Smart Home Basement Cinema

The clients wanted to upgrade their existing basement home cinema which had been installed a few years ago. They wanted to upgrade from 1080p to 4K projection and update their 5.1 audio system to a Dolby Atmos immersive audio experience.
We worked alongside the building contractors to ensure correct speaker placement for the new Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 configuration.
As the clients mostly enjoyed streaming TV series from Netflix and Apple, they opted for a 16:9 format screen. We specified a JVC D-ILA N5 native 4K projector in conjunction with a Lumagen Radiance Pro 4K video processor to produce a superb native 4K image.

The audio system was selected based on the powerful Miller & Kreisel 150 series, placing in-wall IW150s at the fronts and using a pair of Miller & Kreisel X10 dual 10-inch subwoofers. We installed Miller & Kreisel IW85 speakers in-wall for surrounds and in-celing for Atmos purposes. We specified an Anthem AVM-60 processor in combination with Anthem P5 power amplifiers, taking advantage of ARC room correction.

For this project, the final appearance of the room was crucial to the clients’ taste. Their interior designer came up with an ornate scheme of using cobalt blue padded panels with copper-coloured dividers. The final touch was installing velvet curtains for the front screen on a motorised rail for dramatic effect.
The audiovisual system, lighting and air-conditioning unit was configured and integrated with a Control4 EA3 processor with Neeo Remote. The home cinema basement system was fully integrated with the rest of the Smart Home installation so that mood lighting and audiovisual system could be set before entering the room.

Kit List

  • JVC D-ILA N5 Native 4K projector
  • Screen Research 16:9, 120″ CLC Fixed Frame acoustic screen 
  • Lumagen Radiance Pro 4242 video processor
  • SkyQ
  • Apple 4K TV
  • Playstation 5
  • Anthem AVM-60 12-channel surround processor
  • Yamaha MX-A5200 11-channel power amp
  • 3x M&K IW150 front in-wall speakers
  • 4x M&K IW85 in-wall surround and rear centre speakers
  • 4x M&K IW85 in-ceiling speakers
  • 2x X10 dual 10-inch subwoofers
  • Middle Atlantic AXS Rack
  • Control4 EA1 processor with Neeo Remote & 7-inch touchscreen pad


AV system: £25,000

AV Installation: £3,000

Refurbishment, Interior Design & decoration: £25,000

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