SURROUND SOUND: The best seat in Brett Landes’ media room is between his Wilson Audio Alexandria X-2s at $135,000 a pair. photography by Elizabeth Lavin

Brett Landes

Brett Landes’ media room is better than yours.

Brett Landes has so many businesses he can’t remember them all. He runs his own development and investment firms; is a partner of Vintage Interests, a real estate outfit; serves as primary shareholder of Lobo Tortilla Factory; and is a principal of Staubach Capital Partners, with $9 billion in acquisitions. Just to name a few.

But Landes, 46, doesn’t want to talk shop. He’d rather talk about the two 6-foot Wilson Audio Alexandria X-2 speakers, three FM Acoustic amplifiers handmade in Switzerland, and Faroudja high-definition projector in his new, over-the-top media room. “This stuff is my passion,” he says.

In this acoustically perfect space behind his renovated Fairmount Street offices, he can watch a movie on the 126-inch Stewart screen (Braveheart is his favorite) or kick back to some Clapton (he prefers Pilgrim), courtesy of five Wilson Audio WATCH Dog subwoofers. Though the renovation took a year and a half, Landes says the excitement was worth the wait. Besides, it gave him time to dream up more businesses he can soon forget he has.


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