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Monochrome Media

Cinemaworks and Total Solutions aimed to deliver good quality immersive surround sound for music, TV, films, and games.

  • Best Media Room

Following discussions with the client, CinemaWorks and Total Solutions aimed to deliver good quality immersive surround sound for music, TV, films, and games, alongside high-quality video performance from a cinema sized projection system and a TV for more casual viewing.

The integrators opted for a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos speaker setup without the need for too many speakers or extra power amplifiers — ticking the boxes for an immersive experience alongside clean aesthetics. With glass doors on the left-hand side, the integrators installed the surround speakers on the back wall at 100° off-axis, pointing forwards to provide a very convincing rear effects performance after calibration. Due to room limitations, the subs had to be housed inside the AV cabinet, one at each end, with venting in the kickplate to ensure good airflow. Using room modelling software, CinemaWorks and Total Solutions worked out the bass performance would be sufficiently even.

A Screenline projector screen and Epson projector were installed alongside a Sony TV on a SANUS TV bracket. While it would’ve been easy to choose a larger projector screen, the integrators went for a smaller size that would deliver greater screen brightness, something that was important in this room due to the open-plan nature of the room meaning there will be a good amount of ambient light.

The integrators commissioned custom acoustic battens created with wood, cloth, and acoustic foam, which brought the sound down to an RT60 of 0.36s and provide a clean, minimalist look on the baffle wall around the TV.

Products

Brands used in this project:

Amitex
Apple
Arcam
Artcoustic
Cisco
Darklight Design
Deftech
Draytek
Epson
HDAnywhere
Penn Elcom
Planet Waves
Profilelement
Rako
RTI
SANUS
SCP
Screenline
Sky
Sonos
Sony
Ubiquiti