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How They Did It: Monochrome Media Room

CEDIA
Jun 06, 2019



Following discussions with the client, ConnectedWorks 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 — creating 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 very convincing rear effects 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 modeling software, ConnectedWorks and Total Solutions ensured 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 its open-plan nature with a lot 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. The finished room took home the 2018 CEDIA Award for Best Media Room, Level II (EMEA).



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Billy Butler
Role: Architect



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