How They Did It: Small but Mighty

Ed Wenck | Jan 24, 2019

Electronic Living found in this project both a diminutive room and budget. The clients — big fans of the home cinema experience — were building a new home, and this room and its components were part of a larger integration job.

The integrator explains the solutions from there:

“On the video front we were to provide an anamorphic projection system that would incorporate a ceiling-mounted projector at a ‘value’ budget that could handle natively the anamorphic conversion of feature films.

“Regarding the audio, we utilized acoustic treatment in key areas of sound refractions to dampen down the rooms acoustics and displace the sound imaging to allow successful acoustic harmonization and balance to what would have been a lively and compromised sound output.” The team installed an acoustically transparent screen as well.

Controls that mimicked the other integrated systems in the home were a priority for the client, and Electronic Living also paid careful attention to the HVAC systems, lighting, and power management and conditioning in the room. One challenge: Local ordinances dictate that any habitable room must have natural ventilation, so windows with blackout blinds were included in the design. The project picked up the trophy for Best Home Cinema, Level I, Asia-Pacific.

Electronic Living

21 Robinson Road E.
Virginia, QLD 4014

61.7.3265.1855 CEDIA Member Since 2008

Industry Partner
Brad McLachlan
McLachlan Homes
Role: Builder

Equipment List:

Avical projector calibration
Chord cables
Control4 products and amps
Fleximount hardware
ICE cables
JL Audio Fathom IWS-SYS-1 subwoofer
JVC 4K projector
M&K IW150 in-wall speakers
M&K MP150 LCR speakers
Ness cables
OME cables
Screen Technics CinemaSnap MP 235 130” screen
Vicoustic absorption and diffusion products