PROJECT: In House Dedicated Cinema

BRIEF:

  • To create a dedicated immersive Cinema room to view Blu-Ray Discs, streamed video content and movies locally stored on the clients media server.
  • To have a High Resolution Projection system which would conceal surround sound speakers around the room.
  • Integration of Lighting, Window Black-out Blinds & Electronic Screen Curtain.
  • One Simple automation remote control to all products from one device.

Design & Planning:

Once we had agreed the products required for this project with our client, work commenced on the wiring schematics and product positioning. Careful planning of this project took place before and during the complete renovation of this property, ensuring every detail was considered to create a complete Connected Smart Home Consolidating Lighting, Security, Audio and Visual whilst maintaining the aesthetics of the clients Home.

 

Installation:

 

Our first task was to find discreet locations for all of the equipment and centrally mounted termination Racks. Due to the size and layout of the property we opted for three separate AV/Network Hubs and three Rako Lighting Hubs to avoid long Cable runs and connect each area of the property.

Once all of these CAT 6, 7 and fibre connections were terminated and tested ensuring a reliable network which was the back bone of both the Wireless Network and IP Video distribution System.

We then started the initial steps of the cinema installation with eleven Procella and Origin acoustic Speakers being strategically positioned throughout the room with two Active Sub-woofers to create that true cinematic Sound experience; these were controlled by The Anthem AVM60 A/V Processor which was linked to Individual 5 Zone and 3 Zone Anthem power Amplifiers providing 225W per Channel to drive each Speaker.

Following the Audio installation we then continued to get the JVC DLA-X9500B 1080P/4K UHD DLP Projector with Anamorphic lens fitted at the rear of the room close coupled with the ceiling this allowed the projector to be hidden with the help of a bespoke Custom Built DVD Shelving which also encased both Rear Surround Speakers.

With the Projector installed it was now time to mount the Screen Innovations 160″ 5 Series Fixed Frame Screen which covered the front speakers and transformed the room into becoming to look like a fully functioning cinema room.

In conjunction with the electrical contractors and carpenters we were able to get all the Lighting installed and working with the Screen and Window curtains and Blinds operating from the Rako Control System from a simple touch of a lighting keypad or control remote.

Finally it was time to get all of the Products and Audio set up, Lighting and Automation programmed to turn this room into an immersing Cinematic Experience. With One Button press the client could start the Cinema products up, whilst dimming the Lights, Closing the Window Blinds and opening the Curtain which was covering the front screen. This was achieved using multiple Control 4 Processors througought the property all controllable from a Simple Stick Remote or Touchscreen Interface.

Equipment Used:

1 x JVC DLA-X9500B – 1080P/4K UHD DLP PROJECTOR WITH CLOSE COUPLED CEILING BRACKET
1 x PANAMORPH PALADIN-XM1 ANAMORPHIC LENS & XM1 BRKT
1 x HDBASET™ CSC EXTENDER SET SUPPORTING HDMI2.0 4K60HZ 4:4:4 (UP TO 40M)
1 x SCREEN INNOVATIONS 5SF160MW 160″ 5 SERIES / FIXED FRAME SCREEN / 160″
1 x ANTHEM AVM60 11 CHANNEL PRE AMP
1 x ANTHEM MCA525 5 CHANNEL POWER AMPLIFIER
2 x ANTHEM MCA325 3 CHANNEL POWER ANTHEM MCA325 3 CHANNEL POWER AMPLIFIER
3 x PROCELLA AUDIO P8 SURROUND SPEAKERS
4 x PROCELLA AUDIO P6 SURROUND SPEAKERS
4 x ORIGIN ACOUSTICS D58 DOLBY ATMOS IN-CEILING SPEAKERS
2 x PROCELLA P15A SINGLE 15″ ACTIVE SUBWOOFERS
1 x CONTROL4 EA-5 ENTERTAINMENT AND AUTOMATION CONTROLLER
1 x CONTROL4 SR-260RSK WITH RECHARGING STATION, BATTERY & COVER
5 x RAKO RACUB’S FOR WINDOW, BLIND & SCREEN CURTAIN CONTROL
1 x RAKO RAK8 DIMMING RACK WITH 8 X MAINS DIMMING MODULES
2 x SILENT GLISS ELECTRIC DIMOUT BLIND 1630 X 2200 MM)
2 x SILENT GLISS ELECTRIC CURTAIN TRACK 5600 (2300MM)
1 x SILENT GLISS ELECTRIC CURTAIN TRACK 5600 (5560 MM)