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Writer Steve Guttenberg and KSS designer Jeremy R. Kipnis sit inside the Kipnis Studio Standard - Cine Beta. It is truly a movie lover's dream come true! (Image on screen is simulated.)

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What looks like an entire high-end audio setup is only 1.1 of the entire 8.8-surround-channel system.

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The library includes 40,000 LPs; 20,000 CDs; 15,000 DVDs; 12,000 laserdiscs; and more than 5,000 high-definition possibilities!

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The front left array displays only one of the 30 McIntosh Tube Amplifiers in the studio.

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The studio contains five McIntosh Amplifiers for each channel array--that's more than 500 tubes in all, plus solid-state amplification from Crown and Mark Levinson for the bass.

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The KSS Projection Booth is complete with a Sony PlayStation 3. The Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii are behind the rear subwoofer array. The Mammoth Projector at the top is the Sony SRX-R110: a 4K Cine Alta professional projector with 8.89 megapixels.

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An Apple iPhone acts as the touch-screen controls for the entire system thanks to a unique Crestron Automation System.

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Separate Services: Twin General Electric No. 868 high voltage transformers (13,800 volts to 240 volts/800 amperes each) provide power to the studio. One is used exclusively for the analog components, and the other exclusively for the digital.

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A view of the circular 8.8 octagonal KSS sound system from behind the upper right side of the 18-foot-by-10-foot Stewart Snowmatte film screen. Also pictured is the luckiest dog in the world, Asta, also known as Admiral Barky von Schnauzer!

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Quad mode (4x1080P) at The Kipnis Studio Standard. The use of a 4K projector (such as the Meridian 810 Reference Video System) allows for multiple simultaneous viewing at full HD resolution! (Images here are simulated.)

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