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Snooker Lounge Media Room Conversion

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.

Traditional Lounge with Hidden Cinema

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!

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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.

 

 

 

Kit List

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

Garage Home Cinema Conversion

Loft Conversion Home Cinema

Kit list:
Audio:
Dolby Atmos 7.2.2 system comprising of Miller & Kreisel speakers:
IW950 Fronts
IW85 surrounds, in-ceiling rear centres and atmos
V10 compact 10 inch subs
Denon X3700H AVR
Video Projection, Sources & Control
Epson EH-TW9400 pro UHD projector
Screen Research 2-way Auto-masking screen
Control4 EA3 with Neeo Remote
SkyQ
Apple 4K TV
Xbox One X

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