The clients that commissioned this home theater from the team at Admit One are retired, and they wanted to ensure that their grandchildren enjoyed the space. To that end, a bright and beautiful screen was a must, along with immersive, 3D sound. A 4K projector provides the image on an acoustically transparent 2.37:1 screen, and the display was carefully calibrated to CEDIA standards. Acoustically, the room was carefully tuned so that the 7.1.2 speaker array delivered optimum results.
The biggest challenge in this award-winning project was that the entire left side of the room was made of glass and the client insisted on a clean and uncluttered look along that wall. The solution? In-ceiling speakers with built-in angled front baffles, and a motorized shade that provides sound absorption when the theater is in use. None of the speakers or gear are visible – everything in the room is hidden behind stretched fabric.
Sound isolation was also something of a challenge, since a noisy equipment room sits adjacent to the room’s front wall and a motorized lift for a TV that rises into a great room on another floor sits next to a side wall.
Careful acoustic tuning was key to this cinema’s success, and the project also demanded a dedicated HVAC system that provides a perfect climate while operating below the room’s desired noise floor. CEDIA’s judges were impressed by the creative problem-solving that went into this room, and the excellent – and extensive – documentation.