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Jul 20, 2015 9:11 AM ET

Archived: Grimani Systems, LLC – Groundbreaking High Performance Home Cinema Systems

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 20, 2015

Quick Pitch

Spellbinding Home Entertainement

Grimani Systems elegant technology solutions are designed specifically for luxury home cinemas, and capable of truly delivering on the artistic vision of the musicians, recording artists, filmmakers, and sound designers of the ultra high-definition era.

Our debut product, the CinemaOne Audio Ensemble, delivers exceptional sound quality and coverage thanks to the Conic Section Array™ (CSA) waveguide, the loudspeaker’s driving technology. Watch for the Grimani Systems CinemaOne 4K Ultra High-Definition Video Package for private large-room theaters, coming in 2016.

See grimanisystems.com


Product/Service Details


With a combined 50 years of experience building in excess of 600 recording and playback environments, Grimani Systems has created the CinemaOne Audio Ensemble, a turnkey solution capable of delivering a nearly flawless representation of the artist’s original intention.

Front and center of our achievement is the Conic Section Array™waveguide, the loudspeaker’s driving technology.

The Grimani Systems CinemaOne audio package has 13 speakers, more than 16,000 watts of power, 29 channels of amplification, and 10 sophisticated DSP units feeding each of those 29 amp channels separately. Everything is networked and programmable.


Traction & Accomplishments

Fast Forward!

We developed the whole CinemaOne Audio Ensemble in less than a year, and launched it at the industry’s largest convention, called CEDIA Expo 2014. It won several awards, including the “Best New Loudspeaker” Award from Rave Publications:



It also made the Top 10 most important CEDIA 2014 news story for CEPro too.



We have just completed the first dealer showroom in San Rafael, CA, the heart of Marin County, a very upscale area just north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. We have orders from dealers in Los Angeles, India, and Singapore, and we have several systems in the specifcations stages.

Response has been overhwlemingly positive!


How We’re Different

New-School Technology Through and Through

Front and center of our achievement is the Conic Section Array™waveguide, the loudspeaker’s driving technology. Unlike conventional loudspeakers that use “cones and domes” for the middle and high frequencies, we developed a groundbreaking waveguide technology to diffuse the sound waves into the room. The result is a more lifelike sound quality with virtually unlimitted dynamics, and with more consistent performance throughout the room.

Our systems are all fully digitally interconnected, and are networked through IP technology. The systems regulalry send status information to Cloud-based data center for tracking of performance. We communicate with the units through a web browser interface, and we can verify and maintain systems by remote. Our client’s systems are always up and ready to deliver the ultimate home cinema experience!




Anthony Grimani – Founder

Influential industry technologist with 30 years of experience and key positions at Dolby and Lucasfilm THX  


Anthony Grimani is a highly respected expert in home theater acoustics and design. He was named one of the “50 Most Vital Influencers” by CustomRetailer magazine and inducted 
as Fellow of the CEDIA trade association. In 2013, CEPro Magazine named him one of the “Top 20 Most Influential People of the Past 20 Years.” His more than 25 years of industry experience include executive positions at Dolby and Lucasfilm THX. At Dolby, Anthony was intricately involved in the development of surround sound for consumer applications. During his nine-year tenure at THX, he managed the THX consumer licensing program and the technology development program, setting the direction for consumer and professional Audio/Video businesses. Anthony developed the Home THX program, the THX PM3 program, and invented the revolutionary Surround EX 6.1 channel audio format pioneered in Star Wars, the Phantom Menace. He’s a frequent lecturer at industry conferences such as AES (Audio Engineering Society) and CEDIA 
(Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association) and earned the CEDIA Top Instructor award. Anthony holds
 six patents in the area of audio and acoustics. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He’s been passionate about music and technology since he was a young man. He studied at the Music Conservatory in Paris and tinkered with gear lying around his father’s amateur audio workshop. Born in Asia and raised in Europe, Anthony speaks three languages fluently. He resides in Marin County with his wife and daughter.


Manny LaCarrubba – Founder

25 year industry veteran with several patents, and recording studio credentials that include the famed Plant Studios in the San Francisco area. 


Manny LaCarrubba developed the principal acoustics technology of the revolutionary CinemaOne Audio Ensemble, the Conic Section Array™ waveguide. Manny’s work in this area started in the mid 1990s, he then founded Sausalito Audio to commercialize patents related to this work. This intellectual property has been integrated into commercial products manufactured by Bang & Olufsen of Denmark. Earlier in his career, Manny spent a decade as a staff and later chief engineer at famed Sausalito recording studio, The Plant. His music engineering credits include tracks and albums for Santana, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Kenny G, Mariah Carey, 
and many more. He also designed some of The Plant’s seminal recording rooms. Manny earned a Bachelor of Science in Tonmeister Studies from State University of New York at Fredonia. He holds several patents related to loudspeakers, and he is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). Manny lives in Marin County California with his singer/songwriter wife. For fun he does music production work, practices kung fu and yoga, and drives his car at unsafe speeds.


David Steel – Founder

Serial Entrepreneur with top level expertise in marketing and sales 


David Steel is a serial entrepreneur and longtime audiophile. His unsighted college roommate introduced him to the transcendent powers of state-of-the-art audio systems, playing the Eagles, Elton John, the Doobie Brothers and other favorites of the era. When Dave had an opportunity to build a dedicated listening room, he sought out experts in acoustics and design. An extensive search led him to work with Grimani Systems’ cofounders Anthony Grimani and Manny LaCarrubba. A consummate sales professional, in 1983, Dave cofounded American Ad Management, which provides marketing services for all media platforms, including Internet Marketing Pay Per Click performance based Search Engine Marketing, Internet Yellow Pages, Print Yellow Pages, Video Production, Commercials, and Search Engine Optimization. He served as the firm’s vice president from 1983-2005, and as president from 2005 and 2013. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara. He resides in California with his wife. They have two adult children.

Contact Information:

Anthony Grimani
Manny LaCarrubba
David Steel

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