BASEMENT HOME CINEMA INSTALLATION IN PIMLICO, SW1
A Dedicated High End Cinema Room with Artcoustic Speakers
This basement home cinema room is installed in a stunning Pimlico townhouse. The cinema forms a part of a larger installation with more information available in it’s own case study.
Top of the Range 75″ Samsung LED Display handles Visuals
The dimensions of the room lend themselves perfectly to a 75″ LED TV, a larger projector based system would be too dominating in a space this size. The display benefits from a host of sources, including Apple TVs, BluRay players and Sky HD recorders in addition to the huge array of apps built in to the Smart TV functions. The room serves multiple purposes with the client entertaining friends during football games and also enjoying feature films with his teenage children.
iPad Control of Basement Home Cinema
Outstanding Audio by Artcoustic and Anthem AV
The size of this room enables us to really push the boundaries of sound reproduction. The front channels are handled by a super discreet, custom width Artcoustic on-wall speaker (mounted under the 75″ Samsung) and on-wall rear speakers (with the multi-coloured grilles on). The sub-woofer is mounted in the bespoke oak cabinet work under the TV and, despite the small grille, the bass response is outstanding. The actual decoding of the surround sound is handled by a top of the range Anthem Receiver which enabled us to calibrate the room using their outstanding ARC software. The end result is simply stunning for such a simple installation and shows that a relatively straightforward installation can really perform! All the cabinet work was designed by our team and manufactured to our specification by our preferred cabinet makers. The rack on the left is completely hidden behind doors during normal operation with it’s area being cooled by vents top and bottom to allow natural convection.
Crestron Control of the Basement Cinema Room
In common with the rest of the property the home cinema room benefits from full, easy to use, control via an Apple iPad Mini. One button press on an Audio Video source switches the Display, Receiver and Source on whilst ensuring the correct surround sound decode mode is selected. On-line sources on the display are controlled as easily as centralised sources ensuring Netflix, LoveFilm and iPlayer are as accessible as a BluRay in the centralised player. Audio is sent back from the display’s in built apps to be decoded and enjoyed at full cinema surround quality ensuring this cinema is completely future proofed.
Should the client wish to grab a snack during a big game then the same source can be routed to the kitchen – ensuring no missed moments!