How They Did It: Beijing Beauty

Ed Wenck | Mar 28, 2019

The immersive Dolby Atmos sound system in this theater highlights an array of powered Meyer Sound speakers. The Zene Private Theater team dedicated circuits to each of the LCR speakers and the subwoofers. Zene installed resilient, flexible walls on top of the original concrete to flatten bass response and used QuestAi acoustical panels to help control reflections in this retrofit.

Additionally, “the HVAC main unit was installed behind the ceiling. The ceiling drywall blocks its operation noise. We placed a noise reduction tube in the middle of the air duct to reduce the hissing noise,” says the integrator. “We used a lot of rubber pads during the installation to isolate the LCR and two subs from the baffle wall.” A Sony projector coupled with a 183-inch Screen Excellence viewing surface provides the 4K images.

The client was heavily involved in the look of the room, and to ensure that aesthetics, audio, and video were all top quality (and within budget), Zene met with the general contractor early and often — and those meetings were a bit long. As a result, the client wound up with an award-winning theater (Level III, Asia Pacific) in the time allotted to Zene for the entire installation: A mere two months!

Zene Private Theater

Unit A, Bilding 11, 85 Chao Yang Road, Beijing Film Studio Complex
Chao Yang District
Beijing 11 100025
CEDIA Member Since 2008

Industry Partner

Xin Yan Yang
Project Manager
Shan Shui Tian Yuan Plaza
Xin Hua Street
Xiang He County, Lang Fang, Hebei 65499
China (People's Republic)
Role: Builder
Equipment List: 
AudioControl Maestro M9 4K 7.1.4 home theater processor
Control4 gear
Fuyi sound isolation
Gabriel sound transparent fabric
Huawei WS832 Wi-Fi router
Lutron products
Meyer Sound Acheron Designer speakers
Meyer Sound Galileo Callisto 616 speaker processor
Meyer Sound HMS-5 speakers
Meyer Sound MPS-488HP speaker power supply modules
Meyer Sound X-800C subwoofers
Oppo UDP-203 Blu-ray player
Quest Ai acoustical products
Screen Excellence FR 160 HD 183-inch 16:9 4K screen
Sony VPL-VW558ES projector
System5 PWS-PDU-8 intelligent power
Toten racks
Vidon HT720 media player
Z-theater hat channels and resilient clips
Zene DZ-44DSP parametric equalizer