Traditional Lounge with Hidden Cinema

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!

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


AV system, blinds & control system: £17,500

Installation & decoration: £2,500