Kaleidescape Partners with Keith Yates Design

Media server manufacturer Kaleidescape and Keith Yates Design (KYD), a renowned master of the science of theater design and acoustical engineering, have announced a strategic partnership.

As part of the collaboration, KYD is designing a Movie Lab at Kaleidescape’s headquarters, and every KYD project with a Kaleidescape server will include a specially commissioned, one-of-a-kind bound book that highlights the design and engineering of the theater.  

KYD is a design and engineering firm that specializes in high-end, purpose-built private theaters and screening rooms.

The company, which has been in business since 1991, draws on a science-based approach supported by over $400,000 in specialized engineering tools and an in-house team of architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, and construction administrators.

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KYD’s award-winning creative designs and acoustical engineering are frequently deployed for elite Hollywood customers, including major directors, producers, sound specialists, and cinematographers.

In 2019, the company was awarded AVS Forum’s Home Theater of the Decade for its design of The Hahn Theater, an inspiring project conducted with cinematographer Rob Hahn that received global recognition.  

Keith Yates theater designs cater to elite clientele, including Hollywood executives.

“Keith Yates Design and Kaleidescape have a common goal in delivering a deeply inspired immersive theater experience that is unique, customized, and shapes the entertainment space,” says Tayloe Stansbury, CEO, Kaleidescape.

“KYD’s design, combined with Kaleidescape, delivers unrivaled acoustical movie magic, which is why we are working with them to design the Kaleidescape Movie Lab at our corporate headquarters.” 

KYD has been specifying Kaleidescape systems for decades. Now the Kaleidescape content team will utilize the KYD-designed lab to ensure all movies released on its movie store will deliver a reference-quality experience. 

“Kaleidescape makes the industry’s best movie servers and players, and we use the system for all our calibrations when we do quality control on a commissioned KYD home theater,” says Keith Yates, president and chief creative officer, Keith Yates Design.

“A KYD designed and engineered cinema experience is enhanced and further resolved with the performance advantages only available with Kaleidescape’s higher fidelity video source material and lossless audio, making everything in the theater optimized to deliver the best performance.”  

According to Kaleidescape, a KYD designed and engineered theater allows the technical performance benefits of its media server to be fully appreciated. 

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In celebration of this partnership, every KYD theater commissioned with a Kaleidescape system will come with a unique, one-of-a-kind, bound book highlighting the design and engineering of the KYD theater.

“This partnership is a natural fit as KYD and Kaleidescape are aligned to provide the best-in-class private cinema experience, one our customers will be proud to commemorate by putting this book on display,” Yates concludes. 

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