TV & Gaming
We refurbished an old snooker room which involved building out the front frame wall to house the TV and front speakers. The AV kit was housed in a side enclosure near the entrance.
A motorised screen and fitted and a housing was created for the projector. Construction and decoration took approximately two weeks.
The brief was to install an audio-visual system into an existing formal family lounge, whilst maintaining the existing décor within a specified budget. For this we specified a 5.2 audio configuration with projector, screen, sources as per the client’s instruction and suitable rack.
The most important feature to the client’s family was the central fireplace and keeping the wall art on display. Taking this into consideration, we explored methods of installing a discrete system, pointing out technical compromises from the audio point of view but sticking to the original brief pretty strictly. The most challenging aspect was in fact trying to install speakers into the existing wooden beam above the fireplace. But we did it!
Whilst there was no change to audio-visual design, the client later opted to have automated blinds so that the family could enjoy using the projector during the day.
As the fireplace was the main focus of the room, we had to use a motorised, retractable screen. The client and his family watched a variety of content including gaming so we specified a 16:9 aspect ratio screen to account for all purposes and also within budget. Incidentally we also painted the projector case as per the client’s request so that it blended in well with the room and didn’t stand out when people walked in.
We opted for a discrete speaker system by Miller & Kreisel, using a combination of their smaller in-wall IW85 speakers for the fronts, M40T tripole speakers for surrounds and a pair of V10 compact 10-inch subwoofers.
The front speakers were to be installed in the wooden beam above the fireplace, the surrounds were to replace the existing speakers in the rear corners and the subwoofers were placed in the front corners of the lounge.
The advantage of using tripole speakers, particularly for smaller rooms is that they emit sound directly and from either side of the speaker, using the adjacent boundaries, to produce a more immersive, 360-degree sound-field in the listening environment.
We chose the Epson EH-TW9400 pro-UHD projector for this project, based on budget and functionality. It produces a fantastic image for the distance and has memory zoom function to change aspect ratios depending on what is being watched.
For light control, we installed QMotion blinds to the external window and to the internal patio windows and we specified a simple Control4 solution to operate all the AV gear and blinds.
The client and his family love the fact that the living room looks exactly the same as before. He said that it was hardly ever used. Now with the touch of a button, the whole room is transformed into an amazing entertainment space and has become the family’s favourite room in the house.
Epson EH-TW9400 Projector
Yamaha RX-A880 Receiver
Projecta Non-Tensioned (Concept Elpro Electrol) 113” 16:9 Projection Screen
M&K IW85s front
M&K M40T surrounds
M&K V10 subs
Middle Atlantic AXS Rack
Control4 EA1 Room Controller & Neeo Remote
QMotion Blinds (Zigbee)
Wyrestorm 18Gbps 4:4:4 60Hz Over Active Optical HDMI Cable
SCP 16/4 Speaker Cable
Custom Motorised Picture Slider
Project Video Diary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzJr3Hhbgm0&t=3s
Project Completion & Client Testimonial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1vvkwwHcN4
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High quality and amazing 'wow' factor!!
Crisp vibrant sound with amazing deep mellow bass responses. Zero distortion and superb high quality 4K video. Excellent Home Cinema System.
Amazing setup and quality, the system really brings the artists into your living room.
Absolute pleasure to deal with Atif, fully recommend any AV enthusiast to visit him first before deciding upon home cinema install. Atif really knows his stuff when it comes to the aesthetics and kit required to create that immersive home cinema feel.
The Zebra team are polite, courteous, on time, and do exactly what they say they are going to do. They explain everything. I would have made some costly mistakes without them so they paid for themselves several times over. Can't recommend these guys enough.
Great home cinema set up! Loved visiting and listening to high quality cinematic experience!
From the initial brief to the final installation of our fantastic home cinema, Atif and the team at Zebra have been absolutely amazing to work with. The advice given on which components to buy, down to the final fitment and the way the system works is nothing short of a miracle. We are very very pleased with the final system.
Audio setup was superb and clearly know their thing when it comes to home cinema, set up and installation. Highly Recommended!