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ABOUT US

At Grimani Systems our 100 years of know-how converge in crafting the world’s most immersive speakers.

With patented technology, we deliver the full excitement of cinematic experiences. No more guesswork – just the assurance that even the most discerning of filmmakers would affirm “That’s exactly how I wanted the movie to sound”.

Welcome to Cinema Excellence.

WHERE WE COME FROM

The Grimani name is not new in the world of transcendent entertainment experiences. The Grimanis of 17th– century Venice commissioned the design and construction of the city’s largest, most luxurious theater, Teatro Giovanni Gristomo. Leading composers and playwrights of the late Renaissance enthralled audiences with their extraordinary creative vision. Patrons called the theater, “a true kingdom of marvels…with magnificent dimension.” Fast-forward three centuries to Marin County, California. Here, Anthony Grimani applied his considerable creative and technical vision to bring audiences a spellbinding digital entertainment experience in large-scale home cinemas. Anthony got together with audio engineer and inventor Manny LaCarrubba in Manny’s lab in 2013, and together they created the revolutionary home theater audio system that would do Anthony’s ancestors proud. CinemaOne Audio Ensemble, developed by Manny in only six months, is one of the only systems capable of truly delivering on the artistic vision of the musicians, recording artists, filmmakers, and sound designers of the ultra, high-definition era. The company is currently working on a highly advanced luxury home cinema video solution.

THE TEAM

ANTHONY GRIMANI

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 four languages fluently. He resides in Marin County with his wife.

MANNY LACARRUBBA

Grimani Systems cofounder, Manny LaCarrubba developed the Conic Section Array™ waveguide, the principal acoustics technology of the revolutionary Grimani Systems speakers. 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 a little music production work, practices kung fu and yoga, and drives his car at unsafe speeds.

TREVOR ROONEY

A seasoned professional in the consumer electronics sector, serves as the Director of Global Sales at Grimani Systems. With roots in Dublin, Ireland, and several decades of experience in Australia, Trevor boasts over 25 years of expertise in AV sales management, business development, and marketing.

Having made a significant impact on the industry he has contributed to the success of renowned global companies such as SONOS and Crestron Electronics. In his role at Grimani Systems, Trevor oversees and manages the sales strategies, teams, and operations on a global scale to drive revenue growth for the company and plays a pivotal role in conveying the distinctive value proposition of Grimani Systems to high-end system integrators, architects, and builders worldwide.

DAVID STEEL

Dave 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.

PETER RANDALL

Peter Randall comes to Grimani Systems with 30 years of construction management, project management and marketing experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication, holds a General Contractor’s License, and is a diehard fan of home theater products and technologies.