Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Ultimate Man Cave of Former NY Giants Star Sports Anthem Electronics & Paradigm Speakers

Former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer just completed his man cave, a project he initiated long before the Giants made it into the Superbowl this year. Designed and installed by Todd Anthony Puma of  The Source Home Theater Installation & Design, New York City, the system features high-end equipment from Anthem, Paradigm, Wolf and Screen Innovations.

The deadline set by Amani for the install was this year's Superbowl, just in case the Giants didn't make it to the end. Although Amani will be watching his team take on the New England Patriots from the
Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis instead, his man cave is complete and ready for future enjoyment.

A large portion of the install process was auditioning the audio equipment. “For this room, above all else, I wanted a surround-sound system that made me feel like I was right in the middle of the action,” says Toomer. “That’s the one thing I’ve never loved about surround-sound: I’ve never felt like I was actually there. I’ve always felt like I was almost there. I don’t want almost. If I’m watching a game, I want to feel the attack.”

To make the selection easier, Toomer visited Puma’s home to audition a few different audio setups. “We listened to three different systems,” says Puma. In the end Toomer selected Paradigm Studio series speakers and matching subwoofers powered by Anthem's MRX 700 receiver, mentioning that the Paradigm & Anthem system sounded “fuller and less trembly” than the others.

The end result? A bad a$$ theater room with beautiful decor to match. Amani Toomer’s “Ultimate Man Cave” will air on “First Look” on LXTV, the NY local NBC Channel 4 station at 12:30 AM ET on Sunday, February 5th. It will also air on national television on NBC’s “OPEN HOUSE” program airing at 8:30am on Superbowl Sunday.

Click here! to view Toomer's install photo slideshow.
Click here! to read the full EH "Cool Homes" article
For more information on Anthem MRX receivers click here!
For more information on Paradigm Studio series click here!

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