How They Did It: Clinical Retreat

Ed Wenck | Oct 11, 2018

The objective for this home cinema project in India was to deliver a room that featured stunning design and the highest quality sound, visuals, and effects to match. The mission was to deliver a lavish home cinema to accommodate a large family, as well as a big circle of friends. With the client’s surgical clinic and office located below the cinema room, acoustics were of high importance. Based on the customer’s requirement, the room size and dimensions, and possible speaker and sub placement, Sound Sense designed a cinema with a maximum occupancy of 33 people.

With the client requesting a larger-than-life screen, the integrator opted for a 169" acoustically transparent screen with a Sony VPL-HW45ES projector. The audio aspect of the project was delivered by Phase Technology, with a package that included three LCR speakers, four side-surround speakers, two rear surrounds, four Atmos speakers, and two subwoofers. With the room’s limited size — 24.9 feet by 18.9 feet — and the client requesting 33 seats, Sound Sense designed five rows of seating in non-reclining chairs.

The acoustic treatment was designed to rectify the reverberation time (RT) and solve problems relating to flutter echoes. Setting up the correct RT in the room helped to guarantee music clarity, sound definition, and speech intelligibility. Additionally, to attain the objective of precise listening, first reflections were treated, preventing undesirable effects like comb filter. Sound Sense also used diffuser panels in the back of the cinema between the surround and rear speakers. CEDIA's judges awarded this project both the Home Cinema, Level I (EMEA) and Global Home Cinema Awards, noting, “Wow! What a cool room, perfect documentation, and a great level of understanding.

A-402/403 Solitaire Complex

Beside Divya Bhaskar
Ahmedabad, GJ 380001 | India

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