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The most thrilling innovation in audio industry.With this tiny box, live a dream of 3D sound.You simply can! Bluetooth/NFC
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most convenient home theater system ever developed

THEATRE BOX is a marvelous audio system that embodies a revolutionary 3D audio technology within a sleek portable design.  The unconventional method brings you thrilling enjoyment of superb sonic realism at home and beyond, ready for movie lovers, music fans, game nerds, and definitely for the mobile internet era!

Landscape Change in Living Room

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Revolutionary  3D Audio Technology

Conventional three dimensional audio effect was created with beam forming technology. The audience were surrounded with several speakers which in concerto rendered the sound in directions pointing to a spot where the sound beams mean to cross. The audience who stay at the predefined spot (sweet spot) can enjoy the optimal 3D audio effect. 

THEATRE BOX adopts sound wave field synthesis, a brand new technology that can smartly gauge the sound field space, and render sound waves like continuous layers of bubbles. Each layer of the sound wave bubble are encoded with 3D audio effect. As the bubble expands and reach the audience's ears, the audience will clearly hear the vivid three dimensional sound effect. In acoustics, we call the technology holophony and the sound effect it created holograph.( Backers who are interested in this technology, can visit the following link: http://www.holophony.net/Principle%20of%20wave%20field%20synthesis.htm.)

With the new technology, you can save much space of the living room. And while you are moving around in the room, you can still seamlessly enjoy the same 3D audio effect.

Experience 3D Audio Effect

Plug in a good pair of headphones and play this short video to experience the 3D audio effect. Before experience it, please remember to check the ear pieces are placed on correct sides.

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Experience THEATRE BOX audio with video record

To further illustrate the 3D audio effect of THEATRE BOX, we particularly shot three video clips showing its sound expression of different types of movies. Please plug in a good headphone to experience. Please understand that the video cannot fully express the firsthand experience as it involves 2 rounds of translation (THEATRE BOX to video camera, and computer to your headphone). 

Configuration: Lenovo G470 laptop computer connected with THEATRE BOX (hand made prototype)

Shooting Distance: 6 meters

Volume Level: 85% of the full volume

Video 1)Watching Copying Beethoven - The Ninth Symphony 

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Video 2) Watching  the Trailer of Star War Episode VII 

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Video 3) Watching the trailer of The Wamon in Black - Angel of Death

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Design 

The THEATRE BOX is the first 3D audio device that can be fetched with one hand. In its compact design, four 2-inch full range drivers and one 3-inch rear active bass driver are enclosed by well painted steel mesh. THEATRE BOX boasts of  58 watts of  standard  power output, and 125 watts of peak power output. 

THEATRE BOX adopts well designed capacitor touch control panel. It not only makes the design simple and sleek, but also wards off the risks of mechanical wearing and possible damages caused by dust or water. Together with considerate design of voice prompts and LED indication, the touch control panel makes the THEATRE BOX intuitively user friendly.

 Steel Mesh Enclosure

 Control Panels and Interfaces

Size and Audio Quality

Yes, you must have seen many other small wireless speakers. They sound good for their size. But they all fail to render acoustic virtual reality that places the audience at scene. Their sound is flat and one-dimensional.

Using multi-dimensional sound maneuver, THEATRE BOX creates jaw-dropping acoustic realism that can be compared to performance of conventional home theater systems. Everyone who heard the THEATRE BOX has been aghast. “It’s like that I have walked into a cinema or a music chamber." 

Quantum Bass

THEATRE BOX adopts quantum bass technology, a combination of acoustics, electronics, software and mechanical engineering working in concert to produce a bone shaking low frequency sound. 

Tech savvy users will notice that there is no port tube in the THEATRE BOX. That is where the uniqueness of the quantum bass design resides. It simply remove that conventional bulky part, without sacrificing the audio quality. 

Friendly User Experience

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  Manual Pairing

  NFC Auto Pairing

Scenarios

 Project Investment & Schedule

ACEMILE has been relentlessly engaging the best resources for R&D of the THEATRE BOX in the past twelve months. We started tooling in early September, which is going to be finished by Oct 10th, 2014. After 2 rounds of mandatory pilot run for testing and validation, ACEMILE expects to get ready for production of early bird review units before Christmas. And our earliest date of standard shipment is on Feb 14, 2015. 

ACEMILE expects that remaining R&D activities will incur further investment of USD 190,000(design validation:  USD 40,000; production line validation: USD 150,000) . 

THEATRE BOX as for now

Former prototypes

 Project Schedule

Help Us Make THEATRE BOX Popular

 

We sincerely hope that you can provide us precious support to help us finish the last kilometer of the Marathon launch of THEATRE BOX. Your participation, either by pledge of fund or by comment or introduction to the product, would be highly appreciated. 

Your financial backing will help us with raw materials & components purchasing for THEATRE BOX mass production and its final validation.

Pledge and Rewards

Colors for Early Birds

ACEMILE tries the best to cater diversified demand of the market. Due to constraints of R&D resources and the supply chain, THEATRE BOX will only come out with 2 colors (cerulean and black) for early bird review. 

 Colors for Standard Shipment

With your help, ACEMILE will validate 4 colors of THEATRE BOX -- white, blue, red and black before Mid January 2015. We will decide whether to ship all these colors (white, cerulean, ruby and black) or when to ship them after a thorough market survey. Your input about that is definitely important. 

 Souvenirs 

For backers who have not decided to pledge enough money for early bird review edition of the THEATRE BOX, ACEMILE also prepared two rewards. They are a smart LED candle that can change 256 colors, and an ultra-thin power bank.

Stretch Goal

Many backers inquired whether we would develop a WiFi enabled THEATRE BOX. Our answer is Yes, but maybe not only WiFi. The team is has a plan to work out a THEATRE BOX S that support voice command and voice search for online video and audio content. We hope that we can stretch the funding goal from $39,000 to $ 150,000 so as to enable us to complete the prototype phase (targeting at Jun 2015). Even though the remaining phases will cost much more money, we expect to use the cash generated from THEATRE BOX sales to further fund it.

Target MRP: $498.00 (Prices for backers TBC)

Preliminary Specifications

Communication: WiFi 802.11 b/g  and Bluetooth 4.0/Mesh

Multimedia Protocols: DLNA/ Airplay

Audio System: 4x2 inch full range driver+1 active bass driver, 3D audio

User Experience: Voice Command and Voice Search

Form Factor:  Similar to current THEATRE BOX

Preliminary Schedule (Targe Dates):

Market Launch: December 2015

3rd Pilot Run: Oct 2015

2nd Pilot Run: Sep 2015

1st Pilot Run: Aug 2015

Prototype development: Jun 2015

Industrial Design & Soap Model:  Apr 2015

Technology Advance Study & Final Product Definition: Mar 2015

Kickstart: Dec 2014

Budget (Dec 2014- Jun 2015)

Man Power: $ 90,000

Prototype development: $7,000

Equipment: $14,000

Augmented Reward

All backers who successfully sink money for at least a THEATRE BOX before Nov 30 will be entitled with an advantage coupon of  USD 100.While they continue to back the THEATRE BOX S when it is launched in the Kickstarter next year, they not only enjoy early bird discount as for the current project, but also enjoy a further deduction of USD 100.However, if the backer quits to back THEATRE BOX project, he or she won't be entitled for the $100 for the THEATRE BOX S.

Meet THEATRE BOX Team

Richard Yan | Co-Founder, Product Strategy & Operations

As one of first generation smart phone product managers (starting in 2004), Richard envisioned that ubiquitous mobile internet would change people's life style and hence consumer electronics. In 2010 he assembled a team of veteran geeks from backgrounds of audio, smart mobile devices and internet industries to explore opportunities of new life style products ushered in by latest technologies. Educated as an engineer, Richard is also a dual degree holder of MBA/MBI  of the RSM Erasmus(2004), the Netherlands. 

Ben Robertson | Co-Founder, Business Development

With a series of entrepreneurial experience in online and offline start-ups, Ben shaped himself a sincere and energetic business developer. As a movie lover and video game nerd, he was astonished by the concept and performance of the THEATRE BOX, and pledged to be an evangelist for this amazing product. 

Joscha Kunz | Partner, Acoustics Expert

As an audiophile for 15 years, and acoustic engineer of 7 years in a renowned audio processing IC company, Joscha cares about every details of an audio system. He is also an expert of digital signal processor for multimedia systems.

About ACEMILE

ACEMILE team are a bunch of veteran geeks from audio, wireless communication and internet arenas. We engage ourselves in developing smart consumer electronic gadgets. The team believe that twisting the complex reality will eventually brings us all a simple and better world. 

Our team are currently based in Sunnyvale, CA and Las Vegas NV in the USA, and Shenzhen, China. 

WEB: www.acemile.net 

Risks and challenges

ACEMILE team have been working extremely hard in the past months to minimize the risks. The latest prototype works perfectly and the design has been scrutinized to ensure high level DFM (design for manufacturing). At this moment, we are almost ready to enter the trial production phase. We’ve got veterans in manufacturing and supply chain management in the team.

However, as we are chasing the ultimate audio performance and best user experience. We have worked very closely with our suppliers, but still we are not controlling everything. Even though the chances are very low, if any unforeseeable circumstances occur, it may delay the shipping date and we will send you a notice explaining it.

ACEMILE team is a group of perfectionists and hard workers. We will only deliver products which we are willing to spend our own money on. We believe we will start shipping review edition in December 2014 and commercial edition in Feb January 2015, if not sooner.

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