Lounge Bar Discrete Cinema Installation

Lounge Bar Discrete Cinema Installation

The client and their family recently moved into a modern property which had already been decorated. In fact this was the second project assigned to us by the client in 12 months, having already converted a lounge in their previous home.

This time, the remit was to incorporate a discrete home cinema system in the existing lounge-bar room for multifunctional use – this would include watching sports, gaming and streaming TV Boxsets and movies. The client also specified that they wanted a native 4K projection but that everything needed to be hidden. The ‘screen wall’ had an existing TV in place and we were advised that the only disruption acceptable would be to use the ceiling rather than any existing walls.

We presented a complete in-ceiling solution which featured an electric recessed in-ceiling screen and a recessed projector lift. Finally, due to the front wall configuration and requirement to hide speakers, we recommended ‘in-ceiling’ LCR speakers with directional sound projection to the listening position. We also proposed rear in-ceiling speakers to accommodate today’s immersive audio effects at the listening position.

There were a few challenges regarding the projector installation which was met by using a Future Automation PD3.5 lift. The 740mm drop allowed for the projected image to miss the existing chandelier fitting.
We specified the Sony PSE VPL-VW590 native 4K projector for its superior brightness and excellent motion handling for gaming and sports as well as HDR for the latest Ultra HD 4K movies.
The core audio system comprised of 6 Triad Audio in-Ceiling speakers and a pair of in-ceiling subwoofers, powered by the latest Denon 8K Ready AVCX3700 AV receiver.
The complete system was to be controlled by a Control4 EA1 and Neeo Remote.
Finally the electronic components would be housed in a contemporary cabinet from CLIC furniture.

Kit List

  • Sony VPL-VW590 Native 4K Projector
  • Screen Research Clic-130 16:9 motorised in-ceiling Projector Screen
  • Future Automation PD 3.5-740 in-ceiling Projector Lift
  • Denon AVC X3700 AV Receiver
  • 3x Triad in-ceiling Bronze Directional LCRs
  • 4x Triad in-ceiling Silver Surrounds
  • 2x Triad in-ceiling BDL3- Subwoofers
  • Control4 EA1 Processor with Neeo Remote
  • Clic Model 212AV AV Cabinet


AV Kit List & cabling: £22,315

Installation: £3,185