Case Study: Multi-Room AV – Crestron Installation Primrose Hill, London
Townhouse in Primrose Hill benefits from a Crestron Multi-Room Audio Video System
This stunning townhouse on one of Primrose Hill’s most desirable streets benefits from a full Crestron Multi-Room Audio Video system. All the video zones in the property can view centralised Virgin Media Tivo and Apple TV’s. Audio zones have access to an Autonomic MMS Digital Media server – providing internet radio, Spotify and access to the client’s iTunes collection. The international client loves the fact we can stream local radio from the US and Australia as well as UK radio stations. Our programming and design allows multiple rooms to be joined together, which is great for the master bedroom suite and the open plan family room, dining room and kitchen – one button press gangs the rooms together and ensures the clients can move around the space without missing a thing. This is high end Home Entertainment at it’s best!
Living Room Home Cinema System
The main “formal” living room benefits from a retractable projector screen which drops down when required and retracts in to the ceiling when the system is off, ensuring technology does not spoil the aesthetic of the room, whilst the SIM2 projector is housed on a custom made shelving unit of our design and built by our in house carpenters. Origin Acoustic in-ceiling speakers coupled with a top of the range Denon AVR provide a stunning audio track for the centralised TV sources as well as a local Blu-Ray player and turntable. The room is easily controlled by a Crestron app on the client’s iPad, including lighting control courtesy of a Lutron Grafik Eye mood lighting system.
Other surround sound zones
The family living room on the lower ground floor has a similar setup to the formal living room with a large 55” Samsung TV handling the visuals and 10” Origin Acoustic in-ceiling speakers providing a stunning audio soundtrack. The large drivers of the Origin Acoustic speakers produce great low end bass, removing the need for a subwoofer and allowing for a very clean installation without any compromise in audio quality. The family living room is open plan to both the dining room and kitchen and the client can quickly and easily combine the rooms, allowing them to move around the space without missing a note. A wall-mounted TV in the kitchen shows the same sources as the other displays with the benefit of stereo Origin Acoustic speakers in the ceiling. This system really is Multi-Room Audio Video at its best!
High End Wifi & Internet
Modern families with mobile devices rely on outstanding WIFI; for this reason we installed a Pakedge Wireless LAN controller and WIFI access points throughout. The Pakedge controller automatically optimises the network to ensure the best possible WIFI throughout and the system is both extremely fast and reliable. The whole network – wired and wireless – was designed to make the most of the clients ultrafast internet connection and the Pakedge provides excellent throughput, even with lots of devices online and streaming content at the same time.
Each floor of the property benefits from a colour LCD intercom panel allowing two way communication with the front door video entry system.