other guys, so at this point we were pretty much done. But luckily when we stumbled into this room we found ourselves in front of a very amazing speaker company known in the world as TOTEM ACOUSTIC. As soon as we walked in there was the usual demonstration, different types of music playing so we could here the range of sound that was produced by their products. Overall we were very impressed, but what really caught my attention was their TRIBE series In-Wall/In Ceiling Speakers. The all-enclosed, meticulously crafted and astonishing sounding Tribe In-Wall/In-Ceiling brings Totem’s legendary imaging, off-axis performance and full-range sound to a brilliant compact, vibrant and dynamic series of speakers. Delivering the highest caliber compact speaker performance for over 20 years, TOTEM presents the ultimate series of In-Wall/In-Ceiling products. Designed to engulf and immerse the listener in a totally realistic and believable 3D sonic experience, the Tribe In-Wall/In-Ceiling redefine exactness, speed and musicality. For easy use under any conditions, they perform with astonishing presence, no matter the size of your space.
I can’t wait to bring these speakers into the North Bay. As a Automation Specialist/Systems Integrator I know that I will be spreading the word about this product line. So watch out Bay Area here comes TOTEM ACOUSTIC!!!


Samsung 8 Series LED TV

Back in January we showed you this awesome concept ultra slim and sleek LED TV from our trip to CES in Vegas. Well six months later this concept is now reality. When Samsung got together with their designers they were like, how can we make our TV’s sell like hot cakes? Introduce LED technology and voilà! it’s like I’m watching a Chris angel show because these things are magical. For example Samsungs LED TV technology enables a true to life range of picture brightness- from pure blacks to pristine whites. Samsungs auto motion plus feature delivers smooth motion images with crisp, clear picture quality. Advanced color processing ensures that every image is as vibrant and colorful on screen as it was when it was created.
Did I mention how ridiculously slim this TV’s are? They are a surprisingly 1.2’’ deep; they are the slimmest HDTV’s yet, with all the components built in!!! No additional port expansion boxes are needed, thank you very much. Samsung has this optional wall mount that when combined with the new 8 series LED TV’s hang on your wall like a picture-less than 2’’ away from any wall. Standard LCD’s hang about 5.75’’ from the wall and the new LED’s hang at an amazing 1.8’’from the wall.
The best part about the new 8 series LED TV’s is that they are very Eco friendly. They are Energy Star compliant and use 40% less energy than the standard LCD’s. Samsung is dedicated to preserving the environment through impactful manufacturing and packaging techniques. These ultra-slim, ultra light weight LED TV’s take it even further, requiring less packaging materials and transportation need. They are also free of Mercury.
So whether you want to save some space, the environment, or some energy and money, the new Samsung 8 series LED TV’s are the right choice for you!!!



To begin the day we boarded the wrong shuttle… Yay! We were planing on going to the sands expo center and got on the shuttle going to the LVCC still part of the show but further away. Oh well just need to find a place to register now!