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BOWERS AND WILKINS (B&W) EDUCATION EVENT

This past week Barrett’s Home Theater hosted its annual Bowers and Wilkins (B&W) event with B&W’s foremost speaker expert, John McIntosh. McIntosh, a world traveler who shares his expertise on the art of listening as well as what makes a quality speaker, spoke to a group of audiophiles while engaging them in the process. Dave Baumgardner, 10 year customer of Barrett’s Home Theater Chicago and resident of Naperville, attended the seminar and said this after listening to the 802D speakers in one of the custom installed home theater rooms: “When I sit back and REALLY LISTEN to the speakers, I notice an openness and detail not found in other speakers I have owned.” According to McIntosh, this openness comes from the diamond dome tweeters (literally diamonds) which earned Bowers and Wilkins (B&W) the award for European High End Audio Component of the Year for the 803D series. Baumgardner also believes the quick reaction of the woofers with good amps is one of the best features. Mr. McIntosh also demonstrated the design qualities, including layers of wood, Kevlar mids and explained the XT series including aluminum as a cabinet speaker material. The crystal clear sound is so vibrant, an astute listener can hear a bird signing over the sound of waterfall. In addition to the B&W 803D series, one of our newest unique offerings is the portable Bowers and Wilkins “Zeppelin” iPod speaker system. Danny Carroll, veteran sales consultant of Barrett’s Home Theater Chicago said this about the B&W system: “Because this system is transportable it works perfectly in offices, kitchen and even outside. The sound is fantastic!” So whether...

Naperville Film Fest

The Naperville Film Fest shared the winning videos of 2008 during the Academy Awards Ceremony on television in the Barrett’s Home Theater showroom.  The winning videos, in several categories were selected by the Naperville Film Fest and viewed in several home theater rooms on flat screen televisions or front projectors. Edmond and Glessna Coisson are the founders of the film fest and are encouraging fim makers to submit their videos for the 2009-2010 contest. Please go to www.naperfilmfest.org for more information on the Naperville Film Fest. By:  Dianne...

Naperville School District 203 Jazz Orchestra

Barrett’s Home Theater Chicago welcomed David Alstadt, band director and twenty Naperville Central High School students in December to showcase their talents for customers, parents, and employees. David’s ability to coordinate such a fine group of musicians in such a short period of time (playing since September) is truly amazing. We always enjoy having the students from high schools perform in our home theater store. The partnership between Naperville School District 203 and Barrett’s Home Theater provides exciting and engaging opportunities for both organizations and we look forward to students returning in the spring of 2009. By Dianne...

Live In-Store WFMT Performance: June 7th – Barretts Home Theater Naperville

Barrett’s Home Theater Chicago area is always looking for student opportunities to engage local talents in the area of music abilities. Partnered with WFMT, 98.7 FM, on June 7th 2008, the Hall School of Music, located in Wheaton, Illinois, will be performing with a live broadcast at Barrett’s Home Theater, Naperville location, 30 miles west of Chicago. Introductions is WFMT’s newest radio series that celebrates the Chicago region’s most talented pre-collegiate classical musicians. Music from the Baroque period, will feature 14 very talented student musicians. Also underwriting the program, are Bowers & Wilkins and Integra; Bowers & Wilkins, a world reknown speaker manufacturer is used in highly recognized studios across the world, including Abbey Road Studios in London. Integra is an audio component manufacturer used in custom installation projects including dedicated home theaters and media rooms. Both companies’ products are available at Barrett’s Home Theater showrooms in the Chicago suburbs. According to Brian Perreault, General Manager of Barrett’s Home Theater, “Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers combined with Integra components produces an incredibly realistic listening experience for enthusiasts with the most discerning of ears”. Barrett’s Home Theater believes in celebrating music by partnering with schools and other non- profits. In the last several years, Barrett’s Home Theater and their custom installation department donated a home theater system to Misocordia, an adult assisted living home in Chicago. In 2006, Barrett’s Home Theater also hosted a program called “Celebrating music in high schools.” Three schools’ jazz, rock and classic ensemble played, including Benet Academy, Naperville Central and South High Schools. In return, Barrett’s Home Theater donated a projector to one of the schools...